About the practice:

We have very extensive experience in conducting internal investigations for companies, including pre- and post- M&A investigations, and investigations triggered by internal reports, media reports and requests by government agencies.


We advise clients on the following issues:

  • internal investigation issues (for example, fraud, corruption and theft)
  • external investigations by regulators (for example, the Federal Antimonopoly Service, the Financial Monitoring Service, the Consumer Protection Monitoring Service, the prosecutor’s office and the police)
  • investigations initiated by foreign regulators (for example, the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)).
Reviews:

“They are also excellent forensic lawyers with excellent attention to detail”The Legal 500, 2021

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

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

“They are clear, concise and very to the point”
Chambers Europe, 2020

“The firm stands out because of its very responsible and rigorous approach – efficient, collaborative and friendly”
Chambers Europe, 2019

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

“KK&P provides a deep, thoughtful, scrupulous approach and a matter of fact, proactive attitude”
The GAR 100, 2018

“They’re responsive, they’re prepared to adjust to the needs of the client. They provide results in a form that is accessible and understandable to persons who do not have special knowledge in the field of law”
Chambers Europe, 2017

“The lawyers always keep to deadlines and would always be available, 10pm in the evening or 7am in the morning. Our cases need a creative approach and that’s what the team does”
Chambers Europe, 2016

“We are grateful to Maxim for cooperation that allows our company to receive necessary legal services and high quality advice”
Mospromstroy, 2015

“We have worked with Maxim Kulkov and his team for a number of years already, and together we successfully tackled unique and complex situations. Maxim’s arsenal includes an approach that is tailor-made to the client’s needs and to the requirements of each of his cases”
Interstate Bank, 2015

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Projects:
An internal investigation of a consulting company regarding compliance with anti-money laundering legislation triggered by a request from the Russian Financial Monitoring Service.
Checking a Russian food manufacturer’s compliance with anticorruption legislation prior to its acquisition by an US investor.
An antitrust investigation of a US mobile devices manufacturer and several Russian mobile phone operators.

An internal investigation of a Russian subdivision of a US IT company in connection with employees being suspected of disclosing confidential information to competitors.

Construction of waste processing plants in Russia at a cost of US$350 million – from reviewing investment agreements to matters of criminal, antitrust, administrative and environmental law.
Advising a major US technology firm in connection with due diligence carried out after the acquisition of shares in a Russian company to check compliance with the FCPA.
An internal investigation of an international bank triggered by accusations by UK and US regulators of manipulation of foreign exchange rates, including a review of traders’ correspondence and internal bank documents, as well as interviews with suspected persons.

Advising an independent compliance monitor in connection with the monitoring of an international financial services company with regard to measures taken against fraud and money laundering.
Carrying out an internal investigation of Russian managers of a Scandinavian steel producer who were suspected of corruption.