October 26, 2013 by AK
Greenpeace’s Russian lawyers unearthed a curious court ruling dating back to 2009. The Gazprom unit which owns the Prirazlomnaya platform was involved in a dispute with the tax authorities over value added tax (VAT) reimbursement. To get the VAT back, Gazprom had to prove that the platform was not a ship but a stationary installation. The arbitration court agreed and Gazprom won the case.