For over 26 years, Maxim has represented clients in Russian state courts of all levels, including the Russian Supreme Court and the Russian Constitutional Court, and in international arbitration centres such as the ICAC, the SCC, the ICC and the LCIA. He has extensive experience giving evidence in foreign courts and arbitral proceedings as a Russian law expert. Independent legal ratings agencies,The GAR 100, The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal, all recommend Maxim.
Examples of some of Maxim’s projects are given below.
Preparing an expert opinion and giving evidence before the High Court of England and Wales in PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Ors on over a hundred issues of Russian law. After a 12-week trial, the High Court agreed with the testimony of Maxim Kulkov. As a result, the firm’s efforts helped the defendants defeat a US$300m claim.
Representing Ukraine in the case of Tatneft’s application for recognition and enforcement of an investment arbitral award worth approximately US$150 million (the first case to be heard in Russia on the recognition and enforcement of decisions of an international investment arbitration against a foreign state).