Success cases

KIAP successfully contested significant tax claims of a large industrial company in arbitration court
KIAP successfully contested significant tax claims of a large industrial company in arbitration court
KIAP lawyers successfully challenged additional charges resulting from field tax audit of the world's largest manufacturer of industrial goods. The company's claims were related to the alleged unjustified tax benefit resulting from business relationship with unscrupulous counterparties. … »
KIAP lawyers defended the Client’s interests in construction dispute in ICC
KIAP lawyers defended the Client’s interests in construction dispute in ICC
In the course of consideration of the dispute related to construction of VTB Arena KIAP lawyers managed to prove that the Principal doesn’t have any unfulfilled obligations to its contractor. The circumstances of this complicated case were investigated from the actual point o… »
KIAP lawyers managed to bring CEO of a bankrupt company to vicarious liability in the amount of 1,7 billion rubles through the court
KIAP lawyers managed to bring CEO of a bankrupt company to vicarious liability in the amount of 1,7 billion rubles through the court
In the course of a bankruptcy case of a large tour operator KIAP lawyers managed to prove the existence of legal grounds for bringing the former CEO to liability for the debts of the company – CEO did not transfer any documents on the company’s activity to insolvency officer, which precluded… »
KIAP lawyers saved from contestation the deal worth more than 100 million rubles
KIAP lawyers saved from contestation the deal worth more than 100 million rubles
On September 24, after a number of court hearings in the bankruptcy case at the Moscow Region Arbitration Court, KIAP lawyers managed to prove the legitimacy of the interests of the owners of a large distributor of climate equipment in a dispute over invalidating purchase and sale contract for w… »
KIAP, Attorneys at Law, successfully represented the interests of a large energetic company in a dispute at the ICAC on assurances and guarantees
KIAP, Attorneys at Law, successfully represented the interests of a large energetic company in a dispute at the ICAC on assurances and guarantees
The plaintiff stated in the claims that he suffered multi-million dollar losses in connection with the violation of the seller's guarantees and assurances provided in the contract of sale of the power station. However, KIAP lawyers, representing the seller, managed to prove that the p… »
The judgment of High Court of Justice in England for £30 million finally came into force
The judgment of High Court of Justice in England for £30 million finally came into force
In the beginning of July, 2018 The Court of Appeal rejected to accept an appeal of Mr Bazhanov, referring to its groundlessness and the absence of violations by the judge of the High court of Justice in England in deciding to refuse jurisdiction. In December, 2017 the High court of Ju… »
KIAP, Attorneys at law, successfully represented the interests of a top manager of a company in a dispute related to damages
KIAP, Attorneys at law, successfully represented the interests of a top manager of a company in a dispute related to damages
Within the claims under the lawsuit the company stated that in the conditions of a difficult financial situation the CEO of the company unreasonably caused the company's losses in the amount of more than 30 million rubles. However, KIAP lawyers managed to prove in the courts of all instances, inc… »
AB KIAP proved the lawfulness and validity of the Principal's actions in determining the customs value of imported goods
AB KIAP proved the lawfulness and validity of the Principal's actions in determining the customs value of imported goods
In May 2017 the Moscow customs initiated a cameral customs audit for a large importing company. Within the audit the structure and the size of the customs value of goods imported for the previous three-year period were checked. During the inspection KIAP lawyers prepared and submitted documents, … »
KIAP lawyers successfully represented interests of the Client in High Court of Justice in England in a dispute for £30 million
KIAP lawyers successfully represented interests of the Client in High Court of Justice in England in a dispute for £30 million
In December 2017, in Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice in England the final hearing of the claim of Alexey Bazhanov to companies of the Saint Petersburg holding “Blago” owner, Arkadiy Fosman, was held. Alexey Bazhanov tried to collect  £30 million pounds of reparation for asse… »
KIAP lawyers helped the Client to reduce cadastral value of an office building located in the center of Moscow for over 750 million rubles
KIAP lawyers helped the Client to reduce cadastral value of an office building located in the center of Moscow for over 750 million rubles
KIAP successfully finished the litigation of the case on establishment of cadastral value of the office building located in the center of Moscow. As a result of consideration of an administrative claim filed by the Bureau and the examination of the market value of the object, the cadastral … »
KIAP lawyers successfully represented interests of a former top-manager of a large trading network in a dispute for 11 billion rubles
KIAP lawyers successfully represented interests of a former top-manager of a large trading network in a dispute for 11 billion rubles
KIAP, Attorneys at Law, have represented the interests of a former top-manager of a large trading network in a dispute regarding his vicarious liability in the bankruptcy case for the debts of the company. The sum of creditors’ claims exceeded 11 billion rubles. Despite opponents’… »
KIAP lawyers helped the Client to reduce cadastral value of an office building located in the center of Moscow for over 250 million rubles
KIAP lawyers helped the Client to reduce cadastral value of an office building located in the center of Moscow for over 250 million rubles
AB KIAP successfully finished the litigation of the case on establishment of cadastral value of the office building located in the center of Moscow which was handled in the Moscow City Court. As a result of consideration of an administrative claim filed by the Bureau and the examinatio… »
AB KIAP provided legal support for Zvezda Shipbuilding complex in conclusion of transaction on launch of joint venture with Hyundai
