Representation in Court

Business entities quite often come to defend themselves in court. It is common where a counterparty fails to honor its commitments under agreement. The businessperson whose rights have been prejudiced as a result of such breach sometimes finds it hard to assess the circumstances and take appropriate measures and has nothing to do but to drift, relying on the other party's integrity. Certainly, it does not mean that in this case one should immediately bring an action in court. Professional evaluation of the existing situation will help make adequate conclusions and identify the prospects of the proceedings and determine whether to litigate or not. (Perhaps it is Your dispute that can be settled through friendly consultations, or one should really wait until the circumstances hindering the counterparty in the performance of its obligations are removed). We prefer working with the client overtly. This means that in any situation where initiating proceedings will only result in an increase of the client's expenses, we will honestly tell the client that such proceedings will be hopeless, which will prevent him/her from wasting time and money. We know that the action brought by the businessperson in court is aimed at gaining some results (debt repayment, property requisitioning, agreement termination, or damages). We do not litigate for the sake of it. The goals of our clients are of priority to us, and various conflicts just distance an undertaking from the goals of its owner. So, first and foremost, we attempt to predict and avoid any and all adverse situations that may occur to our clients (to evaluate prospective counterparties in advance and to enter into agreements with them under such terms and conditions so that they would not even think about breaching their obligations, and to settle all differences amicably if any arise), and to act afterwards (to apply to court and other authorities). Sometimes, however, one should act forthwith - a debtor possessing monies and property that can allow the creditors' claims may try to withdraw such property from its assets or to transfer monies from its accounts or otherwise attempt to evade repaying the debt. In this case one needs to collect as much information about the debtor as possible, making no claims or otherwise making it aware of the actions being pursued. The element of surprise will matter greatly in such case.

One should also acknowledge that sometimes it is not all according to what the client wishes. There are circumstances under which a counterparty (or a third party) may be the first to initiate proceedings (ex-employees also practice proceedings against their former employers for reasons of a mere grudge). In such an event one cannot do without professional assistance. Of course You can defend yourself individually, without retaining lawyers, but apart from wasting Your valuable time You run the risk of aggravating the process by making lame counterclaims containing redundant information (that can be used against You) and showing passions instead of evidence. Our specialists will assess the case files dispassionately and will be able to competently prove that the claimant's demands are ungrounded if there is the least chance of winning the case.

Having undertaken a case, we conduct it from the beginning (studying the case and analyzing the files provided to us) to the end (court passing judgment), keeping it in mind that there could be options to resolve the dispute out of court. The client must provide us with all the records he/she thinks relevant to the proceedings for the case study. Such records are being analyzed and at this stage, additional materials may be required for a comprehensive case study. After having collected all the requisite documents, we together with the client determine whether it is expedient to go to court or to hold negotiations. If decision is made to apply to court (or to represent the client in court should an action be commenced against the client), we deal with completing and submitting relevant documents (claim; counterclaim; calculation of penalties, inflation and annual interest rates) and appear in court and prepare the documents required in the course of proceedings (solicitations, qualifications and other statements).

We will use our best efforts to settle the dispute in Your favor!