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The European Court of Human Rights has found Russian opposition activist and former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov’s arrest by Moscow police at a peaceful demonstration on New Year’s Eve, 2010, his three-day detention at the police station, and his conviction and subsequent 15-day prison sentence, constituted a violation of his human rights, and has awarded him EUR 26,000 in damages and an additional EUR 2,500 in costs.

In what Shearman & Sterling calls "an historic arbitral award,” on July 18, 2014, an Arbitral Tribunal sitting in The Hague held unanimously that the Russian Federation had breached its international obligations under the Energy Charter Treaty by destroying Yukos Oil Company and appropriating its assets.

A court in Guam has personal jurisdiction over Russian national Roman Seleznev who was arrested in the Maldives and brought to the US to stand trial in cash register systems hacking case, according to the memorandum filed by prosecutors with the court and obtained by RAPSI.

"Microsoft Store Front" by COLLINS: - Own work

The Krasnoyarsk Region Commercial Court has ordered Kansky Commercial Bank to pay RUB 597,700 (USD 16,773) to Microsoft Corporation for the illegal use of the company’s software, the court told RAPSI on Wednesday.


Goltsblat BLP has successfully defended the interests of IKEA regarding what it describes as "unsubstantiated claims” made by the “Khimki” collective agricultural enterprise, including the recovery of 100% of legal costs.


Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner, has supported Krasny Gold Fields on a joint venture in the Irkutsk region with one of the key gold producers in Russia, the GV Gold open joint stock company.

Varul’s M&A team advised on the sale of shares in the Cinamon Group of companies from GILD Arbitrage venture capital fund to DLT Capital, an Estonian company owned by Russians Tatjana Tolstaja and Vitaly Yakovlev.

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