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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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