Stans Energy Corp. (TSX-V: HRE, OTC: HREEF), (“Stans” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received a final timetable from the UNCITRAL Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) in its arbitration case against the Kyrgyz Republic (the “Republic”)
As already confirmed by the Tribunal on February 22, 2017, a joint proposal for a procedural timetable that was agreed upon between the Stans and the Republic had been accepted barring minor logistical details.
As reported on March 6, 2017 by Stans, on February 22, 2017 the Republic initiated a claim with the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division of the Commercial Court, London, England to set aside the jurisdictional award of the Tribunal in favor of Stans. Furthermore, on March 9, 2017 the Republic petitioned the Tribunal to delay the proceedings on the merits of the case until the Commercial Court reached a decision on setting aside the jurisdictional ruling.
On March 15, 2017 the Tribunal denied the Republic’s request and issued Procedural Order No 6 confirming the timetable and setting a hearing on the merits of Stans’ claim for April 9-13, 2018 in Paris, France.
No timetables have been set in the London proceedings. However a decision in this matter is expected in Q4 2017 or Q1 2018. Stans will issue an update when the Commercial Court provides a schedule for the hearings.
“We are pleased with the Tribunal’s decision not to delay the arbitration proceedings based on the Republic’s attempts to set aside the jurisdictional ruling. We believe that these attempts have little merit and we look forward to both the decision of the Tribunal and the London court,” states Mr. Rodney Irwin, CEO and President.
According to the Tribunal’s written decision, the Tribunal is comfortable that its Award is valid and will withstand the challenge before the English courts.
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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.
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