Anna Grishchenkova spoke at IX Annual ABA Conference on commercial disputes resolution

11 December 2017

Anna Grishchenkova spoke at IX Annual ABA Conference on commercial disputes resolution

On December 8, 2017 in Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat took place the IXth Annual Conference of American Bar Association (ABA), devoted to problems arising from resolution of commercial disputes involving parties from Russia and CIS countries.

Experts considered innovations of Russian arbitration legislation and discussed investment arbitration involving parties from Russia and CIS countries. Also about twelve round tables on different actual topics were held within the framework of the conference. Anna Grishchenkova, Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration Partner of KIAP, gave a speech on a round table on a topic devoted to “Recommendations for foreign parties in Russian courts”. Participators of the conference have also discussed key cases of Russian arbitration courts in 2017 and spoke about difficulties arising from execution of arbitral and court decisions against governments and governmental companies.

“During the tense political situation the conference obtains crucial meaning for international legal community. At this event East meets West, discussing the hottest issues”, - this is how organizers described the relevance of the conference.

The event was marked by participation of leading Russian and foreign lawyers, specialization of which covers dispute resolution, working with CIS countries, from Great Britain, Swiss, USA, Lithuania and Russia, as well as in-house lawyers from large companies.

The American Bar Association (ABA) was founded in 1878 as a nationwide voluntary association of lawyers. The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with over 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities. It is committed to acting as a nationwide representative of legal bar, serving the society and lawyers, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law.

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International Commercial Arbitration

KIAP International Commercial Arbitration practice was formed in a separate division in 2014. According to results of Best Lawyers 2020 KIAP was recognized as the law firm of the year in the field of litigation. The practice is recommended by Russian ranking Pravo.Ru-300, Kommersant ranking, Pravo-300 "Sympathy rating". The practice is headed by Anna Grishchenkova, partner, recommended by the international legal rankings Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 EMEA, Best Lawyers and Pravo-300 "Sympathy rating". Anna was granted the status of Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). In 2018 she was appointed a Co-Chair of the Young Litigation Lawyers Forum of IBA, and during 2016-2018 was a regional representative of Russia in the IBA Litigation Committee. Anna is also a Regional Ambassador at HK45 - Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s committee (HKIAC). Included into list of arbitrators in Austria (VIAC), Kuala Lumpur (AIAC), Hong Kong (HKIAC), Russia (RAA), the Board Member of the Arbitration Center. Author of the book “Psychology and persuasion skills in the course of judicial proceedings”. The 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.

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