Vardags President Ayesha Vardag spoke to Reuters UK following the latest round in one of the biggest divorces in history. The case, which concerns Russian fertiliser magnate Dmitry Rybolovlev, saw the wife gain a $4,500,000,000 pay out.
The case has a long legal history, with proceedings in Switzerland, several US states and Russia. The disputed assets include a Manhattan penthouse, a French football club and a Greek island.
Discussing the case, Ayesha explained that the global nature of the case would lead to difficulties in enforcing the award, which was made in the Swiss courts. "For clients like this, we often find that this can be just as hard-fought as the initial divorce proceedings," she said, drawing on her own experience of fighting complex, multi-jurisdictional cases.
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