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By David Prosser BP HAS suffered its most serious setback so far in the battle raging over control of its TNK-BP joint venture, with a Russian court banning Robert Dudley, the unit's chief executive, from holding office in the country for two years.
MOSCOW. Aug 14 (Interfax) - Moscow's Presnensky Court ruled on Thursday to disqualify TNK-BP CEO Robert Dudley from his post for two years for failure to obey the State Labor Inspectorate's instructions, a source familiar with the court's ruling told Interfax.
Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Moscow, 14 August: The Presnenskiy district court of Moscow ruled on 14 August to disqualify TNK-BP CEO Robert Dudley on grounds of non-compliance with a decision of the State Labour Inspectorate, a source informed about the court ruling has told Interfax.
In the latest twist in the battle between BP (BP) and its Russian shareholders -- Alfa, Access, and Renova -- BP announced on July 24 that Robert Dudley, chief executive of its Russian affiliate, TNK-BP, was temporarily leaving Russia.
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