PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Ors [2020] EWHC 2437 (Comm)

Advice provided by in house Russian lawyers who were not (and could not be) members of the Russian Bar, and therefore did not fall under regulation provided under Federal Law governing advocates, was protected by legal professional privilege. The decision contains a useful and concise summary of authorities and may also be relevant to the status of lawyers employed by international law firms operating in Russia who are hired under employment contracts and do not hold advocate status.

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