Earlier, the District Court of Limassol (Cyprus) has refused to arrest the assets of the businessman. This is achieved lawyers ex-wife Natalya Potanin, according to whom, he evades the legal responsibilities for the maintenance payable by the manipulation of family property through offshore structures
Cyprus company Interros International Investments Ltd, which owned 30.4% of "Norilsk Nickel" shares, has reduced its stake in the company to zero, resulting in a message TASS Russian metallurgical holding. The transaction took place October 22, 2014. At the same time a similar stake in "Norilsk Nickel" received at the disposal of another Cyprus-based Olderfrey Holdings Ltd, said the agency.
Ownership stake in "Norilsk Nickel" has remained the same, Potanin owns more than 30% of the company, told RBC representative of the "Interros". The transaction is aimed at improving the corporate structure of the group, said today the agency TASS. "With regard to improving the corporate structure of our group, we are constantly working on it. It is our internal history. In the package size and the owner is not reflected "- Said RBC representative of the "Interros".
October 27th District Court of Limassol, Cyprus has refused to consider a claim by Natalia Potanin, who demanded the arrest of the assets of his ex-wife of Vladimir Potanin. The Court explained the refusal by the fact that the claim on the property should not be considered Potanin Cyprus. The judge confirmed that Potanin is the ultimate owner of 30.28% of "Norilsk Nickel" and Interros International Investments Limited, and the other person "only keep stocks of these companies exclusively in the interests of Potanin."
Potanin's lawyers asked the court in May of Cyprus to arrest her ex-husband's assets, as well as to disclose information on whether it is the ultimate owner of several structures. The former wife of a businessman, in particular, interested in information about the company Interros International Investments Limited, which registered 30% of "Norilsk Nickel" (the market value of shares - 316 billion rubles.). Lawyers Natalia Potanina insisted that the ex-spouse of the client avoids legal obligation to pay child support, transferring family property through offshore companies and Traces. Cyprus company Interros, Potanin through which owns a stake in "Norilsk Nickel", framed on two citizens of Cyprus - Sophia Joseph and Mary Fylakti.
Vladimir Potanin, divorced his wife Natalia May 28, 2014, and former spouses still can not agree on the division of property.
Potanin - one of the wealthiest businessmen in Russia, is in the top 100 of the world ranking of billionaires Forbes - American magazine estimates his fortune at about $ 12.6 billion it owned a diversified investment holding company "Interros", in particular, holds shares of MMC "Norilsk Nickel". (30.3%), the Internet holding "Rambler-Afisha-the SUP" (50%), the ski resort "Rosa Khutor" (100%), the network "cinema park" theater (100%).
According to the report of MMC "Norilsk Nickel" in the first quarter of 2013. Interros International Investments Limited Cypriot controlled Bonico Holdings Co. Limited, whose share in the MMC was 17.53%. This Interros International Investments Limited held 100% of the holding company "Interros". Last controlled Cyprus Montebella Holdings Limited, whose share in the MMC was 7.4%.