Andrey Korelskiy moderated the session at the IV Legal Forum of the Black Earth region 2019

7 October 2019

Andrey Korelskiy moderated the session at the IV Legal Forum of the Black Earth region 2019

During 3-4th of October the IV Legal Forum of the Black Earth region was held in Voronezh, for two days becoming a platform for communication and exchange of experience for dozens of lawyers and attorneys at law from all over the country.

During the Forum participants discussed issues of partnership, pricing, profitability and sales in the legal business that are always relevant, and also talked about the inner workings of lawyers, in particular, the emotional state of the lawyer and legal investment.

Andrey Korelskiy, Managing Partner of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, moderated the panel discussion “The emotional state of a lawyer”. During the discussion, the participants talked about whether it is possible to live life in one profession and not to burn out, and how to feel free, abstract from negative and be as productive as possible for clients and colleagues.

The forum ended with a drink reception and a charity auction supported by the Gleb Jumangaliev Charitable Foundation.

The Legal Forum of the Black Earth region is one-of-a-kind event that takes place in the region on an annual basis. The Forum was held in 2016 for the first time, bringing together 132 participants from 17 cities of Russia, as well as representatives of law firms from London. After the second Forum, it was decided to make it an annual event. The Forum is organized by the Divius Consulting Group.

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Litigation is KIAP's core practice. According to results of Best Lawyers 2020 KIAP was recognized as the law firm of the year in the field of litigation. Litigation practice is also recommended by Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 EMEA, as well as by Russian Pravo.Ru 300, Kommersant ranking and Pravo-300 "Sympathy rating". Andrey Korelskiy and Anna Grishchenkova are ranked top of the field. Andrey Korelskiy, the practice head, in 2018 became Deputy Chairman of the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) and was included into the unified recommended list of arbitrators and the corporate dispute panel of the Arbitration center at the RSPP. In 2020 Anna Grishchenkova was appointed as Regional Representative Russian Federation of 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. Has the status of Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and is also a Regional Ambassador at HK45 - Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s committee (HKIAC). She is included into list of arbitrators in Austria (VIAC), Kuala Lumpur (KLRCA), Hong Kong (HKIAC), Russia (the Board Member of the Russian Arbitration Center). Best Lawyers 2013 named Konstantin Astafiev the Litigator of the Year in Russia. Among the practice's clients are major Russian and international companies from various sectors of the economy.

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