Krutilnikov Konstantin

Krutilnikov Konstantin, Partner Chairman, Attorney at Law
Partner Chairman, Attorney at Law

Specializes in corporate law, bankruptcy, litigation, operations with artworks.

Konstantin Krutilnikov’s projects are noted in the international (Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR1000) and Russian ratings ( and The Kommersant). Konstantin is recognized as one of the leading Lawyers in the “Corporate disputes” category (The Kommersant, 2017, 2018).

Professional experience

Konstantin Krutilnikov manages S&K Vertical, develops strategies for protection of businesses and management of legal risks in complex conflicts and corporate disputes and engages with public authorities while representing our Clients. He is an expert in litigation, corporate law and bankruptcy. In 2003—2008 he was the managing partner of the Green Corridor law firm, one of the leaders of the Russian market in protection of assets (Mergers and Acquisitions, 2008). In 2009—2010 Konstantin served in the Moscow region office of the Russia’s State Property Agency, where he headed the commission for bankruptcies of enterprises and supervised the work of the legal department. Konstantin is the co-author of the textbook “Illegal takeover: civil law and criminal law aspects” recommended by the Investigative Committee under the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation (2009). Konstantin is the member of the Supervisory Board of the Joseph Brodsky Museum Foundation.

Education: Law Department of the St. Petersburg State University, 1998; Executive MBA, Business School Skolkovo (2016).

  • represented the minority shareholder in a supplier for the nuclear industry in a corporate dispute with the leading investment company. The conflict included more than 100 litigations in 5 commercial courts in different regions of Russia, several criminal cases, the value of assets involved, $ 60 million;
  • represented the shareholder of a bank holding in the corporate conflict, which included more than 150 disputes in Russian courts. The  legal strategy developed in this case resulted in precedent-setting decisions of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation concerning the rights of beneficiaries, the value of assets is $ 110 million;
  • participated in a corporate conflict regarding the title to the largest pulp and paper mills in Siberia and North-West of Russia. The conflict included challenging the re-privatization of factories, ownership over shares, parallel registers of shareholders and ‘alternative’ management bodies, the asset’s value exceeded $ 1 billion;
  • represented the largest bank of one of the CIS countries in its investment projects and collecting debts in Russia and abroad, the project included more than 50 cases, the size of the bank’s claims exceeded $ 1 billion;
  • in 2003—2008, as a managing partner of the Green Corridor law firm (the predecessor of S&K Vertical), Konstantin took part in the development and implementation of anti-raider protection strategies in more than 50 projects throughout Russia; the result this work was successful protection of the assets worth more than $ 200 million and Konstantin Krutilnikov’s recognition as one of the leading consultants in St. Petersburg (The Kommersant, 2008);
  • represented the large Russian bank with foreign participation (top 10) in handling disputes with borrowers in more than 30 projects, including disputes in commercial courts in 25 regions of Russia, the amount of claims exceeding $ 100 million;
  • represented the large footwear manufacturer from China as a creditor in the bankruptcy proceedings on the Russian shoe chain, the amount of the debt is $ 10 million;
  • represented the owner of the oil company in a dispute with the bank (top 3) arising out of loan agreements, as well as in bankruptcy proceedings, the amount of claims is around $ 770 million;
  • represented the shareholder in a major corporate conflict regarding the restoration of corporate control and collection of debt for the shares in the context of the lost share register. The legal position formed in the case has been accepted by the Presidium of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation and is applied till the present time, the shares' value is $ 15 million;
  • represented one of the leaders of the European market of medical equipment in public-private partnership projects in Russia related to the establishment and operation of a network of medical centers, the investments volume exceeded $ 100 million
  • represented the owners of art collections (painting, porcelain, etc.) as to the issues related to acquisitions and sales at auctions, cross-border movement, as well as in litigation over the recognition of ownership over the works of art.

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