Raidership against a Cypriot investor is halted

Actions of local councils/municipalities: Other actions Zhytomyr region

Subject of complaint: Martyniv village council of Pulynskyi District of Zhytomyr Oblast (village council) 
Complaint in brief: On July 13, 2018, a Cypriot investor turned to the Business Ombudsman Council. The state registrar of the village council illegally re-registered business the Complainant’s Ukrainian business to another person. 
In 2005 a Cyprus company opened its representative office in Ukraine and invested in real estate. However, in July 2018, the owners found out that the company no longer belongs to them. The state registrar of the village council in Zhytomyr Oblast changed information on the director of the company and re-registered the business to the asset management company. The registrar also did not notify the old owners that he was removing them from the register, although this is legally binding. 
At the same time, the Complainant insisted that he did not sell business to anyone and provided no power of attorneys for such actions. To protect its legitimate interests the company turned to the Anti-Raidership Commission of the Ministry of Justice and the BOC. 
Actions taken: Having examined case materials the Council’s investigator asked MinJust for an objective and prompt consideration of the Complainant’s application. The Ministry replied that it was studying the documents received on the case of the company. 
Result achieved: MinJust canceled registration data records and returned business to the legal owner. The case was closed. 

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