Practical Law: Russian procurement disputes with state-owned companies are arbitrable (Russian Supreme Court) – an update by Maxim Kulkov and Sergey Lysov

The Russian Supreme Court has held that procurement disputes involving state-owned entities are arbitrable. Recent amendments to Russian arbitration law introduced provisions stipulating that disputes arising out of public procurement contracts concluded with state bodies (that is, contracts aimed at securing state and municipal needs) are not arbitrable. Although there is no such limitation on […]...
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Practical Law Arbitration has published an international review on what to expect in international arbitration in the second half of 2018 with the section on the Russian Federation having been prepared by KK&P

Russian Federation: arbitrability of procurement disputes and enforcement Two important decisions can be expected from the Russian Supreme Court this year. In Case А40-165680/2016, the court will decide whether disputes arising out of procurement contracts concluded with state-owned companies are arbitrable under Russian law. In July 2018, in Case А40-118786/2017, the court is expected to […]...
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Maxim Kulkov to RBC on the transfer of Tatneft’s claim against Ukraine to the Commercial court of Stavropol Krai: it is likely that the judge decided that Ukraine’s cultural centre in Moscow cannot be recovered

Tatneft’s US$144 million claim against Ukraine has been transferred to the Commercial court of Stavropol Krai According to RBC’s correspondent inside the courtroom, the Commercial Court of Moscow has ruled to transfer Tatneft’s  US$144 million (US$112 million plus interest) claim against Ukraine on compensation recovery in the case of Ukrtatnafta to the Commercial court of […]...
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Maxim Kulkov participated as an arbitrator in a role play seminar on the new LCIA model tribunal secretary appointment, which provides for the broader involvement of secretaries in arbitration proceedings

The LCIA and YIAG seminar on communicating changes to the tribunal secretaries section of the LCIA’s Notes for Arbitrators (published on 26 October 2017) took place in Moscow on 31 May. The event’s participants included the LCIA Director General Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof. The seminar was the fourth in a series of previous events introducing […]...
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Practical Law: Reference to ICC Rules not enough for survival of arbitration agreement (Commercial Court of the Moscow Region) – an update by Maxim Kulkov and Sergey Lysov

The Commercial Court of the Moscow Region recently dismissed an application for enforcement of an ICC award on the basis that reference to an institution in the arbitration agreement is not enough to confer jurisdiction on a tribunal operating under that institution’s rules. The arbitration agreement between Dredging and Maritime Management SA (Dredging) and AO […]...
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In a fraud case against Vladimir Kekhman, the High Court of England and Wales ruled in favour of Bank of Moscow, on whose behalf Maxim Kulkov addressed the court as an expert witness on Russian law

KK&P Managing Partner Maxim Kulkov addressed the High Court of England and Wales as an expert witness on Russian law on behalf of Bank of Moscow in a case brought against the former head of JFC Group, Vladimir Kekhman, who was accused of obtaining substantial loans on the basis of falsified documents.  The opinions and […]...
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The GAR 100 2018 has listed KK&P, Russia’s only arbitration and litigation boutique, among the best firms handling international arbitration

KK&P has become one of only two Russian firms to enter The GAR 100’s list of the top international arbitration firms. Previously, the largest Russian law firm, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, was the sole Russian firm listed in the ranking. Here is what clients surveyed by The GAR 100 have said: “the KK&P partners […]...
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KK&P has once again achieved a high ranking in The Legal 500 EMEA (2018)

The firm has been listed among the best firms in the Russian market in the “Arbitration and Mediation” (Tier 3) and “Litigation” (Tier 4) categories. Describing KK&P, The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 points out that the firm’s team has “an innovative mindset” and finds “creative solutions to difficult, high-stakes issues”. The ranking notes that the […]...
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