The lawyers from the Pepeliaev Group’s Customs and Foreign Trade Regulation Practice have successfully the REHAU manufacturer of plastic windows in its challenge of decisions of Russia's Federal Customs Service regarding its classification of imported REHAU goods.
In a Pepeliaev Group press release, Konstantin Gaynullin, the Chief Executive Officer of REHAU EAE, is quoted as commenting: "Cases that involve challenging the decisions of the customs authorities are difficult and disputes concerning classification have always been among the hardest in the category. Nevertheless, thanks to the lawyers’ consummate professionalism and the seamless interaction within the team, the Pepeliaev Group managed to prove that the classification that was initially stated was correct. REHAU’s position was supported in the state commercial courts of all three levels: both when the case was considered for the first time and when it was reconsidered."
The Pepeliaev Group team working on the case, which lasted for over three years, included Partner Alexander Kosov, Senior Associate Igor Novokshonov, Associate Olga Evseeva.