The court in London at the suit of the Russian company “Tatneft” has frozen the assets of four Ukrainian businessmen including Igor Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov, worldwide for a total of $380 million, Bloomberg reports with reference to the corresponding decree of the court.
On Thursday, the Russian company “Tatneft” has informed that on March 23, filed in a British court a lawsuit against Igor Kolomoisky, Gennady Bogolyubov, Alexander Yaroslavsky and Pavel Ovcharenko. The company requires them to refund $334 million in damages and interest. The company’s representatives in its lawsuit, claim that businessmen fraudulently appropriated money intended Tatneft for oil delivered at the Kremenchug oil refinery, is the main company “Ukrtatnafta”.
According to the decision of the London court freezing subject, in particular, assets such as private aircraft, boat and real estate in France and England. In particular, according to the court, interim measures have been imposed on French Villa Kolomoisky, located on a plot of land of 1 hectare, and its an area of over 20 hectares of land in the Haute-Savoie Department in France.
In addition, freeze subject to several expensive properties in London owned by Bogolyubov, including the house on Belgrave Square near the gates of Buckingham Palace, a cost, according to property website Zoopla, more than £4 million ($5.7 million), according to the ruling.
The judgment also States that all four defendants are allowed to spend £5 million ($of 7.19 thousand) per week.
In a London court on Friday considered the complaint against the decision to freeze assets. “It is repealed the requirement relating to old events”, — quotes Bloomberg the statement of the Bogolyubov’s lawyer Ali Malek made at court session on Friday. “We declare that this requirement, which expired term of limitation of actions”, — he added.
Lawyers Bogolyubov and Kolomoisky on the request, Bloomberg had not responded. The representative of the Yaroslavl declined to comment. So did the representative of the company “Ukrtatnafta”, which Ovcharenko head of the Board. Lawyers Ovcharenko in court on Friday was not, says the Agency.
In “Tatneft” to a request is not answered.