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Ellex Raidla Successful for Estonian Shipbuilding Group in Media Dispute Against Famous Estonian Motorcycle Star

Ellex Raidla Successful for Estonian Shipbuilding Group in Media Dispute Against Famous Estonian Motorcycle Star

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Ellex Raidla has successfully represented the BLRT Group in a dispute against motorcycle racer Anastassia Kovalenko regarding the accuracy of allegations she published in the media and in her master’s thesis.

BLRT is a shipbuilding company headquartered in Tallinn that owns shipyards in Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, and Norway.

Kovalenko's father, Valeri Kovalenko, is a minority shareholder in BLRT. Her claims included allegations that BLRT's 2012 Annual Report was inaccurate and invalid and that minority shareholders had been maltreated by majority BLRT shareholders. 

The Court gave Kovalenko one month to publish retractions in Tartu University's digital archive, the Russian-language media channel Delovyie Lyudi, Russian-language online and paper editions of Delovyie Vedomost, and other publications.

BLRT was represented by Ellex Raidla’s Partner Ants Nomper and Senior Associate Martin Raude

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