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Fred Kuchlin
Senior Associate

Fred is a senior associate specialising in high-value and complex commercial disputes in both international arbitration and court proceedings.

Fred has deep experience of working on high value and hard fought cases that often involve multiple sets of parallel proceedings around the world. Over the past decade, he has worked on many of the most prominent disputes in the London market.

Fred has particular expertise in international commercial arbitration, including proceedings under the LCIA and ICC arbitration rules. Having spent six months on secondment to the LCIA's casework team, Fred has a detailed knowledge of the LCIA's arbitration rules.

Fred also has extensive experience of litigation before the English courts, including proceedings before the Commercial Court, Court of Appeal and UK Supreme Court.

Fred has particular experience of pursuing and resisting challenges to awards from London seated arbitrations before the English courts, and of offshore enforcement proceedings. Having studied Russian at university, Fred also has a particular interest in, and extensive experience of, disputes arising from the CIS.

As a solicitor advocate, Fred has rights of audience before all English courts in civil proceedings. He also has rights of audience before the AIFC Court in Kazakhstan.

Fred joined RPC in 2020 after six years in the arbitration group of another international law firm

Relevant work

  • Acting for a Ukrainian businessman successfully resisting a US$500m jurisdiction and freezing injunction claim by the liquidators of a major bank.
  • Acting for a major overseas bank in long-running proceedings relating to certain debt and guarantee claims and allegations of corporate raiding worth approximately US$ 490 million.
  • Acting for the receivers of a Cayman private equity fund in an ICC arbitration and Cayman court proceedings arising from claims worth over US$1 billion.
  • Acting for Victor Pinchuk, a Ukrainian businessman, in an LCIA arbitration and Commercial Court proceedings regarding claims with an estimated value of US$1 billion concerning Ukrainian industrial assets.
  • Acting for BTA Bank on claims arising from a multi-billion dollar fraud committed by its former chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov.
  • Acting for a European energy major in an LCIA arbitration and related English and Cayman court proceedings concerning claims worth US$750 million arising from the sale and prior operation of petroleum licences offshore West Africa.
  • Acting for an African bank in an LCIA arbitration concerning claims worth US$500 million arising from a failed IT contract.
  • Acting for a Chinese conglomerate in proceedings before the Court of Appeal and UK Supreme Court in the leading case on evidence in civil proceedings allegedly obtained by torture.


Young International Arbitration Group

British–Ukrainian Law Association