Chambers Europe 2020 has recognised KK&P as one of the top three Russian law firms in the Dispute Resolution: Domestic High-End in Russia and Restructuring/Insolvency: Litigation in Russia categories

KK&P’s position in Chambers Europe 2020’s Restructuring/Insolvency: Litigation in Russia category has been upgraded to Band 2, and is, therefore, now among the top three Russian firms in the category. The ranking indicates that the firm is “highly visible in bankruptcy and insolvency matters” and, according to one of its clients, is distinguished by its […]...
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Arbitrator’s exclusion from recommended list does not constitute ground to invalidate award (Supreme Court of the Russian Federation)

  by Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Sergey Lysov (Senior Associate), KK&P   In Case No. А40-153265/19, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation confirmed that exclusion of one of the members of the tribunal from an institution’s list of recommended arbitrators did not lead to invalidation of an award.   The Russian Supreme Court confirmed […]...
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The Court of Appeal (England and Wales) has upheld the judgment of the High Court of England and Wales – where Maxim Kulkov (as a Russian law expert) defended the respondents’ position – which dismissed Oleg Deripaska’s claim against his former business partner regarding the Trekhgornaya Manufaktura site

In early February 2020, the Court of Appeal (England and Wales) dismissed the appeals by Mr Deripaska and Filatona Trading Limited against the judgment of the High Court of England and Wales in favour of Mr Chernukhin, former chairman of Vnesheconombank (VEB). The case which lasted for several years concerned the ownership dispute over a […]...
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On 6 March, Maxim Kulkov will speak at the C5 conference in Geneva on the Corporate and Shareholder Disputes in the Context of Civil Fraud panel

KK&P Managing Partner Maxim Kulkov will speak at the annual Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Conference about the liability of shadow directors in a discussion on a hypothetical case study combining a few real life examples (e.g., the Samin Tan, Kekhman, Ablyazov and 1MDB cases). Along with Maxim, Edmund Nourse QC (One Essex Court) and […]...
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Sanctioned Russian entity may unilaterally amend dispute resolution clause (Ninth Appellate Commercial Court, Moscow)

  Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner) and Olga Kokoz (Senior Associate), KK&P   In Case A40-149566/2019, the Ninth Appellate Commercial Court (Moscow) upheld a lower court’s decision to grant an application to replace an ICC arbitration clause with a Russian state court jurisdiction clause due to US sanctions.   The Ninth Appellate Commercial Court in Moscow […]...
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On 28 January, Maxim Kulkov spoke 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 spoke at the annual International Disputes and Asset Recovery Involving Former Soviet Union Parties Conference in the Latest Developments in Russia Sanctions session. Maxim touched upon the subject of Lugovoy’s draft law (changes to the Russian Commercial Procedure Code and Civil Procedure Code in connection with US and EU sanctions, […]...
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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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