Ukrainian businessmen Igor Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov are defendants in three lawsuits at the High court in London, reports ZN.UA.
So, the businessman Vadim Shulman accuses Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov failed to pay him $28.5 million, which he spent in excess of his agreed share in the joint investment in the steel company in the United States.
In 2001, Shulman bought the idle Warren steel mill for about $28.5 million He resumed production, in 2006, decided to increase its capitalization and invited Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov as investors. Partners have agreed to contribute capital in equal shares at the $30 million, and Shulman to compensate for the initial investment. In the end, as stated in the lawsuit, the new investors entering the share of the enterprise, began to use him in their schemes, the capitalization of the plant began to rapidly decrease, and on the payment to Shulman $28.5 million forgot.
In addition, the Russian company Tatneft accuses Kolomoisky, Bogolyubov, Aleksandr Yaroslavskyy and Pavel Ovcharenko fraud associated with the erosion in the share of Russians in the company «Ukrtatnafta», and also in the non-payment of money for the supply of oil in 2009.
In October, the company won the appeal, and now London’s High court, earlier rejected the claim of Tatneft, is obliged to re-consider the matter of damages.
Also started proceedings on the suit of the Ukrainian state «PrivatBank» to the ex-owners of financial institutions Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov.
December 19, the English court issued the order «of a world-wide seizure of assets of business, as well as six companies that they supposedly belong to or are under their control.»
The decision was issued on the basis of information provided to the court arguments showing that Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov brought out of «PrivatBank» about $2 billion through a series of illegal transactions, the financial institution.
«PrivatBank», nationalized by the state in December 2016, plans to return the funds, which amount together with interest is more than $2.5 billion.
In addition to the claim of «PrivatBank», London’s High court is considering two cases against Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov 27.12.2017