The judgment of High Court of Justice in England for £30 million finally came into force

The judgment of High Court of Justice in England for £30 million finally came into force

In the beginning of July, 2018 The Court of Appeal rejected to accept an appeal of Mr Bazhanov, referring to its groundlessness and the absence of violations by the judge of the High court of Justice in England in deciding to refuse jurisdiction.

In December, 2017 the High court of Justice in England rejected the claim of Mr Bazhanov, former Deputy head of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation, to companies of the Saint Petersburg holding “Blago” owner, Arkadiy Fosman, in the amount of £30 million.

More information about the history of the conflict can be found here.

Client’s interests in this project were represented by Anna Grishchenkova, Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration Partner of KIAP, and Andrey Korelskiy, Managing Partner of KIAP.


Litigation is KIAP's core practice. The practice is represented in Band 1 of Chambers Europe international rating for a third successive year. According to results of Best Lawyers 2020 KIAP was recognized as the law firm of the year in the field of litigation. Litigation practice is recommended by all international directories: Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 EMEA, as well as by Russian Pravo 300, Pravo-300’s "Sympathy rating" and Kommersant. Andrey Korelskiy and Anna Grishchenkova are ranked top of the field. Andrey Korelskiy, the practice head, in 2018 became Deputy Chairman of the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) and was included into the unified recommended list of arbitrators and the corporate dispute panel of the Arbitration center at the RSPP. In 2020 Anna Grishchenkova was appointed as Regional Representative of the Russian Federation in the IBA Litigation Committee for the second time, in 2019 she was appointed Deputy Chairman of the ICC Russia Commission on Arbitration. Anna is also a Regional Ambassador at HK45 - Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s committee (HKIAC). She is included into panel of arbitrators in Hong Kong (HKIAC) and into list of arbitrators in Austria (VIAC), Kuala Lumpur (AIAC), Korea (KCAB INTERNATIONAL) and Russia (the Board Member of the Russian Arbitration Center). Among the practice's clients are major Russian and international companies from various sectors of the economy.

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