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Bruce Marks comments on Oleg Deripaska’s Puzzling Lawsuit to FORBES

Russian Billionaire Vs. The U.S. Government: A Look At Oleg Deripaska’s Puzzling Lawsuit

When the U.S. Department of Treasury sanctioned Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska and his companies in April 2018, the oligarch was busy preparing for Russian Orthodox Easter celebrations and hardly seemed surprised. “The events this morning are very unfortunate but not unexpected,” he wrote to Forbes in an email at the time. “Certainly the grounds for putting my name on the list…are groundless, ridiculous and absurd.”

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Bruce Marks evaluates the impact of US sanctions on Russian economy

April 7, 2018

Bruce Marks gave an interview to RIA News. He expressed his concern that US sanctions will significantly affect the Russian economy and business of Oleg Deripaska, Viktor Vekselberg and Suleiman Kerimov, as well as other listed Russian businessmen.

On April 6, 2018 the Trump administration imposed new sanctions on 38 individuals and companies close to Russian President Vladimir Putin — including seven Russian oligarchs and 17 government officials.

Sergey Bespalov represents the relatives of the victims of the Sinai crash for 1.4 billion euros

Sergei Bespalov, of counsel to Marks & Sokolov, LLC, was retained as lead counsel to represent families of victims of the tragic Metrojet Flight 9268 crash, which occurred on October 31, 2015.  The flight crashed in the Sinai, while en-route from Sharm El Sheikh to St. Petersburg, Russia.  All 217 passengers and seven crew members were killed.   The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of 149 plaintiffs  in the Zamoskvoretskiy court in Moscow, Russia, in October of 2017, seeks damages in excess of €1.4 billion.