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 Moscow) v Vladimir Kekhman case, in which Maxim spoke on the Bank’s behalf as an expert witness on Russian law. Maxim’s findings and evidence on how the presumption of guilt and wrongfulness of the harm causer’s conduct work, were accepted by the High Court of England and Wales and reflected in its ruling, which obliged Mr Kekhman to pay the full amount of the claims to BM-Bank.

After the forum, on the evening of 6 November, Maxim spoke at a seminar of international law firm Pinsent Masons entitled Doing business in Russia and the CIS during turbulent times.