AB KIAP provided legal support for Zvezda Shipbuilding complex in conclusion of transaction on launch of joint venture with Hyundai
In May 2017 Russian “Zvezda Shipbuilding complex” and Korean Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (HSHI) have launched a joint venture in the field of engineering and project management – OOO “Zvezda-Hyundai” in Bolshoi Kamen, Prymorsky Kray. Terms of transaction stipulate for th… »
AB KIAP successfully finished the number of cases against Lloyd’s reinsurers for the claims more than 40 USD millions
AB KIAP successfully finished the number of cases against Lloyd’s reinsurers for the claims more than 40 USD millions
On May 23, 2017 Arbitration Court of Moscow Region (cassation court) decided to leave in force the decisions of the Moscow Arbitration Court and Ninth Arbitration Court of Appeal, according to which foreign reinsurers’ claim to the Russian insurance company - AB KIAP’s principal&nb… »
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 t… »
KIAP successfully finished the insurance dispute for more than $4 million
KIAP successfully finished the insurance dispute for more than $4 million
On May, 23, 2017 Arbitration Court of Moscow Region (cassation court) decided to leave in force the decision of the Ninth Arbitration Court of Appeal, according to which foreign reinsurers’ claim to the Russian insurance company - AB KIAP’s principal  - was denied in full. Th… »
KIAP team successfully finished the outstanding labor dispute in favor of one of the Russian retail leaders
KIAP team successfully finished the outstanding labor dispute in favor of one of the Russian retail leaders
KIAP lawyers successfully represented the Russian retail leader in dispute with the former top-manager of the company. The employee made a claim to the court on employment reinstatement and recovery of bonuses in excess 50 millions of rubles. The key problem of the case was to prove that the bon… »
KIAP has successfully defended interests of a large foreign company in a dispute against Baltic customs
KIAP has successfully defended interests of a large foreign company in a dispute against Baltic customs
Internal analysis of foreign trade activities of the client discovered that the goods imported in 2014 could be classified on another tariff code of the Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature, consequently the company has a right to reimburse customs duties and taxes paid previously. Th… »
KIAP team successfully registered «Starost v radost» (eng – “Oldness for Joy”) trademark on behalf of a namesake charitable fund
KIAP team successfully registered «Starost v radost» (eng – “Oldness for Joy”) trademark on behalf of a namesake charitable fund
In the course of pro bono services attorneys of KIAP IP practice assisted the charitable fund for elderly and disabled people «Starost v radost» (eng – “Oldness for Joy”), a non-profit organization that over 10 years provides support to lonely elderly people living in … »
Another decision on “Sukhoi” case of US $ 5 million came into force
Another decision on “Sukhoi” case of US $ 5 million came into force
On March 14, 2017, the Ninth Arbitration Court of Appeal has considered the appeal of a number of foreign reinsurers against decision of the Moscow Arbitration Court, according to which claim to the Russian insurance company - AB KIAP’s principal  - on the return of unjust enrichment at th… »
KIAP team defended interests of an international hypermarket chain in a dispute over a series of trademarks infringement
KIAP team defended interests of an international hypermarket chain in a dispute over a series of trademarks infringement
On February 7, 2017 the IPR Court cassation instance upheld first instance and appeal courts’ decisions over a series of German hypermarket chain Globus’ trademarks protection in case No. А60-11954/2016, wherein KIAP team successfully ceased an unauthorized use of “Globus” in a name… »
KIAP has successfully defended the largest office centre and warehouse complex in Moscow
KIAP has successfully defended the largest office centre and warehouse complex in Moscow
On January 30th, 2017, the Ninth Arbitrazh Appeal court has dismissed the appeal plea of our opponent in a 184 mln rub dispute (60 mln rub claimed by the opponent, 64 mln rub demanded in a counterclaim). This case has lasted for more than 4.5 years and concerned recovery of damages… »
KIAP succeed in appellation against decision of the Moscow Arbitration Court on insurance dispute over 225 million roubles
KIAP succeed in appellation against decision of the Moscow Arbitration Court on insurance dispute over 225 million roubles
On February 6, 2017, the Ninth Arbitration Court of Appeal has considered the appeal of the Russian insurance company - AB KIAP’s principal – against decision of the Moscow Arbitration Court, according to which claim of a number of foreign reinsurers on the return of unjust enrichment at … »
KIAP successfully defended the interests of the world's largest manufacturer of household appliances worth over 150 million rubles
KIAP successfully defended the interests of the world's largest manufacturer of household appliances worth over 150 million rubles
On January 10, 2016 the decision of the Arbitration Court of Moscow, according to which   Principal’s claim to the insurance company for the sum of more than 150 mln. rubles were satisfied, was entered into force.   The cause of the dispute was the failure by the insu… »
KIAP, Attorneys at law, has successfully defended one of the world’s leading manufacturer of electronics
KIAP, Attorneys at law, has successfully defended one of the world’s leading manufacturer of electronics
KIAP, Attorneys at law, has represented one of the largest global electronics manufacturer in a dispute against a Russian bank. The case concerned a recovery of a debt owed by the bank to the Client by under a bank guarantee.  The case was of a particular complexity due to mu… »
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upended the case to recover 32+ mln dollars worth of reinsurance payout in connection with 2012 crash of Sukhoi Superjet in Indonesia
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upended the case to recover 32+ mln dollars worth of reinsurance payout in connection with 2012 crash of Sukhoi Superjet in Indonesia
The dispute arose in connection with the refusal by thirty foreign reinsurers, some of them members of Lloyd's, to pay out a reinsurance claim from the Russian insurance company Capital Insurance for the loss of the aircraft. The total amount of reinsurance money sought originally was … »
