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 counterclaim against the claimant for a default on the payment of bonuses (rewards) as well as the service charge under supply contracts. The litigation, drawn out for over a year, resulted in the claimant owing the principal some 3.7 mln roubles following a set-off of the claim and counterclaim. 

KIAP has been representing METRO Cash & Carry in all major disputes against bad-faith suppliers since 2010. The courts have already found for the retailer in several dozen lawsuits totalling 1+ bln roubles.

The dispute was litigated for the client by the head of "Real Estate. Land. Construction" practice Sergey Popov.


Litigation is KIAP's core practice. The practice is represented in Band 1 of Chambers Europe international rating for a third successive year. According to results of Best Lawyers 2020 KIAP was recognized as the law firm of the year in the field of litigation. Litigation practice is recommended by all international directories: Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 EMEA, as well as by Russian Pravo 300, Pravo-300’s "Sympathy rating" and Kommersant. Andrey Korelskiy and Anna Grishchenkova are ranked top of the field. Andrey Korelskiy, the practice head, in 2018 became Deputy Chairman of the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) and was included into the unified recommended list of arbitrators and the corporate dispute panel of the Arbitration center at the RSPP. In 2020 Anna Grishchenkova was appointed as Regional Representative of the Russian Federation in the IBA Litigation Committee for the second time, in 2019 she was appointed Deputy Chairman of the ICC Russia Commission on Arbitration. Anna is also a Regional Ambassador at HK45 - Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s committee (HKIAC). She is included into panel of arbitrators in Hong Kong (HKIAC) and into list of arbitrators in Austria (VIAC), Kuala Lumpur (AIAC), Korea (KCAB INTERNATIONAL) and Russia (the Board Member of the Russian Arbitration Center). Among the practice's clients are major Russian and international companies from various sectors of the economy.

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