Trial judge appointed special examiner to hear the evidence of a sanctioned Russian litigant and his witness in Dubai (Gorbachev v Guriev) – Gatehouse Chambers

Posted March 15th, 2024 in chambers articles, dispute resolution, news, Russia, sanctions, witnesses by sally

‘Dispute Resolution analysis: HHJ Pelling, the trial judge in a piece of commercial litigation in England has approved an order by which he was appointed a special examiner to hear the evidence of sanctioned Russian Defendant and a witness on his behalf, his son in Dubai. The witnesses could not give evidence in England and Wales due to a travel ban imposed by the sanctions Regulations. This decision contrasts with a recent decision in the SKAT Litigation.’

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Gatehouse Chambers, 20th February 2024