KIAP successfully represented the international retailer in a dispute with the Russian bank on collection of big unjust enrichment
KIAP successfully represented the international retailer in a dispute with the Russian bank on collection of big unjust enrichment
The case is remarkable for the fact that the unjust enrichment arose as a result of the parties’ actions within a factoring matter where a debtor – in this case the retailer – is often compared to the third party of a contract. The respondent in the dispute was a big Russian credit company … »
KIAP lawyers reduced contracting risks of the client by almost 45 times
KIAP lawyers reduced contracting risks of the client by almost 45 times
The subject of the dispute was penalty under the construction contract, the payment in the amount of slightly less than 50 million rubles was demanded by the Russian contractor from the client of KIAP – international retailer.   In the course of legal proceedings speciali… »
KIAP litigators protected interests of the largest international retailer
KIAP litigators protected interests of the largest international retailer
KIAP litigators successfully represented interests of the largest international retailer in a dispute with the Russian supplier.  The subject of the dispute were funds, paid by supplier, which formed the amount of advertising services rendered to him, the return of which is demanded … »
KIAP litigators protected the interests of the global mobile payments provider
KIAP litigators protected the interests of the global mobile payments provider
Specialists of KIAP successfully represented the largest international provider in the mobile payments industry in a dispute with a Russian contractor.  The subject of the dispute was opponent’s debt in the amount of around 50 million rubles, which arose as a result of non-pe… »
Patent attorneys of KIAP protected the interests of the International pharmaceutical company, based in Belgium.
Patent attorneys of KIAP protected the interests of the International pharmaceutical company, based in Belgium.
June 27, 2016, the cassation instance of IPR Court upheld the decision dd March 29, 2016 of the first instance on termination of Artrin trademark in some of the goods towards which the applicant had a legitimate interest (case №  SIP-581/2015). Specialists of KIAP managed to pr… »
KIAP litigators obtained an injunction on the use of the word “FAMILY” (Cyrillic version – ФЭМИЛИ) in a retail sector
KIAP litigators obtained an injunction on the use of the word “FAMILY” (Cyrillic version – ФЭМИЛИ) in a retail sector
On March 28, 2016 the Arbitration Court of the Novosibirsk region satisfied the claim in favor of the KIAP’s Principal — large retail chain “FAMILIA” — and inhibited the use of the word “FAMILY” by another retailer (the counterparty) due to its similarity to “FAMILIA” trademark… »
KIAP litigators successfully finished the case to recover 32+ mln dollars worth of reinsurance payout in connection with 2012 crash of Sukhoi Superjet in Indonesia
KIAP litigators successfully finished the case to recover 32+ mln dollars worth of reinsurance payout in connection with 2012 crash of Sukhoi Superjet in Indonesia
The dispute arose in connection with the refusal by thirty foreign reinsurers, some of them members of Lloyd's, to pay out a reinsurance claim from the Russian insurance company Capital Insurance for the loss of the aircraft. The total amount of reinsurance money sought originally was o… »
KIAP enforced arbitral award rendered by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
KIAP enforced arbitral award rendered by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
KIAP represented the global leader in metal flow engineering in recognition and enforcement of arbitral award rendered by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce against one of the Russian leading metallurgical companies. During arbitration proceedings in Sweden K… »
KIAP successfully advises European concrete panels producer in the course of sale of its Russian business valued 12 mln euro
KIAP successfully advises European concrete panels producer in the course of sale of its Russian business valued 12 mln euro
KIAP lawyers of M&A practice successfully advised European concrete panels producer in the course of sale of its Russian business. Value of the project exceeded 12 mln euro. The deal had a complex structure, which implied the liabilities to third-party and intra-group creditors we… »
KIAP succeeds in representing Capital Insurance OAO in the Supreme Court of Russia
KIAP succeeds in representing Capital Insurance OAO in the Supreme Court of Russia
On February 19, 2016, Judicial Chamber for Economic Disputes of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation revoked court rulings by inferior courts that had granted judgement on previous claims in favor of a number of foreign reinsurers and ordered the KIAP’s Client, i.e. Capital In… »
KIAP defended the interests of Ferretti Rus in cassation instance
KIAP defended the interests of Ferretti Rus in cassation instance
On January 27, 2016 the Arbitration Court of Moscow District upheld the judicial acts of first and appeal instances for enforceability of the decision of the Office of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Moscow region (UFAS). The decision established that unfair competition in respect o… »
The Third Court Round of the Antitrust Test “Fish Case” is Completed
The Third Court Round of the Antitrust Test “Fish Case” is Completed
On 10 December 2015 Arbitration Court of the Moscow District completed the third round of a most infamous recently antitrust case among those instigated by FAS Russia after the Law on Trade had taken effect in 2010. For five years the Russian food retailers have been keeping track of the ca… »
KIAP patent attorneys win litigation for big pharma company before IP Court Presidium
KIAP patent attorneys win litigation for big pharma company before IP Court Presidium
The Presidium of Intellectual Property Court upheld a decision for a major international pharmaceutical company cancelling a patent on a pharmaceutical composition of drospirenone/ethinylestradiol, as well as a drug on its basis. This means that the Court's Presidium has drawn… »
KIAP strikes down 63 administrative fines from FAS of Russia totalling 126 mln rbl. for Metro Cash & Carry
KIAP strikes down 63 administrative fines from FAS of Russia totalling 126 mln rbl. for Metro Cash & Carry
