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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Russian Supreme Court refuses recognition of award finding that import ban prevented Russian buyer from performing under contract

Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Sergey Lysov (Senior Associate), KK&P In Case No. А21-4708/2018, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation agreeing with the lower courts,   denied  recognition of an award against a Russian buyer  in light of an import ban imposed by the Russian Government. The Russian Supreme Court has agreed with lower courts and […]...
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Chambers Europe Names Kulkov, Kolotilov & Partners a Top 3 Russian Law Firm in High-End Dispute Resolution Again in 2019

Chambers Europe 2019 ranks Kulkov, Kolotilov & Partners as a Band 2 law firm in Dispute Resolution: Domestic High-End – Russia. This category features law firms focusing on the resolution of some of the most complicated disputes in Russia. The Chambers ranking names Kulkov, Kolotilov & Partners as one of the two premier Russian law […]...
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Maxim Kulkov to Speak at the C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Conference in Geneva on 14 March

Maxim Kulkov, Managing Partner at Kulkov, Kolotilov & Partners, will join the 30 minute-long THINK TANK A: DO’s and DON’Ts of Managing Cross-Border Litigation and Tracing Assets involving a Russia or a CIS Element session on day one. The session starts at 5.15 p.m. Think Tank participants will discuss pressing issues associated with multijurisdictional litigation, […]...
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Supreme Court of Russia clarifies arbitrability of procurement disputes

by Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Kristina Aleksa (Associate), KK&P In Case Nos A12-39725/2017, #40-212856/2017, #40-158635/2017, #40-185774/2017 and #40-48734/2018, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation rendered decisions confirming that the non-arbitrability of public procurement contracts does not affect regular procurements made by legal entities. These five decisions follow a judgment handed down in July 2018. […]...
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