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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)

At KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law), recent work includes advising on land credit agreements under Russian and English law, subordinated and syndicated loan transactions and regulatory and operational matters. Roman Suslov is the main figure. VTB 24 is a key client.

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Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow
Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow - ranked: tier 3

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

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law)’s team is comprised of ‘practitioners with strong and varied experience in commercial and corporate consultancy’ who ‘go above and beyond to reach the right result for the client’. Led by Anton Samokhvalov, a ‘responsive and meticulous partner, who knows the commercial market very well’, the team handled a number of cross-border deals including advising Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex on the establishment of a joint venture with South Korean partners, and assisting Cambridge University Press with several corporate matters concerning the opening of a representation office in Russia. Ekaterina Pomykalova frequently assists Samokhvalov with its major transactions.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 3

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

The ‘highly professional and experienced’ competition lawyers at KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) are ‘reliable partners for business due to their deep knowledge of the industry’. ‘Excellent and pragmatic’ practice head Ilya Ischuk has ‘outstanding experience in protecting the interests of businesses in court’. Senior associate Julia Kirpikova is ‘great at finding alternative legal solutions’. Clients include retailer Globus and wholesale company Metro Cash & Carry.

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Dispute resolution: Litigation
Dispute resolution: Litigation - ranked: tier 2

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

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) has a strong track record in financial, insurance and IP disputes, representing major clients from a mix of sectors, including manufacturing, investments and pharmaceutical. The practice represented Takeda in seeking a recovery of insurance compensation payment of approximately $1.6m. Anna Grishchenkova is noted for commercial disputes and Sergey Popov for litigation in the real estate and construction sector. Managing partner Andrey Korelskiy is ‘an expert litigator’.

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Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation - ranked: tier 3

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

Anna Grishchenkova at KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) leads the arbitration practice where she is frequently involved in domestic and multi-jurisdictional proceedings in major European and Asian arbitration forums. She and Alexei Gurin are acting as co-counsel for a major bank in a fraud-related dispute before the LCIA. Other instructions include representing a Russian food manufacturer in an ICAC arbitration against a Dutch contractor. Natalia Kislyakova is also highly regarded.

Leading individuals

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

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

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

At KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law), the employment team consists of ‘devoted professionals with strong knowledge and expertise’. In recent work, the group assisted TCC Retail Marketing with a senior manager’s dismissal. Senior associate Georgy Karaoglanov, who heads the department, is recommended for his ‘impressive litigation experience and exceptional skills in seeking solutions’.

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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) is praised for its ‘proactive approach in understanding the needs of the client’ and ‘excellent communication on a cross-functional level’. The team acted for key client Gleener in multiple cases regarding trade mark infringements and imports of counterfeit products. Elena Buranova heads the practice. Daria Chernysh left to pursue further education.

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

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

Assisting clients with both contentious and non-contentious matters, KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) fields a team of ‘highly qualified lawyers with an in-depth understanding of the Russian real estate market’, which ‘solves all issues very quickly and professionally’. Practice head Sergey Popov is ‘great at negotiating with contractors, thereby successfully defending his clients' interests’. Also recommended are associates Tatyana Elmakova and Julia Usacheva. The team assisted Fosun with the acquisition of high-value real estate assets, among other matters. Other notable clients include retail company Decathlon, real estate company Hines, and hypermarket chain O'Key.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

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

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) is particularly noted for assisting creditors with debt recovery and advising shareholders and company directors on subsidiary liability for the insolvency of the company and outstanding debt. Managing partner Andrey Korelskiy heads the bankruptcy practice; he is acting for National Clearing Centre in challenging a $50m payment to a large investment company prior to its bankruptcy. In another significant matter, Ilya Ischuk achieved the dismissal of all subsidiary liability claims filed against a former CEO of an online retailer concerning the company’s debt amounting to approximately $175m. Konstantin Astafiev represents private clients in initiating bankruptcy proceedings.

Leading individuals

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

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 4

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

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law)'s team successfully represented LavkaLavka in proceedings concerning its initial coin offering and its BioCoin token sale. Practice head Julia Kirpikova handles a broad range of commercial law issues.

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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) significantly strengthened its reputation as ‘a go-to firm’ with the acquisition of boutique tax practice, Architecture of Law, in March 2018, with practice head Andrey Zuykov joining the 'highly experienced and solution-oriented' team. Noted for his 'technical expertise, commercial acumen and approachable style', Zuykov recently advised new client Palma Group on international tax and foreign currency control legislation matters in the management of foreign bank accounts. He is also active in several complex tax disputes. Associates Roman Suslov and Evgeny Vasin are other names to note.

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

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

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) strengthened its capabilities in complex financial crime investigations and corruption with the hire of counsel Denis Kasatkin in April 2018 from the prosecutor’s office of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. Konstantin Astafiev leads the team, which also includes Dmitry Kalinichenko and Evgeny Metla. Standout cases include representing Huawei in an investigation concerning a $1.2m theft. Kalinichenko regularly works alongside Astafiev on complex white-collar defence mandates. The practice counts multinational corporations in the retail, technology, bio-tech and manufacturing sectors, and well-known Russian companies and individual clients among its client list.

Leading individuals

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

Next generation lawyers

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

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