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Russia fails to disqualify Yukos “go to guy”

Sebastian Perry

05 August 2019

Russia fails to disqualify Yukos “go to guy” Paul Stephan

A Canadian court has rejected Russia’s bid to disqualify a US academic from giving expert evidence on behalf of a former investor in the defunct Yukos Oil Company, finding that the fact he may have become the “go to guy” for parties suing the state did not prove that he lacked independence.