Stepan Sultanov took part in the Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum (EEDRF-2019) in Minsk

25 September 2019

Stepan Sultanov took part in the Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum (EEDRF-2019) in Minsk
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During September 19-20, 2019 the 4th Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum (EEDRF) was held in Minsk. KIAP, Attorneys at Law, was represented at the Forum by Stepan Sultanov, Associate of International commercial arbitration practice.

This year, the EEDRF was dedicated to the topic of «Procedural issues in International Arbitration and State Courts». During the Forum were discussed such important issues as the role of arbitrators and parties in the conduct of an efficient dispute resolution process, features of the early stages of arbitration, what is going on behind the scenes of the proceedings as well as selected issues of post-award life. 

The Forum was attended by more than 200 lawyers from 25 countries of the CIS and Eastern Europe, for the first time among the participants were representatives of the United Arab Emirates, Spain and Moldova. Despite the fact that the forum has regional status, for 4 years it has already proved itself as a platform of global impact  successfully developing dialogue between the West and the East. 

Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum (EEDRF) is the first and the largest practical Forum, which unites different jurisdictions and is held in Belarus. The aim of the Forum is to discuss the most relevant trends and practices arising at the moment in the sphere of dispute resolution in the CIS and Eastern Europe. The 2019 forum was held under the slogan “Let's play an arbitration symphony together!”. The 5th anniversary EEDRF-2020 will be held in Minsk in a year and will be related to the selection of applicable 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 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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