Profile submitted by Artem Kukin
Artem is the Head of Corporate Law and M&A practice at Infralex. He also specializes in Insolvency (Bankruptcy), Litigation and Arbitration. In the past year Artem and his team have started a large project of corporate reorganization of the key companies of Russian civil aircraft industry. Another work highlight is providing the legal support for complex multi-jurisdictional acquisition of a major asset in petrochemical industry (several billion USD worth).
Artem was admitted to the bar (Russia) in 2000. Since 2010, he has been a member of the Subcommittee on Crisis Management and Debt Issues of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. Starting from 2016 he is a member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Artem is also a member of Supervisory Board of the non-profit partnership of bankruptcy receivers.
Artem Kukin began his career as a trial lawyer, participating in large cases on bankruptcy and corporate disputes. Some of his most successful cases include resolving corporate disputes among shareholders of large oil and gas entities in Russia. From 1996 to January 2014, he worked for a major Russian law firm, progressing from lawyer to senior partner. Since 2014, Artem is partner at Infralex. He represents the interests of Russian and international companies in large-scale M&A deals. Artem also provides legal advice on agreements with government organizations for foreign investment in strategic enterprises.
Artem has contributed to numerous legal magazines and business newspapers such as “Lexology”, “The International Comparative Legal Guide”, “The strategic view”, “Zakon”, “Corporate Lawyer”, “Pravo.ru”, “Legal Insight”, “Kommersant” and “Vedomosti”.
Artem graduated from Moscow State University in 1995, completed the internship with Columbia Law School (New York City) in 1994 and holds a PhD degree in Legal Science from the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences.