Bertin suing company over share transfer
Lawyer Sérgio Bermudes confirmed on Monday, June 17, that his firm is representing Bertin in a suit against the company Blessed over the transfer of shares from the Bertin-FIP fund to Blessed itself. It is through this fund that the Bertin family owns shares in JBS. According to Bermudes, the transfer of these shares was illegal, since it was done with a counterfeit signature. "[The transfer] is null and will be void," the lawyer said.
According to newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, Bermudes's firm is working on the theory that Blessed, headquartered in the US state of Delaware, belongs to the Batista family, which controls the JBS.
In the form filed by JBS with Brazil's securities commission (CVM), Blessed is tied to Bertin. In the document, Blessed is one of the shareholders in Bertin-FIP, with a 65.79% stake. Bracol Holding owns the remaining shares (34.2%). Bermudes denies Bertin has a relationship with Blessed. "I would like to know [who the owners of Blessed are]. It is not Bertin," he said.
Information provided by Valor Econômico