Russian litigation funder listens in on oligarch’s will case

Russian litigation funder AI joined a High Court case remotely for second day in a row as the court heard how an oligarch’s widow of gained control over assets worth billions for which she had been her husband’s nominee. Russian Oligarch Oleg Burlakov, 72, died in June 2021 after contracting Covid in Moscow, sparking a massive legal battle over his contested will. Known as the ‘Cement King’, Burkalov vast riches included a £150m solar-powered super yacht ‘Black Pearl’ named after…

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