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Maxim Kulkov

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Work Department

International and domestic arbitration
Proceedings in Russian courts
Proceedings in foreign courts
Alternative dispute resolution
Corporate and regulatory investigations
• Expert opinions on Russian law in support of foreign proceedings
• Arbitration services


Managing Partner


KK&P (Kulkov, Kolotilov & Partners), 2015
• Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 2011
• Goltsblat BLP, 2008
• Pepelyaev, Goltsblat and Partners, 2003
• Alrud, 1999


English, Russian


• Moscow Region Bar
• ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
• ICC Russia Arbitration Committee
• Russian Arbitration Association
• Listed arbitrator at the Arbitration Court at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
• Listed arbitrator at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
• Listed arbitrator at the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA)
• Chairman of the RSPP United Mediation Service
• Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service's (FAS) Expert Council on Unfair Competition


• The University of Nottingham (UK), Master of Laws (LL.M.), 2003
• Moscow State University Law School, 1997


Dispute resolution: Litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: Litigation

The ‘very well-connected’ team at KK&P TRIAL LAWYERS ‘knows the Russian disputes market inside and out’ and is ‘highly recommended for difficult mandates’. Managing partner Maxim Kulkov is ‘a big name in the industry’ and Oleg Kolotilov is ‘an accomplished and powerful advocate’; the duo represented a Russian investment company in a dispute challenging an issue preclusion concerning a violation of brokerage activity before the Supreme Court. They are also representing the state of Ukraine in a highly complex litigation against an application by Tatneft, a major Russian oil company, for recognition and enforcement of an investment arbitral award worth approximately $150m. Dmitry Vlasov ‘is incredibly efficient and always adds value’.

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Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

Headed by ‘dedicated and highly experienced litigator’ Maxim Kulkov, KK&P TRIAL LAWYERS  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. Oleg Kolotilov focuses on corporate, contractual and administrative disputes and is lauded for his ability to ‘offer clearly understandable and strategic solutions to the most complex questions’. Recent work includes representing a Russian aviation servicing company in a series of ICAC arbitral proceedings against a Ukrainian military equipment manufacturer, and representing an industrial constructor in a high-value ICAC commercial arbitration against a major Russian developer.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Nikolay Pokryshkin, Maxim Kulkov and Oleg Kolotilov jointly head the team at boutique litigation firm KK&P TRIAL LAWYERS, which has a strong track record in representing banking institutions and other creditors in cross-border insolvency proceedings. Pokryshkin and Kulkov are representing Raiffeisen Bank in attempts to recover over $53m of debt (secured by the mortgage of one of Russia’s largest shopping centres) and in protecting the client's interest against various claims made by the debtor and its affiliates. Kolotilov acts for oil and gas sector clients in bankruptcy proceedings. Other clients include Czech Export Bank, B&N Bank and Arcticgas.

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