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Asters defends PrivatBank in defamation action brought by O. Dubilet before Supreme Court

Asters has successfully defended PrivatBank CB JSC, the largest bank in Ukraine by assets, in a defamation dispute with O. Dubilet, former chairman of the bank's board, before the Civil Court of Cassation of the Supreme Court.

Based on the case theory developed by Asters' lawyers, on 27 May 2020 the panel of judges of the Supreme Court passed a resolution allowing PrivatBank's cassation appeal in its entirety and setting aside the lower court decisions made in favour of O. Dubilet. This is the first time that nationalised PrivatBank has won a defamation case before the Supreme Court.

The legal team that worked on the project consisted of Asters' litigation lawyers Andrii Pozhydaiev, Partner, Oleh Lazovskyi, Counsel, and Nataliia Mysnyk, Associate.

"Asters provide representation to PrivatBank in the most complex lawsuits involving claims filed by its former owners and top managers who ran the bank before the nationalisation. With highly skilled support from Asters' lawyers, our team achieves positive results for the bank in lawsuits both in Ukraine and in foreign jurisdictions," comments Halyna Pakhachuk, Deputy Chair of the Board of PrivatBank CB JSC.

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Asters is the largest law firm in Ukraine with offices in Kyiv, Washington D.C., Brussels and London. Chambers Europe 2020 recognizes 21 lawyers of Asters – the largest number of the renowned practitioners in a single Ukrainian law firm.

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