Anna Grishchenkova conducted an educational course “International commercial arbitration” in MSAL

12 December 2018

Anna Grishchenkova conducted an educational course “International commercial arbitration” in MSAL

KIAP International commercial arbitration and Litigation partner Anna Grishchenkova conducted a practical course of lectures devoted to International commercial arbitration in Kutafin Moscow State Law University from October 27 to December 7, 2018. The course was held on the basis of student Center of MSAL department of practical jurisprudence “RPO.Education” within the framework of #MSALOpenFaculty project and consisted of six lectures.

Anna Grishchenkova’s course aroused a great interest of attendees. While giving lectures Anna shared her own experience, know-hows and practical recommendations in questions frequently faced by international commercial arbitration lawyers, but not being explained within the standard educational program.

The first introducing lecture was devoted to types of arbitration and arbitral institutes, as well as to Russian features. In addition,  Anna spoke about the arbitrability of disputes, the choice of jurisdiction and institution and arbitration clauses. During the second lecture Anna told in details about the initiation and methods of starting arbitration, as well as about multilevel reservations, interim measures, emergency arbitrator and terms of reference. The topics of the third and fourth lectures were related to the rules of persuasive written documents and oral presentation in arbitration. Natalia Kisliakova, associate of the International commercial arbitration practice of KIAP, also took part in the fifth meeting on the topic of witness interrogation and the use of experts. Together with Anna, they conducted an improvisational cross-examination at the lecture. The sixth closing lesson was devoted to the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards.

PRO.Education is a student organization established at the Department of practical jurisprudence formed in 2018 at the MSAL in order to make the process of studying at the University more interesting and useful. Projects implemented in the framework of the organization include formats such as an open department, MSAL Talks and legal contests.

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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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