Chambers Global 2022: KK&P Trial Lawyers strengthened its position in Dispute Resolution: Domestic and International & Cross-Border Capabilities
KK&P’s position in Chambers Global 2022’s Dispute Resolution: Domestic category has been upgraded to Band I and the firm is among the top three firms in the category globally.
The directory notes that “KK&P is a prominent disputes boutique regularly representing domestic and international financial institutions as well as corporate clients in domestic disputes. Debt recovery, bankruptcy and liability as well as shareholder disputes are all active areas of experience for the law firm.
Additionally, the lawyers often act as Russian law experts on international arbitration cases. KK&P also acts as counsel in international arbitration cases and further assists with cross-border litigation and enforcement proceedings.
The legal team is active in financial services and manufacturing, as well as the oil and gas industry, while also regularly representing private individuals”.
All the firm’s partners were ranked:
- Maxim Kulkov, being ranked in Band I of the section’s individual lawyer rankings, is “a market-leading Russian litigator who is highly visible in complex Russian commercial disputes. He is also well regarded for his extensive expertise in providing domestic law expert advice in international arbitration cases. Maxim Kulkov also regularly acts as an arbitrator”. “He’s clear and definitive in what he says,” a source notes, adding: “He understands what is needed.”
- Oleg Kolotilov “regularly acts for a range of domestic and international clients on commercial litigation matters in Russian courts”. “He generated ideas and put forward a proactive position. He wasn’t just waiting for our decision, he was able to lead,” a client says.
- Nikolay Pokryshkin “is recognised for his experience in a range of bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters”.
Besides, Chambers Global 2022 identifies KK&P as one of the two best Russian firms in the International & Cross-Border Capabilities category.
In the section’s individual lawyer rankings, Maxim Kulkov is ranked in Band II.
The ranking indicates that the firm is an “independent Russian boutique with extensive experience of cross-border disputes, acting for a range of domestic and international clientele. The team is adept at representing clients with operations in Russia and in contentious matters including IP proceedings, contractual cases, shareholder disputes and liability disputes. It provides expertise in international arbitrations and cross-border litigation, and is well versed in guiding clients from a variety of sectors in such cases. Clients also benefit from further experience of debt recovery, bankruptcy cases and domestic enforcement.”
A multinational client comments: “They speak great English, which is wonderful. They have also got tremendous experience in giving advice for using Russian law in foreign jurisdictions.”
Chambers Global is an annual analytical study by Chambers & Partners that ranks the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world based on client surveys, project evaluations, and feedback from other market participants.