The Legal 500 EMEA 2012 Recommends KIAP in Six Practice Areas

Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law has been honored with recognition of an international ranking in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2012. In its annual analytical survey of the Russian legal services market, The Legal 500 EMEA highlights the successful work of the Law Firm and recommends its team in five practice areasDispute Resolution, Employment, Energy and Natural Resources, Real Estate, Tax and Shipping and Transport. Compared to last year's ranking, the Law Firm’s key practice area - Litigation – has improved its position in the ranking and is now well placed among Russian and internationally recognized law firms in dispute resolution.

The effective work of five leading lawyers of the Law Firm is highlighted in The Legal 500 EMEA report – Andrey Korelskiy, Ilya Ischuk, Konstantin Astafiev, Oleg Bazhenov and Sergey Popov. Clients appreciate KIAP team for their business acumen, profound understanding of industries’ specifics and protection of clients' interests.

Andrey Korelskiy earned honorable mention from clients for being ‘excellent on communication and strategy’, and is called a ‘true litigator at heart’. Konstantin Astafiev is also recommended for handling dispute resolution matters and is characterized by clients as being ‘outstanding in handling complex employment disputes; meticulous and business-minded’ and ‘a great lawyer, personable and ambitious, who understands [Real estate] business’. Ilya Ischuk gained recognition in dispute resolution and is recommended for support of matters relating to energy and natural resources. Oleg Bazhenov is recommended in tax and dispute resolution, and Sergey Popov has made his debut in real estate this year.

The Legal 500 is one of the most authoritative legal publications, founded in 1988. Evaluations and recommendations of the series are based on the independent research and questionnaires, filled by the legal firms, and surveys, conducted among their clients and partners. The mission of the ranking is to identify the leading law firms and key experts in various areas of law. The Legal 500 Series provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage currently available on legal services providers, in over 100 countries.