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London litigation between Russian fish tycoons looks set to continue


Law Society Gazette, 29/07/2019

Tugushev, the claimant, is being funded by anonymous third parties, whose identity is being carefully protected. According to Orlov's solicitors, Macfarlanes, those funders will now have to pay a significant proportion of Orlov's costs in discharging the freezing order or face being revealed'. The dispute originally attracted attention when the High Court of England & Wales ruled that it had jurisdiction to hear the case. Orlov had challenged whether the English courts have jurisdiction. Helen Davies QC, Richard Slade QC and Richard Blakeley, instructed by Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP, appeared for the claimant; Christopher Pymont QC, George Hayman QC, Benjamin John and James Kinman, instructed by Macfarlanes LLP, appeared for the first defendant.