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ENRC loses bid to have former Kazakh leader’s lawyers replaced days before UK trial

By Phoebe Seers
  • 12 Jan 2022 11:20
  • 12 Jan 2022 11:20
Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, or ENRC, has failed in its bid to force Kazakhstan’s former Prime Minister Ake-Jean Qajygeldin to replace his entire legal team just days before a breach-of-confidence trial against him opens in the UK.
However, the UK High Court ordered Qajygeldin’s law firm Memery Crystal to provide

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Phoebe Seers


Phoebe has covered Financial Crime and compliance issues for MLex since 2015, initially in the Hong Kong bureau and currently in London. While in Hong Kong she won two SOPA awards for her reporting on corruption in the energy sector in Indonesia. Prior to journalism she worked as a solicitor with a focus on white-collar crime litigation in London and Hong Kong. She has a BA in English and Philosophy from Newcastle University.

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