PrivatBank appealed to the District Administrative Court of Kyiv and the Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal with two applications. These are applications for review under new circumstances of court rulings in cases of lawsuits of JSC “A-Bank” and LLC “FC Dynamo “Kyiv”, which belong to the Surkis family. According to these resolutions, almost UAH 407 million was collected from PrivatBank in the 2018.
The basis for the applications was the proof by PrivatBank of the fact that Mr. Igor Surkis himself confirmed his joint ownership with the former shareholder of PrivatBank Mr. Igor Kolomoyskyi in the media group “1+1”. This confirmation is contained in the lawsuit of Mr. Surkis, which was filed by a co-owner of A-Bank at the end of last year in court in London. This is one of the reasons for the conclusion about his connection with PrivatBank.
The circumstance of owning and disposing of a share in TV channel “1+1” has been and is denied by Mr. Surkis and companies related to the Surkis family in Ukraine. Ukrainian courts upheld lawsuits by A-Bank and FC Dynamo Kyiv, inter alia, on the finding that Mr. Surkis did not own a shar in the media group “1+1”.
PrivatBank believes that the decisions in the cases of A-Bank and FC Dynamo Kyiv should be reconsidered in the light of newl discovered circumstances. Also, in these circumstances, the legality of the recognition of Mr. Igor Surkis as a person related to PrivatBank must be confirmed.
It should be recalled that on June 15, 2020, the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court will continue consideration of the case on the lawsuit of the Surkis family to cancel the NBU’s decision to identify members of the Surkis family as those, who are related to PrivatBank and to invalidate agreements to exchange their deposits of UAH 1 billion for additional shares issues of PrivatBank during nationalization (bail-in).