Billionaire Denied Advocate At Closed-Door Hearing Over Raid

Law360, London (January 30, 2020, 3:47 PM GMT) -- A court in London will not allow a special lawyer to represent a Russian billionaire, who is featured in U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller's report, at a closed-door hearing that will challenge the basis for seizing records from a company he controlled.

Two judges at the High Court refused Oleg Deripaska’s request to have a special advocate at an upcoming hearing to question why the U.S. Department of Justice asked British authorities to search a storage unit owned by Terra Services Ltd., a  real estate business.

The decision, handed down on Jan. 22 but published on Thursday, means the court will review...

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