Andrey Korelskiy moderated the session at the «Legal Day: Max» Forum in Samara

10 September 2019

Andrey Korelskiy moderated the session at the «Legal Day: Max» Forum in Samara

During 5-7th of September 2019, the main legal event of the fall – legal forum ‘Legal Day: Max’ was held in Samara, the fourth of a series of Legal Day forums held by Beneficium communications agency in 2018. Over the history of the project, three forums have already been held: Legal Day: Tech - dedicated to legal IT issues, Legal Day: Crush - dedicated to the specifics of bankruptcy proceedings and Legal Day: Tax - dedicated to current issues of taxation.

‘Legal Day: Max’ Forum became the largest in the series of forums, during the sessions of which were raised the issues of the bankruptcy, criminal liability of business owners, the future of legal professions, the management of the legal business and the softskills required for a lawyer. Andrey Korelskiy, Managing partner of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, moderated the session ‘Legal Business Management’, at which experts discussed the advantages and disadvantages of the partnership and various forms of it based on the personal experience of the speakers.

The forum was attended by guests from 8 cities of Russia, insolvency officers, attorneys at law, private practitioners and inhouse lawyers. Among the participants were also talented students of the Faculty of Law of the University of MIR. In total, the Forum was attended by: 174 participants on the first day, 123 on the second and 53 on the third. 29 invited experts and 7 moderators worked for them. In addition to the official program, the informal part of the Forum became no less interesting - poker tournament, wine casino and a charity auction were organized for the participants. At the end of the second day, an awarding ceremony was held for speakers and partners of the Legal Day series of forums following the results of 2018.

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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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