This is the website of the International Centre for Legal Protection (ICLP), set up by the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Justice to fight claims from the former Yukos owners (Yukos oligarchs), and stop them extracting money from the Russian taxpayer. This website aims to provide a balanced view on the dispute between the Russian Federation and former Yukos owners.
Through a series of judgments the Brussels Court of Appeal has put an end to YUL’s attempts to enforce the YUL Awards in Belgium and preclude it from seeking enforcement of the YUL Awards in the future on the Belgian territory.
The Russian Federation has filed its Defence on Appeal in the proceedings brought by Yukos Oligarchs at the Court of Appeal in The Hague.
The oligarchs have announced that they are abandoning all attempts in Belgium to enforce part of the $50 billion arbitral awards made in 2014, which were overturned by The Hague District Court in 2016.
This ICLP site provides the information needed to understand the Yukos case in detail. It contains original court documents as well as first-hand accounts of how Yukos was managed, given by senior managers who worked in Yukos at the time.
It therefore reveals the facts behind the false evidence put forward by the Yukos oligarchs.READ MORE ABOUT ICLP
In the arbitration the oligarchs claimed that Yukos was misappropriated by Russia in a politically motivated move. Russia believes the oligarchs illegally took control of Yukos through rigged auctions and corruption, then evaded billions in tax. Yukos failed when it didn’t pay the tax it owed.Read more about court actions
8 Aug 2016
Mr. Gololobov served as Yukos Deputy General Counsel and was a member of the Oligarchs’ inner circle from 1995 to 2004. He is the first key Yukos insider to come forward to speak in specific detail about the billion-dollar bribery scheme run by the Yukos oligarchs.