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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Arbitration clause valid despite imprecise wording, claimant’s lack of funds and claims of bias regarding arbitral institution (Ninth Appellate Commercial Court, Moscow)

Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner) and Olga Kokoz (Associate), KK&P   The Ninth Appellate Commercial Court in Moscow has upheld a lower court’s decision to terminate court proceedings due to the existence of a valid and enforceable arbitration clause (without prejudice to the claimant’s right to go back to court on the merits of its decision […]...
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On 18 April, KK&P and its partners will be holding the Big Debt Recovery: Simultaneous Search, Asset Tracing and Criminal Enforcement in Russia and Abroad conference at the Metropol Hotel

On 18 April, KK&P, together with Legal Insight, CSI Group, Borenius, Feoktistov and Partners, NLF Group and Kobre & Kim, will be holding the Big Debt Recovery: Simultaneous Search, Asset Tracing and Criminal Enforcement in Russia and Abroad conference at the Metropol Hotel. At the conference, KK&P partners Maxim Kulkov and Nikolai Pokryshkin will talk […]...
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Tatneft v Ukraine: court enforces $144 million award despite Moscow court’s findings on immunity of Ukraine’s property (Stavropol Court)

by Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Kristina Aleksa (Associate), KK&P   In Case No. A40-67511/2017 (Moscow), A63-15521/2018 (Stavropol), the Stavropol Commercial Court granted Tatneft’s application to recognise and enforce an investment award. On 11 March 2019, the Stavropol Commercial Court granted enforcement of an investment award against Ukraine in favour of Russian oil company Tatneft. The […]...
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KK&P has once again been ranked high in The Legal 500 EMEA (2019) directory

The firm is listed among the best firms in the Russian market in the categories of Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation (Tier 3), Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Tier 3) and Restructuring and Insolvency (Tier 4). The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 notes that “the ‘very well-connected’ team at KK&P ‘knows the Russian disputes market inside and out’ […]...
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The GAR 100 rating has once again listed KK&P as one of the best international arbitration firms

In the 12th Edition of the GAR 100 (published in 2019), which still only lists two Russian firms, KK&P was listed among the world’s best international arbitration firms. The firm’s recent arbitration cases include: defending a general contractor in the ICAC at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation against a claim […]...
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On 29 March, Maxim Kulkov acted as an arbitrator at the YIAG-PwC Expert witness cross-examination training in Moscow

The training was preceded by several weeks of preparation of the participants. On the day of the event, the participants were divided into four Claimant, and four Respondent, teams (two participants in each team) with four pairs of Claimant/Respondent teams being formed. Each team was assigned an expert in advance. The role of the arbitrators […]...
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