The High Court of England has ruled in the case of ABFA Commodities v Petraco: thanks to the expert evidence of Maxim Kulkov, Petraco has proved the unreasonableness of a claim for interference with another’s contractual relations

On 30 January 2024, Mr Justice Foxton ruled to dismiss ABFA Commodities Trading Limited’s claim against Petraco Oil Company SA. KK&P Trial Lawyers Managing Partner Maxim Kulkov acted as an expert witness for Petraco, one of the oldest independent oil trading companies in Europe. The case, which has been pending for almost 5 years, started […]
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Pravo.ru–300 2023 ranking: KK&P Trial Lawyers has been named one of the top Russian firms for International Litigation for the fifth consecutive year

In 2023, KK&P Trial Lawyers became one of the nine best firms for International Litigation. This is the fifth consecutive year that the firm has ranked in Band I of this practice. We have worked on court cases in almost 60 countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas, including Autostore […]
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On 6 December, Maxim Kulkov will speak at the RAA Law Firm Management Annual Conference

Session 4 entitled The departure of foreign service providers and its impact on the legal business will be held in a “four round tables” format. KK&P Managing Partner Maxim Kulkov will take part in a round table dedicated to the topic of the departure of foreign brands from Russia and working with foreign lawyers and […]
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KK&P Trial Lawyers announces the establishment of a separate Sanctions Practice

In 2022, KK&P Trial Lawyers began to develop its Sanctions Practice as part of the comprehensive assistance it provides to business. Having accumulated extensive experience in handling complex projects in the context of the acute sanctions agenda, the firm decided to further improve its services by transferring the following services into an independent practice: defending […]
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Maxim Kulkov will speak at the Istanbul Arbitration Week on 5 October

On 5 October, KK&P Managing Partner Maxim Kulkov will lead a session entitled Jurisdictional Collisions in Complex CIS Disputes: All Roads Lead to… at the ThoughtLeaders4 Fire, Disputes & Investigations: Central Asia event. Maxim will talk about recent trends in the application of Art 248.1 and 248.2 of the Russian Commercial Procedural Code (CPC), which […]
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The High Court of London has finally rendered a decision in AutoStore v Ocado: thanks to expert testimony from Maxim Kulkov, Ocado proved the patent infringement claim to be without grounds

Warehouse robots clash in court One of the largest patent disputes in London in recent years is over: on 30 March 2023, His Honour Judge Hacon dismissed the claim of Autostore Technology against the Ocado group. The claimant – AutoStore – specialises in the development of robots for warehouse automation technology. The company was founded […]
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On 11 April at 12.30 Moscow time Maxim Kulkov will speak at the Online vs Offline and Other Trends in International Arbitration ICC Conference

The pandemic and related travel restrictions, sanctions and the resulting inability to make payments, cyberattacks and information theft have had a major impact on international arbitration. The rejection of technology from “unfriendly countries” has also complicated the choice of arbitrators, who face the new “challenges” of the times. KK&P Managing Partner Maxim Kulkov is speaking […]
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KK&P Trial Lawyers announces the appointment of three Counsel

Artem Antonov, Dmitry Vlasov and Dmitry Ilin, previously KK&P Senior Associates, have been promoted to Counsel. “The position reflects a new stage in the lawyers’ professional development – the ability to independently lead projects, find and develop relations with clients and establish new practices“, – Maxim Kulkov, KK&P Managing Partner. For over 12 years, Artem […]
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KK&P Trial Lawyers debuted in Kommersant’s Market Leaders in Legal Services law firm ranking

In 2023, the firm made submissions for six practices and, based on the results of the research, it was ranked in all of them, including for the new M&A of International Assets practice.   2023 results: The Best Legal Practices: federal ranking 1.               International Commercial Arbitration – Band I 2.               International Litigation – Band I […]
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KK&P’s associates will participate as arbitrators in online rounds of the XIII Pre-Moot VIS Moscow

On 11 and 12 March, KK&P Senior Associate Sergey Lysov and Associate Luiza Movsisyan will act as arbitrators in online round of the moot. Teams will consider a fictitious dispute arising from the violation of an SPA and a drone supply agreement. The Claimant, a medium-sized producer of Unmanned Aerial Systems, sued for alleged breach […]
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