Russian Oligarch Fights Incarceration Bid Over $95M Award

Law360, London (June 8, 2020, 6:34 PM BST) -- Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska is fighting an attempt by a former business associate to have him sent to prison in the U.K. for allegedly breaching a court order tied to a $95 million arbitration award, in the latest twist to a long-running feud over the ownership of valuable real estate in Moscow.

Deripaska's attorney argued that the committal application brought by Vladimir Chernukhin, a former deputy finance minister in Russia, for alleged contempt of court should be struck as an abuse of process, telling the High Court on Monday it was the result of Chernukin's "personal animus" toward Deripaska.

Chernukhin alleged...

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