Natalia Potanina demanded half the shares in Norilsk Nickel

Potanin's ex-wife promised to transfer the stake, which will be the subject of legal proceedings, to state control.
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Moscow. April 29. INTERFAX.RU - Natalia Potanin, the ex-wife of the general director of "Norilsk Nickel" and the owner "Interros" Vladimir Potanin, has filed suit in the Moscow Presnensky Court demanding divided between shares of MMC "Norilsk Nickel" and Interros International Investments, said in the press-service Potanin.

"I believe that family property is all property acquired during 30 years of marriage, in Vol. H. Hidden in offshore zones. The aim of submitted claim is recognized for my ownership of the 50% stake in Vladimir Olegovich in MMC" Norilsk Nickel ", and and half of the company "Interros International", which owns the other significant family assets, "- said in a statement the ex-wife of Potanin.

The block of shares "Norilsk Nickel", which she is trying to win, Natalia Potanin intends to transfer to the State administration. "To our conflict did not affect the position of" Norilsk Nickel ", which is a strategic company and one of the largest Russian taxpayers and employers, I am going to pass my due shares of MMC to the management of stateStates ", - she said.

Earlier Presnensky Court has left without a motion of one of the claims Potanina about division of common property, but her lawyers have made the abolition of this decision in the Moscow City Court.

The legal team of the ex-wife of Vladimir Potanin also conducts trial of structures "Interros" in Cyprus, trying to achieve the arrest of the assets. October 27 last year, the Limassol District Court refused to consider the claim to the structures "Interros", arguing that the claim of a businessman on the property must be seen in Russia. The decision stated that Potanin is the ultimate owner of 30.28% of "Norilsk Nickel" and "Interros", and the other person only hold shares of these companies exclusively in the interests of the businessman.

Representatives of the "Interros" and "Norilsk Nickel" does not comment on the situation.

Fifteen years ago, an attempt to seize a part of the underlying asset has made the ex-wife of another Russian Forbes list member - the owner of "Severstal" Alexey Mordashov. She claimed to be 32% of the company, and even made their arrest, but in the ende package was for Mordashov.

Vladimir Potanin in March topped the rating of the richest Russians according to the American magazine Forbes. In the global ranking, he took 60th place. Status Potanin magazine estimated at $ 14.8 billion.