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Russian Billionaire Abramovich Hires Law Firm to Fight Jet-Seizure Warrant

Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich

Photographer: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich hired US law firm Kobre & Kim to represent him at rates of up to $1,900 an hour as he prepares to contest a US warrant to seize two of his jets over alleged sanction violations.

Kobre and two of its attorneys, Michael Kim and Michael Sherwin, registered with the US Justice Department to represent Abramovich on “government relations strategy” and “judicial and administrative proceedings.” The legal rates will range from $875 to $1,900 an hour, according to a filing this week under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.