KK&P’s partners and associates participated as arbitrators in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna

The following KK&P team members judged the anniversary contest: Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Oleg Kolotilov (partner), Nikolay Pokryshkin (partner), Alexey Chernykh (attorney-at-law), Alexandra Chilikova (attorney-at-law), Olga Kokoz (associate), and Sergey Lysov (associate). Many of the firm’s lawyers have already arbitrated disputes at previous Willem Vis competitions.

During the four days of the contest, the KK&P team arbitrated 20 disputes. Along with co-arbitrators from 17 countries, the firm’s partners and associates judged the teams of 20 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Qatar, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, the USA, and Uruguay.

In 2018, over 360 teams from more than 80 countries participated in the Willem C. Vis contest, including 10 teams from the Russian Federation.

The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is one of the world’s most famous and reputable student moot courts in international commercial arbitration. The contest has been held since 1993 and hosts teams from all over the world every year. The arbitral hearings between the teams are modelled on a dispute arising out of a contract on sale or purchase of goods between two countries which are parties under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. The goal of the Vis Arbitral Moot is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes through its application to a concrete problem of a client and to train tomorrow’s leading lawyers in methods of alternative dispute resolution.