LONDON, November 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Mr Renato Usatii, the Moldovan politician and businessman, has appointed a top London libel law firm, Schillings, to take all necessary steps to protect his reputation and legally challenge allegations made by Mr German Gorbuntsov.
Mr German Gorbuntsov, a Russian living in the UK, alleged that Mr Usatii played a role in the attempt on Mr Gorbuntsov's life in 2012.
Mr Usatii categorically denies any involvement in this incident.
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Mr Usatii, 35, was born in Moldova. He graduated from the foreign languages department of the state University in Beltzy. Renato Usatii worked in Chisinau from 2000 - 2004, and then left for Russia, where he worked as a businessman serving as president of VTP-NN, a manufacturing company that supplies tools to the Russian railway network, since 2005. Since 2013 he was a senior vice president of a union of railway workers.
Mr Gorbuntsov, 47, who has been a major shareholder of InKredBank and owned Moscow's biggest ice hockey team, was a banker with businesses both in Russia and Moldova. According to the Telegraph, Mr Gorbuntsov made his vast fortune in banking and construction. He set up 40 companies in 15 years in the spheres of security, finance, construction and real estate (source: The Daily Telegraph, 24 Mar 2012)
The legal proceedings have been commenced in England as Mr Gorbuntsov is domiciled in England.
SOURCE Mr Usatii's press office