MEDIA COVERAGE
9 August 2005

Latest news on Sibir Energy case by Interfax

Britain's Sibir Energy recorded an "important victory" on August 9 when the Moscow Arbitration Court rejected an appeal by Sibneft against an April ruling that placed OAO Yugraneft under external administration in connection with the company's bankruptcy.

9 August 2005

Latest news on Sibir Energy case by Gazeta.Ru

British company Sibir Energy is trying to regain a 50% stake in Sibneft-Yugra, a joint venture with Sibneft. The joint venture was established on a parity basis in 2000.

9 August 2005

Latest news on Sibir Energy case in "PR Newswire"

The Moscow District Federal Arbitration Court today rejected Sibneft's appeal of an April ruling by a Moscow court of original jurisdiction that placed OAO Yugraneft under external administration in connection with the company's bankruptcy.

5 August 2005

Ilya Nikiforov's, managing partner of Yegorov, Puginsky, Afanasiyev & Partners, comment in "The St. Petersburg Times"

Law students from 14 European countries are in St. Petersburg to take part in the annual meeting of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) that convened Wednesday and runs through Sunday...

5 August 2005

The St.Petersburg Times on the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) annual meeting in St.Petersburg sponsored by Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

ELSA is the world’s largest independent, non-political and non-profit law student association with more than 25,000 members — students and recent graduates who are interested in law and have demonstrated commitment to international issues.

19 July 2005

Article in The Financial Times on Sibir Energy case

Sibir Energy, the UK oil minnow, has scored an initial success in its international legal battle with Sibneft, one of Russia's largest oil companies, which is controlled by the billionaire oligarch Roman Abramovich...

18 July 2005

Article in "The Moscow Times" on Sibir Energy case

A court in the British Virgin Islands has ordered Russia's richest man, Roman Abramovich, to disclose all his assets valued over $1 million, a lawyer for Sibir Energy said Sunday...

7 July 2005

Latest news on Sibir Energy case by Interfax

Britain's Sibir Energy plans to complete a deal over the next four months to include a 95% stake in OAO Magma in the charter capital of OAO Moscow Oil and Gas Company, thereby increasing its stake in the company from 31% to 45%...

1 July 2005

Latest news on Sibir Energy case by International Oil Daily newswire

Sibir and the Moscow authorities are trying to reacquire Sibir's 50% stake in the Sibneft-Yugra joint venture, which was diluted by Sibneft to 1%. Sibir's stake in Sibneft-Yugra was supposed to be contributed to Moscow Oil and Gas Co. (MOGC), a joint venture between Sibir and the government of Moscow...

1 July 2005

Article in The Financial Times on Sibir Energy case

Sibir Energy, the oil minnow, is joining forces with a company chaired by Moscow's mayor to sue Roman Abramovich's Sibneft in international courts, alleging Sibneft cheated it out of an oilfield stake that experts value at as much as Dollars 1.5bn...

30 June 2005

Latest news on Sibir Energy case by Agence France Presse

Anglo-Russian oil company Sibir Energy said Thursday it would start a legal campaign abroad against Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's oil giant Sibneft for the return of a joint venture investment...

30 June 2005

Article in The Dow Jones on Sibir Energy case

Henry Cameron, CEO of Sibir Energy Plc, and Evgeny Sevastianov, First Vice President of the Moscow Oils And Gas Company, at a Moscow news conference Thursday said that they have joined forces to fight Sibneft, the Russian major oil company owned by Roman Abramovich...

6 April 2005

Nikita Sokolov's, lawyer of Yegorov, Puginsky, Afanasiyev & Partners, comment in "Vedomosti"

While reducing the statute of limitations for privatization deals, the Kremlin is changing the regulations for corporate conflicts. The presidential administration proposes that the term within which disputed deals can be revised should be tripled. As yet, conflict participants aren't sure if this is good or bad...

10 January 2005

Latest news on Alcoa Case by Finmarket newswire

The Federal Antimonopoly Service allowed the request of Alcoa for a permit for acquisition of controlling stakes in Samara metal plant and Belokalitvinskoe metallurgical production association...

6 January 2005

The commercial laws of The Russian Federation. Part 14. Competition and Antitrust Laws

The RF Constitution includes guarantees of freedom of economic activity, promotion of fair competition, and free movement of goods, services and finances (Art. 8). An implication of this principle is that private rights must not be used to hinder competition and abuse of the dominant position on the market (Art. 10 .1 of the RF Civil Code)...

by Ilya Nikiforov, managing partner of EPA&P St.Petersburg office