Dmitry Uryakin commented to Kommersant on an attempt by alcoholic beverage company Ladoga to challenge the trademark of a Spanish cider producer

In 2023, alcoholic beverage producer and importer Ladoga failed to register the Emerald brand due to the presence of a similar trademark with an earlier priority with Spanish company Envasados Eva. Ladoga applied to the Intellectual Rights Court for early termination of legal protection of the disputed brand, citing the fact that it is not used by…


Dmitry Uryakin commented to Novy Prospect on the creditors' attempt to conclude an amicable agreement with Udarnik poultry farm

The creditors of the Udarnik poultry farm have started negotiating an amicable settlement agreement, according to which they want to extend debt repayment for 14 years. The amount of debt included in the creditors' register is RUB 2.75 bn (RUB 664.7 mn is secured by collateral). They plan to use funds from the company's business activities and…


Maxima Legal is again recognised by Pravo.ru in the national ranking of lithigators

Based on the All-Russian statistical research of the lithigation market, analysts of Pravo.ru have once again included Maxima Legal among the best lawyers in the field of litigation. The company was included in 47 regional firms recommended by the rating, ranking 3rd in terms of the total amount of claims, 12th in terms of the number of cases and…


Dmitry Uryakin explained to Novy Prospect Baltiysky Zavod's reluctance to make timely payments to counterparties

LLC Sanesta-Metal Pipe Company, one of the largest suppliers of industrial steel pipes in the North-West, has filed six lawsuits against JSC Baltiysky Zavod in the Commercial Court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region since the end of November 2023. The plaintiff's claims in all cases are similar: the company is trying to recover from the…


Dmitry Uryakin told Mashnews what can be grounds for excluding a foreign co-owner from the company

Many foreign co-owners of Russian businesses are forced to withdraw due to the risk of sanctions from the authorities of their home countries. Due to the fact that the procedure for withdrawal of partners from so-called "unfriendly" countries is complicated, they cease to participate in management and relevant decision-making, which often harms…


Dmitry Uryakin told DP about the consequences of bringing entrepreneurs to subsidiary liability

The Delovoy Petersburg newspaper has drawn attention to a steady nationwide trend towards an increase in the number of applications granted by commercial courts to bring company owners to subsidiary liability. If in 2019 the courts validated 41% of applications filed by creditors and arbitration managers, in 2023 - 51%. At the same time, there is…


Dmitry Uryakin has commented for NP on the termination of the bankruptcy case arising from a debt of over RUB 1 bn

The Commercial Court of St Petersburg and the Leningrad Region decided to terminate proceedings on a claim filed by Rosselkhozbank to declare Molochnaya Kultura (Dairy Culture ) LLC, a company of the same name holding, bankrupt. The court also ruled on the insolvency petition of Seltso JSC, which is part of Molochnaya Kultura. The dispute is about…


Dmitry Uryakin has assessed for Pravo.ru the position of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on the issue of joint and several liability for reimbursement of court expenses

In a recent dispute, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation reminded us that the separate filing of complaints by different persons when their claims have not been satisfied does not entail a joint and several liability to reimburse expenses. In this case, the money should be recovered on a shared basis, taking into account the procedural…


Dmitry Uryakin has commented for Pravo.ru on the dispute over legal protection of similar brands that reached the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

Molodie i Krasivie LLC, which develops "Lepim and Varym" (Mould and boil) international chain of dumplings restraunts  and owns a series of combined service marks "Lepim and Varym svezhie pelmeni" (Mould and boil fresh dumplings), asked a court to prohibit Spar cookery shops from using the word combinations "Lepim Varym" and "Pelmeni…


For the fifth time Pravo-300 rating included Maxima Legal team in the list of recommended lawyers

Pravo-300, the key Russian legal ranking, has published individual recommendations of lawyers practising in various areas of law. According to the results of the survey for 2023, personal recognition in 11 areas of law was given to 8 Maxima Legal lawyers who played a leading role in the firm's most highly rated projects for the period from…