On 6 November, Maxim Kulkov spoke in London at the Legal Week forum on commercial disputes and at Pinsent Masons’ seminar on doing business in Russia and the CIS

At the annual Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Forum, which was held by Legal Week in London, KK&P Managing Partner Maxim Kulkov spoke at the Russian and CIS related disputes session. Maxim presented the topic of tort claims under Russian law against Russian debtors in English courts using the example of the BM-Bank (previously Bank of […]...
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On 12 and 13 November, Maxim Kulkov will be speaking in London at Russian Law Week 2018 and a seminar hosted by Jones Day

On 12 November, as part of Russian Law Week 2018, KK&P Managing Partner Maxim Kulkov, the arbitrator recommended by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) Arbitration Centre, will take part in the Update on Arbitration Reform in Russia Panel Discussion. The debate will include discussing corporate disputes under Russian Arbitration Law and the […]...
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Practical Law: enforcing award against state-owned strategic enterprise does not violate public policy (Moscow Commercial Court)

In case No. A40-148306/2018, the Moscow Commercial Court granted enforcement of an arbitral award issued against a stateowned strategic enterprise, despite arguments on the subjective non-arbitrability of the dispute, unfair consequences of sanctions and the perspective threat to public interest. Part of space technology corporation MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (Canada) (MDA) brought a claim before […]...
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Maxim Kulkov gave a presentation on the efficacy of investor disputes against states at the 10th annual ABA Conference in Moscow On Resolving Commercial Disputes in which CIS Countries are Participants

On 27 September, KK&P Managing Partner Maxim Kulkov gave a presentation entitled ‘Investment Arbitration. Is the game worth the candle?’ The presentation was based on an analysis of the most instructive arbitration proceedings of the last 20 years and was given as part of Discussion No. 9 ‘Recent developments in investor-state arbitration and enforcement of […]...
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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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