Legal Relations in the Electric Power Industry
We provide comprehensive assistance in the regulation of relations with electricity suppliers, electric grid organizations, public authorities, and the governing bodies that regulate the activities of participants of the electric power industry.
As the Director of legal support for Energostream LLC (one of the largest electricity supply companies in Russian), Mr. Aptineev determined the strategy of the ongoing relationship between electricity suppliers, electric grid organizations, consumers, public authorities, company management, and other controlling bodies. He prepared briefs on the application of the legislation in the electric power industry for the heads of legal service departments of the electricity suppliers and He directly participated in key disputes with anti-trust authorities, regulators, electric grid organizations, and other large contractors at various occasions in the arbitration courts of many regions.
Mr. Aptineev represented the interests of Buraytenergosbyt JSC (defendant) in the arbitration proceedings initiated by MRSK Sibiri JSC on recovering debts for electricity transmission for the amount of 1,247 million roubles. The rule of the Arbitration court of the Republic of Buryatia, upheld by a court of appeal, was in favour of the plaintiff and was granted the full amount. After a court of cassation overturned the previous decisions and ordered a review of the case, the new trial upheld the initial finding in favour of the defendant and the ruling wasn’t changed by a higher authority.
Mr. Aptineev represented the interests of Kurskenergosbyt JSC (defendant) in the arbitration proceedings initiated by MRSK Centra JSC on the recovery of debts for electricity transmission to the amount of 340 million roubles. The Arbitration court of Kursk region decided to admit the claim of the plaintiff in full. A court of appeal overrode it due to improper application of tariffs and dismissed the lawsuit. The decision left unchanged by higher courts.
Mr. Aptineev represented the interests of RES-Energosbyt LLC (defendant) in the arbitration proceedings initiated by Spectr JSC on the recovery debts for electricity transmission to the amount of 702 million roubles. The arbitration court of Volgograd granted the plaintiff’s claim partially, for an amount of 164 million roubles, and gave no effect to the other amount. The ruling wasn’t changed by higher authorities.
Mr. Aptineev represented the interests of Volgogradenergosbyt JSC (defendant) in the arbitration proceedings initiated by Volgograd Interdistrict Electric Crids MUPP to amend the contract on electricity transmission. The Arbitration court of Volgograd region agreed three amendments as requested by the plaintiff and eleven amendments in defendant’s redaction. A court of appeal changed the ruling and found six clauses had to be worded as the plaintiff had requested. A court of cassation abolished the decision of the appeal court, leaving unchanged the initial court decision. As a result, Volgogradenergosbyt JSC saved an amount of over 320 million roubles.