Russian Authorities, Executives Target TNK-BP CEO

Law360, New York (July 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- TNK-BP Management CEO Robert Dudley, whom four Russian billionaires have been trying to oust in a bid to take over the venture half-owned by BP Plc, has reportedly been targeted by Russian immigration authorities and a group of Russian executives that claim his employment contract is invalid.

The executives have sued Dudley, alleging mismanagement, discrimination against Russian employees and other labor law violations, according to Russian newswire RosBusinessConsulting, while officials at Russia's Federal Migration Service have threatened to expel Dudley when his visa expires at the...
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