Regional news: Ukraine

Ukrainian bank declared insolvent

Ukraine’s banking regulator has declared Kharkiv-based Megabank insolvent for failing to comply with Ukrainian laws and regulations, rejecting claims that its problems were caused by Russia’s military aggression.

07 June 2022

Russia’s VTB seeks English administration, requires OFAC licence

A UK-registered affiliate of Russia’s VTB Bank has applied for administration in England as a result of Western sanctions on Russia – but it must obtain a licence from the US Office of Foreign Asset Controls before an order can be made.

06 April 2022

Ogier ordered to stay on as counsel to sanctioned Russian bank after raising concerns

Offshore firm Ogier has been prevented from coming off the record as counsel to Russia’s VTB Bank, as a British Virgin Islands court declined to discharge local receivers appointed for the sanctioned bank's benefit, while permitting them to take no further actions in fulfilment of their role.

24 March 2022

BVI court to consider impact of Russia sanctions on receivership

A British Virgin Islands court is gearing up to consider the impact of Russia sanctions on receivers appointed over a local entity for the benefit of Russia’s VTB Bank, which is seeking to enforce a US$30 million judgment debt against a Ukrainian businessman and politician.

15 March 2022

English court recognises Ukrainian banker’s insolvency, issues bankruptcy order

After finding a banker with an “international lifestyle” had his centre of main interests in Ukraine when he initiated insolvency proceedings there in 2019, an English court has granted recognition to the trustee of his estate and made a separate bankruptcy order against him in the UK.

29 September 2021

Ukrainian trustee seeks UK recognition amid fraud suit

A bankruptcy trustee appointed over a Ukrainian banker’s assets in Kiev is seeking recognition in the UK, where the debtor is facing a separate bankruptcy petition and litigation over fraud allegations.

21 September 2021

Stephenson Harwood hires former A&O partner in London

A year after retiring from Allen & Overy, cross-border restructuring specialist Tim Crocker has joined Stephenson Harwood’s London office in what the firm has described as “a real coup”.

14 September 2021

DTEK schemes sanctioned in England

Ukrainian coal miner DTEK has secured sanction of its English schemes of arrangement, with Chapter 15 recognition in New York set to follow by the end of the week.

19 May 2021

Gazprombank challenges DTEK’s English schemes

The Swiss branch of Russia’s Gazprombank has told an English court that one of Ukrainian coal miner DTEK’s English schemes does not have a “real prospect” of being recognised in key foreign jurisdictions following Brexit.

13 May 2021

English court recognises Ukrainian bank’s liquidation

The liquidator of a Ukrainian bank has received recognition in England under the UK’s Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations, five months after a Florida court granted Chapter 15 recognition of the bank’s 2015 liquidation.

30 April 2021

Unlock unlimited access to all Global Restructuring Review content