INTEGRITES secures recognition of the German court judgment in Ukraine


INTEGRITES has advised Flooring Industries Ltd Sarl on the Ukrainian law matters in three litigations against the Ukrainian debtor before German courts. The firm assisted in the collection of evidence and further successfully represented the client in the proceedings before the Ukrainian court for recognition and enforcement of the resulting German judgment.

The recognition proceedings involved several novel issues for Ukrainian courts, such as recognition of the default judgment (which proved to be challenging due to strict requirements of the Ukrainian law regarding proper notification of the respondents) and concurrent recognition of the cost order.

“We believe this is one of the very few cases where German judgment in commercial matters was recognized in Ukraine. Apart from establishing a positive practice in Ukraine, it should also facilitate enforcement of the Ukrainian judgments in Germany based on the reciprocity principle in future”, – comments Dmytro Marchukov, Partner and project lead at INTEGRITES.

Supervised by Partner Dmytro Marchukov, the project team included counsel Serhii Uvarov, senior associate Yurii Korchev, and associate Marta Hrunska.

Flooring Industries Limited is the leading global manufacturer of flooring products, based in Luxembourg. It is a part of the UNILIN/MOHAWK group – the world’s largest flooring company with production units in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

INTEGRITES Cross-Border Litigation team represents international and Ukrainian clients in multijurisdictional disputes spanning across most of the countries where Ukrainian businesses have presence. The firm acts both as a lead counsel engaging and coordinating the local lawyers, accountants and investigators abroad, and as a co-counsel on Ukrainian issues or Ukrainian law expert. Throughout 2018, practice team has been involved in several high-profile multi-million disputes in the UK, the US, Cyprus, BVI, the Netherlands, Japan, Latvia, Canada, Panama, Jersey, etc.