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-performance of the agreement between the companies. The client provided services for mobile payments on the territory of Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine through a Russian company, which in turn had to transfer the contractual remuneration to the provider of the mobile payments. 

In the course of legal proceedings specialists of KIAP succeeded in demonstrating that the claims were substantiated before the courts of all three instances, convinced the court of correctness of application of the Russian law and necessity to use email correspondence and bills and reports electronic transfer between the parties as a proper evidence of the debt. 

The interests of the company were represented by Georgiy Karaoglanov and Tatyana Elmakova


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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