Asters successfully defends PrivatBank in dispute over invalidation of agreements with NBU and PrivatBank counsel

On 18 October, for a second time, the Solomianskiy District Court, Kyiv dismissed Igor Kolomoiskyi’s claim against PrivatBank JSC CB, the National Bank of Ukraine (the NBU), the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, and their counsel, seeking invalidation of agreements and termination of actions.

The rationale behind the judgment is that the plaintiff failed to address the deficiencies of their statement of claim, as established by the Court in January 2020. Kolomoiskyi's attorneys filed the claim in December 2017, arguing that counsel for PrivatBank JSC CB and the NBU allegedly used Kolomoiskyi's personal data without his consent during the performance of the agreements being challenged.

The Asters attorneys and counsel for the Bank filed again an application for leaving the claim undecided. The Court concluded that the plaintiff was required to concern with the proceedings in his case and to properly perform his procedural obligations. However, neither the plaintiff nor his authorised representatives took any measures to address the deficiencies of the statement of claim as established by the Court as early as in January 2020.  

Asters' litigation team working on the project included Partner Andriy Pozhidayev, Senior Associates Oleksiy Ukolov and Natalia Mysnyk, and Associate Andriy Tyshchenko.



Asters is the largest law firm in Ukraine with offices in Kyiv, Washington D.C., Brussels and London. Chambers Europe 2021 recognises 23 lawyers of Asters — the largest number of renowned practitioners in a single Ukrainian law firm.


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