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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.

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Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

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

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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

Twenty 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

24/07/2013

JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov [2013] EWCA Civ 928

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In a recent instalment of the long-running Ablayazov litigation, the Court of Appeal has upheld the judgment of Christopher Clarke J ([2012] 2 All ER (Comm) 1243), confirming that Mr Ablyazov’s rights to borrow under certain loan agreements were not “assets” within the meaning of the freezing order to which he was subject. Further, by exercising his rights to borrow, Mr Ablyazov was not “dealing with” “disposing of” or “diminishing the value of” any assets. Importantly, freezing orders should be strictly construed and there was no warrant to interpreting the order as prohibiting Mr Ablyazov from funding his legal or other expenses in the manner has had chosen to via the use of loan agreements as in the instant case.


Duncan Matthews QC and Charlotte Tan acted for the Defendant, Mr Ablyazov (instructed by Addleshaw Goddard).

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