Deripaska's CEAC Sues Montenegro for $140M Over Failed Aluminum Plant

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Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska’s Central European Aluminum Company (CEAC) has decided to sue Montenegro for $140 million “over the failure of its aluminum plant there,” reports Reuters.

“A statement issued in Cyprus, where the Russian company has its headquarters, CEAC said the case will heard in Vienna.”

“The statement said Montenegro violated a 2010 settlement agreement, leading to the plant going bankrupt.”

“In a separate statement, Montenegro’s government denied any wrongdoing.”

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