13.12.2018

Arzinger team defended the interests of an international company, one of the ABCD-four grain traders, from the fraudulent actions committed by a group of individuals for the amount of more than UAH 40 million.

Arzinger team defended the interests of an international company, one of the ABCD-four grain traders, from the fraudulent actions committed by a group of individuals, who attempted to take possession of the Client’s funds in the amount of more than UAH 40 million by opening a fake account in the name of a contractor, misleading the client’s employees and using sham companies.

Due to the team’s comprehensive legal actions and quick response it was possible to quickly "freeze" the funds to prevent their cash-out by fraudsters and then to return the entire amount of money to the Client’s bank account. Such resultswere achieved through an integrated approach to the project, which involved criminal, commercial and enforcement proceedings as well as mechanisms to counteract the legalization of illegally obtained funds.     

The general project supervision was carried out by Kateryna Gupalo, White Collar Crime Partner, attorney-at-law; Dmytro Trut, Senior Associate, attorney-at-law, was responsible for the development of the defence strategy/algorithm and their implementation; Oleksii Zadoenko, Associate, attorney-at-law, was in charge of the effective interaction with law enforcement agencies as a representative of the victim.