A Ukrainian businessman who is a defendant in a multi-million dollar case in an English court has been arrested in London

A Ukrainian businessman who is a defendant in a multi-million dollar case in an English court was arrested in London

According to the English financial company WWRT Limited, yesterday, June 29 2022, at about 7 am at London's Luton airport, the British police arrested Sergei Petrovich Tishchenko.

On the same day, Mr. Tishchenko asked the court to replace the arrest with another measure. He appealed to family circumstances and the alleged need to be in Ukraine in order to counter Russian aggression. WWRT Limited presented evidence that Tishchenko did not help Russian aggression, but spent time at a golf club in England. Photographs taken by WWRT detectives are known to have been provided. Judge Fancourt left Tishchenko under arrest.

Earlier, RBC-Ukraine reported that the London High Court approved the arrest of Sergei Tishchenko, known in Ukraine as the owner of the bankrupt Fortuna Bank and the Factor group of companies. The High Court of London in a multi-million dollar fraud case issued a decree arresting Sergei Tishchenko, a native of the Zhytomyr region, known in Ukraine as the owner of the bankrupt Fortuna Bank and the Factor group of companies. The relevant decree was issued by the High Court on May 19, 2022.

The English company WWRT Limited claims in the English High Court that Tishchenko, together with his ex-wife Elena Tishchenko, stole about $100 million from the bank. The case in the High Court was initiated in 2020 at the suit of Olga Gutovskaya's English company, WWRT Limited (Case No. BL-2020-001416). Earlier, by a decree of September 04, 2020, the High Court of London seized Tishchenko's property worth 65 million pounds (81.25 million US dollars, or about 2 billion hryvnias).

Since May 19, 2022, Tishchenko was wanted by the police . He was arrested on June 29, 2022.

Olga Gutovskaya is a well-known international lawyer based in the UK. Gutovska is a managing partner of the international law firm Gutovska & Partners (Gutovska & Partners) and a majority shareholder and director of the English financial company WWRT Limited. Gutovska & Partners provides dispute resolution and commercial law services in EMEA countries (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Ukraine and the USA. WWRT Limited is engaged in debt restructuring and collection.

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