Court arrests Telman Ismailov’s two Moscow apartments
The real estate property was arrested as interim measures to restructure the debts on the application of BM-Bank (the former Bank of Moscow). The credit and financial institution calls on 17.3 billion rubles ($293 million) from the businessman.
The Moscow Region Commercial Court on the second attempt seized Telman Ismailov’s apartments – five and six rooms – located on the Kutuzovsky Prospekt in Moscow. The apartments with a total area of 292 square meters were arrested within debt restructuring on the application of BM-Bank (the former the Bank of Moscow) against the businessman.
At the end of March, the court refused to arrest the apartments, arguing that the applicant – the debtor’s financial manager Valery Kubelun – did not provide proper evidence to prove that failure to grant the above interim measures could make it difficult or impossible to enforce the court act.
Yet, today, on June 30, the court refused to impose a ban on transactions with three land plots and two houses in the Moscow Region belonging to Ismailov, as required by Valery Kubelun. According to case materials, the application for these interim measures was filed within a separate dispute related to challenging the transaction on the alienation of immovable property in the well-known businessman’s bankruptcy case. The court, refusing to grant the interim measures, pointed out that they could violate the existing situation and the rights of the parties.
"At that, the court does not establish that the failure to grant the interim measures will result in significant damage to creditors," the court's ruling says.
As the CrimeRussia previously wrote, on March 9 this year, the court opened the procedure for selling Ismailov's property, after recognizing the businessman insolvent. The hearing to review the results of the property sale procedure is to be held on September 6.
The regional commercial court, on August 29, 2016, introduced the debt restructuring procedure on the application of BM-Bank in respect of Ismailov. At the same time, the court included the bank's demand for 17.3 billion rubles from the businessman was included in the creditors’ list. The bank's demand is based on loan agreements concluded with companies, in particular, with Rusline 2000 LLC. The businessman is a guarantor under these loan agreements.