Pravo.ru–300 2019: most KK&P practices maintain leading positions

In 2019, KK&P took the following positions in the relevant categories of the Pravo.ru–300 ranking: Bankruptcy (Group I) International arbitration (Group I) International litigation (Group I) Arbitration proceedings (major disputes) (Group II)   Pravo.ru–300 is Russia’s most extensive legal market research. It evaluates law firms’ project experience, and customer feedback on the quality of work, […]...
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Tatneft v Ukraine: Supreme Court of the Russian Federation dismisses Ukraine’s appeal and upholds enforcement of award

Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Dmitry Gloov (Associate), KK&P   In Case No. A63-15521/2018, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation refused to consider Ukraine’s appeal to the judicial acts of courts of the North-Caucasus region granting enforcement of an investment treaty award in the well-known Tatneft v Ukraine dispute.   The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation (Supreme […]...
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Arbitrator’s removal from institution’s recommended list leads to setting aside of award (Commercial Court of Moscow)

Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Sergey Lysov (Senior Associate), KK&P The Commercial Court of Moscow has set aside a Maritime Arbitration Commission award where one of the members of the tribunal was removed from the institution’s list of recommended arbitrators during the proceedings. Atlantic Hermes Shipping Limited (Atlantic), a maritime shipping company, was awarded EUR1 million […]...
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Statute of limitation deemed suspended from commencement of arbitration through enforcement, even if enforcement refused (Russian Supreme Court)

Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Olga Kokoz (Associate), KK&P In Ruling No. 305-ES19-11815, the Russian Supreme Court held that where a party proceeds with an arbitration and receives an award, and where enforcement is subsequently denied, the statute of limitation will be deemed suspended from the day the arbitration commenced, up to the date of the […]...
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On 18 September, Maxim Kulkov shared the secrets of oral persuasion in the courtroom at the XI ABA Conference in Moscow

KK&P Managing Partner Maxim Kulkov spoke at the Making your case: Practical tips on oral persuasion and advocacy session at the XI Annual Conference of the American Bar Association on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes. The topic raised by Maxim was devoted to dealing with difficult opponents in court proceedings, including what to do […]...
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Russian State Duma passes draft law to give sanctioned Russian entities rights to unilaterally change dispute resolution clauses

  by Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Anna Chepurnaya (paralegal), KK&P   On 24 July 2019, the Russian State Duma (the lower chamber of Parliament) passed at the first reading draft law No. 754380-7, which provides a number of remedies for sanctioned Russian entities, including a right to change dispute resolution agreements, including arbitration agreements, unilaterally. […]...
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Maxim Kulkov to share the secrets of oral advocacy in trial proceedings at the XI ABA Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes

On 18 September, Maxim Kulkov, Managing Partner of KK&P law firm, will speak at one of the final sessions of the event – Making your case: Practical tips on oral persuasion and advocacy. One of the best trial lawyers in Russia, Maxim will address international delegates on the specifics of defending clients’ interests in Russian courts. […]...
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On 2 August, Maxim Kulkov will speak at the 3rd Asia Pacific Mediation Conference in Seoul

The focus of the conference will be Asia-Pacific region countries’ consideration of the Singapore Convention on Mediation (which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 2018 and will be open for signature on 7 August 2019). It is expected that the adoption of the Convention will significantly affect the development of mediation as […]...
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Tatneft v Ukraine: Ukraine’s cassation appeal dismissed and enforcement of award upheld (Commercial Court of the North-Caucasus Circuit, Russian Federation)

  Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Dmitry Gloov (Associate), KK&P   The Commercial Court of the North-Caucasus Circuit (Cassation Court) in the Russian Federation has upheld the Stavropol Commercial Court’s earlier judgment granting enforcement of an investment treaty award in the well-known Tatneft v Ukraine dispute. In July 2014, the UNCITRAL tribunal issued a final award […]...
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Amendments to Russian Arbitration Law

  by Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Sergey Lysov (Senior Associate), Kulkov, Kolotilov & Partners   Overview On 29 March 2019, new amendments to the Russian Arbitration Law entered into force (Federal Law dated 27 December 2018 No. 531-FZ). Several significant amendments were introduced, including: Modifications to the procedure for establishing and registering Permanent Arbitral Institutions. […]...
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