Alisher Usmanov, Russia’s richest person, moved control of most of his $20 billion fortune last year to a holding company based in the British Virgin Islands, a collection of more than 60 isles 5,600 miles away from Moscow.
On a Sunday afternoon in January, Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska gets ready to leave his sprawling mansion in Zhukovka, a wealthy suburb of Moscow where his neighbors include President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin . His children, Pyotr, 9, and Marusia, 7, burst in the door, greet their father and run happily down the long hallway. His wife, Polina, who is publisher of the Russian edition of the magazine Hello!, prepares to welcome guests for a party celebrating the Russian Orthodox New Year, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its April issue.
Lawyers for United Co. Rusal Chief Executive Officer Oleg Deripaska denied their client had been a “struggling student” who relied on Michael Cherney to build his metals business two decades ago, in a $1 billion lawsuit between the two men.
United Co. Rusal Chief Executive Officer Oleg Deripaska accused Michael Cherney, who is suing him for $4.3 billion, of making mysterious payments to politicians including Israel Deputy Prime Minister Avigdor Liberman.
Some witnesses in a trial beginning July 9 between United Co. Rusal Chief Executive Officer Oleg Deripaska and Israeli businessman Michael Cherney could give evidence anonymously, a London judge said today.
Former Bear Stearns Cos. hedge-fund managers Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin, acquitted in 2009 of criminal charges they misled investors, agreed to pay $1.05 million to settle a related civil case brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.