Maxim Kulkov’s expert evidence on the statute of limitations in a work contract helped the respondent to defeat a US$15 million claim in a SCC arbitration

The dispute between leading US and German engineering companies arose from a contract for water suppression works in a mine owned by the key Russian corporation. The shaft was flooded, and the German company (an employer) lodged the claim for multi-million losses against the US company (a contractor). The respondent raised the limitation defence and […]...
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An award rendered within an international commercial arbitration won by KK&P was successfully enforced in Russia against one of the world’s largest oilfield service companies

Recently, Russian courts issued an enforcement order against one of the world’s largest oilfield companies in a dispute won by KK&P in international commercial arbitration. According to the circumstances of this case, the defendant (a contractor) provided for cementing services for an ultra-deep oil well at the request of the claimant (a customer).  When performing […]...
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Maxim Kulkov’s expert evidence on over a hundred Russian law issues in PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Ors helped the defendants defeat a US$300 million claim in the English High Court

After a 12-week trial in the High Court of England and Wales involving the cross-examination of witnesses and experts from the UK, the US, Russia and Ukraine by video conference – the longest entirely remote trial in the Commercial Court’s history – Mrs Justice Moulder handed down a judgment against the claimant (Tatneft). The key […]...
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Global Restructuring Review published an article by KK&P on peculiarities of aircraft leasing and airline insolvency under Russian law

The authors – Nikolay Pokryshkin, KK&P partner and head of insolvency practice, Dmitry Vlasov, senior associate, and Anastasiya Shkvarova, associate, – consider specifics of aircraft leasing and airline insolvency in Russia (a case-study based on the Transaero bankruptcy case), the issues covered range from a characterisation and complex assessment of claims arising out of lease […]...
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The Court of Appeal (England and Wales) has upheld the judgment of the High Court of England and Wales – where Maxim Kulkov (as a Russian law expert) defended the respondents’ position – which dismissed Oleg Deripaska’s claim against his former business partner regarding the Trekhgornaya Manufaktura site

In early February 2020, the Court of Appeal (England and Wales) dismissed the appeals by Mr Deripaska and Filatona Trading Limited against the judgment of the High Court of England and Wales in favour of Mr Chernukhin, former chairman of Vnesheconombank (VEB). The case which lasted for several years concerned the ownership dispute over a […]...
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Maxim Kulkov’s expert evidence on Russian law in the High Court of England and Wales helped to defend the defendants from a US$40 million claim by the former management of YUKOS Oil Company

  “…where they differed I preferred the views of Mr Kulkov. He seemed to me to be the more objective, and to deliver his evidence more calmly…” Sir Michael Burton   In Yukos Finance B.V. & Ors v Stephen Lynch & Ors, the claimants (including former directors of Yukos Finance BV) alleged that, in 2007, […]...
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Tatneft v Ukraine: Supreme Court of the Russian Federation dismisses Ukraine’s appeal and upholds enforcement of award

Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Dmitry Gloov (Associate), KK&P   In Case No. A63-15521/2018, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation refused to consider Ukraine’s appeal to the judicial acts of courts of the North-Caucasus region granting enforcement of an investment treaty award in the well-known Tatneft v Ukraine dispute.   The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation (Supreme […]...
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Tatneft v Ukraine: court enforces $144 million award despite Moscow court’s findings on immunity of Ukraine’s property (Stavropol Court)

by Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Kristina Aleksa (Associate), KK&P   In Case No. A40-67511/2017 (Moscow), A63-15521/2018 (Stavropol), the Stavropol Commercial Court granted Tatneft’s application to recognise and enforce an investment award. On 11 March 2019, the Stavropol Commercial Court granted enforcement of an investment award against Ukraine in favour of Russian oil company Tatneft. The […]...
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KK&P defended two senior executives of a German holding against subsidiary liability amounting to 510 million roubles

KK&P Partner and head of the firm’s bankruptcy practice Nikolay Pokryshkin, and associate Olga Kokoz successfully defended two senior executives against subsidiary liability amounting to 510 million roubles for the bankruptcy of a Russian subsidiary. The courts held that even if certain controlling persons implemented liquidation measures and complete redistribution of the debtor-company’s assets in […]...
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In a fraud case against Vladimir Kekhman, the High Court of England and Wales ruled in favour of Bank of Moscow, on whose behalf Maxim Kulkov addressed the court as an expert witness on Russian law

KK&P Managing Partner Maxim Kulkov addressed the High Court of England and Wales as an expert witness on Russian law on behalf of Bank of Moscow in a case brought against the former head of JFC Group, Vladimir Kekhman, who was accused of obtaining substantial loans on the basis of falsified documents.  The opinions and […]...
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