Crab-fishing boat, constructed by order of the Far Eastern fish magnate, may be returned to the manufacturer
LLC "Antey" doubts the proper quality of the vessel built by the Pella shipyard in Leningrad region. If the customer's doubts are confirmed by experts, the Pella shipyard will suffer material damage in the amount of 0.5 billion rubles, not to mention reputational costs.
Alexander Arbouzov, Partner and Head of Corporate Practice at Duvernoix Legal, believes that in this context it is difficult to assess the outcome of this case, since the specific agreements of the parties are unknown. "The general rule is that the quality of the manufactured products must comply with the terms of the contract, not to mention compliance with regulatory requirements. It is the contract that the court proceeds from, agreeing to appoint an expert examination, where the number one question is whether the project documentation corresponds to the contract. I would venture to assume that the court's decision will largely be determined by examination," the lawyer says.