The court in Moscow rejected the claim of the Montenegrin Atlas bank to the Central Bank of Russia

© RIA Novosti / Andrey Volkovitsky court of Moscow. Archival photoThe court in Moscow rejected the claim of the Montenegrin Atlas bank to the Central Bank of Russia© RIA Novosti / Andrei Volkov

The Moscow arbitration court fully dismissed the claim of the Montenegrin Atlas bank to the Central Bank of Russia about collecting about 520 million rubles, RIA news from the courtroom.

The plaintiff demanded to recover 269,5 million rubles of damage caused by the elimination in 2014, the Russian subsidiary of Atlas Bank, and 250 million rubles of compensation of harm of business reputation. As explained by the representative of Atlas bank in court, «elimination was the result of illegal revocation of the license that established judicial acts». In addition, the result of the publication by the defendant of the release to revoke the license of «Atlas Bank» has hurt the good name of the plaintiff, said the representative of the Montenegrin Bank.

The representative of the Bank of Russia has not recognized the claim. He, in particular, said in the release to revoke the license do not mention the name of the plaintiff, in connection with which his interests are not affected. The Respondent also explained that a mechanism for the return of the license is not provided by the Russian legislation, but the Bank could use the mechanism of obtaining a new license, which he did not. In addition, according to the Central Bank, the plaintiff missing the Statute of limitations.

The arbitration of Moscow in 2014, according to the statement, the Central Bank adopted the decision on liquidation of the Atlas Bank. This decision was confirmed by all higher authorities. According to the Central Bank, «Atlas Bank», was the eighth hundred credit organizations of Russia, was involved in operations to transfer money outside of Russia. However, the immediate grounds for revocation of the license was that the Bank has not set the ultimate beneficiaries of eight Russian companies, opened accounts in the «Atlas Bank» and have not received information about the purpose of opening accounts and on the business reputation of its customers.

Atlas bank and «Atlas Bank» has challenged in court the order of the Central Bank about revocation of license. They stated that the violations for which the license has been terminated are immaterial, and the courts agreed. Thus, the court of appeal in February 2015 indicated that license revocation was not all necessary conditions, and the impact of inadequate violations.

After the order of the Central Bank about revocation of license was declared illegal by the courts, the founders Atlas Bank tried to cancel under the new circumstances the decision on liquidation, but they failed. In particular, the Supreme court in February of 2017 indicated that at the time of consideration by the court of first instance the statements of Atlas bank for review of the decision on liquidation of the liquidation activities have been completed. The liquidator of the Bank Marina Knutova in the consideration of the court in the June 2015 issue of the completion of the liquidation announced that the lender was not insolvent.

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