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Fred Kuchlin
Associate

Fred is an 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. He has worked on some of the most prominent disputes in the market in recent years.

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 practices and procedures. 

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. Fred also has a particular interest in, and extensive experience of, disputes arising from Russia and the CIS.

As a solicitor advocate, Fred has rights of audience before all English courts in civil proceedings.

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

Relevant work

  • 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.

Memberships

Young International Arbitration Group