View Full Version : Roman Abramovich Wins Court Case Against Berezovsky

31st August 2012, 07:46 PM
Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich has won his legal battle against exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky.

Mr Berezovsky, 65, claimed to have been a business partner of Mr Abramovich, 45, and accused him of a breach of trust and breach of contract.

He said he was intimidated into selling shares in Russian oil company Sibneft for a "fraction of their true worth" and claimed more than 3bn in damages.

But the London Commercial Court judge Mrs Justice Gloster ruled against him.

Mr Berezovsky was in court but there was no sign of Mr Abramovich.


Claimed 3bn

He also claimed Mr Abramovich broke a promise in a deal involving a Russian aluminium company.

Mr Abramovich said Mr Berezovsky was paid millions of pounds for his services as a "political godfather" but was not a business partner.

The court heard Mr Berezovsky "fled Russia, never to return" in 2000, after falling out with then president Vladimir Putin.

Both men have homes in London, with Mr Abramovich owning a property in Knightsbridge as well as a 400-acre estate in Fyning, West Sussex.

On his arrival in court on Friday Mr Berezovsky told reporters: "I believe in the system."

Source: BBC