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The dispute is triggered by an Irish state-owned bank’s attempt to recover assets once belonging to that country’s former richest man and his family, whose company recently became insolvent.

The struggle of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation to assume control of a shopping mall and a business center has cast a spotlight on the underhanded tactics used in Ukraine to fight for control of businesses – from court decisions to burly security teams.

But this time there is a novel twist: The Irish company says the machinations to block them from taking control of the properties are being orchestrated not by Ukrainian groups, but by Sean Quinn, an Irish former billionaire, or his family.

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