The start of this week saw the publication of yet a third Ninth Arbitrazh Court of Appeal determination in a widely publicized antitrust case involving the application of the Commerce Act: OOO Metro Cash & Carry is contesting a decision, order and 63 administrative rulings handed d… »
Court decision of recovering 32+ mln dollars worth of reinsurance payout in connection with 2012 crash of Sukhoi Superjet in Indonesia entered into force
Court decision of recovering 32+ mln dollars worth of reinsurance payout in connection with 2012 crash of Sukhoi Superjet in Indonesia entered into force
9 July 2015 8th Arbitrazh Court of Appeal upheld a decision of the Arbitrazh Court of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra, which fully granted the claim lodged by KIAP's Client, the Capital Insurance Russian insurance company, for the recovery of reinsurance proceeds for the loss of aircraf… »
KIAP litigators win some RUR 3.5 b in damages from E4 Group for OGK-2
KIAP litigators win some RUR 3.5 b in damages from E4 Group for OGK-2
17 April 2015 the Arbitrazh Court of the city of Moscow awarded OAO OGK-2 (OAO OGK-2 is Russia's largest provider of cogeneration) some 3.5 billion roubles worth of damages from an engineering company, OAO E4 Group. The court also ruled for the genco in voiding the equipmen… »
KIAP litigators in conjunction with Capital Insurance lawyers have won case to recover 32+ mln dollars worth of reinsurance payout in connection with 2012 crash of Sukhoi Superjet in Indonesia
KIAP litigators in conjunction with Capital Insurance lawyers have won case to recover 32+ mln dollars worth of reinsurance payout in connection with 2012 crash of Sukhoi Superjet in Indonesia
The dispute arose in connection with the refusal by thirty foreign reinsurers, some of them members of Lloyd's, to pay out a reinsurance claim from the Russian insurance company Capital Insurance for the loss of the aircraft. The total amount of reinsurance money sought originally wa… »
KIAP successfully enforced judgments of Kazakh commercial courts
KIAP successfully enforced judgments of Kazakh commercial courts
KIAP represented its Kazakh client in the matter of recognition and enforcement of Kazakh commercial courts judgments in Russia.  The case was of interest for KIAP because it touched upon such issues as competence of Kazakh courts to resolve the dispute between the parties and d… »
KIAP protects Feretti Rus against unfair competition
KIAP protects Feretti Rus against unfair competition
IP lawyers Dmitry Markin and Anastasia Pichugina secured a ruling for Feretti Rus in a dispute with Ramenskoye Confectionery Works over unauthorized use of packaging artwork from the client's flagship product.  The Federal Antimonopoly Service found OOO Ramenskoye Confectionery … »
RUR 46 billion securitization transaction, Russian banking system’s largest in terms of issue size, successfully completed
RUR 46 billion securitization transaction, Russian banking system’s largest in terms of issue size, successfully completed
KIAP has seen through an off-balance-sheet transaction of VTB Bank 24 residential mortgage portfolio securitization by means of an issue by a mortgage agent of fully redeemable non-convertible documentary interest-bearing class A and class B residential mortgage-backed bonds, to mature on 7 Septe… »
KIAP sets customs law precedent in Ural judicial district
KIAP sets customs law precedent in Ural judicial district
Alexey Sizov, head of Customs and International Trade practice at KIAP, has won litigation for a major global retailer in a precedent-setting case against customs authorities. Courts at three instances have upheld KIAP's reasoning that the importer is under no duty to include intel… »
KIAP wins litigation for Russian bank - leader in consumer lending
KIAP wins litigation for Russian bank - leader in consumer lending
The dispute was over misuse of the bank's intellectual properties by one of the bank's competitors (microlender), and specifically elements of the house style as well as the trademark. The court granted all the claims of the Firm's client, finding the infringer in breach of competition … »
KIAP wins litigation for global domain name registrar
KIAP wins litigation for global domain name registrar
The foreign company was sued in connection with registration of the domain name of a website with content that Roskomnadzor (Federal Communications, IT and Media Supervision Agency) found to be in breach of legislation of the Russian Federation. Despite a spate of recent rulings for Roskomnadzor … »
KIAP wins litigation for client against Yugoria insurer
KIAP wins litigation for client against Yugoria insurer
The litigation was of particular interest for the Firm's trial lawyers because the client's claim was only brought to a successful conclusion after the case seemingly reached the end of the line. Following over two years of litigation, the court of cassation, having heard the case a second time r… »
KIAP successfully settled a case on enforcement of award of Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
KIAP successfully settled a case on enforcement of award of Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
KIAP represented a major German supplier of petroleum production equipment in the matter of enforcing an award of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) in Russia. Having filed a foreign arbitral award enforcement petition, the Firm's litigators succeeded in settling… »
KIAP represented a global garment manufacturer in a RUR 256 m-plus lawsuit
KIAP represented a global garment manufacturer in a RUR 256 m-plus lawsuit
Following protracted litigation, the Federal Arbitrazh (Commercial) Court of Moscow Okrug upheld the prior rulings in the case. As a result, the claimants failed to recover from Principal alleged high rent arrears due to owners of a major shopping centre in Moscow. KIAP litig… »
KIAP won a RUR255m-plus dispute over vicarious liability of the management of an energy supplier
KIAP won a RUR255m-plus dispute over vicarious liability of the management of an energy supplier
The litigation was over vicarious liability damages sought from former top managers of a bankrupt corporate debtor in bankruptcy proceedings. The Firm succeeded in demonstrating no wrongdoing by the company's former management, and the courts at all instances, including the Federal Ar… »
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KIAP successfully settles dispute before International Commercial Arbitration Court
