High Court hosts new mega-money Russian dispute – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 7th, 2018 in choice of forum, freezing injunctions, news, Russia by sally

‘Another high-profile foreign dispute, this time related to a stake in a Russian fishing company valued at more than a billion pounds, has opened in the High Court – though the relevance of England and Wales as a jurisdiction has again been called into question.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th August 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Lump sum orders under Pt III of MFPA 1984 – Family Law

‘Family analysis: A husband’s appeal succeeded against a lump sum order made in favour of the wife by an English court after the couple agreed a financial consent order in Russian divorce proceedings. Jenny Duggan, associate at Stewarts, examines issues that arose in Zimina v Zimin.’

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Family Law, 27th October 2017

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

English court dismisses ‘international law’ issues in Ukrainian Eurobond case – OUT-LAW.com

‘Questions of international law raised by Ukraine in a dispute with Russia involving overdue Eurobond repayments cannot be dealt with by the English courts, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th April 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Alexander Litvinenko death inquiry report completed – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2015 in inquests, inquiries, news, poisoning, Russia, spying by sally

‘The inquiry report into the death of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006 has been completed.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2015

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JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank and another v Pugachev – WLR Daily

JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank and another v Pugachev [2015] EWCA Civ 139; [2015] WLR (D) 94

‘Under the terms of a freezing order the court had jurisdiction to order a member of a class of beneficiaries under a discretionary trust to make disclosure of the details of the trust and the trust assets.’

WLR Daily, 27th February 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

English court would not stay “unsustainable” claim to allow it to be tried by a foreign court – OUT-LAW.com

‘English courts would not ‘stay’ legal proceedings involving foreign parties to enable those proceedings to be brought in a court in another country in circumstances where those proceedings are unsustainable, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th August 2014

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Alexander Litvinenko inquest: high court halts lifting of secrecy order – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2013 in closed material, coroners, disclosure, inquests, intelligence services, murder, news, Russia by tracey

‘The government has won a high court order to prevent the partial lifting of a secrecy order affecting the proposed inquest into the death of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2013

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Why Mrs Litvinenko did not get her PCO – but what if it had been an environmental claim? – UK Human Rights Blog

“An extraordinary story which would have raised our eyebrows at its implausibility had it come from our spy novelists. In late 2006, Alexander Litvinenko was murdered by polonium-210 given to him in London. He was an ex-Russian Federation FSB agent, but by then was a UK citizen. He had accused Putin of the murder of the journalist Anna Politovskaya. He may or may not have been working for MI6 at the time of his death. The prime suspects for the killing are in Russia, not willing to help the UK with its inquiries. But rightly, in one form or another, we want to know what really happened.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th October 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Litvinenko public inquiry blocked: Diplomacy ‘a factor’ – BBC News

“UK-Russian relations were a ‘factor’ in the government’s decision not to hold a public inquiry into the death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.”

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BBC News, 19th July 2013

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Fair inquest for Litvinenko impossible, judge warns – The Independent

“Hearing in danger of collapse after British Government’s accused of evidence cover-up.”

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The Independent, 17th May 2013

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IPCC report on Mark Duggan shooting to be completed next month – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2013 in complaints, delay, firearms, homicide, news, police, reports, Russia by sally

“The report into the police shooting of Mark Duggan will finally be completed next month, over a year later than it was first promised, the police watchdog has announced.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2013

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Litvinenko inquest: newspapers launch challenge over withholding of evidence – The Guardian

“Media groups will on Tuesday challenge what they describe as a ‘deeply troubling’ attempt by the government to withhold evidence from the inquest into the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.”

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The Guardian, 25th February 2013

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Deripaska in High Court battle over Rusal stake – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2012 in company law, news, Russia, shareholders by sally

“The Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska faces a rival billionaire in London’s High Court on Monday in one of the UK’s largest ever commercial disputes.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2012

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Bar Council and Law Society Launch Russo-British Lawyer Exchange Programme – The Bar Council

Posted February 15th, 2012 in barristers, legal education, news, professional conduct, Russia, solicitors by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, and the Law Society, which represents solicitors in England and Wales, will today launch the inaugural Russo-British lawyer exchange programme at a reception held at the Law Society offices.”

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The Bar Council, 14th February 2012

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Oligarch challenges court ruling – The Independent

Posted July 20th, 2009 in contracts, jurisdiction, news, Russia by sally

“Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska today challenged a court ruling that a £2 billion-plus lawsuit launched against him by a former friend should be tried in England rather than Russia.”

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The Independent, 20th July 2009

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Roman Arkadievich Abramovich: the judgment in full – The Times

Posted October 30th, 2008 in jurisdiction, law reports, Russia, winding up by sally

“High Court ruling includes details of Abramovich’s UK properties, other assets, travel plans and business dealings.”

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The Times, 30th October 2008

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Russia seeks extradition of shipping magnate in UK – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2008 in extradition, news, Russia by sally

“The Kremlin is demanding the extradition of another Russian oligarch who has fled to England, the Guardian has discovered.”

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The Guardian, 1st February 2008
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New law to solve diplomatic row over cancelled art show – The Times

Posted December 21st, 2007 in artistic works, diplomats, news, Russia by sally

“An art exhibition that has become a pawn in the diplomatic game between London and the Kremlin could go ahead after the British Government agreed to fast-track legislation to appease Moscow.”

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The Times, 21st December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Litvinenko’s widow goes to court to hunt assassin – The Times

Posted November 26th, 2007 in extradition, human rights, murder, news, Russia by sally

“The widow of the poisoned Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko said yesterday that she had filed a lawsuit in the European Court of Human Rights to try to force Russia to find out who was behind his death.”

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The Times, 24th November 2007

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Russia formally refuses to extradite Lugovoi – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 10th, 2007 in extradition, news, Russia by michael

“Russia today formally refused to extradite murder suspect Andrei Lugovoi, prompting an angry response from the British Government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th July 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk