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Firm Profile

KIAP

Firm Profile

Moscow

  • Profile
  • “Baker Plaza”, (right building) 3 floor
  • 68/70 Butyrskiy Val str., bld.4/5
  • Moscow
  • Moscow
  • Russia
  • 127055

Firm profile submitted by KIAP

Managing Partners: Andrey Korelskiy
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers: 30
Languages: English, Russian

FIRM OVERVIEW:
KIAP, Attorneys at Law, offers their clients the full range of the legal services most often required by today’s businesses. Headquartered in Moscow, the Law firm covers issues of Russian and foreign legislation, as well as representation of the client companies in their interactions with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the Russian government. Founded in 2010, KIAP professional team now consists of 30 lawyers and counsels, able to ensure excellent results when implementing even the most sophisticated projects. The law office is comprised of highly professional specialists and experts, acknowledged in different sectors of Russian business, which is confirmed by recommendations in such international and Russian legal reference publications as Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Best Lawyers and Pravo.Ru-300. KIAP’s client list includes major Russian and foreign companies. In providing services, KIAP observes generally accepted international standards and ethical principles for the provision of legal services. Professionalism, high quality services, years of successful practice, an understanding of the specifics of the customers’ business areas, and an honest and conscientious approach to fulfilling the obligations form the basis of KIAP business reputation.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Dispute resolution:
Litigation is KIAP's core practice, the practice is recommended by Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 EMEA, as well as by Russia's Pravo.Ru 300 and Kommersant rankings. The law firm is strong in supporting litigations in retail, industrial production, insurance and energy sectors. Andrey Korelskiy, Anna Grishchenkova and Konstantin Astafiev are ranked top of the field. Andrey Korelskiy, the practice head, is an Associate at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and since 2015 is the Board Member of the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA). Partner Anna Grishchenkova was elected a new regional representative of Russia in the IBA Litigation Committee in 2016 and also was granted the status of Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Anna is also a Regional Ambassador at HK45 - Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s committee (HKIAC). She is included into list of arbitrators in Austria (VIAC), Kuala Lumpur (KLRCA), Hong Kong (HKIAC), Russia (RAA), the Board Member of the Arbitration Center. Best Lawyers 2013 named Konstantin Astafiev the Litigator of the Year in Russia. Among the practice's clients are major Russian and international companies from various sectors of the economy.
Contact name: Andrey Korelskiy, Managing partner
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: ak@kiaplaw.ru 

International Commercial Arbitration:
KIAP International Commercial Arbitration practice was formed in a separate division in 2014. The practice is headed by Partner Anna Grishchenkova, recommended by the international legal rankings Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 EMEA and Best Lawyers, as well as by Irina Suspitсyna, Head of projects (arbitration and mediation), LL.M, ACIArb. 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.
Contact name: Anna Grishchenkova, Partner
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: ag@kiaplaw.ru

Intellectual Property:
KIAP IP practice represents clients in the Patents Disputes Chamber, Arbitration tribunals, and General Jurisdiction Courts, provides consultations in all intellectual property issues and assists in registration of intellectual property rights. The clients of the practice are major Russian and international retailers, TMT and IT corporations, oil & gas, production and pharmaceutical companies. The practice is headed by Daria Chernysh, personally recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA in 2017. The practice itself is recommended by the international ratings Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Europe as well as by the Russian Pravo.ru-300 legal directory. In 2017 KIAP IP practice debuted in the ‘Managing IP - IP Stars (2017)' ranking and was listed among the best law firms of Russia in Trade mark contentious work.
Contact Name: Daria Chernysh, Head of practice, Patent attorney
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: dc@kiaplaw.ru 

Antitrust and Competition:
The practice represents clients in litigation against antitrust authorities, provides support for antitrust investigations and proceedings, and advice on competition law. Among its clients are major Russian and international companies. Head of the practice Ilya Ischuk is personally recommended by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Best Lawyers, as well as by Legal 500 EMEA. The practice is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Europe, as well as by Russia's Pravo.Ru-300 and Kommersant ranking.
Contact Name: Ilya Ischuk, Partner
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: ii@kiaplaw.ru 

Bankruptcy:
The practice represents the interests of lenders in relations with insolvency officers, represents client’s interests in arbitration courts, provides services in supporting the procedure of inclusion into the lenders’ registry, contesting illegal actions by insolvency officers and debtor’s invalid transactions. The practice is recommended by Chambers Europe international legal ranking, as well as by Russia's Pravo.Ru-300. Among its clients are biggest Russian and international holdings and organizations.
Contact Name: Andrey Korelskiy, Managing partner
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: ak@kiaplaw.ru

