George McPherson successful in obtaining order for cross-examination against company officer

On 24 June 2021 Christopher Hancock QC (sitting as a Judge of the High Court) granted an order for cross-examination of a company officer in relation to information and documentation provided pursuant to relief granted by Mr Justice Knowles following a 5 day Commercial Court trial in May 2016.

The Claimant, Azzam Faisal Khouj, is the Administrator of the Estate of Mr Abdulrahman Mansouri, who died in June 2010. The Defendants, Acropolis Capital Partners Limited and Acropolis Capital Management Limited, managed some of Mr Mansouri’s substantial assets during his lifetime.

This decision marks the latest development in Mr Khouj’s attempts to obtain information and documentation about the circumstances of the transfer of valuable assets out of Mr Mansouri’s Estate before his death.

The judgment provides a comprehensive analysis of the principles governing (1) the Court’s jurisdiction for making orders for cross-examination and (2) the different circumstances in which such orders may be made.

George McPherson, instructed by Mo Afzal of HMA Law, acted for the successful claimant.

A copy of the judgment may be found here.

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