Amsterdam & Partners LLP is well known for its former representation of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Yukos oil company head who was later imprisoned on politically motivated charges. The firm was responsible for initiating a public information campaign to communicate the political nature of the case, and Khodorkovsky’s credentials as a symbol of democracy and civil opposition, including the publication of multiple white papers and a worldwide media campaign that led to Khodorkovsky being declared a Prisoner of Conscience by Amnesty International.