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

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Litigation is KIAP's core practice. 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 also recommended by Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 EMEA, as well as by Russian Pravo.Ru 300, Kommersant ranking and Pravo-300 "Sympathy rating". 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 Russian Federation of the IBA Litigation Committee for the second time, and during 2018-2020 she was 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 (the Board Member of the Russian 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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