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Berezovsky's UK legal fight scaled back

14th September 2012

Controversial exiled Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky has reduced the scale of the legal battle he is currently fighting in the UK after withdrawing certain aspects of his Chancery Court claims.

Berezovsky had hired a firm holding some of the most senior London lawyer jobs to represent him in a case that he brought against the partner of deceased Arkady ‘Badri’ Patarkatsishvili, but an undisclosed out-of-court settlement has reportedly been reached between the two parties.

Berezovsky had argued that, after his former business partner’s untimely death in 2008, he was owed half of his estate, due to the fact that they had created their fortune together. The adversary of Chelsea FC chairman Roman Abramovich, however, has now confirmed that he will no longer be seeking any of the assets that he had laid claim to.

The private practice representing Berezovsky will still continue their case against Vasiliy Anisimov, a former shareholder of metal investment company Metalloinvest, with whom he has had a long-running dispute.