Anna Grishchenkova was re-elected as Regional Representative Russian Federation of the IBA Litigation Committee

13 February 2020

Anna Grishchenkova was re-elected as Regional Representative Russian Federation of the IBA Litigation Committee

Anna Grishchenkova, Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration Partner of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, appointed as Regional Representative Russian Federation of the IBA Litigation Committee for the second time. The selection of a candidate for the position of a regional representative is carried out by internal voting of the Committee leaders on the basis of recommendations of members and officers of various IBA committees. Anna will occupy the new position for two years: from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021.

The IBA Litigation Committee is the largest and one of the most influential, unites more than a thousand of litigators from all around the world specializing both in national courts and in cross-border disputes. The Litigation Committee focuses on the legal, practical and procedural issues involved in conducting litigation. The issues arising in international litigation receive particular attention, including issues such as choice of jurisdiction and applicable law, role and advantages of international arbitration in dispute resolution.

One of the main tasks for Anna in the new status of a Regional Representative of Russian Federation will be active representation of the Russian lawyers’ and the whole Russian legal system’s interests in the Committee. Anna will coordinate the work of Russian experts, who are members of the Committee or just planning to join its work.

It is to be recalled that in 2016 Anna became the Regional Representative of Russian Federation of the IBA Litigation Committee for the first time and occupied this position for two years from 2016 to 2018, and in 2018 she became a Co-Chair of the Young Litigators Forum of the International Bar Association. Furthermore, Anna actively participates in annual events and regular meetings of the Association committees and is one of the most highly sought Russian speakers at various IBA conferences.

The International Bar Association (IBA) is a leading international organization that brings together leading practitioners, attorneys at law, judges, bar associations and law societies from around the world. The IBA was established in 1947 and influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. The present membership of the Association is comprised of more than 80,000 individual lawyers and more than 190 bar associations and law societies spanning over 170 countries. The IBA influences the development of law reform globally 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 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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