Topic: Russia-Ukraine conflict

Houthoff and Foley Hoag join exodus from Russia work

UPDATED: Houthoff and Foley Hoag are the latest firms to announce they are abandoning Russia as a client following its attack against Ukraine, as they withdraw from the Yukos dispute and a series of Crimea-related investment treaty cases.

03 March 2022

Mannheimer and Egorov close offices

Swedish firm Mannheimer Swartling has announced it is closing down its operations in Russia in response to the situation in Ukraine, while Russian firm Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners appears to have shuttered its London office.

03 March 2022

Van den Berg withdraws from Yukos case

Prominent Dutch practitioner Albert Jan van den Berg has ceased acting for Russia in the Yukos dispute following the country’s invasion of Ukraine, as three barristers from Essex Court Chambers resign as counsel to Russia in other proceedings.

02 March 2022

Moot organisers resist calls to exclude Russian teams

As the conflict in the east of Europe intensifies, organisers of international moot competitions have resisted calls to exclude Russian teams because of the invasion of Ukraine, generating angry debate on social media.

02 March 2022

Pellet and Curtis cease counsel work for Russia

Leading public international lawyer Alain Pellet and Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle have withdrawn from Russia’s counsel team in a set of state-to-state disputes with Ukraine.

01 March 2022

Ukraine instructs Covington for ICJ claim against Russia

Ukraine has retained Covington & Burling as it launches a new claim at the International Court of Justice accusing Russia of using false claims of “genocide” to justify its invasion of the country.

28 February 2022

Ivanyan closes London office as another partner quits

Russian firm Ivanyan and Partners is to close its London office in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as another partner announces his resignation.

28 February 2022

Vasani quits Ivanyan in wake of Russian invasion

Baiju Vasani has resigned from the partnership at Russian firm Ivanyan and Partners, more than two years after he joined the firm to represent Russia in investment treaty cases relating to Crimea.

25 February 2022

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