KIAP, attorneys at law, has successfully represented a large mass-market retail network in a series of lawsuits


KIAP, attorneys at law, has successfully represented a large mass-market retail network in a series of lawsuits

The Arbitrazh court of Moscow district has recently brought down the curtain on a two-year series of disputes between a large garment mass-market retailer and a software developer.

The developer undertook to design complex software aimed to administer a trade information network and the online shop of the Client; the contracts also obliged the developer to provide associated services. Yet, the Client could not exploit the capabilities of the program for the latter was poorly developed.

A relatively simple dispute opened a Pandora’s box at a certain point. Still, the controversies were finally resolved by the courts that ruled in favor of KIAP’s client, and the developer had to make good unjust enrichment for the slipshod services.

The Client was represented by Irina Suspitcyna, head of projects (arbitration and mediation). Konstantin Astafiev, Partner of KIAP, was the manager of this successful project. 

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Litigation is KIAP's core practice, recommended by Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 EMEA, as well as by Russia's Pravo.Ru 300 and Kommersant ranking. Andrey Korelskiy, Anna Grishchenkova and Konstantin Astafiev are ranked top of the field. Andrey Korelskiy, the practice head, is an Associate at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and since 2015 is the Board Member of the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA). During 2016-2018 Partner Anna Grishchenkova was a regional representative of Russia in the IBA Litigation Committee, in 2018 was appointed a Co-Chair of the Young Litigation Lawyers Forum of IBA. Has the status of Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and is also a Regional Ambassador at HK45 - Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s committee (HKIAC). She is included into list of arbitrators in Austria (VIAC), Kuala Lumpur (KLRCA), Hong Kong (HKIAC), Russia (RAA), the Board Member of the Arbitration Center. Best Lawyers 2013 named Konstantin Astafiev the Litigator of the Year in Russia. Among the practice's clients are major Russian and international companies from various sectors of the economy. 

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