KIAP represented a major Russian agro-industrial holding company in a dispute with a leader in the Australian livestock-farming market. The dispute arose out of a supply contract worth several millions US dollars. The contract had an arbitration clause for disputes between the parties to be referr… »
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KIAP, Attorneys at Law has completed legal support of securitisation transaction of a portfolio of residential mortgage loans originated by VTB 24 in the amount of RUR 28.9 billion
KIAP, Attorneys at Law has completed legal support of the off-balance securitisation transaction of a portfolio of residential mortgage loans of Bank VTB 24 through issuance of non-convertible interest-bearing documentary residential mortgage-backed class A and class B securities by CJSC “Mo… »
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KIAP contributes to case law on non-pecuniary damages to entities for bad-faith inaction by FBS
The problem of proper execution of court rulings is at the heart of the Russian judicial system. It affects the public, corporates and the state alike. For example, in one of his interviews, A.A. Ivanov, President of Supreme Arbitrazh (Commercial) Court of the Russian Federation, said that the s… »
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KIAP continues to shape case law to benefit retail chains in disputes with bad-faith suppliers
Another court ruling for KIAP client, METRO Cash & Carry. In its original action for some 55 mln roubles, the claimant alleged that in the period between 2010 and 2012 it supplied goods to the defendant, which were not paid by it in full. KIAP lawyers, however, filed a countercla… »
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KIAP contributes to customs case law again
Alexey Sizov, Head of Customs and International Trade practice at KIAP, has won customs litigation for a major Spanish corporation against a regional arm of RF Federal Customs Service.  The litigation involved an appeal against the decision of a customs authority to include intellect… »
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Aybek Ahmedov wins litigation for major auto parts manufacturer
KIAP Partner Aybek Ahmedov has won litigation for a major manufacturer of auto parts against a major building contractor group over the collection of a debt under a building contract and liquidated damages due to payment delays in a major industrial construction project. The cor… »
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KIAP wins court battle over employment for foreign company
The action was for reinstatement of a former head of the Russian representative office of a foreign company, a major player in the business aviation market. Long talks between the company shareholders and the head of their representative office in Russia brought no accommodation, and the company w… »
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KIAP successfully defends its client in RUR250+ m litigation
The litigation was over damages under vicarious liability sought from former top managers of a bankrupt corporate debtor in bankruptcy proceedings.  The Firm succeeded in clearing the company's former management of wrongdoing, with the Commercial Court of the city of Moscow rejecting… »
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North-Caucasian Okrug FCC upholds KIAP's arguments in antitrust litigation between METRO Cash & Carry and Russia FASD for Rostov Oblast
On October 1, 2013 the Federal Commercial Court of the North-Caucasian Okrug upheld the rulings of the lower-level authorities that had invalidated the decision of FAS of Russia Rostov Directorate. The local antitrust authority had found METRO Cash & Carry to be creating a discriminatory envi… »
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KIAP wins another precedent-setting victory for METRO Cash & Carry against FAS
On 27 September the Arbitrazh (Commercial) Court of the city of Moscow handed down its judgment in METRO Cash & Carry vs FAS of Russia. The case was in the trial court's pipeline for about a year and a half. During this time it was followed by all food retailers. The Arbitrazh Court ruled ill… »
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KIAP lawyers have successfully resolved a considerable tax controversy
Following one and a half year long additional field tax audit, performed by Moscow city Directorate of the Federal Taxation Service, around 420 mln rubles were assessed to a large systems integrator company. KIAP lawyers have performed a thorough analysis of the field audit Act, prepared detailed … »
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KIAP contributes to case law on food retailing
On 9 July 2013 there came into effect a judgment of the Arbitrazh [Commercial] Court of Rostov Oblast, which can become a watershed for one of the fastest-growing sectors of the Russian economy – food retailing. We remind the readers that on 8 April 2013 the Arbitrazh Court of … »
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KIAP IP Litigators Successful in Defending major Russian Manufacturer in Patent Dispute
11 June 2013 the Federal Arbitrazh (Commercial) Court of Volga Okrug upheld a Samara Oblast Commercial Court judgment that granted the claim of KIAP's client, a major Russian manufacturer, for recovery of a debt in the amount of some RUR 5,000,000 under a patent licensing contract. In defence … »
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KIAP Lawyers Secure Another Voluntary Reversal of Customs Ruling for Major Trader
In January 2013, goods imported by the KIAP's Client into the RF were revalued by customs - a Uralian District customs authority added royalties to the customs value of the goods. The decision was challenged by the KIAP's lawyers in a court of law. The action was based on earlier precedent-set… »
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KIAP Attorneys at Law Successful in Representing Houghton's Interests in an Intricate Labor Dispute
Houghton, a major international supplier of special-purpose industrial fluids for metal processing, faced a labor dispute resulting from a conflict with a regional top manager of the entity concerning remission of disciplinary penalties, declaration of dismissal as invalid, and recovery from the… »
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KIAP Patent Attorneys Successful in Defending QUELLE Interests in a Trademark Controversy
