27 November 2020
The article is published in The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law
During 2014-2016, the National Bank of Ukraine (the “NBU“) has carried out the “great bank cleansing” that resulted in the withdrawal of 103 banks from the Ukrainian banking market. Since the assets of some of the insolvent and liquidated banks were insufficient to cover all debts, claims against the banks’ related parties and shareholders whose actions contributed to the insolvency are regularly considered by creditors that have suffered losses. Pursuant to the data published by the Deposit Guarantee Fund of Ukraine (the “DGF“), 49 banks in Ukraine remain in the process of liquidation as of 08 September 2020. Consequently, lawsuits on collection of damages against banks’ related parties may remain an effective mechanism for creditors attempting to recover their losses.