Former owner of «Privat» Igor Kolomoisky, as well as related companies and persons filed 85 lawsuits in connection with the nationalization of the Bank. This is stated in the official answers to «UKRINFORM» from the National Bank of Ukraine, Ministry of Finance of Ukraine of Fund of guaranteeing the deposits of individuals and «PrivatBank».
Four lawsuits Kolomoisky associated with the appeal procedure of removing «PrivatBank» from the market, two lawsuits – a government decree on joining the state capital in financial institutions, a lawsuit is linked to the attempted termination of the suretyship for loans to refinance «PrivatBank».
In 42 cases the plaintiffs are trying to challenge the fact that they are associated with the Bank officials. In particular, it claims from the family of Igor and Grigoriy Surkis, football club «Dynamo Kiev» and «Accent Bank». In may 2017 the family of Surkis won a lawsuit against the NBU, Deposit guarantee Fund of natural persons and temporary administrator of the nationalized «PrivatBank».
Another 19 cases sent to the court in order to cancel the ball-in where the deposits of large depositors became the capital of the Bank in case of nationalization.
For 17 claims, the offshore companies and individuals recognized as associated with «PrivatBank» appeal the termination of interest accrual on deposits.
The lawsuits filed against the national Bank of Ukraine, Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Finance and other departments.
In the National Bank in response to the request of the Agency noted that the claims on which the appealed nationalization «PrivatBank» can not be returned to the Bank’s previous owners.
«According to article 41 of the law of Ukraine «About system of guaranteeing deposits of physical persons» the state as an investor cannot be deprived of the right of ownership on the acquisition of Bank’s shares, and such shares may not be recovered from it in favor of the previous owner. I. Kolomoisky as a previous owner of the shares of the Bank may not require from the investor (i.e., the state represented by the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine) any losses incurred as a result of the acquisition by the investor shares of the Bank on the basis of invalidity, revocation or invalidation of any illegal decisions, transactions or other actions taken or committed in the process of declaring the Bank insolvent and its withdrawal from the market», – said in the comments of the NBU.
21 Dec 2016 Fund for guaranteeing deposits of natural persons signed a contract for the sale of 100% of shares of «PrivatBank» to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine.
On June 5 the Centre for the investigation of corruption and organized crime OCCRP reported that «PrivatBank» for 2015-2016 has issued over $1 billion of loans 28 Kharkiv, firms that were controlled by individuals linked to the former owner of the Bank Igor Kolomoisky.
9 Jun Kolomoisky filed against the National Bank of Ukraine a lawsuit demanding to terminate the contract of guarantee on loans nationalized «PrivatBank».
On 2 July the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine published a letter of the former key shareholders of the «PrivatBank» Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman asking to nationalize the Bank, which dates back to 16 December 2016. In this letter, Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov had pledged to restructure the Bank’s loans until July 1, 2017. In the case of restructuring by July, 75% of the loan portfolio of financial institutions provides for the possibility of prolongation of the restructuring number of loans before 1 January 2018.
On 3 July, the NBU said that the government is preparing the legal procedure of recovery of funds in connection with the expiration, which Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov had pledged to restructure the credit portfolio of PrivatBank.
7 July National anti-corruption Bureau said that the state suffered damages in the amount of recapitalization of the Bank to 116.8 billion.
Kolomoisky has filed nearly 90 lawsuits due to the nationalization of «PrivatBank» 14.07.2017