Oleg has over 17 years’ experience in multijurisdictional disputes and represents clients in Russian state courts of all levels, including in the Russian Supreme Court, and in international arbitration centres such as the ICAC, the VIAC and the ICC, including in parallel court and arbitration proceedings.
“Oleg Kolotilov understands the ever-changing landscape of Russian law and can clarify what seems complex. Oleg is not afraid to say that no definitive position exists at present with regard to an issue – this level of intellectual honesty is well-regarded by courts and tribunals” The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
“Maxim Kulkov and Oleg Kolotilov are two of the most technically gifted disputes lawyers operating in the Russian market. They are backed up by a superb team of diligent and hardworking juniors”
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
Oleg Kolotilov “constantly offered different ideas in defence of our position,” a client says, adding: “He has a deep knowledge of the legislation and can motivate the client not to give up”
Chambers Europe, 2021
Oleg Kolotilov “has a structured, detailed approach”
Chambers Europe, 2021
Oleg Kolotilov is “an accomplished and powerful advocate”, and “a good specialist in bankruptcy” lauded for his ability to “offer clearly understandable and strategic solutions to the most complex questions”
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019
Oleg Kolotilov garners praise as “a good specialist in bankruptcy”
Chambers Europe, 2019
“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
“Just a genius. Oleg’s written legal positions are pure scientific works”
«Oleg Kolotilov is a high-class professional. Oleg easily managed to project his extensive experience and approach duringthe case, despite the spontaneous emergence of difficulties within the case and its multidirectional development in different instances”
GALA-FORM, SMANN SA – oil & gas traders, 2018
“Thanks to Oleg Kolotilov and Nikolay Pokryshkin personally, KK&P is a firm you can rely on”
Oleg Kolotilov “seamlessly combines local knowledge with an understanding of how European companies expect to litigate”
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2018
«We have found their [Maxim Kulkov, Oleg Kolotilov, Nikolay Pokryshkin] advice to be measured, considered and business-oriented, the merits and risks of every course of action having been carefully calculated. The team’s work is both results-driven and as efficient as possible for the client”
Oleg specialises in contractual, corporate and administrative disputes, enforcement proceedings and interim relief, including in support of proceedings abroad. He also has significant experience in disputes involving parallel civil and criminal proceedings.
Oleg is ranked in The Legal 500 EMEA (Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation categories), Chambers Europe (Dispute Resolution: Domestic High-End), Pravo.ru-300 (International Arbitration – Band I, Litigation (high market) – Band I, International Litigation – Band I), Best Lawyers (Litigation, International Arbitration, Arbitration and Mediation categories).
In 2019, he was also listed in the top 10 lawyers in Restructuring/Insolvency: Litigation – Russia category according to Chambers Europe.
Examples of his work are given below.
The dispute arose in relation to a consulting services agreement for analysis of the effectiveness of the implementation of an investment project relating to a major construction project.