According to Vivacom, the claim by LIC Telecommunications SARL of Luxembourg and Empreno Ventures Limited of the British Virgin Islands sought to set aside a transaction in which Vivacom was sold to its current owners through a competitive sale process, after the company’s previous owners defaulted on a loan.
It adds that having already been defeated multiple times in the Luxembourg and Bulgarian courts, the claimants turned to England arguing that the sale was a sham, took place at an undervalue and should be set aside.
After six days of hearings, the English judge, the Honourable Mrs Justice Moulder, dismissed and struck out the latest set of claims in their entirety.
Commenting on the judgement, Vivacom’s largest shareholder Spas Roussev said: “This company was acquired through an entirely legitimate competitive sales process. The claimants have tried to challenge the transfer of ownership in a variety of ways ever since. They have failed. They have sought to damage the company via the media and through persistent litigation in an attempt to gain control of it. At every hurdle, they have failed.”