Practical Law: Reference to ICC Rules not enough for survival of arbitration agreement (Commercial Court 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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Practical Law: Russian Supreme Court dismisses application to set aside an arbitral award against a state funded entity on public policy grounds (an update by Maxim Kulkov and Alexandra Chilikova)

A Russian employer, Zvesdny Hotel JSC, (the Employer) brought a claim before the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (the ICAC) against a Hungarian contractor, Polus TFC LLC, (Contractor) arising under an agreement for the construction of a hotel in Sochi for the Olympic games. After […]...
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KK&P’s partners and associates participated as arbitrators in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna

The following KK&P team members judged the anniversary contest: Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Oleg Kolotilov (partner), Nikolay Pokryshkin (partner), Alexey Chernykh (attorney-at-law), Alexandra Chilikova (attorney-at-law), Olga Kokoz (associate), and Sergey Lysov (associate). Many of the firm’s lawyers have already arbitrated disputes at previous Willem Vis competitions. During the four days of the contest, the KK&P […]...
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Practical Law: Russian Supreme Court restricts insolvency creditors’ rights to appeal enforcement of awards against insolvent debtors (an update by Maxim Kulkov and Kristina Aleksa)

In case No. А32-1593/2016, a Seychelles company, Grain Export LLS, (claimant Buyer), brought a claim before the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) against Russian RIF LLC (respondent Seller) arising under an agreement to supply corn. After the tribunal satisfied the claim, the claimant filed a motion with a Russian state court to recognise and […]...
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On 26 March, Maxim Kulkov will be speaking at the RAA Arbitrage in Russia and Austria conference

KK&P Managing Partner Maxim Kulkov will present the Changes in Russia’s Legislation on International Commercial Arbitration topic (16:40 – 17:00). The key topics of this year’s conference are the latest updates on arbitration legislation in Russia and Austria, the Prague rules on evidence (based on an inquisitorial proceedings model) in international arbitration as an alternative […]...
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KK&P associate Alexandra Chilikova is listed as an ICAC Case Reporter for international commercial disputes

Alexandra Chilikova specialises in international commercial arbitration and is involved in a number of the firm’s cases being considered in different international arbitral centres, such as the ICAC, the ICC, and the LCIA. On 15 March 2018 Alexandra was listed by the ICAC Presidium as an ICAC Case Reporter for international commercial disputes. According to […]...
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