BRIEF-Repsol sues Chevron over YPF contract related to Argentina energy assets

Tue Dec 4, 2012 4:07pm EST

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Dec 4 (Reuters) - Repsol SA : * Sues Chevron Corp to block development of energy assets in Argentina

under contract with YPF SA -- U.S. court filing * Claims contract was entered into after Argentina expropriated its majority

stake in YPF * Seeks declaration that Chevron has no rights under contract, and cannot

develop energy assets absent proper authority from YPF * Also seeks compensatory damages, in lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court

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