Siberian developer's $1.6mn suit against Dutch architect delayed until Mar.16
MOSCOW, February 27 - RAPSI, Sergei Feklyunin. A commercial court suspended until March 16 a $1.6 million lawsuit filed by Siberian-based Vidstroy development company against Dutch Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects (ЕЕА), the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.ru) on Monday.
The ЕЕА is owned by renowned architect Erick Van Egeraat.
The plaintiff seeks to recover debt from ЕЕА for defaulting in contractual obligations regarding the design of a hotel and business complex in the Siberian city of Khanty-Mansiysk.
The suit was filed on February 13. The judge decided to suspend the suit as the plaintiff failed to submit documents proving its case.
RAPSI /rapsinews.ru has yet to reach the parties for comments.
Media reported in 2007 that Vidstroy entered into an agreement with the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug to build a hotel and business center with a total area of 62,200 square meters designed by Van Egeraat.
The investment volume was estimated at 3 billion rubles ($101.8 million). Vidstroy planned to finish the project in 2010. However, it was reported that the developer was expected to break the contract with Egeraat in 2009.
In Russia, Egeraat is known for the Sberbank Corporate University, Dynamo Stadium, National Library of Tatarstan in Kazan, Khanty-Mansiysk general plan and other projects.