Norilsk-1: subsoil is outside the law

A year has passed since the announcement of the results of the contest for the right to develop the southern part of the copper and nickel deposit of federal importance Norilsk-1 (Taimyr), but the winner - savings association Amur of the companies group Russian Platinum of Musa Bazhaev – hasn’t received a license.

Norilsk Nickel, which also struggled for the deposit, continues to dispute results of the contest, considering them illegal.

The both companies litigate in court – Russian platinum accuses the Ministry of Natural Resources of unreasonable procrastination of the license granting and demands for transfer of documents to the Government, and Norilsk Nickel is at law with Rosnedra concerning the legality of the contest.

The last session of the appeal court on June 10 was not favorable to Norilsk Nickel – the court dismissed the company’s complaint of the first judgment, which acknowledged the results of the contest for the Norilsk-1 legal. The company doesn’t give up the struggle and waits for the declaration of intent to proceed, and Russian platinum waits for appointment of the meeting date of its trial, which has been suspended, but must resume now.

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