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.
Nominations of Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence are given every year to law firms across the world that are the year's success stories. The award is a symbol of international recognition of their professional achievements, outstanding growth rate and the highest standard of client service. The award is given based on the results of an extensive independent survey of clients and legal professionals' feedback
The effective work of seven leading lawyers is pointed out in the report: Andrey Korelskiy, Ilya Ischuk, Konstantin Astafiev, Mikhail Uspenskiy, Anton Samokhvalov, Sergey Popov and for the first time ever Daria Chernysh.
Best Lawyers 2018 International Rating recommends six partners and heads of practices of KIAP in six practice areas: Andrey Korelskiy (Arbitration and Mediation, Litigation), Konstantin Astafiev (Labor and Employment Law, Litigation), Ilya Ischuk (Competition/Antitrust Law), Anna Grishchenkova (Litigation), as well as Sergey Popov (Real Estate Law) and Daria Chernysh (Intellectual Property Law), who debuted in the ranking this year.
Best Lawyers 2018 became an anniversary issue for four KIAP partners. In particular, Andrey Korelskiy was nominated in the ranking for ten times in a row, and partners Konstantin Astafiev, Ilya Ischuk and Anna Grishchenkova were nominated for the fifth time.
The International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000) recommends KIAP in the following practice areas:
The British analytical publication IFLR1000 is one of the most reputable guides to the world’s leading legal counsels specializing in corporate, financial and banking law. The rankings were first published in 1990 having expanded to 120 jurisdictions all over the globe. Highly recognized by the professional community, the rankings are underpinned by a complicated nomination procedure that includes comprehensive research of each candidate’s performance and thorough analysis of the services provided.
Russian legal directory Pravo.ru-300 recommends KIAP in the following areas:
KIAP entered the top three leaders of the overall sympathy ranking, and took the following positions in industry sympathy rankings in eight legal areas: Arbitration (2 place), Dispute resolution (2 place), Maritime law (3 place), Antitrust law (2 place), Employment law (3 place), Foreign trade (3 place), International arbitration (3 place), Finance/ Banking law (1 place).
According to results of the market research of dispute resolution service providers, held by "Kommersant" and the Legal Practice project, KIAP entered the rating of the law firms with the specialization "dispute resolution" in the following areas:
KIAP Managing partner Andrey Korelskiy has also entered the individual rating of lawyers on key types of disputes specializing in "Debt collection and bankruptcy".
During six months the rating researchers - "Kommersant" and the Legal Practice project - have collected the data on precedent-setting cases, that turned to be the most important for the practice during 2015-2017, have determined the leading firms and leading lawyers in each of the categories represented. Therefore, the rating is the result of the most complete and detailed analysis of the legal services market on dispute resolution.
In 2017 KIAP IP practice debuted in the ranking ‘Managing IP - IP Stars (2017)' and was listed among the best law firms of Russia in Trade mark contentious work and Patent contentious work.
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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.
Four Partners and Heads of practices were awarded with Individual recommendations: Andrey Korelskiy (Commercial litigation), Anna Grishchenkova (Commercial litigation, International Arbitration), Konstantin Astafiev (International Arbitration) and Daria Chernysh (Trademark litigation).
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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.