Peters & Partners and ETilling have joined forces resulting in Tilling Peters with Oxana Peters and Ekaterina Tilling as the new firm’s Senior Partners.
The IP practice of Goltsblat BLP is representing the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) on behalf of the world's three major record companies — Sony Music Russia, Universal Music Russia and Warner Music UK - on claims for the protection of related rights in phonograms against the social network “VKontakte.”
Liniya Prava has been retained to advise on the “Vnukovo Airfield Infrastructure Development” project. According to the firm, “the project involves preparation and conclusion of a concession agreement in relation to the airport’s airfield infrastructure between a grantor (a competent state authority) and a Vnukovo airport operator, which will allow [it] to raise finance from the Russian National Welfare Fund.
Following shortly after the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague ordered that the Russian government pay USD 50 billion in damages to former Yukos shareholders (reported on by CEE Legal Matters on July 28, 2014), the European Court of Human Rights has now awarded the shareholders an additional EUR 1.86 billion in damages in a lawsuit filed against the Russian tax authorities.
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.