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MWP achieves victory in the Commercial Court of the BVI High Court of Justice

MWP is pleased to announce a decision of the Commercial Court of the BVI High Court of Justice, in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court which by judgment and order of the Honourable Justice Wallbank on 29 November 2016, dismissed an application brought by John Forster Emmott against MWP, and awarded costs against Mr Emmott in favour of MWP.

The application was Mr Emmott’s most recent attempt to damage the company he once worked for, and was a fiduciary of, and from within, and at the cost of which, he established the Temujin Partnership, commencing in September 2005. MWP has judgment debts of more than US$12m against Mr Emmott’s two partners in Temujin – Mr R. C. Nicholls and Mr D. R. Slater, as well as Temujin International FZE, supported by on-going freezing and disclosure orders of the BVI High Court, the English High Court, and also of the NSW Supreme Court against them, Temujin Holdings and the PJT Group.
MWP has significant judgment debts of more than US$3m against Mr Emmott’s co-conspirator, business and litigation partner, Mr T. I Sinclair, and on 5 August this year the New Zealand Court of Appeal gave judgment at [2016] NZCA 376 allowing MWP to enforce its judgment debts against Mr Sinclair’s NZ$4m house in Roseneath (see MWP News from 5 August 2016).

The means by which the Temujin Partners can continue their fraudulent conspiracy to injure MWP, are now becoming increasingly restricted.

About MWP:

MWP is a full service law firm with offices in both Almaty and Baku covering Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Central Asian Region and the Caucasus. MWP was established in Almaty in July 1998 and in Baku in 2003. Today it is recognised as one of the leaders in the Central Asian and Caucasus Region, combining years of collective experience throughout the CIS.

Before founding MWP, Mr Wilson was the founding partner of the major international law firm, Baker & McKenzie throughout this Region, establishing offices for that firm from scratch in Almaty, Tashkent, Bishkek, Astana and Baku, which were the most successful group of new offices ever established anywhere in the world in the long history of Baker & McKenzie.

However, in order to better meet the needs of multinational and local clients for premier quality legal advice, know-how and innovative work product, MWP was established as a fully independent international law firm, operating through offices in Almaty and Baku, focused upon the Central Asian and Caucasus Region, and which works together with and cooperates with many of the world’s leading firms.

MWP has a unique ability to meet its clients’ real needs in legal services, especially when approaching and dealing with the most important business opportunities that exist not only in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, but also throughout the Central Asia and Caucasus Region.

MWP is more than just a mere law firm; but instead takes pride in partnering with its clients in relation to their business opportunities, challenges and obstacles. In doing so, MWP provides creative, timely and practical solutions, specifically tailored to meet its clients' requirements, deadlines and budgets.

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