(a) he has acted on behalf of Yukos-related entities in at least 11 matters since 2005;
(b) he has in various publications and public statements indicated that he provided legal advice to Yukos, and made other statements of support for Yukos’ cause against Russia;
(c) he has provided assistance to Yukos entities in the enforcement of arbitral awards against Russia;
(d) he has provided extensive advice on Russian tax and bankruptcy law issues to Yukos; and
(e) he has received substantial compensation from Yukos entities in relation to this and his prior engagements.
(a) is not a Russian lawyer, is not qualified to practice law in Russia and has no degrees in Russian law or from any Russian university;
(b) claims expertise in a wide and disparate variety of topics, seemingly in response to whatever was required at the time. This list includes Russian:
(i) constitutional law;
(ii) treaty practice;
(iii) statutory interpretation;
(iv) corporate law;
(v) tax law;
(vi) bankruptcy law;
(vii) law on piercing the corporate veil;
(viii) law on arbitrability of disputes;
(ix) law of limitations;
(x) law of foreign economic transactions; and
(xi) copyright law; and
(c) is not fluent in the Russian language.
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