About the practice:

We represent clients in foreign courts, and advise them on litigation abroad and on cooperation between Russian and foreign courts.

We also act as a link between Russian clients and local counsel in foreign jurisdictions, providing accurate descriptions of the task at hand to such local counsel, agree on budgets and deadlines, and fully control the quality of service.

We have worked on court cases in more than 50 countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.

Our services in this area include:

  • the granting of interim relief measures by foreign courts in support of Russian litigation proceedings
  • obtaining foreign lawyers’ legal opinions for Russian courts and opinions on Russian law issues for foreign courts
  • preparing foreign citizens’ witness statements for Russian courts, as well as Russian witness statements for foreign courts
  • enforcement of Russian awards and court judgments abroad as well as enforcement of foreign judgments in Russia
  • serving Russian court notices on foreign entities and vice-versa
  • serving foreign court notices in Russia (for example, witness interrogation and recording of evidence) and serving Russian court notices abroad
  • handling cases related to Russian business, which are being considered on their merits by foreign courts

“For a year of work on the project, we did not have a single hitch on organizational issues, not a single agreed condition was violated, which allowed us to feel that the fate of our project was in good hands and we can rely on KK&P for any matter”The Legal 500, 2021

“The firm’s key attributes are creativity, responsiveness and in-depth expertise in Russian law and an ability to explain Russian law and how it is applied in practice. The lawyers have a keen understanding of how they can assist in their role as overseas lawyers in complex multi jurisdictional litigation”
The Legal 500, 2021

“Maxim is well regarded and respected in the English High Court as an expert who gives independent, clear, reasoned, and coherent opinions”
The Legal 500, 2021

“They have a strong preparation in court hearings. They represent the interest of our company as if they are part of it”
Chambers Europe, 2021

“The team is excellent to work with – it remains innovative and responsive to the tightest of deadlines”
The Legal 500, 2020

“They find common ground with judges, counterparties and clients”
The Legal 500, 2020

“Very often, lawyers speak their own legal language rather than the language of business – KK&P Trial Lawyers is a pleasant exception. When a client does not understand the intricacies of the legal process, this can be particularly reassuring”
The Legal 500, 2020

“… meticulous attention to detail of every single document and piece of evidence”
Chambers Europe, 2020

“KK&P partners are distinguished by their “bravery”, proving more willing to take on cases against major Russian state-owned companies than some of their local competitors”
The GAR 100, 2019

“The team is praised for its very thorough and detailed work on each and every aspect of the case”
Chambers Europe, 2019

“The approachable, pragmatic team at KK&P has excellent litigation capabilities and an innovative mindset, and finds creative solutions to difficult, high-stakes issues”
The Legal 500, 2018

“Kulkov and Pokryshkin are like ‘raging bulls’ during hearings”
The GAR 100, 2018

“They do an excellent job of managing a large number of proceedings, and are always responsive and cognisant of the client’s concerns”
Chambers Europe, 2018

“They are driven by the client’s success. They invest time to understand the client’s situation and desired result”
Chambers Europe, 2017

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Representing the International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA), Azerbaijan’s largest bank, in a dispute with Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, in proceedings for the recognition of the decision on IBA’s US$3.3 billion debt restructuring.

The firm successfully protected the interests of the client, one of the leading railcar operating lessors in Russia, against a claim by a former senior manager dismissed for the illegal transfer of internal information, which led to the failure of debt restructuring in the amount of over US$855m.
Coordinating Cyprus proceedings related to a corporate conflict between a client and his business partner, who together owned an elite housing estate in Moscow on an equal footing. Without the client’s consent, the partner transferred the estate to third parties under his control at a reduced price, which resulted in the client losing US$110m.
Cyprus, Bermuda, England
Representing a client in a dispute with one of the richest Russian businessmen according to Forbes, in connection with the illegal deprivation of the share of our client in a large Russian bank. The dispute is complex, providing for representation in Cyprus, Bermuda, Russia and the UK.
Advising the client on the possibility of filing a conspiracy claim with an English court on recovery of damages caused by interim relief introduced by a Cyprus court.

European Union
Advising the client, which was sued by a rival company in connection with an alleged patent infringement. The claim is aimed to block the import, manufacture, sale, and use of the client’s invention, which the rival company claims infringes its patents.
Advising a client to determine the legal risks of investing in a Dutch fintech startup located in the Netherlands. The risks are related to the claim of a large Russian bank against the startup and its top management for termination of the startup’s business and compensation of losses caused by alleged using of the bank’s business opportunities and violating its IP rights.
Obtaining interim relief in a French court in favour of a Russian investor. Advising a client in relation to a bank guarantee issued by a French bank.
United Kingdom
Tracing a debtor’s assets in the United Kingdom, obtaining English court interim relief in favour of a Russian bank, preparing a Russian law witness statement for an English court.
Representing a Russian private pension fund in the Brussels Commercial Court in a dispute relating to the acquisition of shares in a major Russian bank.

The British Virgin Islands

Preparing a Russian law legal opinion for a BVI court in relation to a dispute regarding the recovery of damages from the management of a Russian energy company.

Defending a Russian transport company in three sets of proceedings in a Syrian court.
Advising Russian state companies in relation to the enforcement of foreign court and arbitration decisions in China.
Advising a Russian construction company on sanctions imposed against it by the UN and on bank guarantees issued by Turkish banks.

Drafting an expert opinion on Russian employment and corporate law and on disclosure of evidence in the divorce proceedings of a Russian businessman in a US court.
Representing a Russian investor in proceedings in Kazakh courts.