The court on the claim of the Federal Antimonopoly Service transferred the Murmansk fishing port to the state

The Arbitration Court of the Murmansk Region, at the suit of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), recovered in favor of the state 100% of the shares of the Murmansk Sea Fishing Port, which was privatized in 2015. This was reported Interfax with reference to the press service of the court.

In accordance with the legislation, port berths cannot be owned by private individuals. The FAS considered that in 2015 a group of persons, together with a foreign investor, established control over the port as a result of successive transactions. In November 2019, FSB officers conducted searches in the joint-stock company of the port.

The court invalidated the transactions for the assignment of the right to claim, concluded by the Cypriot company CIFalcon Limited (Cyprus), the Singaporean company Hermes Investment & Trading Pte. Ltd and the Hungarian company New Millennium Group Kft. The transactions were made in 2017–2020.

In addition, the contracts for the sale and purchase of shares in Kupets LLC, which were concluded by JSC Zeus in 2017 with a member of the board of directors of the Murmansk port Alexander Romanov and manager Oleg Kreslavsky, as well as an agreement for the merger of the Kupets company with the Zeus company, were invalidated. from 2020. According to the FAS, in 2017, Zeus and Kupets, having bought out 51% and 49% of the shares from Oleg Kreslavsky and Alexander Romanov, became its sole beneficiary.

The court ruled that 4 million 752 thousand 759 ordinary shares of the port will be written off from the personal account of Zeus JSC. One share will be written off from the personal account of the port owner Daniil Poleshchuk. The cost of one ordinary share is 50 rubles. The shares will be credited to the account of the Federal Property Management Agency.

Anastasia Larina

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