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Aequo Defended Interests of Pilot Group’s TV Production Companies by Amicable Settlements in Multimillion Debt Collection Dispute

10/ 12/ 2018
  Aequo Dispute Resolution Team has successfully defended interests of Pilot Group’s TV production companies by conclusion settlement agreements. The case was dealing with unlawful transfer of funds from the Companies’ accounts to the accounts of private entrepreneurs without the knowledge and consent of the Companies’ management for the allegedly provided consulting services. The circumstances of the case were overcomplicated by a large number of sham contracts allegedly concluded between the Companies and the entrepreneurs, and also by the criminal proceedings commenced in parallel with the above. During consideration of the case, the dispute was settled by voluntary reimbursement of funds unreasonably transferred from the Companies’ accounts and entering into settlement agreements, which were subsequently approved by the commercial court of appeal. That is among the first examples of application of the provisions of new Commercial Procedural Code of Ukraine in respect of the conclusion of settlement agreement at the appellate stage. Aequo’s counsel Yevgen Levitskyi and associate Yevgen Goncharenko represented the client in the court proceeding. About the firm AEQUO is an advanced industry-focused Ukrainian law firm made up of highly qualified, internationally recommended lawyers who work proactively to help their clients reach their business goals. Backed up by solid industry expertise and a thorough understanding of business we develop innovative strategies and provide efficient solutions to the most complex and challenging matters. AEQUO provides integrated legal support in areas such as antitrust and competition, banking and finance law, intellectual property, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, litigation and international arbitration, and capital markets. The list of AEQUO’s representative clients includes leading Ukrainian and international companies and organizations, such as Agroprosperis, Apax Partners, Apollo, Bunge, DuPont, EBRD, European Commission, Google, Inditex Group, NCH Capital, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Samsung Electronics, Sandvik, Synthon, Tetra Laval, Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund, UniCredit Group, Vodafone Ukraine etc. AEQUO has been named the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by IFLR Europe Awards 2018, Law Firm of the Year in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS by The Lawyer European Awards 2017 and one of the most innovative law firms in Europe according to the FT Innovative Lawyers 2015-2018. For additional information please contact Yuliya Chervonookaya Chervonookaya@aequo.ua, +380 44 490 91 00

Aequo Dispute Resolution Team has successfully defended interests of Pilot Group’s TV production companies by conclusion settlement agreements.

The case was dealing with unlawful transfer of funds from the Companies’ accounts to the accounts of private entrepreneurs without the knowledge and consent of the Companies’ management for the allegedly provided consulting services. The circumstances of the case were overcomplicated by a large number of sham contracts allegedly concluded between the Companies and the entrepreneurs, and also by the criminal proceedings commenced in parallel with the above.

During consideration of the case, the dispute was settled by voluntary reimbursement of funds unreasonably transferred from the Companies’ accounts and entering into settlement agreements, which were subsequently approved by the commercial court of appeal. That is among the first examples of application of the provisions of new Commercial Procedural Code of Ukraine in respect of the conclusion of settlement agreement at the appellate stage.

Aequo’s counsel Yevgen Levitskyi and associate Yevgen Goncharenko represented the client in the court proceeding.

About the firm

AEQUO is an advanced industry-focused Ukrainian law firm made up of highly qualified, internationally recommended lawyers who work proactively to help their clients reach their business goals. Backed up by solid industry expertise and a thorough understanding of business we develop innovative strategies and provide efficient solutions to the most complex and challenging matters.

AEQUO provides integrated legal support in areas such as antitrust and competition, banking and finance law, intellectual property, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, litigation and international arbitration, and capital markets.

The list of AEQUO’s representative clients includes leading Ukrainian and international companies and organizations, such as Agroprosperis, Apax Partners, Apollo, Bunge, DuPont, EBRD, European Commission, Google, Inditex Group, NCH Capital, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Samsung Electronics, Sandvik, Synthon, Tetra Laval, Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund, UniCredit Group, Vodafone Ukraine etc.

AEQUO has been named the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by IFLR Europe Awards 2018, Law Firm of the Year in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS by The Lawyer European Awards 2017 and one of the most innovative law firms in Europe according to the FT Innovative Lawyers 2015-2018.

For additional information please contact Yuliya Chervonookaya

Chervonookaya@aequo.ua, +380 44 490 91 00

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