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London Lawyers Say ‘No Comment’ on Links to Rich Russian Clients

  • Law firms are coming under pressure to sever links with Russia
  • Firms are grappling with sanctions, money-laundering rules

London’s lawyers have millions of reasons to keep quiet about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

City law firms have long enjoyed a lucrative business helping clients linked to Vladimir Putin’s regime to penetrate British society. Now the industry is under fierce pressure to re-evaluate those relationships as sanctions are imposed.