On March 5, 2013, the Moscow City Arbitration Court dismissed a claimant's claim for the early termination of the legal protection of QUELLE's trademark under its international registration. As a result of adjudication, Konstantin Suvorov, KIAP partner, succeeded in proving that the … »
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KIAP wins Canadian Developer's Commercial Case in Moscow
KIAP has brought to a close a lengthy and precedent-setting dispute between a Canadian developer and a major energy provider in the Moscow region. As a result of electricity-metering irregularities, the customer was overbilled for electricity usage for a number of years. KIAP succeeded in demonst… »
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KIAP Successful in Representing Major Commercial Property Player in Complex Employment Dispute
The employment dispute with a former CEO centred on the allegations of illegal employment termination, reinstatement and damages sought from the employer for the duration of forced unemployment in the amount of several million roubles. After long litigation, KIAP succeeded in demonstrating th… »
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The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Upholds Position of KIAP’s Attorneys with respect to Seizure of Third Party’s Property during Criminal Proceedings
Attorneys of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law submitted to the Constitutional Court a request to verify validity of Part 9 Article 115 of the Criminal Proceedings Code of the Russian Federation, which at the opinion of the Firm’s lawyers contradicts Article 19 (Part… »
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The Supreme Commercial Court Brings to an End the Dispute for the Amount Exceeding 1 Billion Roubles, Between Allianz and Swiss Infrassure on an Accident at the Sayano–Shushenskaya Plant
On December 11, 2012, under the ruling of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, Swiss reinsurer Infrassure was denied to have the case transferred to the Presidium of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation. Therefore, the highest judicial instance ended the mu… »
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The Court Reduces Customs Office Claims by 50 Times, in the Interests of Quelle, Case on Whether Payments for the Use of IP Items are to Be Included in the Goods Customs Value
The ruling of the Court of Commercial Arbitration for Kaluga Region was published recently and became an important milestone in the years-long dispute between Mail Order Service (Quelle trademark) and Kaluga Customs. The court has once again upheld the position of the Company detailed by the exper… »
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Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation Publishes Precedent-Setting Ruling of Its Presidium That Affects Validity of an Asymmetric Arbitration Clause
On September 1, 2012 the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation published full text of the Ruling of Its Presidium dated June 19, 2012, case No. 1831/12, where ZAO RTK was represented by the partner of the Firm Ilya Ischuk and senior associate of the Firm’s litigation practice Mi… »
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KIAP Successful in Defending Interests of Oboronenergosbyt in the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation
On July 20, 2012, the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation refused to uphold demands of OAO Kolskaya Energy Retail Company, which had contested the norm under Ruling No. 1179 of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 12/29/2011, which sets a procedure for settlements between… »
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KIAP Creates Precedent at the Presidium of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation Which Will Impact Future of Arbitration Clause in the Russian Law
On June 19, 2012 the Presidium of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation heard the case concerning the right to equality in access to justice, ZAO RTK (MTS Retail) vs Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Rus. The matter drew attention of the legal community as the issue of equality in… »
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KIAP Achieved Successful Completion on 20 Litigation Matters in the Interests of a Large Retailer
The experts from Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law were successful representing the interests of a large Russian retail network with foreign capital, on 20 disputes with its suppliers, in all litigation instances. Thanks to more than two-year-long litigation work of the F… »
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KIAP’s Victory in the Instance of Cassation, to Protect Interests of a Large Regional Pension Fund
A dispute between a well-known Moscow-based management company and one of the largest regional privately-owned pension funds, since mid-2010 undergoing with involvement of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law, has been finally brought to its conclusion. On 17 May 2012, having r… »
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Dispute among the Reinsurers Concerning Compensation with Respect to Sayano-Shushenskaya Power Plant Accident has Ended with the Allianz Victory
The team of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law once again achieved important successful litigation outcome in the Federal Arbitration Court of the Moscow district, on the insurance dispute regarding Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro power plant accident (total volume of the claim exc… »
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The Presidium of the the Supreme Commercial Court Upholds the Standing of KIAP’s Client in the Case Setting Precedent for the Russian Utilities Market
On April 5, 2012, the Presidium of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation heard case А79-7518/2010 on the claim filed by OOO Novek Management Company for invalidation of an instruction by Rospotrebnadzor, under which instruction this agency imposed upon the plaintiff an obligation t… »
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Lawyers at KIAP Reached an Out-of-Court Settlement in a Dispute between an Investor and One of the Largest Russian Investment Groups
Lawyers at Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law successfully completed the project in which they represented interests of an investor in its dispute with one of the largest investment companies in Russia.  The dispute concerning trust management over substantial financial inve… »
