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This document has been prepared by defense counsel of Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, former chief executive of the Yukos Oil Company, and of his business partner Platon L. Lebedev, who have been on trial since March 2009 in Moscow’s Khamovnichesky Court. The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of the defense phase of the trial, which ran from April 5 to September 22, 2010. This document is part of a series of legal summaries issued by defense counsel as the case has unfolded. Certain elements of the analysis herein may be impacted by developments in court as the trial continues to unfold. A more detailed and definitive summary report, to be issued following the trial, will supersede this document.

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