Legal Background

Swiss Federal Tribunal

Since 2003, Russian authorities have sent requests for mutual legal assistance to their counterparts in various countries where Yukos or other enterprises connected to Khodorkovsky conducted business. These countries have included Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and others. In a …

Destruction of Yukos

Like the campaign against Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the inextricably connected campaign against the Yukos Oil Company was a matter of political diktat, pursued with recklessness, malice and bad faith. The Yukos affair signalled the resolve of Kremlin insiders to suppress domestic …

Yukos Cases

Mikhail Khodorkovsky divested himself of all shareholdings in Yukos in 2004, and as such, is not party to any claims for damages made by Yukos shareholders. The official source of information on the shareholders’ cases is The Yukos Library. Yukos …

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