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KIAP Has Successfully Completed the Dispute Heard by the RF Presidium of the High Arbitration Court, While Acting on behalf of EuroChem
On March 13, 2012, a session of the Presidium of the High Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation was held for the hearing of the arbitration case  related to the issue of application of Articles 450 and 452 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. The Judges of the High Arbitration Court w… »
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Lawyers at KIAP Reached an Out-of-Court Settlement in a Dispute between an Investor and One of the Largest Russian Investment Groups
Lawyers at Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law successfully completed the project in which they represented interests of an investor in its dispute with one of the largest investment companies in Russia.  The dispute concerning trust management over substantial financial inve… »
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KIAP Successfully Defends the Interests of Distance-Selling Major in an Employment Dispute
Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law, have successfully defended the interests of one of the biggest distance-selling group of companies in a complex dispute with a former foreign top manager on the recovery of compensation in an amount of several million rubles. As a re… »
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Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners Successfully Defends the Interests of a Major Production Company in a Patent Dispute
Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law protected the interests of a major production company in a dispute over know-how in the court of appeal.The appeal court upheld the trial court's decision, according to which opponents’ claims to recover compensation for the use of know-ho… »
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The Law Firm Successfully Defends the Interests of Rockwool in a Major Litigation
Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law, have successfully defended the interests of the international company Rockwool in a major litigation for breach of contract, involving more than 50 million rubles. The case was heard in several courts over a period of 1,5 years.In additio… »
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The Law Firm Successfully Defends the Interests of a Major Retailer in a Series of Disputes with Suppliers
As part of comprehensive legal support to one of the largest retailers in Russia, a team of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law has been successful in a series of disputes against suppliers carrying out dubious practices.As a result of the team’s efforts, including successfu… »
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Lawyers of ROSNO Sue a Swiss Reinsurer for more than 1 Billion Rubles for the Second Time over an Accident at the Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydropower Plant
Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law succeeded for the second time to obtain a satisfactory result for the ROSNO Group's claims against a foreign reinsurer – Swiss Infrassure Ltd.  The dispute arose from an accident at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant.Infrassure, whi… »
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The Law Firm Successfully Represents the Interests of the Danish Company, Rockwool
The Federal Arbitration Court of Moscow District has upheld the judicial acts of the lower arbitrage courts that had accepted as illegal all the arguments of the Interdistrict Inspectorate of the Federal Tax Service of Russia for the Moscow region with respect to the Danish industrial holding compan… »
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Experts of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners Form the Tax Practice for the Distance-Selling Market
Tax practice of the Law Firm under the supervision of Oleg Bazhenov triumphantly completed a series of disputes in the interests of the largest distance selling company OTTO Group Russia (trademarks OTTO, WITT, BON PRIX, etc) against Russian tax authorities.In Federal Arbitration Court (FAC) of Mosc… »
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Experts of the Law Firm Successfully Defended the Interests of ROSNO in a Dispute with a Swiss Reinsurer over Accident at the Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydropower Plant
Experts of the Law Firm succeeded to obtain a satisfaction of ROSNO Group claims against foreign reinsurer – Swiss Infrassure Ltd, connected to the accident at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant, in the Arbitrage of Moscow. Infrassure Ltd is to pay ROSNO GROUP more than 800 million roubles o… »
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Successfully Completed Antitrust Investigation in the Interests of One of the Leaders of the Russian Distance-Selling Market
Attorneys of the Law Firm conducted the antitrust investigation in the interests of one of the leaders of the Russian distance-selling market. Thanks to the rigorously gathered evidence base and convincing speech at the meeting of Federal Antimonopoly Service committee, it was proven that the violat… »
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Attorneys of the Law Firm Successfully Represented the Interests of a Major International Insurance Company
Experts of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev& Partners, Attorneys at Law defended the interests of the major insurance company in a suit on recovery of insurance compensation in connection with process failures that took place at a large energy facility in 2010.The results of the litigation reveal tha… »
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An Important Stage of a Complex Customs Project is Completed in the Interests of a Major European Operator of the Distance Selling Market
Experts of the Law Firm completed an important stage of the complex project, undertaken in the interests of the major European operator of the distance selling market. Federal Arbitration Court of the North-West district upheld the position, formed by the Attorneys of the Law Firm, that in order to … »
