The plaintiffs appealed to the fact that they did not have an alternative remedy and that they would suffer real damage, the decision said. The judge considered that this was not the basis for the jurisdiction of a dispute of English jurisdiction, pointed to the “completely unfounded” petition of the plaintiffs and ordered them to pay all the expenses of the defendants on the application.
Vedomosti sent a request to Lipman Karas, representing the interests of the first group of note holders.
At the moment, none of the plaintiffs has complied with the court’s order on the payment of costs, said a representative of Alexei Ananyev: the deadline set by the court for compensation has already passed. Unfortunately, the plaintiffs did not compensate the defendants for their costs, we expect this to happen voluntarily in the near future, because the responsibility for reimbursing the costs for the plaintiffs was entrusted by an order of an English court, said a representative of Dmitry Ananyev. If this does not happen, he added, we reserve the right to resort to legal remedies.
Former PSB VIP clients didn’t stop in London: they hired the US Attorney Bad Cummins, the law firm The Law Offices of Bud Cummins, in the USA. Cummins is investigating the role of American banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of New York Mellon and Citibank, in the alleged “global fraud” of the Ananyev brothers with PSB investor money. PSB lenders' money in dollars passed through a bank account in the United States before ultimately settling in Cypriot banks, Cummins said in a statement. According to her, in addition to the Ananyevs, 40 directors of various business-related companies in 27 jurisdictions around the world participated in the scheme.
In Russia, a criminal case has been opened against the Ananyevs for the embezzlement and laundering of 66 billion rubles. and $ 575 million, they are arrested in absentia. The arbitration court is considering a claim of PSB against Ananyev and the former top management of the bank for 282 billion rubles: assets of the defendants, including paintings belonging to the brothers along with the museum of the Institute of Russian Realistic Art, were seized under this lawsuit.