Stans Energy Corp. (TSX-V: HRE, OTC: HREEF), (“Stans” or the “Company”) announces that the Kyrgyz Republic (the “Republic”) has notified Stans that on February 22 it filed a claim with the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, Commercial Court, London, England to set aside the jurisdictional award rendered by the UNCITRAL Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) in favor of Stans. This submission to the English Court is made pursuant to Section 67 of the Arbitration Act (1996).
No timetables have been set in these new proceedings. Stans will issue an update both on these set aside proceedings and on the merits proceedings in UNCITRAL arbitration as schedules will become available.
“Although it is not surprising that the Republic continues to obstruct and hamper the timely proceedings of Stans’ case for the expropriation of Kutessay II deposit mining license, management together with our legal team remains vigilant in pursuing a final award from the UNCITRAL Tribunal,” states Rodney Irwin, CEO and President, Stans Energy Corp.
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About Stans Energy
Stans Energy Corp. is a resource development company focused on advancing rare earth and specialty metals properties in areas of Central Asia and Russia. Stans acquired the past producing rare earth mine, Kutessay II, in the Kyrgyz Republic in 2009. Since that time the Government of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan took expropriatory actions against the Company’s interests in that country, Subsequently Stans Energy applied to international arbitration to resolve the conflict. On June 30, 2014, Stans Energy was awarded US$118 Million by the Arbitration Tribunal at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry. On October 24, Stans Energy arrested 47 million shares of Centerra Gold (TSX: CG) as security in this matter. This security allows the Company to pursue the recognition of its arbitral award against the Kyrgyz Republic in the Canadian court system. Stans is now seeking recognition by the Ontario Court of Justice to collect US$ 118 Million worth of Centerra Gold shares.
We seek safe harbour.
Interim President & CEO
VP Corporate Development
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