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EPAM Successful for North West Construction, Reconstruction, and Restoration Management in Dispute with Contractor

EPAM Successful for North West Construction, Reconstruction, and Restoration Management in Dispute with Contractor

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EPAM has defended the interests of the Federal State Institution of the North West Construction, Reconstruction, and Restoration Management of the Russian Federation Culture Ministry, in a dispute over a penalty of RUB 300 million levied against the contractor Stroy Soyuz LLC.

Due to violations committed by Stroy Soyuz in the construction of the stage of the Academic Maly Drama Theatre, St. Petersburg, North West Construction, Reconstruction, and Restoration Management (NWCRRM) has repudiated the contract on an ex parte basis, and sued in court to recover the unspent part of the deposit, as well as penalties of RUB 230 million.

Stroy Soyuz filed a counterclaim to annul the repudiation and the the demand for recovery of damages of RUB 70 million. Stroy Soyuz's counterclaim was granted at trial and at the first appeal instance.

On December 21, 2017, EPAM represented NWCRRM in a second level of appeal, before the Arbitral Court of the Northwestern District. This time NWCRRM's appeal was granted, with the lower court's holding repealed and the case remanded for reconsideration.

The EPAM team consisted of Partner Valeriy Yeryomenko, Associate Alina Kudryavtseva, Attorney Kseniya Tomilina, and Attorney Assistant Dmitriy Perun

 

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