Russian President signs law on amendments to Russian criminal code in relation to bribery of arbitrators

  Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner) and Sergey Lysov (Senior Associate), KK&P   On 27 October 2020, the Russian President signed Law No. 352-FZ “On Amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation and Article 151 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation”. The law aims, for the first time, to criminalise bribery […]...
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Russian courts demonstrate prudent approach to application of recent anti-sanctions legislation (Commercial Court of Sverdlovskiy Region)

  Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Olga Kokoz (Senior Associate), KK&P   The Commercial Court of Sverdlovskaya Region has refused to hold an arbitration agreement as unenforceable on the basis of recent anti-sanctions legislation. It is the first court to render a detailed analysis of the recent legislation, which vests Russian commercial courts with exclusive jurisdiction […]...
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On September 17, Maxim Kulkov and Nikolay Pokryshkin addressed the XII Annual ABA Conference in Moscow on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes

Maxim Kulkov, Managing Partner of KK&P law firm, moderated the “Russian countersanctions responding to US/EU sanctions, including the June 2020 changes to the Russian Arbitrazh (Commercial) Procedure Code” panel on the latest changes to the Russian Arbitrazh (Commercial) Procedure Code which allow Russian sanctioned companies to ‘drag’ their disputes which fall under the jurisdiction of foreign […]...
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On 17 September, Nikolay Pokryshkin will speak at the XII ABA Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes

Partner and Head of KK&P’s Insolvency Practice Nikolay Pokryshkin will participate in a discussion on current issues of bankruptcy proceedings and enforcing foreign bankruptcy decisions. Nikolay will consider factors affecting creditor options where one of the parties to an arbitration becomes insolvent, i.e., skip an arbitration which has already started in favour of insolvency proceedings […]...
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Maxim Kulkov will moderate the Russian countersanctions in response to US/EU sanctions: the June 2020 changes to the Russian Arbitrazh (Commercial) Procedure Code panel discussion at the XII ABA Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes

On 17 September, KK&P Managing Partner Maxim Kulkov will participate in a discussion on the latest changes to the Russian Arbitrazh (Commercial) Procedure Code. These amendments allow Russian sanctioned companies to ‘drag’ their disputes which fall under the jurisdiction of foreign courts and arbitrations to Russian courts. The other participants will be Konstantin Kroll (partner, Dentons), […]...
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Olga Kokoz for Kluwer Arbitration Blog: New Exclusive Competence of Russian Courts in International Sanctions-Related Disputes: Is It as Bad as It Sounds?

KK&P Senior Associate Olga Kokoz reviews key features of Russia’s recently adopted draft law granting persons and companies affected by the sanctions against Russia a right to transfer their international disputes to Russia and analyses how the new law is going to influence Russia-related disputes. The full text of the article is available here: http://arbitrationblog.kluwerarbitration.com/2020/07/29/new-exclusive-competence-of-russian-courts-in-international-sanctions-related-disputes-is-it-as-bad-as-it-sounds/....
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On 9 July, Nikolay Pokryshkin will speak at the Arbitration and Fraud in Russia & CIS Informa Connect Online Conference

KK&P Partner and Head of Insolvency Practice Nikolay Pokryshkin will speak as part of “The very end of the line” panel about the difficulties faced by creditors whose claims are based on commercial arbitration awards in Russian bankruptcy proceedings using case studies. Nikolay will focus on the following possible risks for creditors: the possibility of […]...
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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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