On 28 January, Maxim Kulkov will speak at the C5 conference in London on the Impact of Russian and Foreign Sanctions on Disputes in Russian Courts

KK&P Managing Partner Maxim Kulkov will be a speaker on the Recent Developments in Russia Sanctions panel at the annual International Disputes and Asset Recovery Involving Former Soviet Union Parties Conference. Maxim will focus on two things: Lugovoy’s draft law on changes to the Russian Commercial Procedure Code and Russian Civil Procedure Code in connection […]...
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Supreme Court of Russian Federation adopts new Plenum Resolution clarifying the functions of state courts in relation to arbitration

  by Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Anna Chepurnaya (paralegal), KK&P   On 10 December 2019, the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted Resolution No. 53 “On performing of assistance and control functions in relation to domestic arbitration and international commercial arbitration by the courts of the Russian Federation”.   The Plenum of the Supreme […]...
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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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Maxim Kulkov’s expert evidence on Russian law in the High Court of England and Wales helped to defend the defendants from a US$40 million claim by the former management of YUKOS Oil Company

  “…where they differed I preferred the views of Mr Kulkov. He seemed to me to be the more objective, and to deliver his evidence more calmly…” Sir Michael Burton   In Yukos Finance B.V. & Ors v Stephen Lynch & Ors, the claimants (including former directors of Yukos Finance BV) alleged that, in 2007, […]...
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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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