FBK Legal has defended Tompskazprom in its dispute with a customer that claimed losses of RUB 1.7 billion.
This amount was estimated by a customer to cover its losses from the need to buy LPG from other suppliers at a higher price than that of Tomskgazprom. The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service has recently obliged Tomskgazprom to enter into agreements with all companies that send offers and one of such companies filed a lawsuit to claim compensation for the period preceding the decision of the FAS.
Head of Practice Alexandra Gerasimova says that the lawyers managed to defend the client so that it avoids penalties by justifying the price difference, proving the lack of the cause-effect relationship and the lack of inflicted losses.
“In addition, this precedent will certainly reduce the number of other potential customers that could wish to file similar claims,” Partner Elena Bokareva says.