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Date: 3 months ago   Category: Finances

The billionaire Gapontsev filed a lawsuit against the American Ministry of Finance


How toxic the so-called Kremlin file is? How in general does the American business concern Russians? Valentin Gapontsev. Photo: Valery Sharifulin/TASS the Businessman of the Russian origin Valentin Gapontsev demanded to exclude it from the so-called "Kremlin file". The list published in January included 96 participants of the Russian Forbes list. Earlier American authorities stated that getting into the file does not mean imposition of sanctions. Nevertheless in Gapontsev's claim it is said that because of getting into this list his company lost at least one client. In Gapontsev's claim it is said that the Ministry of Finance did not make "serious investigation" before carrying the businessman to the immediate environment of Vladimir Putin. Instead the ministry actually reprinted the list of the Russian billionaires of Forbes. it is really difficult to suspect 79-year-old Valentin Gapontsev of close ties with the Kremlin. The physicist with a world name in December of the 1990th created firm on production of industrial lasers. But then it became clear that in Russia of that time new technologies are necessary to nobody. Gapontsev decided to master the foreign markets. In the 1995th he moved to Germany, from there — to the USA where now the headquarters of IPG Photonics Corporation conducting global manufacturer of fiber lasers of big power is located. Gapontsev has a dual citizenship of Russia and the USA, he constantly lives in the States. It is quite possible that the businessman met Putin only once, in the 2010th when the current Russian president visited the IPG Photonics enterprise in Fryazino situated near Moscow. Nevertheless inclusion in the Kremlin file really could affect Gapontsev's business negatively. Such opinion was expressed by the partner of Paragon Advice Group Alexander Zakharov who also tried to estimate prospects of the claim against the American Ministry of Finance: Alexander Zakharov the partner of Paragon Advice Group "Getting into such list is really, we will say, quasitoxic, that there are contractors who are really afraid for the reputation from the USA or the controlled USA which is afraid to enter the relations with participants of "the Kremlin list". Frankly speaking to speak, practice at the moment is absent. It actually, really the first case. But taking into account that its interests are represented by the well-known American law firm, it is possible to recognize that they simply would not undertake if such prospect was not present. As it, for example, happens in Shchveytsariya when, in general, any Swiss lawyers refuse to represent the famous Russian businessman in general". Valentin Gapontsev's interests are represented by the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. It was not succeeded to receive a quick comment there. In March the scientist and the businessman decided to involve lobbyists to assessment of consequences of getting into the Kremlin file. Also other person involved in the list, the vodka king Yury Shefler employed lobbyists. He lives abroad long ago, and he had problems with the Russian law. On

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