London court again freezes assets of Ananyev brothers
LONDON, Aug 17 (PRIME) -- The High Court of London has again frozen assets of brothers Alexei and Dmitry Ananyev under a suit filed by a group of investors, Andrew Ford, a partner at Lipman Karas representing PromsvyazbankТs investors, told PRIME on Friday.
The Ananyev brothers previously controlled Promsvyazbank, where the central bank launched a bailout in 2017, getting control over it. A group of PromsvyazbankТs investors filed a suit to freeze the assets of the Ananyev brothers all over the world and force them redeem the debt that investors bought in 2017 and which were secured by guarantees of companies controlled by the brothers.
The court arrested the shares on July 13, 2018. The Ananyev brothers paid $15.6 million and 11 million euros as a security deposit to satisfy the suitТs claim, and the court lifted the arrest on August 8.
But Ford told PRIME that the court arrested assets of the Ananyev brothers on Friday under a suit filed by another group of investors.