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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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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