Tag: Alexandra Khizunova

“Pierced in Russia”: Russian Courts Pierce the Corporate Veil

“Pierced in Russia”: Russian Courts Pierce the Corporate Veil

The Russian courts have made their first steps on the path of unmasking the “evil” hidden behind the corporate form. Moreover the Russian legislator is not rushing into shaping the corporate veil more thoroughly. Hence, the Russian courts have to decide how and when the foreign legal concept of piercing the corporate veil should be […]

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Review of Russian Commercial Cases Involving Foreign Persons

Review of Russian Commercial Cases Involving Foreign Persons

Validity of choice-of-court agreements, possibility of piercing the corporate veil and falling under jurisdiction of Russian court have always been important concerns for international companies doing business in Russia or with Russian legal entities. The Russian Supreme Commercial (Arbitrazh) Court (“SCC”) will soon clarify these issues in an Informational letter with a Review of Certain […]

Berezovsky v Abramovich: It’s All About Trustworthiness

Berezovsky v Abramovich: It’s All About Trustworthiness

On the last day of summer in 2012 the High Court of Justice in England closed the last chapter on the Berezovsky v Abramovich case. It dismissed both claims of the former Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky. Berezovsky had claimed a sum of in excess of 5.6 billion USD as compensation for unprofitable transactions. He alleged that at […]