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  1. October 14, 2013

    Libel ruling ‘a slap in the face’ for chancers

    London was once dubbed a “town called sue” due to the ease with which the rich and powerful exploited the claimant-friendly...

  2. The World

    July 11, 2013

    Sergei Magnitsky - A reading list

    The case of Sergei Magnitsky has become a cause celebre for western critics of Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The dogged Russian...

  1. July 11, 2013

    Russia convicts Magnitsky of tax evasion in posthumous trial

    A Russian court has found deceased lawyer Sergei Magnitsky guilty of tax evasion, in a posthumous trial that has elicited...

  2. May 20, 2013

    Browder case reignites claims over ‘misuse’ of Interpol

    Bill Browder, the UK-based fund manager who fell foul of Moscow after becoming the driving force behind the US Magnitsky...

  3. March 26, 2013

    Hermitage closes embattled Russian fund

    The Hermitage Fund, an HSBC-backed vehicle that invested in Russia and became embroiled in a diplomatic war with the Kremlin...

  4. November 28, 2012

    Russian mafia whistleblower found dead

    WEYBRIDGE/LONDON – A Russian businessman helping Swiss prosecutors to uncover a powerful fraud syndicate has died in...

  5. February 7, 2012

    Moscow plans to put dead lawyer on trial

    Russian investigators have said they may prosecute a dead lawyer who worked for a foreign investment fund in the latest...

  6. September 13, 2011

    Lebedev targets Russian secret police for damages

    Russia’s secret police have long been immune to the law that they supposedly uphold, a state within a state that acts with...

  7. July 5, 2011

    Russian lawyer died from lack of medical aid

    Russia has for the first time acknowledged that lack of medical assistance caused the death of Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer...

  8. May 31, 2011

    Russia grapples with governance drive

    Russia’s tycoons are weighing a recent push by Dmitry Medvedev to reform corporate governance rules in a shake-up that could...

  9. March 2, 2011

    Cameron voices concerns over Russian lawyer’s death

    The UK has urged the Kremlin to reveal the findings of an investigation into the death in custody of a Russian corporate...

  10. March 30, 2010

    Moscow seeks arrest of Hermitage executive

    Russia’s interior ministry is seeking the arrest of a Hermitage Capital executive in London, in a sign the authorities are...

  11. December 29, 2009

    Lawyer's death in Moscow criticised

    Moscow's prisons watchdog yesterday accused authorities of subjecting anticorruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky to "torturous...

  12. December 28, 2009

    Russian prisons slammed over lawyer’s death

    Moscow’s prisons watchdog on Monday accused authorities of subjecting anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky to “torturous...

  13. November 29, 2009

    Russian justice

    Russia’s prison service is to be applauded for admitting some responsibility for the controversial death in jail of a Moscow...

  14. November 28, 2009

    The trials of an activist investor

    1996-2005: William Browder's Hermitage manages Russia's largest foreign portfolio investment fund. He gains a reputation as...

  15. November 28, 2009

    Questions remain about Russia tax fraud

    Inside a dingy hall in Russia's warren-like interior ministry, a spokeswoman faced a barrage of questions about the police...

  16. November 28, 2009

    Kremlin shaken by prison death fallout

    Inside a dingy hall in Russia's warren-like interior ministry, a spokeswoman faced a barrage of questions about the police...

  17. November 27, 2009

    Kremlin shaken by prison death fallout

    Inside a dingy hall in Russia’s warren-like interior ministry, a spokeswoman faced a barrage of questions about the police...

  18. November 27, 2009

    Russia admits lawyer's death is 'stain' on system

    Russia's prison service yesterday said that the death in jail of Sergei Magnitsky, the 37-year-old lawyer for a western...

  19. November 27, 2009

    Lawyer’s death is ‘stain’ on Russia’s system

    Russia’s prison service on Thursday said that the death in jail of Sergei Magnitsky, the 37-year-old lawyer for a western...

  20. November 26, 2009

    Ministry defiant over Russian lawyer's death

    Russia's normally publicity-shy interior ministry yesterday threw open its doors to journalists to address a torrent of...

  21. November 25, 2009

    Lawyer 'threatened' before Russian's death

    A London-based Russian lawyer allegedly received death threats before and after the sudden death in a Moscow jail of Sergei...

  22. November 24, 2009

    Dead Russian lawyer’s colleague ‘threatened’

    A London-based Russian lawyer allegedly received death threats before and after the sudden death in a Moscow jail of Sergei...

  23. November 21, 2009

    Moscow lawyer buried in a hurry

    Sergei Magnitsky, the lawyer who died in a Moscow jail after informing on police corruption, was buried in a hurry on Friday...

  24. November 18, 2009

    Investor's lawyer dies in Moscow jail

    A lawyer representing William Browder, the investor who was barred from Russia, has died in a Moscow jail amid an...

  25. November 18, 2009

    Investor's lawyer dies in Moscow jail

    A lawyer representing William Browder, the foreign investor who was barred from Russia, has died in a Moscow jail amid an...

  26. November 17, 2009

    Western investor’s lawyer dies in Moscow jail

    A lawyer representing William Browder, the foreign investor who was barred from Russia, has died in a Moscow jail amid an...

  27. July 13, 2009

    Russia won’t change on say-so of foreigners

    From Mr Andrew Seton. Sir, William Browder (“Russian sharks are feeding on their own blood”, Comment, July 7) and Brook...

  28. July 6, 2009

    Russian sharks are feeding on their own blood

    W, and progress was made on the former, at least. This may encourage those who believe these issues can be dealt with in...

  29. July 24, 2008

    Fund manager alleges Russia tax fraud

    Suspected fraudsters have allegedly stolen $230m from the Russian tax authorities in a complex scheme involving forgery,...

  30. July 2, 2008

    Russia, TKN TNK-BP and the rule of law

    Business blog (John Gapper): Whatever expectations one has of the Russian government and civil institutions, they always...

  31. April 4, 2008

    Hermitage in Russia fraud claim

    Hermitage Capital, whose manager William Browder has been barred from Russia for more than two years, alleged yesterday...

  32. April 3, 2008

    Hermitage in Russian fraud claim

    Hermitage Capital, whose manager William Browder has been barred from Russia for more than two years, alleged Thursday that...

  33. June 24, 2007

    Fund manager denies Russia tax claims

    William Browder, the fund manager barred from Russia for the last 18 months, has claimed a criminal tax probe into a company...

  34. June 15, 2007

    Browder faces unpaid Russian tax allegations

    Russia has opened a criminal investigation into underpayment of taxes by a company linked to William Browder, the head of...

  35. June 14, 2007

    Russia probes Browder firm over taxes

    Russia has opened a criminal investigation into alleged underpayment of taxes by a company linked to William Browder, the...

  36. January 19, 2007

    Four reasons why PR cannot come to Gazprom's aid

    From Dr Martin Smith. Sir, Gazprom does indeed have severe image problems ("Gazprom in PR drive to improve its image",...

  37. July 6, 2006

    Senators press Bush over hedge fund chief

    Three influential US senators have asked President George W. Bush to raise the case of William Browder, the hedge fund...

  38. July 5, 2006

    Bush pressed over hedge fund chief

    Three influential US senators have asked President George W. Bush to raise the case of William Browder, the hedge fund chief...

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