Robert Amsterdam on Emerging Markets in The Lawyers Weekly

Canadian publication The Lawyers Weekly has published a contribution from Robert Amsterdam on doing business in emerging markets in their upcoming August 21 edition. An adapted excerpt can be found below. For lawyers representing clients’ interests in challenging environments, some basic changes of mentality must be embraced. Firstly, too many international lawyers are quick to […]

Victim of Russian State-Sponsored Corporate Raid Retains Amsterdam & Partners LLP and Shutts & Bowen LLP

LONDON/WASHINGTON, 10 August 2015 – Russian businessman Maxim Finskiy has retained international legal counsel to represent him against a fabricated criminal investigation brought by the Russian authorities. Finskiy, the founder and former Executive Chairman of White Tiger Gold Ltd. (“White Tiger”), was detained and placed under house arrest in Moscow in March 2015, in connection […]

Жертва рейда, спонсированного российским правительством, нанял в защиту Amsterdam & Partners и Shutts & Bowen LLP

Лондон/Вашингтон, 10 августа 2015 – Российский бизнесмен Максим Финский нанял международных адвокатов представлять его интересы в сфабрикованном против него уголовном деле, инициированном российскими властями. Финский, основатель и бывший исполнительный директор компании White Tiger Gold Ltd, был задержан и помещен под домашний арест в Москве в марте 2015 года при участии ряда лиц, связанных российским руководством […]

Prayuth’s Habit of Threatening Journalists

There is little doubt that the current military dictator of Thailand, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, ranks among the most odious pariahs on the international stage, who thinks nothing of simply announcing that he intends to murder journalists or anyone else who stands in his way. Here is a quick excerpt from the latest press release from […]

China’s Horizontal of Incompetence

During Vladimir Putin’s early years, his media team were very proud of spreading the concept of the “vertical of power,” the idea that the presidency had consolidated so much authority that the inconveniences of bureaucratic process would be magically dissolved by executive privilege. Of course as time wore on, and the idea of a unified […]

Ilya Ponomarev Will Fight ‘Basmanny Justice,’ Says Amsterdam

The following press release was distributed to media outlets on 17 July 2015: LONDON, 17 July 2015 – The reported move by Moscow to issue an arrest warrant against Russian opposition State Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev represents a familiar abuse of the legal system, says lawyer Robert Amsterdam. According to Russian media reports on Wednesday, […]