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Robert Amsterdam’s Legal Team Honored with Global Pro Bono Dispute of 2013 by The American Lawyer

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The American Lawyer magazine has honored Amsterdam & Partners LLP for his role in the Tadonki / UN case.

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Property Released to Kim Dotcom Is Just the Beginning, says Amsterdam

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“The issue of illegally seized data once again brings to light the millions of Megaupload customers whose property was stolen by a viciously unaccountable government beholden to their campaign donors in the Hollywood lobby. Now that they have granted Mr. Dotcom access to the data, it’s time to return the property to users as they are entitled to under law.”

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Cuddly Putin

From our respected colleagues at RFE/RL: Putin the chest-thumping and siloviki-loving tough guy could be on his way out. And a kinder and gentler Vladimir the Wise might be on the way in. “Putin’s political advisers have decided to abandon the macho image in favor of that of a wise patriarch,” the daily “Nezavisimaya gazeta” […]

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Russia’s Inability to Fight Corruption

Despite the “anti-corruption drive” at the Ministry of Defense which has got so many people unreasonably excited, Russia continues to find it difficult to leave the bottom third in international corruption rankings such as Transparency International’s CPI. This year’s ranking represents a very modest improvement, but still leaves Russia right in the range of Kazahkstan […]

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Human Rights Watch Condemns Thai Army Chief’s Interference

A statement was released by Human Rights Watch criticizing General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the head of the Royal Thai Army, for interfering in the investigation of the 2010 Bangkok massacres by filing defamation claims against Robert Amsterdam.  The full text can be found below. The Thai government should order the army commander-in-chief to cease interfering in […]

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“We Shall Not Be Silenced by the Thai Army’s Threats”

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The Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army General Prayuth Chan-ocha has filed a lawsuit against Robert Amsterdam aimed at silencing his efforts to bring the Army’s unlawful conduct before international courts. Amsterdam’s response: we are more dedicated than ever.

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Response to Government of Zambia’s Harassment and Intimidation of Counsel to Henry Banda

Statement from Amsterdam & Peroff LLP 14 April 2012 In an article published on 14 April 2012 in the Post Newspaper of Zambia, Wynter Kabimba, Secretary General of the ruling Patriotic Front party, makes several defamatory and threatening comments with respect toward Mr. Robert Amsterdam, international lawyer to Mr. Henry Banda. Specifically, Mr. Kabimba’s denunciation […]

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Russia Exporting ‘Telephone Justice’ to Sweden

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An exclusive story of a Swedish judge, married to a lawyer representing the Russian government, who has intervened to block the sale of a property.

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