This story has been updated to reflect that Freshfields Bruckhaus & Deringer was granted permission last month to withdraw from a case in Washington, D.C. in which it had represented another Russian bank tied to the Russian state. The firm is no longer involved in that case.
Three large Am Law firms representing Russian banks that were sanctioned following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine—White & Case, Debevoise & Plimpton and Latham & Watkins—will be able to withdraw from the case provided that substitute counsel file notices of appearance this month.
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