Konstantin Astafiev > KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law)
127055 MOSCOW
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Attorney at law, partner and one of the co-founders of KIAP


According to the Best Lawyers 2013 he was awarded Lawyer of the Year for his work in support of litigation in Russia. Heads “White Collar Crime” and “Forensic. Legal Inquiries” practices at KIAP. Konstantin gained huge experience working in the state security bodies investigating the economic crimes. He successfully represented the interests of Russian and international companies during the investigation of corporate fraud cases, protection of the interests of companies and their officials.


Russian, English


  • Law department of Saratov State Academy of Law (diploma with honours, 1998-2003)

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Restructuring and insolvency

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.

Russia > White-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

Konstantin AstafievKIAP (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.