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Derevyanko: 'You cannot protect your legitimate interests in the courts' (Photo: Nick Humphries)

EU companies at risk of 'raiders' in Ukraine

The top story on Ukraine is the jailing of former leader Yulia Tymoshenko. But businessmen and diplomats also warn that investing in the country is becoming more dangerous due to state-sanctioned 'corporate raiding'.

Raiding is a form of hostile take-over in which someone bribes or blackmails courts to enforce a bogus claim against a profitable business.

It can involve a van-full of balaclava-wearing men breaking into your office to tell you that you are no longer the owner. In e...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Derevyanko: 'You cannot protect your legitimate interests in the courts' (Photo: Nick Humphries)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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