Maxim Kulkov is one of the top litigators in Russia, representing major international financial institutions as well as blue-chip domestic companies in high-value commercial disputes, including in cross-border cases. Sources are quick to applaud his business-centric approach, with one enthusing: "He understands the legal issues but is also very good at understanding the commercial issues of a dispute." A client adds: "Maxim is very knowledgeable and practical. He gave us good advice." He additionally acts on domestic judgment enforcement procedures and provides Russian law expert advice in high-value international arbitration mandates. He also acts as an arbitrator.