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Experts of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners Defended the Interests of a Major International Retail Chain in a Legal Dispute with Suppliers
Experts of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law represented the interests of the major international retail chain in the litigation with suppliers, who sought to collect from the Client fictitious debts in amount of around 50 million roubles. Laborious analysis and devel… »
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Experts of the Law Firm Once Again Defended the Interests of the Rockwool Company in a Major Tax Dispute
Experts of the Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law defended the interests of the company Rockwool in a major tax dispute. Convincing evidence together with a solid legal position, developed by the experts of the Law Firm, allowed the court to leave the arguments of the tax a… »
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Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev& Partners Defended the Interests of a Major Russian Insurance Company
Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev& Partners, Attorneys at Law defended the interests of one of the largest Russian insurance companies in a dispute with a major energy company about insurance indemnity for the damage caused to expensive power equipment.Experts of the Law Firm have done considerable wo… »
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Successfully Competed Litigation in the Interests of a Large Regional Private Pension Fund
Experts of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law defended the interests of a large regional private pension fund in a dispute with Moscow-based management company. Thanks to the efforts of the Law Firm’s attorneys the judgment of the Arbitration Court of Moscow, according to… »
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Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners Meets with the Representatives of the Trade and Economic Mission From Belgium
Today a delegation consisting of more than four hundred businessmen from 210 Belgium companies, headed by His Royal Highness Prince Phillippe of Belgium, began the official part of its visit to Russia and held several meetings in Moscow with the representatives of Russian business.As a part of this… »
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Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners Protected the Interests of the Major Distance Selling Company
Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law gained another victory in the interests of the Law Firm’s Patron – major distance selling company – in a legal dispute with the tax authority.The court once again declared illegal all the claims of the tax authority, regarding taxati… »
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Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners Defended the Interests of the Company Rockwool in a Tax Dispute
Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law successfully challenged the tax claims worth more than $1 million dollars to the company Rockwool.Thanks to the quality job of the Law Firm’s experts in preparation of the evidential base, it was possible to confirm the fact of services … »
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Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners Protected the Interests of the Major Oil Company
Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law successfully completed the litigation on the issues of intellectual property to the benefit of large company of the oil and gas sector.Owing to well-reasoned legal position, developed and implemented by the experts of the Law Firm, proceed… »
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Successful Completion of Another Stage in the Customs Dispute in the Interests of the Major European Distance Selling Company
Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law gained another victory for the major European distance selling company in the dispute with one of the divisions of the Federal Customs Service of Russia.Fourteenth Arbitration Court upheld the legal position, developed by the Law Firm’s … »
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New Victory in the Interests of the Major Engineering Holding
Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law gained a victory in the complex corporate dispute in the interests of Closed JSC “Repair Mechanical Plant” – the largest engineering holding in the city of Sochi. The dispute concerned the recovery of damages, connected to additional… »
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Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners Protected the Interests of Schindler in the Dispute with Unscrupulous Supplier
Experts of the Law Firm once again successfully represented the interests of the German company Schindler in court in the dispute with unscrupulous supplier. As a result of legal processes all the claims of the Client were satisfied in full.The project involved managing partner Andrey Korelskiy and … »
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New Victory in a Dispute over Infringement of Trademark Rights in the FMCG Sector
Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law gained a victory in a complex dispute over infringement of trademarks in the interests of major Russian FMCG producer. The subject of the dispute was opponent’s application of the designation confusingly similar to a series of trademarks… »
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Development Project of the Bare Boat Charter for the Sea-going Vessel was Completed in the Interests of the Major Bank
Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law completed project support in developing a bare boat charter for the sea-going vessel in the interests of the major bank.Experts of the Law Firm acted as consultants on the principles regulating international merchant shipping and maritime … »
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Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners Acted as a Consultant for the Major Retailer within Antimonopoly Investigation
Experts of the Law Firm Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners carried out legal consulting for the major retail network within antimonopoly investigation on charges of cartel collusion on the markets of buckwheat and flour.Thanks to coordinated work of the Law Firm’s experts there was dev… »

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