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EPAM Successful for Solntse Mexico in Dispute Over Electricity Costs

EPAM Successful for Solntse Mexico in Dispute Over Electricity Costs

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has successfully represented Solntse Mexico in a dispute before the Moscow District Commercial Court with a Russian grid company over payment for electricity consumption outside the scope of a contract.

Solntse Mexico is part of the Gruma group, a global producer of corn and flour tortillas headquartered in Mexico. It has been operating in Russia since 1996. In the autumn of 2017, Solntse Mexico launched a new production site near Moscow --Gruma International Foods' 75th worldwide.

According to an EPAM press release, "the Court overturned a previous ruling from the Ninth Commercial Court of Appeal, which would have required [Solntse Mexico] to reimburse RUB 120 million in unjust enrichment in the form of electricity consumed outside the scope of a contract. A Moscow City Commercial Court decision requiring the recovery of RUB 1.3 million from [Solntse], reflecting the amount of electricity actually consumed, was upheld."

"The court took into account the factual circumstances of the case and irregularities on the part of the grid company involved," EPAM reported. "A unique aspect of the firm’s success lies in the fact that, on the whole, legal practice in this area does not favor consumers."

The EPAM lawyers representing Solntse Mexico in the case included Partners Valery Eremenko and Taras Rabko, Counsel Ekaterina Slivko, Senior Associate Sergey Ustalov, and Associates Ruslan Mekhtiev and Anton Kleshchenko.

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Founded in 1993, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the leading full-service law firm in the CIS with offices in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and associated offices in the UK, the USA and Cyprus.

We advise its clients in many areas of law, including: dispute resolution in Russia and abroad, corporate law, M&A, antitrust issues, project finance and PPP, restructurings and insolvencies, energy and natural resources, property management and privatization, environment, technical regulation and industrial safety, banking and finance, intellectual property, criminal law, real estate and construction, taxation, family and labour disputes, marine and transport law, and international trade and customs.

We combine high academic qualifications, internationally acknowledged moral and ethical values, senior partners' professional experience and practical abilities with the vigour and knowledge of younger attorneys that enables thus providing clients with reliable, first-class service according to both Russian and western standards through a flexible structure.

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