KK&P Trial Lawyers the fourth consecutive year to be listed among the world’s best international arbitration firms

In 2021 KK&P is one of five Russian law firms listed in the 14th edition of the GAR 100.

The ranking notes that “KK&P has strong capabilities in representing clients in Russian and international arbitration forums and is particularly active in debt recovery and the enforcement of arbitration awards.”

The firm’s recent arbitration cases include:

  • Defending Metallimpress (a general contractor) in the ICAC against a claim worth over US$65 million filed by Zhoukovsky (a customer) in connection with complaints regarding the quality of work on the construction of a shopping centre. During the arbitration proceedings, 11 hearings were held, 14 expert opinions were submitted, and 7 experts were examined. The firm successfully defended the client from 75% of the claim. The parties subsequently entered into a settlement agreement reducing the amount recovered from our client by 89% of the original claim


  • Representing a claimant in a dispute involving two oilfield services companies – NewTech Services vs Halliburton – in arbitration under ICAC Rules. The client claimed compensation for restoring the hermetic seal of an ultradeep oil well after defective cementing works by the defendant. The firm won over 90% of the claim and attained a revolutionary breakthrough for the sector by overcoming contractual provisions strictly limiting the contractor’s liability. To date, no comparable outcomes have ever been achieved in Russia


  • Representing a co-owner of a supermarket chain in the process of applying for interim measures (seizure of real estate) in support of an LCIA arbitration initiated in England and a dispute in Cyprus in connection with the violation of a shareholders’ agreement (SHA) regarding management of large shopping centres in Moscow and the Moscow Region. The client entered into a settlement agreement with the opponent on favourable terms


  • Maxim Kulkov was Tribunal Chair in an SCC arbitration between Caspian Energy Projects and Siemens concerning the recovery of US$12 million under a services agreement in connection with gas turbine generators supplied for the development of an oil field in the Caspian Sea


Read more about the firm’s arbitration practice: http://kkplaw.ru/en/practice/commercial-arbitration/

KK&P’s page in The GAR 100 2021 can be accessed at: https://globalarbitrationreview.com/survey/gar-100/2021/organization-profile/kulkov-kolotilov-partners


The GAR 100 is an annual survey carried out by Global Arbitration Review, identifying and recommending the best law firms ‘approved’ for international arbitration. The ranking has proved itself one of the most thoroughly researched in the field.