Today Chambers & Partners has published a new edition of its authoritative international guide, Chambers Europe 2018. KIAP is listed among the best Russian law firms and has been endorsed for its five legal practices:
Litigation practice has achieved a significant breakthrough this year: after 7-year history of participation in the rating, the practice has been ranked in the first band.
Singled out for endorsement in their fields were four partners: Andrey Korelskiy, Ilya Ischuk, Anna Grishchenkova and Anton Samokhvalov.
Analysts highlight KIAP litigation practice as “a top choice for mid-market cases, representing both international clients and notable local names. Areas of expertise include financial liability and insurance disputes as well as debt recovery claims. Acts on contractual disputes and assists with local enforcement proceedings. Represents clients from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail and pharmaceuticals”.
Interviewees praise the lawyers for their attentive service: “They have looked after us in every way,” a client says, while another notes the team's “very practical and can-do” attitude.
Andrey Korelskiy, who has been individually ranked in the first band as well, “acts on high-value and complex litigation cases and also assists with strategic guidance in contentious matters. Sources note his efficiency and availability”.
Anna Grishchenkova has been highlighted by sources as a very tenacious lawyer, with one client saying that she “never gives up”. She acts for domestic and international clients on commercial contractual and damages disputes. A source describes her as “extremely client-focused, very responsive and practical”.
“The team understands the practice of applying the bankruptcy law”, the lawyers are “able to offer the best and most effective business solution to the problem” – the rating says about the restructuring practice of KIAP.
For more that 20 years Chambers publishes the world’s leading guides to the legal profession and during that time it has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. The agency has a team of 150 highly qualified full-time researchers speaking 20 languages who conduct thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide. Working with their editors, they identify and rank the world’s best lawyers (i.e. those who perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients – such as technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, value for money).