The London office of Dorsey & Whitney has poached Taylor Wessing‘s head of UK commercial disputes Nick Burkill. Dorsey is hoping this is the first move of many as it seeks to broaden its successful tax litigation practice. Burkill is Dorsey’s fourth litigation partner. His experience includes recovering the proceeds of fraud, pursuing and defending professional negligence claims and acting in shareholder disputes, particularly in the technology sector. Burkill also runs a joint venture with fraud consultants Cobasco.
Robert Amsterdam, the Canadian human rights lawyer representing Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, has vowed to fight on after his client was today sentenced to nine years imprisonment. Speaking to The Lawyer today (Tuesday 31 May), Amsterdam, of two-partner firm Amsterdam & Peroff, indicated the defence team would be appealing the result. Khodorkovsky, the former chief […]