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Russia

Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 3

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law)

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) provides ‘comprehensive legal advice that combines a strong breadth of resources with deep knowledge of the client’s business’. ‘Respected antitrust lawyerIlya Ischuk is ‘a bright litigator with excellent negotiation skills’. Active clients include TCC Retail Marketing and Miratorg.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law)

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law)’s ‘customer-oriented’ team provides ‘fast responses and great value for money’. Recent work includes advising Doosan on the redundancy of several senior managers, and assisting Panalpina with a services agreement for staffing services. Konstantin Astafiev is the key figure.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law)

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law)responds promptly to all requests’ and ‘demonstrates a high level of knowledge and experience in the field of IP law, providing solid, business-oriented advice’. Daria Chernysh is the key figure, and is currently advising Polaris on its trade mark and patent portfolio across the CIS and other regions.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law)

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) has ‘a great understanding of its clients’ and ‘offers good value for money’. Practice head Sergey Popov has ‘excellent analytical skills’ and ‘an in-depth knowledge of the real estate market’, and is currently representing Globus in construction-related damage recovery proceedings.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law)

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) has notable expertise in the gold and oilfield sectors, and regularly advises on tax compliance, VAT, and tax disputes with state authorities. Anton Samokhvalov is the key name to note. Mikhail Uspenskiy joined Taxology.

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Russia: Banking and finance

Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 4

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law)

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) has ‘a good understanding of its clients’. The ‘experienced, professional’ banking and finance team ‘provides practical solutions to all issues’. Ilya Ischuk heads the department. Key clients include BNG Bank, Turkish Airlines and VTB-24.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Moscow
Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow - ranked: tier 4

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law)

The ‘strong professionals’ at KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) have ‘a business-oriented approach and an outstanding commercial mindset, treating all matters carefully and providing prompt solutions to tough problems’. Anton Samokhvalov, who is ‘a great practitioner with remarkable transaction skills’, recently advised Betset on its sale of a Russian subsidiary to a Kazakhstan-based private investor.

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Russia: Dispute resolution

Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 2

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law)

The ‘outstanding litigation lawyers’ at KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) have ‘extensive experience in various legal matters’ and are praised for their ‘ability to resolve complex cases quickly’. In a recent highlight, the team successfully defended Capital Insurance against a number of Lloyd’s reinsurers. Managing partner Andrey Korelskiy is ‘a well-respected legal expert’ and ‘a true master in negotiations’.

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