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.
Lawyer Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the opposition leader who has been offered the role of prime minister, is one of the main people negotiating for fresh elections in Ukraine.
Arseniy Yatseniuk, a lawyer and economist, is one of four men vying to take the lead in the Ukrainian parties opposing president Viktor Yanukovich.
The arrest this week of the lawyer to jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has made it less likely that the country will sign trade and political co-operation deals with the EU.
The Ukranian government's hiring of foreign law firms has been described as 'supporting the luxurious lifestyles of American and British solicitors...'
The start of a US$2 billion High Court battle in London between three Ukrainian tycoons is being seen as confirmation that the UK capital remains the litigation centre of preference for oligarchs.
International law firm Norton Rose advised global investment group VTB capital on a lending facility to finance the largest solar power plant in Europe in a project that will double Ukraine's solar capacity.