'Law Society Gazette' publishes commentary by Dimitry Afanasiev on UK’s attempt to lure more international disputes to London
London has long been regarded as one of the most popular venues for resolving international disputes, but the government - and the legal profession - hope that the opening of the Rolls Building as the world’s biggest commercial court will help cement the UK’s reputation as the key jurisdiction in which to bring commercial litigation.
Former BP-nominated director of Anglo-Russian TNK-BP Holdings, Richard Scott Sloan, and BP Exploration Operating Company (BP EOC) are going to seek a total of approximately $1 million in damages from a TNK-BP Holding minority shareholder, according to Denis Arkhipov, senior associate at the Russian legal firm that represents BP's interests in the case.
Regulatory reform is top of the agenda for lawyers and their clients across the CIS region at the moment, as the continued strength of the local economy is keeping inbound and outbound investment high.
Filipp's high school grades were so bad that eventually he stopped going. After a few months he decided to make a fresh start in college. Re-enrolling in high school would take too long, he figured. Buying a high school diploma seemed like a good solution.
Russian business lawyers are cautiously optimistic, but concerns over corruption and the reliability of the country's commercial courts still beset legal practice in a country striving to take its place on the global stage.
The American Lawyer publishes commentary by Roman Malovitskiy in its Special Report “Focus Europe Summer 2011”
Providing a snapshot of the business market in Russia, some of the leading lawyers in Moscow share their insights on trends and developments in the banking and finance, IPO, M&A and energy sectors over recent months.
While Russian law firms have taken off on the back of big transactions over the last ten years, Russian law has been notably less successful. A presidentially-mandated decree will try to bolster the domestic legal frameworks with the help of some of Russia’s leading commercial firms including Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.