Stepan Sultanov

  • A top choice for mid-market cases, representing both international clients and notable local names

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • KIAP areas of expertise include financial liability and insurance disputes as well as debt recovery claims. Acts on contractual disputes and assists with local enforcement proceedings

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • Represents clients from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail and pharmaceuticals

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • The team has a very practical and can-do attitude

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • KIAP team provides comprehensive legal advice that combines a strong breadth of resources with deep knowledge of the client’s business

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • The team is praised for their ability to resolve complex cases quickly

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • They are flexible and everything they provide is highly detailed. We appreciate the commercial approach and personalised attention of KIAP lawyers

    Chambers Europe 2019

Stepan is the Associate of our International commercial arbitration practice. Specializes in international private law. As well, he has an experience in representing clients in state commercial courts. Before KIAP, Stepan served as a deputy head of international legal practice of the premier broadline distributor on the Russian IT market. Has an experience in counseling manufacturing companies on international projects. In 2018, Stepan graduated from the Center for international legal education “Pericles” in Moscow as a Class Valedictorian. Fluent in English.


  • Center for international legal education “Pericles”, LL.M. in US law (Class Valedictorian) (2015-2018)
  • Internship in International commercial arbitration court at the RF CCI (2015)
  • Law and Courts International Internship at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA (2014)
  • Participation in international competitions and conferences (Willem C. Vis, ICC Lex Mercatoria, ECHR moot court) (2012-2015)
  • Perm State University, law faculty, international law (2010-2015)


  • Successful representation of a Russian manufacturing company in a dispute with a German manufacturer arising out of a extrusion lines supply contract.
  • Protection of client’s interests in a case against a leader of world space instrumentation engineering arising out of a distribution of IP rights to a software.
  • Advising a Russian company in a dispute with a Dutch manufacturing-and-trade company.
  • Advising a Russian leading manufacturer of office armchairs, chairs and stationeries in disputes with foreign equipment suppliers.
  • Advising a Russian manufacturer of computer equipment and high-tech products in relationships with foreign manufacturers and suppliers of components.  

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