Stans Energy Corp. (TSX-V: HRE, OTCQX: HREEF), (“Stans” or the “Company”), reports that the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has declined to hear the Company’s appeal regarding the annulment of the Ruling of the Moscow City Arbitrazh Court dated May 25, 2015 and the Decision of the Moscow Regional Arbitrazh Court dated July 27, 2015.
These rulings set aside the award of the International Arbitration Court at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry dated June 30, 2014 (the “MCCI Award”) through which Stans was awarded US$118,000,000 in damages. All proceedings within the Russian Federation legal system have been exhausted.
Enforcement and Recognition Proceedings before the Ontario Court of Justice
Notwithstanding recent and past developments within the Russian Federation, Stans’ lawyers, Torys LLP, are expected to have a hearing in Q1 or Q2 of 2016 to seek recognition and enforcement of the US$118,000,000 award of the MCCI. Timing will depend on Ontario Court of Justice availability and other factors.
The UNCITRAL Arbitration was commenced on May 13, 2015, when Stans delivered a Notice of Arbitration to the Kyrgyz Republic. The Tribunal has been formed and the First Procedural Order issued. An update on these proceedings will be issued shortly.
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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