Banking Litigation

LCF has upheld its position as Ukraine’s market leader in banking & finance dispute resolution for the past 10 years. Our track record counts more than 500 resolved disputes on behalf of Ukraine’s Top-25 domestic and international banks, insurance & financial institutions and big businesses.

LCF is the reference law firm in representing lending banks’ interests. Our clients include, inter alia – Altbank, BTA Bank, Credobank, Pravex Bank (Intesa Sanpaolo Group),  Taskombank,  Universal Bank, VS Bank. The total value of disputes under our legal representation on behalf of lenders has exceeded $2 bln.

Equally, LCF represents interests of big businesses in credit relations with great efficiency. We are the trusted legal advisers to AVK, Fozzy Group, Yuria-Pharm, MRIYA Agro Holding, Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill etc. The total value of disputes under our legal representation on behalf of borrowers has reached $500 mln.


  • dispute resolution as to the validity of guarantee, mortgage, security interest, loan agreements
  • judicial recovery of bad debts
  • debt recovery from guarantors
  • collateral and mortgage security enforcement through courts
  • annulment or recognition of the right to collateral and mortgaged property
  • debt recovery through international courts
  • enforcement of judgements involving the state executive authority of Ukraine and private enforcement agencies
  • search and judicial discovery of debtor’s assets using state measures and involving international investigators
  • use of arrests and ring-fencing of debtor’s assets in Ukraine and in other jurisdictions
  • repossession of debtor’s corporate rights, suspension of directors’ executive powers, establishment of control over corporate governance
  • nonjudicial foreclosure procedures
  • judicial appeal against lender gaining property rights over debtor’s assets
  • appeal against lender gaining property rights over debtor’s assets with the Complaints Commission with regard to the state registration at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine
  • dispute resolution in inter-bank lending and subordinated debt
  • dispute resolution with regulators: registration, licensing, approval of significant stake purchases, contesting audits by the Central Bank of Ukraine, financial and securities markets regulator, Antitrust watchdog
  • tax dispute resolution involving financial institutions


TOP-10 bank in Ukraine
$ 74 mln. Галузь:
Debt collection from a borrower - one of the largest industrial corporates in Ukraine
TOP-10 bank in Ukraine
$ 70 mln. Галузь:
Debt collection from a group of companies, specialised in home building
TOP-10 bank in Ukraine
$ 43 mln. Галузь:
Debt collection from a large Ukrainian agro holding
Leading retailer in Ukraine
$ 103 mln. Галузь:
Client representation in disputes with VTB Bank over debt recovery under loan agreements


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