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Russia’s quiet legal revolution


Russia’s commercial courts – the part of the legal system that is most relevant to investment risks – are subordinate to the Supreme Arbitrazh Court, chaired by Anton Ivanov, a close associate of President Medvedev. During Medvedev’s presidency, the court has handed down investor-friendly rulings with growing frequency and of increasing significance, while Ivanov himself provided discreet support for Telenor in its fight with Alfa over Vimpelcom in 2009. Most important, on the eve...

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