KIAP lawyers won a major litigation at Vienna International Arbitration Center


KIAP lawyers won a major litigation at Vienna International Arbitration Center

The dispute was carried out in the interests of the Russian Сlient against the Italian equipment manufacturer and was related to the return of the advance payment under the supply contract and compensation for losses caused by the early termination of the contract.

At the in-person hearing in Vienna, held in English, the positions of the parties were orally announced with the provision of written evidence, but in addition, KIAP lawyers were able to carry out a successful cross-examination of witnesses, which became a key factor in achieving victory.

Based on the totality of the information and evidence obtained in the case, applying the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods of 1980, the court fully satisfied the requirements of the Principal of KIAP and completely refused the defendant's counterclaim.

It is worth to mention that the arbitration tribunal also awarded full compensation for all the arbitration expenses incurred by the Client for KIAP lawyers.

At the hearing the Client was represented by partner Anna Grishchenkova and associate Natalia Kisliakova. Associates Sergey Ilin, Evgeny Vasin, Stepan Sultanov and junior associate Ksenia Teplova made an invaluable contribution to the victory at the stage of preparation for the case.

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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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