Another Action against Russian oligarch to be filed

Lawyers of Mikhail Zhivilo, the head of Russian company MIKOM, who is hiding abroad now, and is being searched for by INTERPOL because of accusation of attempt at Kemerovo governor Aman Tuleyev, claimed that their client would do his best to sequestrate any consignments of metal, produced by Novokuznetsk Aluminium Plant. It is well known that control stock of the plant belongs to the head of “Centre of Investment Projects and Programmes” company Grigory Luchansky. Usually the “Centre” buys shares of some plant and sells them later on, deriving benefit from it. Last year, in August Luchansky purchased 66% of Novokuznetsk Aluminium Plant shares. The purchase was initiated by Mikhail Zhivilo. He offered to Luchansky to buy Novokuznetsk Aluminium Plant shares as long ago as autumn 1999. As a result Luchansky and Zhivilo came to an agreement that the new owner of the control stock would not sell the shares within 6 months, and their former owner would submit all his legal actions to Luchansky’s approval. But the oligarch have not kept his word. Thus Grigory Luchansky said today that he would “not be able to recover his expenses” now. It becomes rather difficult to sell Novokuznetsk Aluminium Plant shares. Nobody wants to buy them now. And, to all appearances, nobody is going to buy them in the future. It became known today that Luchansky is to file an action against Zhivilo. The will demand to pay his damages.