The Moscow city court will check the legality of the refusal to split the shares of Norilsk Nickel between Potaninii

The Moscow city court will check the legality of the refusal to split the shares of Norilsk Nickel between Potaninii


MOSCOW, January 22. The Moscow city court on Friday will test the validity of the decision of the district court failed to divide the shares of MMC Norilsk Nickel” and Interros between ex-spouses Potaninii. About it reported in a press-service Natalia Potanina.

“On Friday at 13:30 in the Moscow city court will consider the appeal of Natalia Potanina on the decision of Presnensky court on section 30% stake in MMC Norilsk Nickel, which was initiated by the former wife of Vladimir Potanin in the process of divorce,” – said the press service.

Natalia Potanin continues to believe that 30% of Norilsk Nickel and Interros International Investments Cyprus Ltd should be subject to responsibility as jointly acquired property had the spouses during their 30-year marriage. “Natalia hopes that the court will be more attentive to provide the documents, confirming that the branched structure of the Cypriot companies is Vladimir Potanin”, – said earlier in a press-service.

According to article 34 of the Family code, all property acquired by spouses during marriage is their joint property after divorce and subject to division in equal shares.

In a press-service Potanina said that she will attend the meeting, and “ready to give their comments to the press before the meeting”.

Previously Presnensky court denied the ex-wife Potanin in section, of the shares of Norilsk Nickel. After the divorce with her husband she went to court with the claim about section of property, it applied for 50% of the part of the ex-husband’s shares in GMK “Norilsk Nickel” and “Interros international”, which he owns. In the case of satisfaction of the claim Potanin was ready to transfer the management shares to the state.

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In June last year Presnensky court of Moscow has already shared jointly acquired before 2007 (when, according to Potanin, was actually terminated marriage note.) the property of ex-spouses on the claim of Potanina. Then the businessman stepped apartment in Skatertny lane, Moscow area 406,9 sq m and the chapel of Saint Blessed Tamara in a suburban village Anosino. The former spouse was assumed to be a compensation for a share in the apartment in Skatertny lane to 375 million rubles, as well as three blocks of land with outbuildings in the suburbs. At present this decision has not entered into force because Potanina appealed to the Moscow city court.

July 28, 2015, the court ordered Potanina 78 million rubles in favor of controlled by her ex-wife company “Ecoinvest”. The claim was stated because of runaway with a “Universal invest” of the sale of the house in the suburban village of Nemchinovo, home to Potanin. This decision is also in force has not entered.

In 2014 in the ranking of 200 richest Russians according to Forbes, Potanin was ranked eighth, and his fortune was estimated at $12.6 billion.