The Kiev district court of Odessa January 4, banned lawyers «PrivatBank» to sue the former owner of the financial institution by Igor Kolomoiskiy in the Ukrainian and foreign courts. The decision was published in the Unified state register of court decisions.
The businessman filed a lawsuit against the Odessa TV company ARS, National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), «PrivatBank», the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, company Kroll Associates UK Limited, Services, AlixPartners UK LLP, Hogan Lovells International LLP, «asters consult» and «asters» on protection of honor, dignity and business reputation.
Kolomoisky asks to recognize untrue, degrading his honor, dignity and business reputation of the information disseminated in the story ARS «PrivatBank» the Story continues…», which was released on 21 December 2016. It said that the businessman was taken from Ukraine as much as Ukraine during three years spent on defense. In the story it was noted that Kolomoisky through the Minister of internal Affairs controlled the national guard of Ukraine, which guarantees the inviolability of the businessman.
The decision noted that from the publication «the Long and expensive: what cost to the state transition of «PrivatBank» under his control» at the «New time» Kolomoisky became known that in early 2016 to prepare the nationalization of «PrivatBank» national Bank conducted public procurement legal and consulting services in violation of the law. The article said that the NBU has hired two international corporate detective Agency Kroll and consulting company AlixPartners, the latter attracted «asters consult». The judgment States that «PrivatBank» has concluded a contract with Hogan Lovells International LLP.
Kolomoisky believes that these agreements are invalid, as public procurement is conducted in violation of the law.
The court agreed to open proceedings. The preparatory hearing is scheduled for February 23.
On the same day, the court imposed a number of prohibitions as security for the claim. «PrivatBank», the Ministry of Finance, consultants, legal advisors or other persons who provide them or the NBU services, in particular but not limited to Services, AlixPartners UK LLP, Kroll Associates UK LLP, Hogan Lovells International LLP, and their subsidiaries, representative offices, branches, companies «asters» and «asters consult» banned «to comply with the terms, requirements and any other provisions of any treaties, agreements, contracts, leases and any other transactions» entered into with the NBU, PrivatBank, Ministry of Finance, which are directly and/or indirectly relate to the rights and/or legitimate interests of Kolomoisky and/or affect them.
NBU and «PrivatBank» forbidden to pay any of these companies, and the latter to accept the money.
In addition, «PrivatBank», the Ministry of Finance, consultants, eurovetrocap or other persons who provide them or the Bank services, in particular but not limited to the above companies, forbidden to «use, disclose, inform, specify, apply, and perform any other actions» regarding personal data Kolomoisky «in any documents in Ukraine and abroad, to move, to grant, convey and/or otherwise transfer» of such data to any authorities, individuals and legal entities in Ukraine and abroad and carry out other processing of personal data.
According to a government decision of December 18, 2016, the state of 100% became the owner of «PrivatBank».
NBU in July published a report financial audit of «PrivatBank», conducted by Ernst&Young according to which on the eve of the nationalization of the Bank was a financial pyramid.
After that, the ex-Bank owners, as well as associated offshore and individuals have begun to file dozens of lawsuits in the Ukrainian courts in which to appeal against the procedure of nationalization and demand compensation for related financial losses.
The Kiev district court of Odessa has banned lawyers «PrivatBank» Kolomoisky to sue 12.01.2018