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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Commercial Court of Moscow confirms possibility of granting anti anti-suit injunction

In Case No A40-197598/2023, the Commercial Court of Moscow granted an injunction prohibiting the continuation of a SIAC arbitration, in which, in turn, the opponent party sought to prohibit proceedings in a Russian court in breach of an arbitration agreement Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner) and Anastasiya Khalyavina (Junior Associate), KK&P The Commercial Court of Moscow […]
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Russian courts justify refusal to enforce arbitral award in favour of “unfriendly” parties by reference to counter-sanctions decrees

Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner) and Nikita Chernyshenko (Associate), KK&P This article discusses the decisions of the Russian courts in Case No А32-47144/2022, which refused recognition and enforcement of a LCIA arbitral award, issued in favour of a party from a jurisdiction that had imposed sanctions on Russia. In refusing to recognise the award, the Russian […]
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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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Russian court confirms availability of anti-suit injunction as interim measure (Commercial Court of St Petersburg and the Leningrad District)

In Case A56-103943/2023, the Commercial Court of St Petersburg and the Leningrad District granted an anti-suit injunction as an interim measure while the resolution of an application for a permanent anti-suit injunction against proceedings in Hong Kong and at the HKIAC remained pending. Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner) and Anastasiya Khalyavina (Junior Associate), KK&P The Commercial […]
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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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Russian court upholds interim measures against assets of defendants’ subsidiaries (Commercial Court of the North-Western District)

In Case No A56-129797/2022, a Russian cassation court maintained interim measures imposed on the Russian assets of a corporate group, including the defendants’ subsidiaries, to ensure the effective enforcement in Russia of any future judgment. Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner) and Anastasiya Khalyavina (Junior Associate), KK&P The Commercial Court of the North-Western District (Cassation Court) has […]
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Practical Law has published KK&P annual legal reviews

Managing partner Maxim Kulkov and Associate Luiza Movsisyan prepared for Practical Law an overview of mediation and amicable settlements in arbitration and civil litigation in Russia. Annotation to the review “Mediation: Overview (Russian Federation)”: A Practice Note providing an overview of the key legal issues that need to be considered, from a Russian law perspective, […]
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