On June 28, AS Latvijas Naftas Tranzits (LNT) held a shareholders meeting in Ventspils, electing Swiss attorney Rudolf Meroni as Supervisory Council Chairman. But Martins Kveps, who is by the way accused in the so-called “digital television case”, still keeps claiming that he is the true Chairman.
Meroni representative and LNT Supervisory Council member Aivars Gobins says that explanations provided by Berkis spokesman Martins Krastins with regard to the prohibition, registered in the Enterprise Register, which allegedly does not allow Meroni and other LNT Supervisory Council and Management Board members to hold offices in the company, are “lies and their own interpretation.”
“Unlike illusions of some persons, decision of June 5 of Juris Freimanis – judge of Riga Regional Court – regarding the provisional measures does not provide the prohibition for Meroni, nor other persons to hold offices in LNT. Under the decision of judge Freimanis it has been only prohibited to submit changes in the Enterprise Register to the composition of LNT Supervisory Council and Management Board without having a shareholders’ list prepared and signed by the Management Board registered in the Commercial Register. An entry in the Commercial Register is not a legal basis for obtaining or losing the office of a member of Supervisory Council and Management Board,” explains Gobins.
He emphasizes that the legal basis for obtaining the status of a member of the Supervisory Council and Management Board is the decision taken in a shareholders’ meeting by the Supervisory Council. Thus the role of the Enterprise Register is only to inform third parties of decisions made by shareholders. Furthermore, the Supreme Court Senate has repeatedly established that the company’s Management Board has representation rights also irrespective of registration of respective information into the Commercial Register.
Similarly, Gobins emphasizes that this year on June 22 LNT officials filed a complaint to Riga City Latgale Suburb Court regarding the activities of the sworn court bailiff, Martins Eglitis, by executing the absurd decision of June 5 of Riga Regional Court.
In the complaint the court is asked to declare the activities of Eglitis as being illegal and invalid, because he has violated several sections (articles) of the Civil Procedure Law and has acted arbitrarily, carrying out activities, which are not even provided for under the Latvian legislation. Gobins also reminds of the fact that decisions of judge Freimanis and sworn court bailiff Eglitis have been made and based on illegally falsified applications of Aleksejs Ovods – a person, who has been illegitimately elected and who claims to be a member of LNT Management Board.
“Furthermore, LNT’s shareholder – SIA Ventrans Riga – associated with representation of Meroni, has already turned to the police regarding the fraudulent activities of Ovods, by embezzling funds in the amount of approximately 100 000 lats from the LNT account,” Gobins informs.
“Nobody of the legitimate shareholders of “Ventbunkers” and “LNT”, the interests of which under the decision of Riga Regional Court are represented by Meroni, and nobody of the four companies represented by Meroni, including SIA “IAG”, were invited to the false meetings that were organized based on documents falsified by Berkis and Kveps. There were no other invitations received to arrive to some other shareholders meeting, allegedly taking place on June 28,” says Gobins.
BNN already reported, Thursday, June 28, 2012, AS Latvijas Naftas Tranzits held a shareholders meeting, electing a new Supervisory Council.
Rudolf Meroni was elected Supervisory Council Chairman, while Arita Linde, Aivars Gobins and Gints Laivins Laivenieks were appointed Supervisory Council members. The newly appointed Supervisory Council then elected David Anstis, Alvis Haze and Janis Haze into the new Management Board.