KIAP successfully settles dispute before International Commercial Arbitration Court

KIAP represented a major Russian agro-industrial holding company in a dispute with a leader in the Australian livestock-farming market. The dispute arose out of a supply contract worth several millions US dollars. The contract had an arbitration clause for disputes between the parties to be referred to International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. It proved possible, however, to settle the dispute under a pre-action protocol through complex and long talks, which resulted in a settlement on terms favorable for the client, thus avoiding arbitration. To date, the parties have complied with the terms of the arrangement, and the dispute has been fully resolved. 

The engagement was carried out by KIAP Partner Konstantin Astafiev and Senior Associate Irina Suspitcyna.


Litigation is KIAP's core practice. The practice is represented in Band 1 of Chambers Europe international rating for a third successive year. According to results of Best Lawyers 2020 KIAP was recognized as the law firm of the year in the field of litigation. Litigation practice is recommended by all international directories: Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 EMEA, as well as by Russian Pravo 300, Pravo-300’s "Sympathy rating" and Kommersant. Andrey Korelskiy and Anna Grishchenkova are ranked top of the field. Andrey Korelskiy, the practice head, in 2018 became Deputy Chairman of the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) and was included into the unified recommended list of arbitrators and the corporate dispute panel of the Arbitration center at the RSPP. In 2020 Anna Grishchenkova was appointed as Regional Representative of the Russian Federation in the IBA Litigation Committee for the second time, in 2019 she 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). She is included into panel of arbitrators in Hong Kong (HKIAC) and into list of arbitrators in Austria (VIAC), Kuala Lumpur (AIAC), Korea (KCAB INTERNATIONAL) and Russia (the Board Member of the Russian Arbitration Center). Among the practice's clients are major Russian and international companies from various sectors of the economy.

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