Firm Profile > KK&P TRIAL LAWYERS > Moscow, Russia

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Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation Tier 3

Praised for its commercial approach, KK&P TRIAL LAWYERS has a boutique dispute resolution practice across arbitration and mediation. Managing partner and practice co-head Maxim Kulkov has specialist expertise in corporate, investment and construction disputes, and is notably experienced in handling mediation matters. Fellow co-head Oleg Kolotilov focuses on contract, corporate, and administrative disputes, and co-head Nikolay Pokryshkin notably contributes to the team’s ability to handle arbitral proceedings in the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and International Commercial Arbitration Court.


The team is excellent to work with – it remains innovative and responsive to the tightest of deadlines.

Maxim Kulkov is excellent as an expert witness.

Maxim Kulkov is a leading individual on the Russian dispute resolution market in general, but for arbitration in particular.

Dmitry Vlasov is a creative and responsive lawyer.

Key clients


Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 3

KK&P TRIAL LAWYERS acts for its growing high-profile client base in unique commercial dispute resolution and regularly represents clients in debt recovery and insolvency-related litigation. In the litigation space, the team is instructed in disputes in all levels of the state courts including the Russian Supreme Court. Practice co-heads Maxim KulkovOleg Kolotilov and Nikolay Pokryshkin are the key contacts. Senior associate Dmitry Vlasov is also noted.

Key clients

International Bank of Azerbaijan


T Plus


Volga Terminal Transit


Air Liquide

Clifford Chance

Finvision Holdings Limited

Maxar Technologies


PCB Litigation



Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

KK&P TRIAL LAWYERS provides boutique dispute resolution advice and is particularly adept at handling insolvency litigation for lender clients. The practice is also well versed in representing clients in parallel proceedings at a domestic and international level, and acting for beneficiaries on matters involving subsidiary liability for the obligations of debtors. Department co-heads Maxim Kulkov, Nikolay Pokryshkin and Oleg Kolotilov are seasoned practitioners in the insolvency space.


KK&P Trial Lawyers showed high professionalism, competence and deep knowledge of the law.

Very often, lawyers speak their own legal language rather than the language of business – KK&P Trial Lawyers is a pleasant exception. They find a common ground with judges, counterparties and clients. When a client does not understand the intricacies of the legal process, this can be particularly reassuring.

Nikolay Pokryshkin showed himself as a lawyer with perfect knowledge of the subject. I would particularly note his good understanding of the international practice in insolvency cases and operational decision-making.

Key clients


International Bank of Azerbaijan



Volga Terminal Transit




B&N Bank

Clifford Chance

Hlynov Bank

Raiffeisen Bank

Rost Bank

Rost Factoring Company



KK&P is a Russian arbitration and litigation boutique focusing on commercial dispute resolution in Russia and abroad (including CIS-related disputes with Russia & CIS-based parties and assets). Recognised by the GAR 100 as one of only two Russian firms among the world’s leading arbitration firms, KK&P is ranked among the five best dispute resolution firms in Russia.


The firm is headed by three partners – Maxim Kulkov (one of Russia’s top litigators, who has over 24 years’ experience and over a hundred court wins), Oleg Kolotilov and Nikolay Pokryshkin, who, over the many years of their joint work, have formed one of the strongest teams in the field of commercial dispute resolution. The firm brings together a carefully selected team of dispute resolution-focused lawyers with extensive experience in commercial litigation and arbitration (including insolvency litigation proceedings). Eight members of the firm’s team (including all three partners) have advocate status.


KK&P has represented clients in Russian commercial courts and courts of general jurisdiction of all levels (including the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court) and all major arbitral institutions (LCIA, ICC, SCC, VIAC and ICAC), as well as in ad hoc arbitrations (for example, under UNCITRAL rules). The firm has handled cases in 50+ jurisdictions including courts of various foreign states (including England, the USA, Germany, Cyprus, Belgium and the BVI). With KK&P, clients benefit from a dedicated and focused team with a partner’s active involvement from start to finish. A smaller structure and narrow specialisation allows for greater flexibility when it comes to staffing, pricing and avoiding conflicts of interest. As a boutique law firm, KK&P accepts a limited number of engagements in order to make `sure that clients receive a tailor-made approach consistent with the highest standards of the profession.


