Nikolay represents clients in Russian state courts of all instances, including the Supreme Court of Russian Federation, as well as in commercial arbitration (the ICAC, the SCC, the ICC).
“… Nikolay confirmed expectations, more importantly, he was able to surpass them, showing those qualities that we often lacked in working with other firms – namely, the level of immersion in the client’s problem. Even before we had questions about further steps and possible arguments of our opponents, Nikolay had already prepared answers to them.” The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
“Nikolay Pokryshkin has impeccable knowledge of insolvency law and judicial practice”
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
“Nikolay Pokryshkin acts on a broad range of commercial litigation matters and bankruptcy cases”
Chambers Europe, 2021
“Nikolay Pokryshkin showed himself to be a lawyer with perfect knowledge of the subject. I would particularly like to note his good understanding of international insolvency practice and his operational decision-making”
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020
Pokryshkin is “sharp and creative” and “always considers all the possible options”
The GAR 100, 2019
“… the highest level of immersion in the case. We had a sense of reliability, trust and support after our first meeting with Nikolay [Pokryshkin] and Dmitry [Ilin]. During the entire period of the work, we were aware of both the high qualification of the lawyers and their outstanding personal qualities: politeness, decency, and friendliness”
Evgeny and Anzhelika Kazazaevy (Teploenergogaz), 2021
“A distinctive feature of Nikolay, in addition to his awesome professional qualities, is a high degree of customer focus. Nikolay is always prompt, quickly delves into the essence of the client’s needs and gives the required result in a short time”
B&N Bank, 2018
“In trial proceedings Nikolay literally ‘forced’ the judges to create a new practice using his persuasive skills and was always one step ahead of our opponents (a very well-known law firm), who acknowledged his professionalism in backstage talks and in the corridors of the courts”
GALA-FORM, SMANN SA – oil & gas traders, 2018
«Nikolay Pokryshkin is focused on a specific result and is always ready to promptly resolve the issues, none of which will have a chance of avoiding his focused attention. Nikolay always suggests several solutions for each of the problems and provides an adequate vision of their effectiveness and appropriateness”
Khlynov Bank, 2018
“Nikolay Pokryshkin is a man I am completely sure of, not just as a talented lawyer, but also as a man to share a foxhole with. He has a certain charm neither judges nor opponents can resist”
«Kulkov and Pokryshkin are like ‘raging bulls’ during hearings»
The GAR 100, 2018
«The KK&P partners are distinguished by their ‘bravery’, proving more willing to take on cases against major Russian state-owned companies than some of their local competitors”
The GAR 100, 2018
«We have also successfully worked together with Nikolay Pokryshkin who we recommend as a highly-qualified and responsible professional”
Brunswick Rail, 2015
Nikolay leads the firm’s insolvency practice and specialises in handling cases for lenders, debtors and their beneficiaries, as well as in resolution of contractual and corporate disputes, application of interim measures, and recognition and enforcement of state court judgments and arbitral awards. Together with the team, in 2015–2021 Nikolay has represented clients in 51 insolvency cases and related parallel disputes in Russia and the EU involving claims worth approximately RUB 40 billion.
Nikolay is recognised by authoritative international and Russian legal directories such as The GAR 100, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and Pravo.ru-300.
The firm’s insolvency practice led by Nikolay is recognised by Chambers Europe (Restructuring/Insolvency: Litigation – Band 2), The Legal 500 (Restructuring and Insolvency – Tier 3) and Russia’s most extensive legal market research, Pravo-300 (Bankruptcy (including disputes) – Band I).
Examples of his work are given below.