Administrative practice:
The practice was formed in a separate division in 2015 due to the increase in the number of projects involving clients representation in relations with the state and municipal authorities. The practice is headed by Alexey Sizov, Partner, Attorney at law, and specializes in protection of its clients in cases on administrative offences, resolution of disputes with the state and municipal authorities, advises on administrative law and procedure, supports in inspections carried out within the framework of state and municipal control.
Contact Name: Alexey Sizov, Partner
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: a.sizov@kiaplaw.ru 

White Collar Crime:
Headed by Partner, Attorney at law and one of the co-founders of the company Konstantin Astafiev, the practice represents corporate and private clients in criminal proceedings under the matters related to the issues of financial nature or corrupt practices, provides coordination and implementation of internal corporate investigations with respect to potential offences, assists in business projects evaluation to verify compliance with criminal law, provides consultations concerning the laws targeting money laundering issues, bribery and corrupt practices as well as concerning compliance with prescribed procedures in those areas. The practice is recommended by Russian Pravo.ru-300 legal directory.
Contact Name: Konstantin Astafiev, Partner
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: ka@kiaplaw.ru

Corporate practice:
The practice provides full range of legal services in the area of corporate law and M&A, specializes in corporate structuring and maintenance of M&A transactions, advises on the development of operational structures for businesses, ownership and management structures by the group of companies, to name but three. The practice is headed by Partner Anton Samokhvalov, who has considerable experience in advising companies from various industries, personally recommended by Chambers Europe. The clients of the practice are the largest Russian and international trading and manufacturing companies, multinational corporations and oil service groups. The practice is recommended by international legal ratings Chambers Europe and Legal 500 EMEA.
Contact Name: Anton Samokhvalov, Partner
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: a.samokhvalov@kiaplaw.ru 

Real Estate. Land. Construction practice:
The practice advises and represents clients before Russian courts in all matters relating to land and development law and provides support for compliance with the pre-action protocols. Among the practice's clients are major Russian and international management companies, development groups, shopping centres and retailers. Sergey Popov, head of the practice, is personally recommended by Legal 500 EMEA. The practice is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA and Pravo.Ru 300 legal rankings.
Contact Name: Sergey Popov, Head of practice
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: s.popov@kiaplaw.ru

Tax Practice:
The practice represents clients during tax audits, as well as resolving tax disputes in and out of court, provides services in tax structuring of assets and investments, including corporate restructuring and transactions involving M&A. The clients of the practice are major Russian and international companies. Headed by Partner Mikhail Uspenskiy, the practice is recommended by the international ratings Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Europe as well as the Russian Pravo.ru-300 legal directory. Contact Name: Mikhail Uspenskiy, Partner
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: m.uspenskiy@kiaplaw.ru

Banking and Finance practice:
The practice specialises in banking and finance, capital markets, credit, securitization, structured and project finance and financial instruments. Among the practice's clients are major Russian and international banks and non-banking credit organizations, major foreign developers and investment companies, as well as companies from various sectors of the economy. The practice is recommended by the international ratings Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR1000, as well as the Russian Pravo.ru-300 legal directory and Kommersant ranking. In 2014 KIAP became one of three leading legal advisers according to the Legal Adviser League Table for securitisation and mortgage bond transactions on Russian domestic market designed by Cbonds news agency.
Contact Name: Ilya Ischuk, Partner
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: ii@kiaplaw.ru

Commercial practice:
The practice provides consulting services to clients in the sphere of doing business in Russia, during legal inspections, as well as if there is a need to develop the system of new contractual links and bringing the Company's internal regulations into correspondence with new realities of the Russian economy. Besides the basic services, additional areas of activity include consulting the clients in the sphere of e-commerce and electronic payment systems, development and analysis of the documents governing sales promotion, legal support in the sphere of personal and confidential data protection, and legal assistance in the sphere of licensing of certain types of activities and environmental regulation. The practice is headed by one of KIAP leading litigation lawyers - Julia Kirpikova, Attorney at law, personally recommended by Legal 500 EMEA.
Contact Name: Julia Kirpikova, Head of practice
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: jk@kiaplaw.ru 

