About the practice:

We represent our clients in all major arbitration institutions, in ad hoc arbitrations (for example, under UNICITRAL rules), and in domestic arbitration proceedings.

  • The International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
  • The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
  • The Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC)
  • The Arbitration Court at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • The Arbitration Court at OJSC Gazprom

Clients engage us to work on complex arbitration provisions and agreements, including non-conventional provisions, consolidation of disputes arising out of multiple agreements, and pre-trial settlements.

We also handle state court arbitration cases such as interim relief applications, the recognition or setting aside of arbitral awards, and parallel court cases.

Projects:

VIAC and ICAC

Defending a Russian state corporation in a dispute with contractors regarding the recovery of damages and fines amounting to US$97 million and arising out of agreements for the preparation of documents in connection with the construction of a high-speed railway line in Libya.


ICAC, SCC and LCIA

Defending the architect, Erick van Egeraat, in an arbitration relating to a copyright infringement in connection with the construction of the Federation Tower in Moscow City and a number of other facilities.


ICAC at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Five arbitrations worth a total of US$30 million, arising out of railcar supply and lease agreements entered into by Brunswick Rail.

ICAC at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Defending a coal producer in connection with a claim brought by a contractor for recovery of a debt under a services agreement and the client’s counterclaim on improper performance of services.

LCIA

Representing a major bank in a dispute on the recovery of debt from a businessman arising out of an English-law guarantee in connection with the breach of a loan agreement by one of his companies and with regard to a counterclaim by the businessman worth US$80 million for breach of confidentiality. The dispute was settled amicably.

ICC

Representing an Italian supplier in an arbitration of a dispute arising out of a contract for the supply of equipment to a Russian brickworks.

ad hoc UNCITRAL

Representing a French oil and gas company in an arbitration of a dispute with Russian regions related to the recovery of damages and loss of profit under a production sharing agreement.

The Arbitration Court at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Maxim Kulkov participated as an arbitrator at the Arbitration Court at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in relation to 10 different disputes arising out of electrical power industry services agreements.


SCC

Maxim Kulkov participated as an arbitrator at the SCC in a dispute over a claim for €2.6 million brought by a foreign manufacturer against a Russian company for the recovery of the cost of the price under a contract for the supply of equipment to a state regional power plant.