25 February 2022
EPAM Defends the Only Russian Provider of Inmarsat Satellite Services in Multi-Million Dollar Disputes With a Mala Fide Counterparty

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners litigation team defended FGUP Morsvyazsputnik, the only Russian provider of Inmarsat satellite services, in disputes with a mala fide counterparty.

For several years, FGUP Morsvyazsputnik had  provided Inmarsat satellite and international inter-ship radio communication services to the Turkish Palmali Gemicilik ve Acentelik A.S. Since 2019, the counterparty has encountered financial issues and stopped paying for the services. As a result of the default on the obligations, Palmali Gemicilik ve Acentelik A.S. accumulated a multi-million debt to the Russian company.

EPAM attorneys represented FGUP Morsvyazsputnik in a series of disputes related to the Turkish company’s failure to perform the obligations under the executed agreements. Attorneys of the Frim developed a strategy that enabled FGUP Morsvyazsputnik to have all of its claims satisfied and to fully recover the debt from the counterparty, as well as the incurred legal costs.

The client was represented by EPAM’s litigation team, including Counsel Evgeny Gurchenko and Associate Yulia Sevostyanova, led by Managing Partner of the St. Petersburg Office Ivan Smirnov.

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FGUP Morsvyazsputnik is a national operator of Inmarsat mobile satellite system in the Russian Federation and an official distributor of the leading global satellite equipment manufacturers. The company offers  a range of services related to communication and navigation, including mobile satellite services for all types of transport. The company is subordinate to the Federal Agency for Marine and River Transport with the Russian Ministry of Transport (Rosmorrechflot) and is engaged in the performance of governmental mandates and implementation of national projects.

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Ivan Smirnov

Ivan Smirnov

St. Petersburg

Evgeny Gurchenko

Evgeny Gurchenko

St. Petersburg