Insurance practice:
Among legal support of disputes, main directions of the practice include legal consulting services in respect of a more wide range of issues related to insurance and reinsurance, tariffs and policies, legal examination of internal procedures, scoring and insurance products in the interests of insurers, professional associations of insurers, as well as insured persons, companies and state institutions. The direction is headed by partner Dmitry Shnaydman, a lawyer with 19 years’ experience in insurance business.
Contact Name: Dmitry Shnaydman, Partner
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: d.shnaydman@kiaplaw.ru 

Employment practice:
The practice provides full range of legal services in employment, sports law and dispute resolution, as well as legal representation of employees and employers in court, representing clients in disputes with trade union involvement and companies in labor disputes with top management. The Practice is recommended by the international rating Legal 500 EMEA and Russian Pravo.ru-300 legal directory. The clients of the Practice are major Russian and international trade and industrial companies, IT and TMT corporations, investment funds and industrial suppliers, as well as sport champions and well-known sports clubs.
Contact Name: Konstantin Astafiev, Partner
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: ka@kiaplaw.ru 

“Forensic. Legal Inquiries” practice:
The practice provides full range of legal services in legal forensics and inquiries such as examination of legal and financial discipline of managers in favor of shareholders, examination of third parties’ legal discipline in transactions, examination of staff in company business units including legal and financial discipline, as well as collection, analysis and legalization of body of evidence for Russian and international civil and commercial litigation, investigation into corporate frauds and other abuses by the company's staff and business partners. The practice also advises other lawyers on complex legal cases (including criminal matters).
Contact Name: Konstantin Astafiev, Partner
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: ka@kiaplaw.ru 

Customs and international trade practice:
The practice offers a full range of legal services in the area of customs law, administrative and legal representation in disputes with customs authorities, and advice on the application of and compliance with the relevant legislation. The practice is headed by Partner and Attorney at law Alexey Sizov, who has extensive experience in settling and litigating disputes with customs authorities and advising on various aspects of customs law and IMEX. Among the practice's clients are major Russian and international retailers and manufacturers.
Contact Name: Alexey Sizov, Partner
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: a.sizov@kiaplaw.ru

Investment Practice:
The practice provides advisory services to Governments and State owned companies on the macro-legal environment for the attraction of and retention of foreign direct investment, advises private sector clients and companies on specific investment projects. The Practice is headed by Partner James Friedlander, an American lawyer with over 40 years of international experience advising on major investment projects and financial transactions throughout the world. James participated in projects for such clients as Lukoil, Nord Anglia, Sante Fe Mining, World Bank, IFC, to name but three.
Contact Name: James Friedlander, Partner
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: jf@kiaplaw.ru

Natural Resources and Environment:
The practice offers a full range of legal services in the area of environmental laws and subsoil use, provides representation for the companies operating in the mineral resources extraction sector, with the agencies exercising control in the field of environmental protection (Rostechnadzor, Rosprirodnadzor, Rosnedra, local authorities in the territorial entities of the Russian Federation), as well as arbitration courts, for the disputes with the environmental protection agencies. The practice is headed by Partner Anton Samokhvalov.
Contact Name: Anton Samokhvalov, Partner
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: a.samokhvalov@kiaplaw.ru 

Energy and Utilities:
The practice provides litigation support in industry-related disputes in the Russian courts and commercial arbitration tribunals, in disputes arising from wholesale and retail electric power markets, with the authorized regulatory agencies, including with tariff control and antimonopoly agencies, and in disputes related to utilities including between the energy suppliers and consumers, offers complex legal consulting regarding particular industry specific issues on the markets of electric and heat energy, water supply and water removal, gas supply, etc. The practice’s head Partner Ilya Ischuk has vast experience in energy & utilities sector.
Contact Name: Ilya Ischuk, Partner
Tel: +7 495 660 4909 Email: ii@kiaplaw.ru

PRACTICE AREAS:
Dispute resolution
International Commercial Arbitration
Intellectual Property
Antitrust and Competition
Bankruptcy
Administrative Practice
White Collar Crime
Corporate Practice
Real Estate. Land. Construction Practice
Tax Practice
Banking and Finance Practice
Commercial Practice
Insurance Practice
Employment Practice 
“Forensic. Legal Inquiries” Practice
Customs and International Trade Practice
Investment Practice
Natural Resources and Environment
Energy and Utilities

Branches

  • “Baker Plaza”, (right building) 3 floor,
  • 68/70 Butyrskiy Val str., bld.4/5 ,
  • Moscow,
  • Russia
  • 127055
  • Tel +7 495 660-4909
  • Fax +7 495 660-4908
  • Email : moscow@kiaplaw.ru
  • Website : www.kiap.com