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EPAM Defends the Interests of Razvitie Zdorovia i Sporta in Litigation

EPAM Defends the Interests of Razvitie Zdorovia i Sporta in Litigation

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The Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Saints Petersburg Office has defended the interests of Razvitie Zdorovia i Sporta LLC in a dispute over the recovery of billions of rubles worth of losses.

The Commercial Court upheld the view proposed by EPAM in dismissing the claim. In addition, the Commercial Court granted a counterclaim filed by Razvitie Zdorovia i Sporta seeking to recover RUB 100 million from the plaintiff.

Razvitie Zdorovia i Sporta invests in athletic facilities development. The company and the plaintiff entered into a preliminary lease agreement, which stipulated a later long-term lease and operation of the building as a large fitness club. According to EPAM, "the future tenant had undertaken premises preparation for comprehensive operation and as a result of numerous breaches of the agreement, and failure to perform the work, Razvitie Zdorovia i Sporta withdrew from the preliminary lease agreement."

The termination of the preliminary lease was considered unlawful, and the plaintiff filed a claim seeking to recover losses amounting over RUB 1 billion.

The EPAM team consisted of Managing Partner of the St. Petersburg Office Ivan Smirnov, Senior Associates Evgeny Gurchenko and Artem Magunov, and Associates Alexander Svashenko and Maya Chokoraya.


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