General Partners


  • Evgeny RashchevskyPartner and Co-Head of International Arbitration and Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

    In 1999 he graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Volgograd State University; in 2001 he received a diploma with honors from the Russian School of Private Law (master's degree from the Research Center for Private Law named after S.S. Alekseev under the President of the Russian Federation); in 2004 he received PhD in Law.

    Since 2008, he has been a partner and co-head of the International Arbitration and Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

    He is a member of CIArb, RAC, International Board of the Arbitration Center at the RSPP; Vice President at the International Arbitration Court of the Qingdao Arbitration Commission in the SCO demonstration zone; member of KCAB INTERNATIONAL. Evgeny Is also a Solicitor for England and Wales.

    Evgeny has published a significant number of articles on international arbitration and civil law in specialized Russian and international legal journals, as well as a number of comments on international arbitration issues from the Russian Federation.

    He is a teacher of the master's program "Legal regulation of insolvency (bankruptcy)" of the Faculty of Law of Moscow State University named after Lomonosov, and of the course "Bankruptcy and International Arbitration".

  • Egor ChilikovPartner at the law firm Petrol Chilikov, Russian lawyer, English solicitor, MCIArb

    Egor graduated from the Faculty of Law of Moscow State University named after Lomonosov. Prior to founding Petrol Chilikov, Egor worked for a number of international and Russian law firms. He represents clients in commercial and investment arbitrations under the various arbitration rules, including the ICAC, LCIA, SCC, ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. Egor is also a member of the Royal Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).

  • Kirill TrukhanovManaging partner of the Trubor Law Office

    Kirill graduated from Chelyabinsk State University, received an MA in Private Law in the Russian School of Private Law, and an LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution in Queen Mary University of London. Prior to the establishment of law firm Trubor, Kirill was a head og the arbitration practice of one of the leading Russian law firms for more than 5 years. He has extensive experience in supporting complex commercial disputes (disputes for the recovery of damages, contract disputes, corporate disputes, disputes in the energy sector) in the leading international arbitration centers: LCIA, LCAM, HKIAC, ICC, SCC, etc. Kirill is recognized by leading international legal ratings Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal500.

  • Maxim KulkovManaging Partner of Kulkov, Kolotilov & Partners

    Maxim Kulkov is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of Moscow State University named after Lomonosov and Master of the University of Nottingham (UK) in International Commercial Arbitration.

    Maxim has over 27 years of experience in representing clients in international commercial arbitrations (ICAC at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, SCC, ICC, LCIA) and Russian courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, as well as in foreign courts (England, USA, Jersey, BVI, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Switzerland). He has won more than a hundred disputes.

    He has considered more than 47 cases in international commercial arbitrations and arbitration courts (ICAC, SCC, RSPP, RAC) in various roles: co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator and chairman of the panel of arbitrators.

    In the Chambers Europe 2020 in individual ratings of the best Russian lawyers, Maxim is among the top four in complex dispute resolution in Russia and the top ten lawyers in cross-border dispute resolution.

    In 2021, the Pravo.ru-300 in individual rating included Maxim Kulkov in the leading group in the following categories: Arbitration Litigation, International Litigation, International Arbitration.

    Independent international directories The GAR 100 (Global Arbitration Review), The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Who's Who Legal, Pravo.ru-300, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers recommend Maxim as one of the best Russian experts in international arbitration and mediation, resolution of complex litigation and arbitration proceedings.

  • Marina AkchurinaPrivate practice lawyer, founder of AkchurinaLegal and AkchurinaOnline, an online negotiation school, FCIArb, LL.M.

    Marina specializes in supporting a wide range of international disputes. Prior to establishing her private practice, she worked for the international law firm Cleary Gottlieb for 14 years, where she handled complex commercial and investment disputes in arbitration and state courts in Russia and abroad. She also acts as an independent arbitrator in domestic and international arbitration proceedings.

  • Maria LyubimovaHead of practice "International Arbitration and Cross-Border Disputes" in law firm "Regionservis", advocate, consultant of the Department of Comparative and International Private Law named after. S.S. Alekseev under the President of the Russian Federation, MCIArb

    Maria graduated with a master's degree from the Russian School of Private Law, as well as a postgraduate degree from the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation where she got the qualification of "teacher-researcher". Maria represents the interests of large Russian companies in proceedings in the ICAC at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. She is also a member of the editorial board of the Commercial Arbitration magazine and is the author of publications on issues of Russian and foreign law. "Best Lawyers" recommend Maria Lyubimova in the Arbitration and Mediation category.

  • Natalia AlenkinaAssociate Professor of the Law Program at the American University of Central Asia

    Natalia Alenkina is an Associate Professor at the American University of Central Asia, Ph.D.

