SBU thanked PrivatBank management dissatisfaction with the fact that this institution without approval submits claims in foreign courts. About this Facebook said the journalist, “Schema” Natalia Sedletskaya by posting a corresponding letter on behalf of the Deputy head of SBU Vladimir Gorbenko. This information was published on the website obozrevatel.com.
They urgently require in the future to abstain from these “uncoordinated actions”. These lawsuits are known to bring many problems: because the judicial process in the United States, initiated by PrivatBank, his former owners in General can face criminal penalties, she said.
In SBU confirmed to reporters that the letter was really aimed at “PrivatBank”. The secret service reported that filing lawsuits in international arbitration can sometimes have a negative impact on the conduct of preliminary investigation of criminal cases in the banking sector.
However, the lawyer of the public organization “Center of counteraction of corruption” Elena Shcherban said that the SBU has no authority to require that it coordinated some international lawsuits.
She said that the article of the criminal procedure code, which was referred to in the letter of the SBU, says only about how to assess the decisions of international courts, and it does not apply to any filing lawsuits and other measures. The lawyer added that the letter can even be regarded as gross interference in the activities of the entity and pressure. This practice and requirement of the SBU violate the current law and the Constitution.