Projects

Based on the results of the customs audit, the customs authority came to the conclusion that the Principal of KIAP committed a series of administrative offenses concluding in a statement of inaccurate information on the classification of imported goods, which led to an underestimation of the amount of customs payments due. The customs authority initiated 9 cases of administrative offenses...
 1593 8 August 2019
The Federal Agency for Transport Supervision (Rostransnadzor) concluded that the Principal of KIAP, a major international airline, had violated transport safety requirements, and therefore 9 cases of administrative offenses were filed against the airline. At the stage of the administrative investigation, KIAP lawyers managed to collect and present sufficient evidence and explanations indi...
 1677 5 July 2019
KIAP lawyers jointly with the Ukrainian colleagues from the “Antika” law firm for more than a year defended the interests of a Russian company in a dispute with a Ukrainian supplier at the ICAC at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. According to the results of several court hearings within the main claim and counterclaims, the case complete d by concluding a settlement agreement on ...
The dispute between two major participants of the Russian insurance market (parties of the contract of optional reinsurance) arose in connection with the improper performance by the Reinsurer of its obligations to pay reinsurance indemnity. The reinsurer, who made the insurance payment under the original commodity producer liability insurance contract, did not receive a proportional compensatio...
 1366 16 April 2019 Insurance
Lawyers of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, successfully completed a dispute with the tax inspectorate in arbitration courts, initiated in defense of the Client - the largest international industrial group of companies. Tax accruals of the company were associated with the currently prevailing claims - accusations of interaction with the so-called “one-day firms”. The situation was complicated by t...
 1336 10 April 2019
The dispute was carried out in the interests of the Russian Сlient against the Italian equipment manufacturer and was related to the return of the advance payment under the supply contract and compensation for losses caused by the early termination of the contract. At the in-person hearing in Vienna, held in English, the positions of the parties were orally announced with the provision of...
KIAP lawyers have completed a tax structuring project of an international group of companies. Considering that over the past three years Russian and international tax legislation have undergone significant changes, KIAP lawyers have carried out a complex work on reassessing the approaches of a foreign holding to structuring its business activities in Russia. This project...
 1968 13 March 2019
KIAP lawyers won the court dispute on the results of the on-site tax audit of the international industrial holding. One of the contested claims was the important issue of the application of preferential rates of income tax of the special economic zone to income from accompanying types of activity not directly related to the main one. Thus, KIAP lawyers managed to prove that percentage o...
 2214 1 February 2019
KIAP lawyers successfully prevented additional accruals on field tax audit of a large international company. More than 86% of tax claims, which were related to so-called unfair contractors, were annulled by the tax authority after lawyers of KIAP, Attorneys at law, have prepared an objection for tax audit act. It is important to mention, that in the context of pro-budget approaches o...
 1918 10 January 2019
After the thorough analysis of the Principal’s import operations for the last three years’ period it was determined that during customs clearance of certain categories of products a lower customs duty rate could have been applied, so the Principal possessed a right for recovery of previously overpaid customs duties and taxes. The application for recovery of overpaid custom...
 1655 20 December 2018
A claim for recovery of unjustified enrichment arising from the contract for engineering and survey works was brought against the Principal of KIAP to the International arbitration court at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In his turn the Principal filed a counterclaim for recovering of  damages. The situation was complicated by the fact that this dispute was the...
 1622 14 December 2018 International Commercial Arbitration
KIAP lawyers presenting interests of defendant in a dispute connected with construction of luxury real estate in the center of Moscow have succeeded in settlement of this dispute in amicable way, approved in the ICAC of RF an arbitral award on agreed terms. The plaintiff (construction customer) claimed that the defendant (general contractor) have committed several breaches during the construct...
 1750 4 December 2018 International Commercial Arbitration
The case concerned the recovery of previously paid money under a counter-guarantee that ensured the performance of construction works by a subcontractor. The Bank argued that KIAP Principal unreasonably filed a claim under the bank guarantee as the subcontractor had performed his work and there was no basis for payment under the guarantee. Despite the complex system o...
 1671 27 November 2018 Litigation
KIAP lawyers successfully represented the interests of a large Korean insurance company, which specializes in marine and cargo insurance, as well as in agricultural risks in the East Asian region for more than 70 years, in a dispute arising from several reinsurance contracts. Specialists from KIAP have represented the interests of the Client on the stage of peaceful settlement of the...
 1700 26 October 2018 International Commercial Arbitration
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. It is worth noting that this category of t...
 1832 17 October 2018
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 of view by three arbitrators from Russia and Sweden. Stockholm was chosen as the place of the arbitrati...
 1682 10 October 2018 International Commercial Arbitration
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 to form an insolvency estate. During the proceedings KIAP lawyers succeeded in ensuring proper n...
 1640 4 October 2018 Bankruptcy
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 warehouse property worth 115 million rubles. The plaintiff referred to the conclusion of the c...
 1683 27 September 2018 Bankruptcy
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 property sold by the Principal has corresponded to the quality stated in the contract, so that the pl...
 1721 21 August 2018 International Commercial Arbitration
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 Justice in England rejected the claim of Mr Bazhanov, former Deputy head of the Ministry of agricultur...
 2208 12 July 2018 Litigation