Success cases

In March 2019 International Commercial Arbitration practice lawyers of KIAP won a litigation at Vienna International Arbitration Center, representing the interests of a Russian client against an Italian equipment manufacturer. The dispute 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. ...
 1595 13 May 2020
On March 5, 2020 the Moscow Arbitration Court ruled in favor of Insured (Principal of KIAP, Attorneys at Law) in a dispute with a major Russian insurer regarding the recovery under the insurance policy of the business risk. The scheduled racing show based on the well-known movie franchise, organized in Russia by KIAP’s Principal, did not take place due to the bankruptcy of a foreign count...
 1405 31 March 2020
The Principal of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, decided to terminate the lease agreement for the premises in the famous shopping center in Moscow. Due to the ambiguity of the provisions of the lease agreements, the lessor considered that the amount of the overpayment remaining at that time was his bonus for early termination of the new lease agreement, and the Principal was convinced that money were ...
 2017 23 December 2019
KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG, a well-known German manufacturer of medical devices and instruments, had become aware of locally manufactured counterfeit single-use antibacterial filters supplied to a range of Russian healthcare institutions. The counterfeit items were marked with KARL STORZ designations. The Arbitrazh (state commercial) Court of Chelyabinsk Region has established unlawful u...
 1644 18 December 2019
The Federal Forestry Agency filed several claims against a large owner of farm lands in the Moscow Region to recover these lands from private ownership to federal property. The subject matter of an action was the allegedly misappropriation by the owner of the land of the Forestry Fund’s land plots, as well as a violation of rules for the use of land plots. The case hearing lasted for...
 1359 12 December 2019
OJSC “Lidskoe Pivo” (ААТ «Лідскае Піва»), the Belarusian manufacturer of Lidski kvass (a traditional rye-bread drink), had become aware of a locally manufactured kvass distributed in the Russian market under the same brand name “Lidksi”. Furthermore, the infringing product label designs were similar to the Client’s product labels that are protected in Russia as registered trademarks. It is not...
 1707 15 November 2019
The associates of the Employment practice of KIAP represented on a pro bono basis the interests of the largest public organization in Russia and it’s subsidiary in disputes with the General Director and former employees who previously held senior positions. The subject of several disputes comprised of the unreasonable demands of former employees for rewording the dismissal, reinstatement,...
 1565 15 October 2019
KIAP lawyers provided legal assistance to Zvezda Shipbuilding complex within the preparation of documents and negotiations on the terms of the deal on the establishment of a joint venture with Samsung Heavy Industries. Zvezda Shipbuilding complex and Samsung Heavy Industries officially announced the establishment of a joint venture to manage construction projects at the SBC Zvezda with sh...
 1521 19 September 2019
When crossing the customs border, the Principal of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, was detained by officers of the Sheremetyevo customs for, in their view, violation of the rules on importing goods for personal use into the customs territory. Imported goods were seized, an administrative offense case was initiated and, as a result of consideration of which an administrative fine in the amount of...
 1344 23 August 2019
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...
 1259 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...
 1295 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 ...
 1070 24 June 2019
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...
 1011 16 April 2019
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...
 1016 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...
 1266 26 March 2019
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...
 1649 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...
 1869 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...
 1506 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...
 1338 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...
 1260 14 December 2018