Since 2015, Jurimex has been accompanying implementation of the program of humanitarian support and energy efficiency in Ukraine. The program provides grants to local authorities to recover and reconstruct municipal buildings in the damaged areas and areas of concern in the Eastern and Southern Ukraine.
In 2016, international financial organization approved the grant in support of the investment project "Energy efficiency of the educational institutions in Chuhuiv". To implement this project the Department of Education of Chuhuiv City Council involved a contractor – “Ukrspetsmontazh Invest” LLC.
However, despite social significance of the project and the need to complete works prior the beginning of the school year, “Ukrspetsmontazh Invest” LLC did not fulfil contractual obligations, putting the implementation of the investment project at risk. In connection with the situation, the Department of Education of Chuhuiv City Council was forced to appeal to the Commercial Court of Kyiv with the claim to recover prepayment amounts that shall be aimed at further implementation of the project.
Associates of Jurimex have successfully represented the interests of the client bro bono, namely the Department of Education, and as the result, the Commercial Court of Kyiv decided to satisfy the claim and to collect prepayment amounts from "Ukrspetsmontazh Invest" LLC in favour of the Department of Education of Chuhuiv City Council in full. Thus, Chuhuiv City Council has renewed the opportunity of adequate funding of the investment project for its implementation and achievement of the following objectives: improvement of energy efficiency of educational institutions and ensuring a safe environment for children attending these educational institutions.