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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

24/07/2020

Harris Bor appears in multi-billion dollar Avonwick Dispute

 Avonwick Holdings Ltd v Azitio Holdings Ltd and others [2020] EWHC 1844 (Comm)

 

Harris Bor and a team led by David Wolfson QC from One Essex Court successfully defended Oleg Mkrtchan and related parties in a circa. US$2 billion dispute with his two former business partners, Vitaly Gaiduk and Sergei Taruta, concerning the division of a global portfolio of assets, mainly associated with the Ukrainian metals conglomerate, Industrial Union of Donbass.

The claims and crossclaims involved allegations of breach of contract, breach of trust, fraudulent misrepresentation, conspiracy and unjust enrichment under English and/or Ukrainian law. Issues in the case covered contract formation, the conflict of laws, the accrual of causes of action under an agreed remedies clause, and orders for specific performance.

Following an eight-week trial, Mr Justice Picken dismissed all of the claims against Mr Mkrtchan apart from one likely to be worthless.

Read the full judgment

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