Kirill Shmotin, PhD

Partner, PhD in Law,

Dipl.-Jur. (MGU, Russia)

+7 (495) 198-04-00 (ext. 902)

Russian, English 




Mr. Shmotin specializes in dispute resolution in the courts of general jurisdiction and arbitration system.


During the years of his practice, he has participated in many successful court cases to protect the interests of large and medium-sized businesses, including well-known transnational corporations.  Also he has experience in resolving disputes under lease, supply, services, leasing, insurance etc. Successfully represented the interests of a number of large companies in the field of bankruptcy.


Prior to joining SKS Confidence Law Firm, Mr. Shmotin worked as a lawyer at an international consulting law firm, as well as at the law office.



Postgraduate Education

  • Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law by the Government of the Russian Federation (specialty "Civil Process; Arbitration Process").

  • Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property (specialty: "Civil Law")

Graduate School (Diploma)

  • Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Law (Diploma), specialization in Civil and Business Law

Scientific activities


  • Association of Lawyers of Russia

  • Head of the Energy Law Working Group of the German-Russian Lawyers Association (DRJV);

  • Editor and author of several paragraphs of the book "Energy Law of Russia and Germany: a comparative legal study" (2nd edition, edited by F.J. Säcker, P.G Lakhno, Berlin / Moscow);

  • Author of more than twenty scientific publications in Russian and German languages on the issues of Energy, Banking, Information, Business Law in the leading scientific and practical publications;

  • Participant of many Russian and international scientific conferences.

Representative experience


  • Representation of the interests of the largest European automobile concern in various project areas, including representation in courts and administrative authorities in various regions of the Russian Federation;

  • Representation of interests of a well-known company (the largest world private company) engaged in food production in various project areas, including representation in courts and administrative authorities. More than a dozen court cases have been won in favor of the client;

  • Representation of interests of a well-known global manufacturer of construction equipment in litigations concerning leasing;

  • Representation of interests of a Russian company, widely sought after in the global IT market for cases of intellectual property rights protection;

  • Representation of interests of a well-known American manufacturer of telecommunication equipment in disputes with state corporations of the Russian Federation (equipment purchasers);

  • Representation of interests of large Russian companies in disputes with Federal Tax Service on issues of additional (illegal) charge of VAT;

  • Representation of interests of large Russian companies in bankruptcy cases, both on the side of the claimant and on the side of the debtor;

  • Representation of interests of a manufacturer of premium Swiss watches on the issue of debt collection in the territory of the Russian Federation;

  • Representation of interests of the Russian manufacturer of clothes on the issues of rental of premises and opening of new outlets;

  • Advising a Russian representative office of an American concern on business, corporate, contract law, regulatory law (including sanctions issues) and dispute resolution;

  • Advising and judicial representation of private clients (including TOP managers of major international corporations) on family law issues, including inheritance planning, sharing of jointly acquired property (including complex sections of business and foreign assets), legal support for surrogacy and disputes related to children.

  • Advising Russian and foreign companies on the establishment of joint ventures and the registration of new brands on the Russian market.


  • Shmotin K.S. Costs in civil proceedings / Thesis for the degree of candidate of legal sciences (specialty 12.00.15). Moscow. 2018.

  • Shmotin K.S. The legal nature of the costs associated with the consideration of the case // Modern Law. 2018. No. 10;

  • Shmotin K.S. Ways of development of the institute of legal costs: comparative legal analysis // Journal of Russian Law. 2018. No. 10;

  • Shmotin K.S. Functions of state duty from the perspective of access to justice. // Legislation. No. 4, 2017.



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