Under sanctions, the Russian oligarch and close friend of the President of Russia Arkady Rotenberg, allegedly to invest in large properties in Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg. This is stated in a joint investigation of the newspaper Berliner Zeitung and Südwestrundfunk radio and television Corporation, writes DW.
Publications associated with Rotenberg, the complex of buildings of the Kudamm-Karree in Berlin, including shopping Mall, high-rise building, theaters, and offices. A number of historic buildings Kudamm-Karree investors are now planning to demolish in order to build a new shopping center.
German media also mention the Opera house in Munich, an office complex LES 1 in Hamburg, the Sofitel Frankfurt am main and Stue hotel in Berlin. According to journalists, the total value of the objects owned structures Rotenberg, valued at approximately €1 billion.
According to SWR and the Berliner Zeitung, these buildings have in common is that all there is an extensive network of companies, including offshore. Investigators, in particular, found a sign company Mars Propco 1 of the Kudamm-Karree. This company is supposedly Michael Oppenheim, who is considered a person from the environment Rotenberg.
The publication reminded that Rothenberg 2017 is in the sanctions list of the EU and the USA, and therefore not entitled to make the investment abroad.
Representatives of Arkady Rotenberg said Znak.com that the businessman has nothing to do with real estate in Germany.
“The fact that Arkady Rotenberg has interests or owns real estate in Germany, is fiction and absolutely not true. Neither he nor those close to him, the company does not have any relation to the specified objects. Rothenberg is not known to the company which are listed by the journalist in the article. In the current environment for the business investments in the EU are notoriously risky, and therefore inappropriate in principle”, — said in their statement submitted to the editorial Board.
Arkady Rotenberg is among the 200 richest businessmen in Russia, according to Forbes. According to open sources, Rotenberg holds 100% of shares in “SGM” 80% in “Fertilizers”, almost 50% of SMP Bank, 35% in TPS Avia. Media repeatedly wrote about his friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, with whom he is in Leningrad, went to judo section.
This year the media called Rotenberg the owner of the yacht Rahil cost $60 million However, this information was also denied by the representatives of the oligarch. Earlier it was reported that the businessman has homes in Italy, France and England.