Date: Tuesday 5th November 2019
Venue: Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE
Cost: Invitation only - Research event

5SAH are delighted to be one of the sponsors at the Chatham House round table discussion on Corporate Raiding in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Ben Keith, who is the head of 5SAH's Extradition and International team is chairing one of the panels, discussing the issue of corporate raiding and the implications and solutions to policy and legal practice. 

5SAH are sponsoring the event alongside Peters & Peters and Brown Rudnick LLP.

The event details are set out below:

The widespread practice of illicit acquisition of a business or part of a business in the former Soviet states, known as ‘reiderstvo’ or asset-grabbing, is a major risk that disincentivises investment in the region.

It is distinct from the way corporate raiding occurs in the West and enabled by factors such as corruption and weak protection of property rights.

This round-table will assess the practice of corporate raiding in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan: its evolution over time, knock-on effects and potential solutions. The speakers will also address the implications for the UK legal system and possible policy responses.

Event Programme

Session 1: Methods of Corporate Raiding.

Speakers: John Patton, Argentem Creek Rachel Cook, Peters & Peters Thomas Mayne, University of Exeter Chair: John Lough, Russia and Eurasia Programme.

Session 2: Implications and Solutions. 

Speakers: Olga Bischof, Brown Rudnick LLP Isobel Koshiw, Global Witness Anton Moiseienko, RUSI Chair: Ben Keith, Barrister, 5SAH.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

Event documents


Event contact

Anna Morgan

Administrator, Ukraine Forum
+44 (0)20 7389 3274