A lifetime of litigation - the fall of Yukos
Seven years have passed since Russia began the campaign against Yukos Oil Company that led to the re-nationalisation of a business controlling more than 3% of world oil production, comparable in scale to Chevron. The dispossessed owners call it the biggest political expropriation in history. The fall of Yukos has generated history's biggest arbitrations - and by far the largest human rights claim ever - with stakes as high as $100bn (£66bn). The director of the majority shareholder group, Timothy Osborne, vowed a "lifetime of litigation" against those responsible, and he is well on his way.
Can a dead oil company still hit a gusher? Michael Goldhaber reports on the epic legal disputes surrounding the fall of Yukos
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