Maxim Finskiy Seeks Relief in Court from Russian State-Sponsored Corporate Raid

LONDON/WASHINGTON, 19 August 2015 – Russian businessman Maxim Finskiy has initiated civil legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) and Canada in response to what he asserts was a Russian state-sponsored corporate raid that forced him to relinquish his ownership interest and management role in publicly-traded gold mining company White Tiger Gold Ltd. (“White […]

Максим Финский обратился за судебной помощью для защиты от рейда, осуществляемого группой лиц в Российский Федерации

Российский бизнесмен Максим Финский подал гражданский иск на Британских Виргинских Островах и в Канаде в ответ на рейдерский захват, инициированный Сергеем Янчуковым («Янчуков») и осуществленный с участием группы лиц в высших кругах российского руководства. В результате в 2013 году Финский был вынужден отказаться от своей доли собственности и руководящей позиции в компании по добыче золота […]

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 […]

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, […]

Why Armenia is Rebelling against Putin

While the world’s attention is on Greece this week, a very interesting development is taking place in the usually sleeping capital of Armenia, as citizens are taking to the streets to protest against rising electricity prices brought about by a Russian state-owned company. For years now, it is has been the policy of the Kremlin […]

Russia Will Not Save Greece

Here we are again. As I write this, Eurozone Finance Ministers are meeting with their Greek counterparts to attempt to hash out an agreement for an extension on their next loan repayment in order to keep the banks open and narrowly avoid default. Play time is over: both François Hollande and Angela Merkel telephoned Greek […]

US-Russia Relations: ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’

For very obvious reasons, relations aren’t so great between the United States and Russia lately. But what’s interesting is that both sides prefer to blame the other side for causing the deterioration in relations, while keeping a door open for a friendship down the road if only the other side would get their act together. […]

How Much Does Russia’s Troll Army Cost?

The New York Times Magazine has published a translation of an interesting blog post by Anton Nossik, responding to Adrian Chen’s amazing in-depth investigation into one of the Russian government’s most ambitious Internet troll operations. Nossik raises an important question – aside from the national security concerns posed by this sort of aggressive propaganda campaign, […]

Edward Snowden and the Strategy of Tension

It has been a little more than two years since the whistleblower Edward Snowden’s first leaks of classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents revealing unchecked mass surveillance practices by the U.S. government, and it is safe to say that we now live in a totally different world. The core questions first raised by the Snowden […]