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The firm

KIAP, Attorneys at Law offers its clients the full range of the legal services most often required by today’s businesses. Headquartered in Moscow, the firm covers issues of Russian and foreign legislation, as well as representation of client companies in their interactions with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the Russian government.

Areas of practice

Dispute resolution: recommended by Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 EMEA, Russia’s Pravo.Ru 300, Kommersant and LegalPractice.Ru project’s rankings, KIAP’s core practice is strong in aiding litigations in retail, industrial production, insurance and energy sectors.

International commercial arbitration: recommended by Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 EMEA and Best Lawyers, the practice represents clients’ interests in Russia and abroad before Russian courts.

Intellectual property: the team represents its clients in the Patents Disputes Chamber, arbitration tribunals, and general jurisdiction courts, providing consultations in all intellectual property issues.

Antitrust and competition: the practice represents clients in litigation against antitrust authorities, provides support for antitrust investigations and proceedings, and advice on competition law.

Bankruptcy: the practice represents lenders in relation to insolvency officers, representing clients in arbitration courts, provides services in supporting the procedure of inclusion into the lenders’ registry, contesting illegal actions by insolvency officers and debtors invalid transactions.

Administration: specialises in protecting clients in administrative offence cases, resolution of disputes with the state and municipal authorities, advising on administrative law and procedure.

White-collar crime: the practice represents corporate and private clients in criminal proceedings relating to financial nature or corrupt practices, provides co-ordination and implementation of internal corporate investigations and assists in business projects evaluation.

Corporate: the team provides services in the area of corporate law and M&A, specialising in corporate structuring and maintenance of M&A transactions, advising on the development of operational structures for businesses, ownership and management structures.

Real estate, land, construction: the practice advises clients before Russian courts in all matters relating to land and development law, and provides support for compliance with the pre-action protocols.

Tax: the practice represents clients during tax audits and resolves tax disputes in and out of court.

Banking and finance: the firm specialises in capital markets, credit, securitisation, structured and project finance and financial instruments.

Commercial: the practice provides consulting services to Russian-based clients during legal inspections and bringing the company’s internal regulations into correspondence with new realities of the Russian economy.

Insurance: the practice’s expertise includes insurance and reinsurance, tariffs and policies, legal examination of internal procedures, scoring and insurance products in the interests of insurers.

Employment: the practice provides services in sports law, dispute resolution, and legal representation of employees and employers in court.

Forensic, legal inquiries: the team provides services on the examination of legal and financial discipline of managers, third parties’ legal discipline in transactions and staff in company business units.

Customs and international trade: the practice excels in the areas of customs law, administrative and legal representation in disputes with customs authorities, and advice on the application of and compliance with the relevant legislation.

Blockchain technology: the practice is headed by Mikhail Uspenskiy, who is recommended by the international legal rankings Chambers Europe, Chambers Global and The Legal 500 EMEA. The practice provides consulting in blockchain, as well as full legal support of Token Generation Events.

Investment: 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.

Natural resources and environment: the firm offers services in the area of environmental laws and subsoil use, provides representation for the companies operating in the mineral resources extraction sector.

Energy and utilities: the firm 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.

  • Other offices

  • London

  • Number of lawyers: 40
  • Languages
  • English
  • Russian
  • Member
  • International Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • The International Chamber of Commerce
  • The Russian Arbitration Association
  • LawExchange International
  • The Harmonie Group
  • The Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)

Above material supplied by KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law).

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