"The court has denied the request of Yukos minority shareholders' from Spain, represented by a group of investment funds, on review of the decision of the Svea Court of Appeals," Kondakov told RIA Novosti.
In 2003, Russian authorities accused the leadership of Yukos, once the largest oil company in the country, of economic crimes. A range of Yukos managers were convicted for fraud and tax evasion. Yukos was later declared bankrupt and the state-controlled oil company Rosneft bought the bulk of its assets.
Yukos' managers contended that the Russian government illegally forced the oil firm out of business and bankrupted it.