BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Andrei Kondakov, the director-general of the International Center for Legal Protection, told Sputnik that the court in Brussels ruled to release all Russian assets in Belgium.
"The attachments should be lifted within 14 days as of the notification of the decision," Niuscha Bassiri, a partner at the Belgian law firm Hanotiau & van den Berg, told reporters.
She noted that a formal notification of the decision had not been received yet.
"This is a [court] decision now [made for] the fourth time in Belgium regarding the Yukos matter … That’s why I don’t think that there is a real risk that the YUL [Yukos Universal Limited] would go on to appeal," Bassiri said.
She added that there was no real threat to Russia’s assets in this case.
In April 2016, the Hague District Court overturned the verdict of the Permanent Court of Arbitration on the grounds that the case was out of the latter court's jurisdiction.
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