White & Case thrown off Pinchuk case for conflict of interest

A UK court has ruled that White & Case cannot represent Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk in the next round of litigation with two other millionaires because of a conflict of interest.

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The firm has said that it is considering if there is a way of improving its procedures on conflicts. 'While we are disappointed by the judgment, the judge did not find that any actual breach of client confidentiality had occurred,' said a spokesperson for the practice. The trial is expected to start this year in London. It relates to alleged breach of contract, and the sums at stake could be as much as US$2 billion. An arbitration procedure is continuing in parallel. Source: Financial Times

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