Integrites International Law Firm acted as a legal adviser to Philip Morris Ukraine, a subsidiary of Philip Morris International, one of the biggest tobacco company/ a subsidiary of one of the world's largest manufacturers of tobacco products, in a dispute against tax authorities of Ukraine.
Under the project’s framework, the lawyers of Integrites ILF represented Philip Morris Ukraine in court of appeal in the dispute against the Specialized State Tax Inspection for Work with big tax payers. The plaintiff claimed to cancel an unlawful and unsubstantiated increase of excise tax imposed on products of Philip Morris Ukraine by tax authorities after off-site tax inspection.
As a result of legal support provided by the lawyers of Integrites ILF, the claims made by Philip Morris Ukraine were fully satisfied by a ruling of Kharkiv Administrative Court of Appeal, which overturned the decision of the court of first instance and cancelled the tax decision notice on the increase of excise tax imposed on tobacco products.
The project was carried out by the team of lawyers including Vadym Ivanov and Yulia Ivasiv, led by Denys Kytsenko, the Counsel of Litigation Practice.