Anna Grishchenkova spoke at the Young Litigators’ seminar within the framework of the IBA Annual Litigation Forum 2019 in Berlin

13 May 2019

Anna Grishchenkova spoke at the Young Litigators’ seminar within the framework of the IBA Annual Litigation Forum 2019 in Berlin

During May 8-10, 2019, the IBA Annual Litigation Forum 2019 was held in Berlin. The conference attended more than 400 litigation lawyers from different countries.

Anna Grishchenkova, Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration Partner of KIAP, Attorneys at law, Co-Chair of the Young Litigators Forum of the International Bar Association, took part at the conference and was actively involved in a seminar organized by the IBA Committee of Young Lawyers. Since 2018 Anna is the Co-Chairman of the IBA Young Litigation Lawyers Forum, and during 2016-2018 she was a regional representative of Russia in the IBA Litigation Committee.

The main topic of the Young Litigators’ seminar was witness examination. The session started with the panel providing advice on ‘do’s and don’ts’ and differences between the various ways of examining witnesses in different jurisdictions, before putting into practice its recommendations. One of the team members played the witness and the participants practiced in groups and were given the opportunity to run their own examination and receive feedback.

The global theme of this year's conference was “Disruption in litigation – new types of disputes in a new world order”. During the conference were discussed issues related to collective claims and, in particular, the peculiarities of the European approach to dealing with such claims, geopolitics in court - the impact of sanctions and embargoes on business, as well as geopolitics in court through the prism of human rights. They also touched upon the issues arising in the course of litigation involving artificial intelligence, special attention was paid to the legal peculiarities of working with cryptocurrencies.

The International Bar Association (IBA), is the world's leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies from all over the world. The Association was established in 1947 and 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 more than 190 bar associations and law societies spanning over 170 countries. IBA has a global impact on the development of law and shapes the future of the legal profession around 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 also recommended by Russian ranking Pravo.Ru-300, Kommersant ranking, Pravo-300 "Sympathy rating". The practice is headed by Anna Grishchenkova, partner, LL.M., 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 2020 Anna 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. In 2019 Anna was appointed Deputy Chairman of the ICC Russia Commission on Arbitration. 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 (the Board Member of the Russian 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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