BITE SIZE KNOW HOW FROM THE ENGLISH COURTS
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In the course of a long running and acrimonious dispute between two Russian oligarchs, the Commercial Court has emphasised that when seeking an order that a party be sanctioned for alleged contempt, the applicant should act dispassionately, presenting the facts fairly and with balance, to assist the court to make a fair “quasi-criminal” judgment. In this case the aggressive, partisan presentation of the application had led the judge to conclude that it was an abuse of the process of the court, and in any event the defendant was not in contempt.
Navigator Equities Limited & Anr v Deripaska