To be fair to the FT they paint it as a dispute between Alfa and the ever so slightly forgetful and not very good lawyer, Jeffrey Galmond. You can get more juice from following the Bermuda papers (all online) as this FT piece sits on the fence a little.
Like many of us they ask why Alfa feels that it can get away with an assault on Leonid D who is supposed to be one of Putin's inner circle. Well-connected friends tell me that Alfa's friends in the Kremlin are as powerful as Leonid D's and share a past working relationship with VVP.
Whatever the truth this appears to be entering its final set (?).
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