Maxim Kulkov addressed the Swedish Law Day in Russia

On 14 December, KK&P Managing Partner Maxim Kulkov took part in a panel discussion on recent trends and significant events related to Swedish and Russian dispute resolution.

The panellists considered three main sets of questions:

  1. The first part dealt with the influence of the Russian arbitration reform on the dispute resolution market. The speakers discussed who “won” and who “lost” out from the reform, the benefits and risks of “non-licensed” arbitration institutions and how arbitration in Russia is fairing in the competition with Russian litigation over high-stakes disputes.
  2. The second part was dedicated to the main trends in dispute resolution in Russia. The participants unanimously emphasised the obvious increase in the fragmentation of the market, the change in the approach of law firms to their reputation in international arbitration outside Russia, and changes connected to the selection of counsel in recent years. They gave their predictions regarding the near future of the dispute resolution market in Russia.
  3. In the third part, the speakers shared their views on the main trends in Russian dispute resolution from the perspective of junior lawyers. The participants discussed the changing attitudes and priorities of newly graduated lawyers, assessed the general level of the younger generation, as well as trends towards flexibility in relation to remote working and the growing interest of young professionals in international arbitration.

Along with Maxim, the conference was attended by leading legal practitioners from both Sweden and Russia, including Anna Grishchenkova (KIAP), Evgeny Raschevsky (EPAM), Fredrik Ringquist (Mannheimer Swartling) and Johan Sidklev (Roschier).

The Fourth Annual Swedish Law Day is co-organised by the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA) and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). The conference aims to build on and expand ties between the Swedish and Russian legal community by creating a platform for an open exchange of ideas and experiences.