KIAP lawyers secured the enforcement of the Vienna International Arbitration Center's arbitral award in Italy during the lockdownCOVID-19

13.05.2020
KIAP lawyers secured the enforcement of the Vienna International Arbitration Center's arbitral award in Italy during the lockdown
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In March 2019 International Commercial Arbitration practice lawyers of KIAP won a litigation at Vienna International Arbitration Center, representing the interests of a Russian client against an Italian equipment manufacturer. The dispute was related to the return of the advance payment under the supply contract and compensation for losses caused by the early termination of the contract.

At the in-person hearing in Vienna, held in English, a key factor in achieving victory became a successfully conducted cross-examination of witnesses. As a result, the court fully satisfied the requirements of the Principal of KIAP and completely refused the defendant's counterclaim. It is worth to mention that the arbitration tribunal also awarded full compensation for all the arbitration expenses incurred by the Client for KIAP lawyers.

Further, with the help of Italian colleagues KIAP lawyers initiated the procedure for the enforcement of an arbitral award in Italy. The proceedings coincided with a period of complete lockdown in Italy in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. However, despite all the difficulties, the Firm lawyers managed to get an order from an Italian court to enforce the award.

The Principal’s interests on the project were represented by partner Anna Grishchenkova and senior associate Natalia Kisliakova with assistance of partners in Italy.


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International Commercial Arbitration

KIAP's International Commercial Arbitration practice represents clients’ interests in international commercial arbitration in Russia and abroad, as well as before Russian courts in matters involving recognition and enforcement of international commercial arbitration awards, provides consultations on arbitration agreements, its validity and enforceability, on facilitation of out-of-court settlements and on strategies for international commercial arbitration. The practice is recommended by the international rating Legal 500 EMEA, Russian rankings Pravo.ru-300, Kommersant and Pravo-300 "Sympathy rating". The practice is led by Anna Grishchenkova, partner, LL.M., MCIArb. In 2020 Anna was appointed as Regional Representative of the Russian Federation in the IBA Litigation Committee for the second time, and during 2018-2020 she was a Co-Chair of the Young Litigation Lawyers Forum of IBA. In 2019 Anna was appointed Deputy Chairman of the ICC Russia Commission on Arbitration. Anna is also a Regional Ambassador at HK45 - Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s committee (HKIAC). Included into panel of arbitrators in Hong Kong (HKIAC) and into list of arbitrators in Austria (VIAC), Kuala Lumpur (AIAC), Korea (KCAB INTERNATIONAL) and Russia (the Board Member of the Russian Arbitration Center). Author of the book “Psychology and persuasion skills in dispute resolution”.


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