MOSCOW, July 24. /TASS/. The Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow rejected the claim of AFK Sistema, which she challenged notarization of correspondence former managers “Bashneft”, attached to the materials of the case on recovery of the Corporation is 170.6 billion roubles under the claim “Rosneft”, said TASS in court.
The arbitration court of Bashkortostan on 6 June admitted the correspondence of former managers “Bashneft” and “System” on the recovery from the AFC is 170.6 billion rubles of losses. Correspondence, according to the oil company, testifies to deliberate infringement of the legislation and the damage of “Bashneft” in the reorganization of the company. AFK “System” on June 15 filed a petition in Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow about a recognition illegal and cancellation of notarial actions by the assurance of the correspondence of managers. The AFC believes that this procedure was carried out with violations and therefore the correspondence cannot serve as evidence in court.
Representatives of “Rosneft” has explained in court that AFK Sistema was not a party to the contested notarial acts, its legitimate interest in the disputed notary’s act is not violated. Also according to the company, disputed by the applicant notarial act was committed by the notary public in full compliance with the requirements of the legislation.
As reported TASS the representative of AFK “Sistema” Sergei Kopytov, the Corporation would challenge the decision of the Zamoskvoretsky court. “The judge applied a rapid method for the examination of the claim, without even having to delve into its essence. Unfortunately, this approach has become typical of cases with participation of “Rosneft”, – he said.
Earlier, the Arbitration court of the Republic of Bashkortostan, representatives of the “System” has already stated that the correspondence does not contradict the legislation and can not be used by plaintiffs as proof of their position, he recalled.
The representative of “Rosneft” in turn believes that Sistema applied for delays in the Arbitration of Bashkiria, not for appeal of notarial acts. “The decision of the Zamoskvoretsky court is not hasty, according to the defendants, as evidenced by extensive litigation. No legal arguments AFK “System” there – only emotions. Believe that the defendant will adhere to the same tactics and will make all efforts to delay the judicial process,” he said.
The Claim Of “Rosneft”
In early may, “Rosneft” and affiliated “Bashneft” has submitted to Arbitration court of Bashkortostan claim to recover from Sistema and its subsidiary “Sistema – invest” 106,6 billion rubles of losses caused by “Bashneft” as a result of its reorganization in 2014, Subsequently the amount of the claims of the plaintiffs increased to 170,6 billion rubles taking into account exchange rate differences. The lawsuit was also joined by Bashkortostan, which owns 25% plus one share in Bashneft. AFK “System” does not agree with these claims and considers them unfounded. Following session on business will take place on 8 August.
From 2005 to 2014 “Bashneft” was part of the AFK “System” Vladimir Yevtushenkov, after which he was returned to state ownership. In 2016 50,1% of shares of “Bashneft” bought “Rosneft”, paying for a package of 329.7 billion rubles. Later, after the offer to minority shareholders, “Rosneft” began to control 57.7% of the share capital of “Bashneft”.