GAR100* in 2020 recognizes INTEGRITES among 183 world’s top international arbitration law firms. INTEGRITES Arbitration team receives positive feedback for “professionalism and honesty”. Clients highly appreciate the professionalism of Olena Perepelynska, Partner and Head of International Arbitration, telling that she is “the best Ukrainian lawyer” for international arbitration.
Among recent wins of INTEGRITES arbitration practice, GAR100 mentions the successful representation of Ukrkhimtransamiak, the Ukrainian state-owned operator of the world’s longest ammonia pipeline, in a dispute against TogliattiAzot, the Russian chemicals group, over transit tariffs. An ICAC at UCCI tribunal granted tariffs sought by firm’s client and dismissed counterclaims worth over USD 180 million. INTEGRITES further defended the award before the Kyiv Court of Appeal, which dismissed a set-aside application in March 2020.
INTEGRITES also assisted a UK-based client to win a USD 2,4 mln LCIA award against a subsidiary of Ukraine’s national oil and gas company Naftogaz, with a sole arbitrator dismissing arguments that the contract had been the product of collusion. The Ukrainian courts upheld the award, saying it did not breach Ukrainian public policy.
The ranking also mentions other cases led by the INTEGRITES Arbitration team. Among them is the representation of a Ukrainian steel plant in a USD 358 million LCIA dispute with a European creditor. And, paired up with a Swiss law firm, INTEGRITES represents the Ukrainian state-owned electricity company Ukrenergo in investment treaty claim against Russia over the seizure of its investments in Crimea.
*Global Arbitration Review100 (GAR100) is a highly regarded guide to the world’s top law firms specializing in international arbitration. For 13 years in a row, the ranking has been evaluating law firms around the globe based on their reputation, recent work, and professional experience.