1 September 2011
Lavrynovych & Partners successfully defends Ukrainian dairy producer Galakton PJSC against claims of over UAH 5.7m in court dispute over water use

Lavrynovych & Partners has represented the interests of Ukrainian dairy producer Galakton PJSC in Ukrainian courts in a case based on a claim brought by the Kyiv environmental prosecutor in the interests of the state represented by the State Environmental Inspectorate seeking damages of UAH 5,753,801.16 caused to the state by a breach of the terms of a special water use permit.

On 31 August 2011 the Higher Commercial Court of Ukraine upheld the resolution which was issued by the Kyiv Appellate Commercial Court on 16 June 2011 and which overturned the decision of the first instance court to recover UAH 5,753,801.16 from Galakton PJSC for the benefit of the state and dismissed the claim.

On the part of Lavrynovych & Partners, legal support for the project was provided by Associate Dmytro Symanov under the guidance of Partner Igor Siusel.