On 30 November, the Law Society Gazette reported that contempt proceedings against a Russian oligarch have been revived by the Court of Appeal, which held that the High Court applied the wrong legal test when ruling that the application was an abuse of process.  Vladimir Chernukhin, a Russian former deputy finance minister, sought to have Oleg Deripaska committed for contempt of court, claiming he deliberately put millions of pounds’ worth of his shares in EN+ Group ‘beyond the reach’ of the English courts.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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