KIAP Partner Anna Grishchenkova was elected a Co-Chair of the IBA Young Litigators Forum

31 January 2018

KIAP Partner Anna Grishchenkova was elected a Co-Chair of the IBA Young Litigators Forum

Anna Grishchenkova, Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration Partner of KIAP, became a Co-Chair of the Young Litigators Forum of the International Bar Association. Anna will occupy the new position for two years. 

One of the main tasks for Anna in a new status will be involvement of young litigators to work within the committee. Anna will also be responsible for running special events for young litigators within the framework of the Litigation Committee events. 

Before the new appointment Anna was holding a post of regional representative of Russia in the IBA Litigation Committee and represented Russian lawyers’ and the whole Russian legal system’s interests in the Committee and also coordinated the work of Russian experts in IBA. The Litigation Committee, being one of the largest and most influential, is a unifying forum for hundreds of litigators from all around the world, including experts in national and cross-border disputes. 

Anna has been actively cooperating with the IBA for many years. In 2017 she gave a speech on the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney within the framework of the joint session of three committees: Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation on the topic "Blame the brain: the science of dispute resolution" and also acted as a moderator of one of the round tables at the IBA Litigation Committee Annual Conference in Zurich. In May of 2018 Anna will act as a moderator of the first opening session at the IBA Litigation Committee Annual Conference in Chicago. 

The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world's leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. The Association has a membership of 80,000 individual lawyers and more than 190 bar associations and law societies spanning over 160 countries. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world.


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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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