KPD Consulting Law Firm successfully protected the Client, a financial institution in the Supreme Court in case on application of legislation on protection of consumers when entering into a loan agreement (case No. 300/900/15-ц).
The decision of the court of first instance in the case was passed in the Client’s favor. However, the Court of Appeal cancelled the decision of the court of first instance and adopted a new one, according to which the clauses of loan agreement with regard to payment settlement with reference to the equivalent in US dollars are deemed invalid and according to the Court of Appeal the client is obliged to recalculate all excessively received funds in payment of the following monthly payments under the loan agreement. The Court of Appeal motivated such decision as violation by financial institution (the Client) of provisions of the law with regard to payment settlement with reference to the equivalent in US dollars and the Law of Ukraine On Consumer Rights Protection as to imbalance of interests and unfair terms and conditions of the loan agreement.
Based on the results of review of the cassation appeal of KPD Consulting Law Firm, the Supreme Court cancelled the decision of the Court of Appeal and the decision of the court of first instance passed in favor of the Client remained in force.
Managing partner at KPD Consulting Law Firm Igor Kalitventsev has mentioned: "In this category of cases a controversial court practice has been formed. Recently this is abused by unscrupulous debtors under loan agreements. Our company protects interests of financial institutions for many years. We are really glad that the Supreme Court was competent in consideration of the materials of this case and made a fair and lawful decision, which is very important for the further development of court practice in this field of legal relations".
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