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KIAP has been nominated for a major international accolade, Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence in 2015 and 2013 as the Best Law Firm of the Year in Russia. The Russian 2015 shortlist also features Allen & Overy, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Goltsblat BLP, Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters CIS, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates and Vegas Lex.
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The effective work of 4 leading lawyers is pointed out in the report: Andrey Korelskiy (Tier 1, Restructuring and insolvency), Konstantin Astafiev (Tier 1, White-collar crime), Anna Grishchenkova (Tier 1, Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation) and Dmitry Kalinichenko (Next generation lawyer, White-collar crime).
According to results of Best Lawyers 2020 KIAP was recognized as the law firm of the year in the field of litigation. 22 lawyers of KIAP achieved individual recognition from the eminent rating in 16 practice areas:
And for the first time:
According to the results of 2017 ranking, KIAP, Attorneys at law, took:
“Sympathy rating” of Pravo-300 is a part of an annual full-scale review of the Russian legal market, which is composed on the basis of results of lawyers’ survey, within which they are offered to name five law firms (except their own one) having the highest professional reputation on Russian legal services market in their opinion. The respondents of the survey were managing partners, partners and heads of practices of law firms included in the main “Pravo.ru-300” rating.
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The International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000) in 2020 recommends KIAP in the following practice areas:
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8 key lawyers of the law firm received personal recommendations in “The individual rating of lawyers" in 13 areas of law: Anna Grishchenkova (International dispute resolution), Andrey Korelskiy (Resolution of commercial disputes, Retail trade/ FMCG), Dmitriy Kalinichenko (General jurisdiction dispute resolution), Ilya Ishchuk (Competition and Antitrust, Power industry, Raw material resources), Andrey Zuykov (Taxation), Julia Kirpikova (Commercial law), Alexey Sizov (International trade, Healthcare, Transport and logistics), Roman Suslov (Banking and Finance).
According to the results in the category "Best industry practices", KIAP was included in the list of best law firms in 5 industries: Healthcare: Resolution of key disputes in the industry (TOP 5), Land. Real Estate. Construction: Resolution of key disputes in the industry (TOP 10), Energy and natural resources: Advising the leaders of the Power Industry (TOP 5), Retail trade: Resolution of key disputes in Retail and FMCG industries (TOP 5) and Consulting of leaders in Retail (TOP 5).
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Six Partners and Heads of practices were awarded with Individual recommendations: Andrey Korelskiy (Commercial litigation), Anna Grishchenkova (Commercial litigation, International Arbitration), Konstantin Astafiev (International Arbitration), Ilya Ischuk (Competition/ Antitrust), Alexey Sizov (Competition/ Antitrust), Elena Buranova (Trademark litigation, Patent litigation) and Andrey Zuykov (Corporate Tax).
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In 2014 KIAP became one of three leading legal advisers according to the Legal Adviser League Table for securitisation and mortgage bond transactions on Russian domestic market designed by Cbonds news agency. The other rated legal advisers included: Baker & McKenzie, Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Pertners, Laseta Partners, Legal capital partners and Linklaters CIS.
The corporate website of KIAP law firm was named The Best Law Firm Website on the legal market, as well as The Most Efficient Law Firm Website and The Most Useful Law Firm Website. KIAP also took third grade in the nomination of The Best Law Firm Legal Practice.
For detailed expert comments underlying KIAP law firm’s positions in the contest, click this link.
The contest of the Russian-language sites of legal firms and legal practices was organized by the Facebook community of the managers and partners of law firms – LawFirmManagement.RU. The main purposes of the contest are the improvement of the quality of online content in the Russian-language segment of the Internet and the formation of guidelines for customers and developers of sites of law firms. In 2016 more than 170 websites of law firms and legal practices from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan participated in the contest. The contest was held with the support of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers, “Avicom” (ProjectMate) and Legal Insight magazine.
Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners was granted a non-profit National Business Award The Russian Business Captains in the Leadership and Stability nomination. The award was established in 2005 by the Upravleniye Personalom Publishing House (Personnel Management Magazine), a well-known and respected periodical in the field of human resources and personnel policies, aimed to identify best employers within various business industries.