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.
In 1995, Artem graduated from the law department of Lomonosov Moscow State University, with a 1994 internship at the Columbia University School of Law (in New York).
From 1996 to January 2014, he worked for a major Russian law firm, progressing from lawyer to senior partner.
In 2000 he received his credentials as an attorney. He was awarded a medal from the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of Russia for “Service in the defense of the rights and liberties of the citizenry.”
Since 2004, he has been a candidate of legal sciences (PhD in law).
Since 2010, he has been a member of the Subcommittee on Crisis Management and Debt Issues, a part of the Committee of Business Security of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
Until 2013 Artem was the member of the Executive Council of “Multilaw”, the leading network of the independent law firms. Since 2014, Artem is partner at INFRALEX Law Firm.
Since 2009, he has been recommended among the Best Lawyers for Arbitration and Mediation and Litigation. He was recommended in the European Legal Experts EMEA journal as an expert on Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), and Litigation. He was recommended in the Legal 500 ratings for outstanding achievements in international and domestic conflict resolution, and for his extensive work experience in restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and insolvency procedures. He was recognized as a leading lawyer in the journal Lawyer Monthly. In 2010, he was named one of the leading specialists in competition law by the survey Who's who Legal. In 2013, he was mentioned in the international rating IFLR 1000 for competency in bankruptcy (insolvency).
In 2016 Artem Kukin is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA.
Artem Kukin is a member of the Social Supervisory Board of the non-profit partnership Mercury Self-Regulating Organization of Arbitration Managers.
He now works on creating business-restructuring models for transferring offshore groups into Russia, as well as mergers and acquisitions, including agreements with government organizations for foreign investment in strategic enterprises. He assists in tendering private contracts within public-private partnership (PPP) projects.
Specialty: Corporate Law and M&A, Real Estate, Insolvency (Bankruptcy) Legislation, Civil Procedure and Arbitration.