Russian Ex-Pol Says Sham Suit Claim Is Personal Vendetta

Law360, London (June 1, 2021, 5:16 PM BST) -- Former Russian politician Ashot Yegiazaryan has urged a London court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a real estate investor, arguing that the case is part of a "personal vendetta" unrelated to a bid to enforce a $93 million arbitral award.

The ex-lawmaker says that Vitaly Smagin's High Court action has nothing to do with the award issued by the London Court of International Arbitration in 2014 after he allegedly defrauded the real estate investor during a joint investment in a Moscow shopping mall.

According to a statement of defense filed at the court on May 25 by Yegiazaryan, a former...

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