Russian President signs law on exclusive jurisdiction of Russian commercial courts in disputes involving sanctioned Russian entities

  by Maxim Kulkov (managing partner), Olga Kokoz (senior associate), Anna Chepurnaya (paralegal), KK&P   On 8 June 2020, the Russian President signed a federal law that vests Russian commercial courts with exclusive jurisdiction over disputes involving sanctioned Russian entities. The law also allows commercial courts to issue anti-suit injunctions in relation to proceedings against sanctioned […]...
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Guidelines issued to HKIAC and VIAC on the arbitral administration of corporate disputes in Russia

  by Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Olga Kokoz (Senior Associate), KK&P   The Russian Council for the Improvement of Arbitral Procedure has issued clarifications regarding certain disputed issues of Russian arbitration law in response to a joint written request by HKIAC and VIAC, which was addressed to it in February 2020.   The Russian Council for […]...
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CANDEY & KK&P to hold a joint webinar on 19 June – Legal developments in Russia & England in times of change

The webinar will cover recent legal developments in England and Russia.   Topics Updates to bankruptcy and property legislation; Ability to use the English & Russian courts in support of arbitral proceedings; Unexplained wealth orders; Third party funding developments in Russia & England; Will new Russian anti-sanctions legislation frustrate foreign litigation and arbitration proceedings?; COVID-19 […]...
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Global Restructuring Review published an article by KK&P on peculiarities of aircraft leasing and airline insolvency under Russian law

The authors – Nikolay Pokryshkin, KK&P partner and head of insolvency practice, Dmitry Vlasov, senior associate, and Anastasiya Shkvarova, associate, – consider specifics of aircraft leasing and airline insolvency in Russia (a case-study based on the Transaero bankruptcy case), the issues covered range from a characterisation and complex assessment of claims arising out of lease […]...
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General authority to conclude contract includes authority to sign arbitration agreement (Supreme Court of the Russian Federation)

  by Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Sergey Lysov (Senior Associate), KK&P   In Case No. А40-154780/2019, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation held that a representative’s general authority to conclude a contract is sufficient to include authority to sign an arbitration agreement.   The Russian Supreme Court has confirmed that general authority granted to […]...
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Best Lawyers 2021: Maxim Kulkov recognised as Lawyer of the Year in International Arbitration

The Russian legal community has named KK&P Managing Partner Maxim Kulkov Lawyer of the Year (Moscow) in the International Arbitration category in the Best Lawyers 2021 directory. Maxim received the highest number of votes among 50 Moscow lawyers recognised by colleagues as the best in the category. Previously, Best Lawyers ranked Maxim as Lawyer of […]...
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Russian arbitration institutions arrangements due to COVID-19

  by Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Olga Kokoz (Senior Associate), KK&P   Russian arbitration institutions have responded to the restrictive measures due to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).   The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting arbitral institutions around the world and the Russian arbitral institutions have responded with amended regimes. The Russian […]...
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Olga Kokoz for Kluwer Arbitration Blog: Is There Room for Sanctions in Public Policy? Opposite Approaches in The Recent Case Law of the Ukrainian Supreme Court

KK&P Senior Associate Olga Kokoz analyses how, within the space of one month, the Ukrainian Supreme Court rendered contrasting judgments on whether or not sanctions may serve as a ground to deny enforcement of an international commercial arbitration award. The media pressure on the relevant judgements is taken into account. The full text of the […]...
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KK&P has once again been ranked high in The Legal 500 EMEA (2020) directory

The firm is listed in the categories of: Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation; Dispute Resolution: Litigation; Restructuring and Insolvency.   As the legal directory indicates, ‘They find common ground with judges, counterparties and clients.’ According to The Legal 500, ‘The team is excellent to work with – it remains innovative and responsive to the tightest […]...
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Russian Supreme Court denies enforcement of domestic award rendered under guise of foreign arbitration center

by Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Anna Chepurnaya (Paralegal), KK&P   In case A27-5147/2019, the Russian Supreme Court refused enforcement of an arbitral award rendered as an ad hoc award and administered by a foreign institution because it found evidence that the arbitration was domestic and that the institution was purporting to be a foreign institution. […]...
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