    Ms.Alenkina combines her academic career with law practice at Satarov, Askarov & Partners law firm specializing in contracts, corporate law, litigation, and arbitration.

    Ms.Alenkina has extensive experience in arbitration as an arbitrator, legal counsel, and an expert in Kyrgyz law. Since 2019 Natalia has been a court member of the ICC International Arbitration Court (Paris) and from last year – an Ambassador of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre in Kyrgyzstan.

    Ms.Alenkina is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic. She is accredited by the Kyrgyz Ministry of Justice as a legal and human rights expert.

    Natalia Alenkina took part in the development of the Civil Procedure Code and the Law on Mediation in Kyrgyzstan.  She is a co-author of commentaries to the Kyrgyz Civil Code and Code of Civil Procedure.

  • Olga TsvetkovaAdvocate in international disputes

    For the past 14 years, Olga has successfully handled cross-border litigation and become a recognized expert in this area. Her competence includes advising companies, individuals and the state in investment and commercial disputes in various industries, including natural resources, energy, construction, telecommunications and others.

    Olga participated and coordinated the work of legal teams in more than 50 cases, including arbitrations under the rules of the ICAC at the CCI, RAC, ICC, LCIA, SCC, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL, as well as proceedings in the UK, Germany, Italy, China (Hong Kong) , Kazakhstan, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Turkey, France and other countries. Most of her cases are complex disputes involving significant sums of money with parallel proceedings in various jurisdictions.

    Previously, Olga was an adviser and co-head of the international arbitration group at EPAM Law Firm, and also supervised the defense of Russia in several international investment disputes at the Ministry of Justice.

    Olga is a co-founder of the first Guide to Next Generation of Russian Arbitrators.

    She graduated from the Faculty of Law of Moscow State University named after Lomonosov and received a master's degree in international law in Switzerland (MIDS).

  • Stepan SultanovProject Manager at the International Commercial Arbitration Practice at law firm KIAP, LL.M.

    Stepan specializes in resolving complex disputes with a foreign element. Stepan represents the clients both in state courts and in international arbitrations under the rules of LCIA, ICC, VIAC, SCC, ICAC, RAC and other arbitration centers. Since 2020, he has been actively involved in disputes in the construction, raw materials (oil and petrochemicals), distribution and IT sectors of the market caused by force majeure circumstances (force majeure) or a significant change in circumstances. He has many years of experience in resolving disputes from contracts for the international sale of goods and independent / bank guarantees. Prior to joining KIAP, he served as deputy head of the international legal practice of the largest general distributor in the Russian IT market. He has extensive experience of interaction with Chinese and Hong Kong counterparties in the field of commercial relations.

  • Tatiana TereshchenkoHead of the analytical department at Prime Advice St. Petersburg Law Office, Professor of the Department of Civil Law and Procedure at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg), FCIArb

    Along with the scientific and educational work, she has been consulting for more than 17 years and participating in arbitration (arbitration) proceedings as an arbitrator. Tatiana specializes in civil law, intellectual property, modern technology law, private international law and international arbitration. She is included in the recommended list of arbitrators of the International Arbitration "IUS" (St. Petersburg - Kazakhstan), the unified recommended list of arbitrators of the Russian Arbitration Center (Moscow), the recommended list of arbitrators of the Russian Arbitration Association (Moscow).

  • Yuri BabichevALUMNI Partners, Partner, LL.M.

    Yury Babichev focuses on international arbitrations and cross-border litigations. He is experienced in commercial and investment arbitrations, fraud and conspiracy claims, derivative litigations, shareholder disputes, contentious M&A transactions, large-scale debt recovery and restructurings, distressed asset sales and other special situations involving multiple jurisdictions.

    Yury has advised clients on litigations in various jurisdictions, including England, the USA, the BVI, Bermuda, Cyprus, Ireland, Malta, Turkey, Switzerland, France and The Netherlands, and arbitral proceedings seated in major arbitration centres, such as London, Paris, Stockholm, Moscow, Hong Kong and The Hague, under multiple arbitration rules.

    Yury’s clients include major Russian and foreign companies across a broad spectrum of industries, including energy, oil&gas, machine building, metals, banks, IT and FinTech. Yury is recommended for International Arbitration by the major international legal directory The Legal 500 and has been ranked among top arbitration practitioners in Russia by The Russian Arbitration Association (RAA 40) for four years running.

    Yuri also acts as an arbitrator in various disputes and is a member of the Board of the Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration.

    Prior to founding ALUMNI Partners, Yury was a partner and formerly a counsel at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP and head of the international arbitration group at Goltsblat BLP LLP. Prior to this, Yuri worked for ten years at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.