Stans Energy Corp (TSX-V: HRE, OTCQX: HREEF)(‘Stans’ or ‘The Company’) announces that the Moscow Regional Arbitrazh court has denied Stans’ appeal of the Moscow City Arbitrazh Court decision setting aside the Company’s arbitration award.
As reported on June 2, 2015, the Court set aside the US$118 million award of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the “MCCI”) on procedural grounds, not on the merits of the case. The Company continues to seek recognition and enforcement of the MCCI award before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
“Stans Energy and our legal team remain committed to pursuing recognition and enforcement of the original award of the MCCI. Although it is disappointing that domestic Russian courts refuse to recognize the jurisdiction of the MCCI, the company continues to seek recognition and enforcement of our US$118,000,000 award in Ontario, not in the Russian Federation, where our experience with very expedient proceedings of the Moscow City and Regional Arbitrazh Courts demonstrates obvious lack of judicial diligence and political independence,” states Rodney Irwin, President and CEO.
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.
President & CEO
VP Corporate Development
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