January 13, 2020 / 12:15 PM / 14 days ago

Finnish court rejects Rotenberg's suit against Nordic banks

HELSINKI, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Boris Rotenberg, a Russian businessman under U.S. sanctions over the Ukraine conflict due to his close ties with President Vladimir Putin, on Monday lost a discrimination lawsuit he filed in a Finnish court against four Nordic banks.

“Helsinki District Court has rejected Boris Rotenberg’s complaint over the right to banking services and damages for discrimination,” the court said in its decision.

Rotenberg, who also holds Finnish citizenship, accused Nordea, Danske Bank, Handelsbanken and OP Bank of refusing to allow him to make payments and of violating his right to equal treatment as an EU citizen. (Reporting by Anne Kauranen and Tarmo Virki; editing by Jason Neely)

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