Andrey Korelskiy

Managing partner
Attorney at law
ACIArb
  • Andrey Korelskiy and Konstantin Astafiev “are excellent on communication and strategy, true litigators at heart

    Legal 500 EMEA 2012
  • Andrey Korelskiy has a “sharp and analytical mind, expertise, impressive communication skills and unfailing commercial acumen

    Legal 500 EMEA 2011
  • A great litigator, a talented negotiator and totally business-minded

    Legal 500 EMEA 2013
  • KIAP is a standout team of breakthrough litigators

    Legal 500 EMEA 2014
  • Talented negotiator who has keen insight on business and financial issues

    Legal 500 EMEA 2014
  • The team always works hard to find the best solution for our business

    Chambers Europe 2014
  • The team has excellent expertise and is aware of the subtleties of the arbitration process

    Chambers Europe 2014
  • Andrey Korelskiy has deep subject knowledge

    Legal 500 EMEA 2015
  • He is a very efficient litigator with strong expertise and vast experience

    Chambers Europe 2015
  • Close co-operation with a number of international firms on cross-border mandates

    Chambers Europe 2015
  • Recommended for handling disputes in the Russian regions

    Chambers Europe 2015
  • The litigation team is praised for its ability to advise “in a very easy manner which is what clients appreciate, an easy way to understand issues

    Chambers Europe 2015
  • Fast, efficient and always looks ahead for ways to solve problems

    Legal 500 EMEA 2016
  • Managing partner Andrey Korelskiy has a background in litigation and advises clients on strategic issues

    Chambers Europe 2016
  • A brilliant advocate and court representative

    Chambers Global 2018
  • He acts on high-value complex litigations and also assists with strategic guidance in contentious cases

    Chambers Global 2018
  • A top choice for mid-market cases, representing both international clients and notable local names

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • KIAP areas of expertise include financial liability and insurance disputes as well as debt recovery claims. Acts on contractual disputes and assists with local enforcement proceedings

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • Represents clients from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail and pharmaceuticals

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • The team has a very practical and can-do attitude

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • Sources note his efficiency and availability

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • KIAP Bankruptcy practice is well regarded for its disputes capacity, including bankruptcy litigation. Acts for creditors and borrowers. Represents international clients in Russian bankruptcy proceedings and also assists local companies

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • The team understands the practice of applying the bankruptcy law, and its lawyers are able to offer the best and most effective business solution to the problem

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • KIAP team provides comprehensive legal advice that combines a strong breadth of resources with deep knowledge of the client’s business

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • A well-respected legal expert

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • A true master in negotiations

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • Outstanding litigation lawyers with an extensive experience in various legal matters

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • The team is praised for their ability to resolve complex cases quickly

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018

Attorney at law, Managing partner and founder of KIAP. Andrey Korelskiy is the head of the firm’s litigation practice. Comes highly recommended in all the leading international legal directories such as Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 EMEA and Best Lawyers. He has 18 years of experience in supporting major litigations. Andrey's core specialisation: dispute resolution, bankruptcy and international commercial arbitration. An Associate Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). 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. Founder of Legal Run charity project and chess tournament Legal Chess. Speaker at major international and Russian conferences.

Education:

  • Law division of Archangelsk Cooperative College (diploma with honours 1997-1999)
  • Law department of the Pomor State University named after M. V. Lomonosov (diploma with honours 1999-2004)
  • Department of European Law. Study course in University of Lapland (Finland) 2002-2003
  • Law department named after М.М. Speranskiy of National Economy Academy under Government of the RF. Advanced training in 2005

Projects:

  • Representing insurance company Allianz in a dispute with a foreign reinsurer on a reinsurance recovery in the total amount of more than USD 35 million arising out of the accident at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant (total damage over USD 200 million). The result – the client’s claim was satisfied in full, afterwards the decision was enforced in the territory of Switzerland.
  • Representing of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited in a series of disputes related to the bankruptcy of a major international financial group, including execution of judgments from the Republic of Belize and the Republic of Northern Ireland by RF SСC (amount at issue: 200+ mln euros).
  • Representing one of the largest retail chains protecting its investments in a number of disputes in several regions of the Russian Federation totaling 5 billion roubles. As a result all disputes were resolved in our client’s favor. 
  • Representing EuroChem in a dispute related to the issue of application of Articles 450 and 452 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. The Supreme Commercial Court shared position of the client that transactions may imply conditions of unilateral termination thereof should one of the parties fail to comply with the undertaken obligations.
  • Representing Rockwool in a dispute with the Treasury of the Russian Federation (RF Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and the Federal Bailiffs Service) for compensation for breach of a reasonable period for the execution of the court decision. The precedent put in place must one way or another prompt the Federal Bailiff Service to improve the enforceability of court rulings, which are currently abysmally underenforced, bringing the entire judiciary into disrepute as a result.
  • Representing Rosatom’s subsidiaries arising from an action filed by Greenpeace challenging transactions of depleted nuclear fuel delivery from European countries and the USA from 2000 until 2005. The result — the environmental organization’s suit was completely denied.
  • Representing ROSNO insurance company in an arbitration arising from a claim for indemnity recovery as the result of the collapse of “Transvaal Park” sports and fitness complex. Claims by “Transvaal Park’s” owners against ROSNO were all rejected.
  • Representing Iliushin Finance Co. in a number of litigation actions filed against Aeroflot – Russian Airlines on delivery of six “Il-96-300″ aircraft. Courts of all instances supported the legal position of our client.
  • Representing the world’s leading supplier of innovative products and systems based on stone wool in a bankruptcy matter of a warrantor.
  • Representation of a debtor's former director in an action for vicarious liability damages of 46 mln roubles. The court of first instance and the court of appeal upheld the firm's position that the director's actions were legally valid.

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