Hogan Lovells leads in Ablyazov litigation as another firm comes off case

In a further development to the long-running litigation between Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank and its former chair Mukhtar Ablyazov, the UK courts have ruled that one of the defendants provide full disclosure into his payment of legal fees.

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Addleshaws cuts ties with controversial Ablyazov litigation

Addleshaw Goddard has decided to step away from the $6bn embezzlement fight against Kazakhstan’s JSC BTA Bank chair Mukhtar Ablyazov, we reveal today. The firm is the third to disentangle itself from the long-running litigation. Clyde & Co was originally instructed in 2009, followed by Stephenson Harwood, which was brought in later that year. Addleshaws […]


High Court orders disclosure of documents covered by privilege in long-running Ablyazov case

The High Court has ordered the disclosure of documents held by Addleshaw Goddard, Clyde & Co and Stephenson Harwood in the ongoing battle between Kazakhstan’s JSC BTA Bank and its former chair Mukhtar Ablyazov. Handing down judgment this morning (8 August) Mr Justice Popplewell approved the application by the bank’s solicitors Hogan Lovells, instructing Erskine […]

BTA Bank v Mukhtar Ablyazov heads to the Supreme Court

The multi-billion pound case vigorously pursued against Addleshaw Goddard client Mukhtar Ablyazov by Kazakhstan’s JSC BTA Bank is set to take a new turn when it reaches the Supreme Court later this year. Three Supreme Court justices, Lords Mance, Sumption and Hughes, have granted an appeal to Hogan Lovells’ client BTA Bank, which requests that […]

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