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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

The BCLP team defended a transnational pharma company in a dispute with a major Russian insurer over recovery of insurance compensation. The claims were based on a commercial loan insurance agreement obligating the insurer to reimburse the insured’s losses arising from its counterparties delaying payments under supply contracts.

The defendant refused to pay out the insurance compensation, arguing termination of coverage after delay by the counterparty beyond the maximum period permitted under the insurance agreement. Yet the insurer renewed the policy even though it was aware of the delay.  

BCLP lawyers presented a consistent position arguing the insurer’s bad faith and inconsistent conduct and that the agreement terms were to be interpreted in the insured’s favour.

This case might be of interest for interpreting insurance agreement terms relating to termination of coverage and for assessing insurers’ professional actions. The matter is of special significance for insurance of large-scale supplies of medicines.

Samsung C&T Corporation

Real Estate Development / Construction & Property Development
Represents Samsung C&T Corporation against REMZ for recovery of USD 1,840,000 in debt and damages.

Great Wall Motors

Handled a complex project for Great Wall Motors to recover over USD 50 m from a group of unscrupulous Russian counterparties. Aspects such as liquidation and insolvency of legal entities, application of international regulations and ICC Rules were involved.


Acted for ARUP in a dispute with a client over returning an advance payment for completed works to design a cinema and concert hall in Moscow. Our team won the case at trial, on appeal and in cassation. We managed not only to have the claim for recovery of RUB 26.3 m from the client dismissed but also to have court rulings issued confirming that the client had actually performed the works to a total of RUB 33.8 m.


Real Estate Development / Construction & Property Development
Acted successfully for AKFEN in a case relating to a suit brought against the Moscow Government for recovery of circa USD 6 m in losses resulting from impossibility of implementing an investment project.

Trade House Perekrestok

Represented ZAO Trade House Perekrestok in a dispute arising from a factoring agreement for recovery of over RUB 200 m.

Caterpillar Financial

Industrial Manufacturing
Defended Caterpillar Financial against a claim for unjust enrichment filed by its lessee. The lessee sought USD 10m (being the purchase price of the leased item). The lessee claimed that upon termination of the leases, the lessor must provide full reimbursement for the purchase price of the leased items. Our qualified representation of the company and creative approach to producing evidence made it possible to change the relevant judicial practice and obtain a court judgment in favour of our client.

Caterpillar Financial

Industrial Manufacturing
For Caterpillar Financial, we successfully handled over 40 disputes, worth millions of US dollars in aggregate, relating to recovery of leased out vehicles. The cases were complicated by a need to manage lawsuits and enforcement proceedings in dozens of Russian courts located in different regions, from Kaliningrad to Sakhalin.

Brunswick Rail Leasing

Transportation & Logistics
Represented Brunswick Rail Leasing in its dispute with Mechel over termination of the wagon lease agreement and recovery of USD 21 million debt. The numerous court and arbitration cases around this dispute were settled on the terms favourable for our client.