"Gazprom" complained to the Swiss court to seize assets in the Netherlands

After reports of the arrest of Gazprom's property in the Netherlands under the lawsuit of Naftogaz, the Russian company filed a lawsuit.
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Gazprom filed a complaint with the court because of the arrest of the company's assets at the suit of the Ukrainian Naftogaz in the Netherlands. This was said in a statement.

Gazprom pointed out that up to the present moment no official notification has been received of the start of asset seizure pursuant to the decision of the Stockholm Arbitration.

"Despite this, today the company filed a statement with the Swiss court aimed at giving Gazprom full access to the case materials and subsequent appeal against the actions of the bailiffs," the Gazprom press service reported. Following the Swiss court, the complaint will be sent to the Dutch court.

Gazprom will defend its rights in accordance with applicable law, "the company emphasized.

Petitions for the arrest of Gazprom's shares in subsidiaries Naftogaz sent in May. The lawsuits of the Ukrainian company were based on the decision of the Stockholm Arbitration, which in February 2018 ordered Gazprom to pay Naftogaz $ 4.6 billion. Taking into account Kiev's debt, this amount fell to $ 2.56 billion.

At the end of May, Swiss bailiffs began inventorying property at the office of Nord Stream AG, operator of the Nord Stream gas pipeline and Nord Stream 2 AG, operator of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline under construction. Despite this, Gazprom said that these actions did not affect the work of the companies. June 5 it became known that the arrest was imposed on the assets of Gazprom in the Netherlands, where the head office of a subsidiary of Gazprom International is located.

At the same time, on June 7, Gazprom said that the company would not be in a hurry to transfer money to Kiev. As Deputy Head of the Gazprom Department Sergei Kuznets explained, the trial is not over, as the Russian company filed an appeal against the decision of the Stockholm Arbitration. "We have no confidence that if we pay the money now, we will get them back in case the judgment is changed or canceled completely, as we hope," he said.