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Dentons achieves victory for BIIR in a high profile property dispute

21/ 03/ 2018
  Kyiv, March 21, 2018 – Global law firm Dentons successfully represented Bojer Innovativ Ingeniør Rådgivning (BIIR), a leading engineering consulting company in Aarhus, Denmark, in connection with a lawsuit regarding the ownership of the client’s property in Odessa, Ukraine. BIIR is a foreign investor, which currently employs more than 100 professionals in Odessa and aims to grow to 500 within the next few years. In spring 2017, BIIR acquired a property in Odessa for US$400,000 for the construction of a new office. In summer 2017, the building was seized as a result of a claim by the former owners. The former owners, who had not paid the mortgage for six-and-a-half years and ignored a foreclosure notice three months earlier, claimed that they had been fraudulently dispossessed of the building and launched a court case against BIIR. As a result of the lawsuit, there was a court ruling depriving BIIR of its ownership right for the property without any compensation. On 27 February 2018, the Odessa Appellate Economic Court awarded a victory to BIIR and ruled that the disputed property belongs solely to BIIR. In addition, the court ordered BIIR’s opponent to pay his previously unpaid court costs plus the court costs incurred by BIIR in its defense, for a total of more than UAH158,000. The Dentons team, led by partner Adam Mycyk and senior associate Maksym Sysoiev in Kyiv, supported BIIR in the preparation of documentation, including to related commercial and criminal proceedings, and represented the client in government and public affairs throughout the dispute. About Dentons Dentons is the worlds largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work www.dentons.com.

Kyiv, March 21, 2018 – Global law firm Dentons successfully represented Bojer Innovativ Ingeniør Rådgivning (BIIR), a leading engineering consulting company in Aarhus, Denmark, in connection with a lawsuit regarding the ownership of the client’s property in Odessa, Ukraine.

BIIR is a foreign investor, which currently employs more than 100 professionals in Odessa and aims to grow to 500 within the next few years.

In spring 2017, BIIR acquired a property in Odessa for US$400,000 for the construction of a new office. In summer 2017, the building was seized as a result of a claim by the former owners. The former owners, who had not paid the mortgage for six-and-a-half years and ignored a foreclosure notice three months earlier, claimed that they had been fraudulently dispossessed of the building and launched a court case against BIIR. As a result of the lawsuit, there was a court ruling depriving BIIR of its ownership right for the property without any compensation.

On 27 February 2018, the Odessa Appellate Economic Court awarded a victory to BIIR and ruled that the disputed property belongs solely to BIIR. In addition, the court ordered BIIR’s opponent to pay his previously unpaid court costs plus the court costs incurred by BIIR in its defense, for a total of more than UAH158,000.

The Dentons team, led by partner Adam Mycyk and senior associate Maksym Sysoiev in Kyiv, supported BIIR in the preparation of documentation, including to related commercial and criminal proceedings, and represented the client in government and public affairs throughout the dispute.

About Dentons

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work www.dentons.com.

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