The Moscow Court of Arbitration refused to satisfy the claim of Dmitry Spiridonov, co-founder of the CloudPayments payment service, to JSC Tinkoff Bank to provide him with the service’s financial documents. This is clear from the record of court cases.
In its decision, the court refers to the agreement between Spiridonov and the bank dated May 22, 2019 on the granting of an option to conclude a contract for the sale and purchase of a share in the authorized capital of LLC KLOUDPAYMENTS. According to this document, the seller (Spiridonov) gives the right to enter into a contract for the sale of his share in the authorized capital through an irrevocable offer.
Tinkoff Group consolidated CloudPayments in January 2023. Spiridonov, who owned 5% of the service, said he received no money from the company for his stake. Subsequently, he confirmed receipt of the funds, but doubted that his participation was valued correctly. Spiridonov, according to him, repeatedly requested the relevant financial documents from the credit institution, but received only a small part of the reports.
The businessman then went to court, pointing out that the group was not complying with its reporting obligations. The court referred to the changes in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities dated 01/20/2023 that 5% of the LLC “CLAUDPAYMENTS” is transferred to the group (pursuant to the agreement dated 05/22/2019) .
“Therefore, D.Yu. On January 20, 2023, Spiridonov lost his membership of KLAUDPAYMENTS LLC, which is not disputed by the plaintiff himself,” the court decision reads.
Since Spiridonov did not participate in the authorized capital at the time the court considered the dispute, his demands for the provision of financial documents cannot be satisfied.
Dmitry Spiridonov and Konstantin Yan launched CloudPayments in 2014. Three years later, the Tinkoff group bought a 55% stake in the company for 290 million rubles. Later, in 2019, the group increased its stake in the service to 90%. Soon after, Konstantin Yan withdrew from the project and sold 5% of Tinkoff.
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