Skadden's contract in Ukraine raises questions

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Aug. 6, 2012, 11:59 a.m. | Politics — by Katya Gorchinskaya

The Washington, D.C. law offices of Skadden, Arps, Slade, Meagher & Flom LLP. The law firm's contract with Ukraine's government has raised eyebrows. Imprisoned ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is suing Ukraine's government in the European Court of Human Rights, alleging -- among other things -- that she did not receive a fair trial

Katya Gorchinskaya

Katya Gorchinskaya has been the Kyiv Post's deputy chief editor since 2009 and is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal and other publications. Follow her on Twitter @kgorchinskaya.

 On Aug. 28, Yulia Tymoshenko and the nation of Ukraine will clash in the European Court for Human Rights in Strasbourg. The former prime minister is suing the government because she believes her rights – including to a fair trial -- were violated in the course of a lengthy trial that sent her to prison for seven years.

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