The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has filed the lawsuit against ex-shareholder of “PrivatBank” Ihor Kolomoyskyi to the Court of Republic and Canton Geneva. The total sum of the lawsuit is $239.8 million as the NBU press service reported.
“The lawsuit is filed at the place of residence of the ex-shareholder of the bank to recover the debt from Ihor Kolomoyskyi as financial guarantor in from the National Bank on personal guarantees provided in 2016, according to five agreements on the provision of the credits on the refinancing of the bank. In accordance with the demands of the Swiss legislation, the filing of the lawsuit is another stage of the judicial proceedings started in June at the First Instance of the Court of Republic and Canton Geneva,” the message said.
Head of the Complaint and Limitation Department of Judicial Department of the National Bank Viktor Grygorchuk explained that according to the Swiss system, it is necessary to file the judicial claim before the filing of the lawsuit. The NBU has begun with it in the beginning of June.
“As all attempts of the National Bank to regulate the issue of the debt servicing by Ihor Kolomoyskyi on the credits of the refinancing in the prejudicial procedure were not successful, the regulator, unfortunately, is forced to file the lawsuit in the term established by the Swiss legislation system to protect its rights and interests,” Grygorchuk said.
For the provision of the existing commitments fulfillment by Ihor Kolomoyskyi, the NBU has also filed 147 lawsuits against him and 32 companies, which stood as the property guarantors to the Ukrainian court. As for December 18, the court made 20 decisions in the benefit of the NBU in the total sum of $43.3 million. 17 of them have already come into force, the enforcement documents on 14 cases were passed to the bodies of the State Executive Service for the forcible implementation.
“The National Bank is ready to protect its legal rights and interests, particularly, in the prejudicial procedures against Ihor Kolomoyskyi both in Ukraine and other jurisdictions to hold him responsible for commitmens taken by him on the agreements of the guarantee. These lawsuits are one more important step on the way of the defense of the Ukrainian interests and provision of the fulfillment of the taken commitments by ex-shareholders of “PrivatBank”,” Grygorchuk emphasized.