Brown Rudnick in Baltic Oil fee claim

US firm Brown Rudnick has launched a High Court claim against Russian oil and gas business Baltic Oil Terminals.

US firm Brown Rudnick has launched a High Court claim against Russian oil and gas business Baltic Oil Terminals.

The claim, which was issued by Brown Rudnick partner Neill Shrimpton, alleges that Baltic Oil failed to pay fees totalling £229,000 for work carried out in defence of a claim brought against the defendant’s subsidiary Baltic Hydrocarbons.

The firm claims it worked for the oil and gas company over a period of nine months, from August 2009 to March 2010. The claim form states: “The claimant has issued a total number of seven invoices amounting cumulatively to £295,025.” The defendant paid £71,959 in January, but the balance is outstanding, it is alleged.

A spokesman for Baltic Oil Terminals said: “This is a minor issue. We don’t accept the claim and we’ll ­vigorously defend it.”

Brown Rudnick did not return calls for comment.