1) Complex Dispute Resolution (domestic, CIS-related and international disputes):

International & Domestic Arbitration

Insolvency Litigation (with cross-border aspects)

Proceedings in Russian Courts

Proceedings in Foreign Courts

– Expert Reports, Legal Opinions on Russian law for foreign courts and arbitral proceedings

2) Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution

3) Corporate & Regulatory Investigations


For arbitration/litigation enquiries, please contact KK&P’s partners:

Department Name Email Telephone
International & Domestic Arbitration Maxim Kulkov +7 495 258 3941
International & Domestic Arbitration Oleg Kolotilov +7 495 258 3941
International & Domestic Arbitration Nikolay Pokryshkin +7 495 258 3941
Proceedings in Russian Courts Maxim Kulkov +7 495 258 3941
Proceedings in Russian Courts Oleg Kolotilov +7 495 258 3941
Proceedings in Russian Courts Nikolay Pokryshkin +7 495 258 3941
Proceedings in Foreign Courts Maxim Kulkov +7 495 258 3941
Proceedings in Foreign Courts Oleg Kolotilov +7 495 258 3941
Insolvency Litigation (with Cross-Border Aspects) Maxim Kulkov +7 495 258 3941
Insolvency Litigation (with Cross-Border Aspects) Nikolay Pokryshkin +7 495 258 3941
Insolvency Litigation (with Cross-Border Aspects) Oleg Kolotilov +7 495 258 3941
Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution Maxim Kulkov +7 495 258 3941
Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution Oleg Kolotilov +7 495 258 3941
Corporate & Regulatory Investigations Maxim Kulkov +7 495 258 3941
Corporate & Regulatory Investigations Nikolay Pokryshkin +7 495 258 3941
Expert Reports, Legal Opinions on Russian Law for Foreign Courts and Arbitral Proceedings Maxim Kulkov +7 495 258 3941
Arbitration Services Maxim Kulkov +7 495 258 3941
Photo Name Position Profile
 Oleg Kolotilov  photo Oleg Kolotilov Partner
 Maxim Kulkov  photo Maxim Kulkov Managing Partner
 Nikolay Pokryshkin  photo Nikolay Pokryshkin Partner
Overall number of lawyers focused on litigation and arbitration (including partners) : 17

CLIENT: Vice-President
TESTIMONIAL: GATX Rail Vostok LLC has collaborated with KK&P on several important projects. We consider KK&P as a very professional and reliable partner. KK&P’s work exceeded all of our expectations and their qualified team has earned our respect and appreciation.

CLIENT: General Counsel
COMPANY/FIRM: Brunswick Rail
TESTIMONIAL: Maxim Kulkov has represented Brunswick Group in various commercial disputes for more than 7 years. His involvement in a case makes us confident of its successful resolution. We have also successfully worked together with Nikolay Pokryshkin who we recommend as a highly-qualified and responsible professional.

CLIENT: Senior Manager
TESTIMONIAL: We have found their advice to be measured, considered and business-oriented, the merits and risks of every course of action having been carefully calculated. The team’s work is both results-driven and as efficient as possible for the client.

CLIENT: Erick van Egeraat
COMPANY/FIRM: Design Erick van Egeraat
TESTIMONIAL: Over many years, Maxim Kulkov has proved his ability to resolve the most complicated issues. He has successfully represented me and my architecture bureau three times in international arbitrations in Moscow and Stockholm. The fourth dispute was settled even before its filing with the court.

CLIENT: Head of Legal
TESTIMONIAL: It’s a team of real professionals. They promptly begin tackling the client’s problems in order to settle the dispute as fast and as effectively as possible.

CLIENT: Financial Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Interstate Bank
TESTIMONIAL: 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.