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MWP is granted permission to appeal the judgment and order of O’Farrell J

On 23 March 2017, Floyd LJ in the English Court of Appeal granted MWP permission to appeal the 24 November 2016 judgment of O’Farrell J ([2016] EWHC 3010 (Comm)) in the English High Court.

In granting permission Floyd LJ recorded that MWP’s grounds of appeal have a real prospect of success.

O’Farrell J’s judgment and order granted MWP’s former director and employee, J. F. Emmott, an anti-suit injunction preventing MWP from progressing its claims against him in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, for joint and several liability for, and obligation to contribute to the judgment debts and liabilities of his Temujin partners R. C. Nicholls (deceased) and D. R. Slater, and for disclosure, an inquiry into and account of the worldwide assets and revenues of the Temujin Partnership from September 2005, to date, including on a proprietary tracing basis. The requirement in the O’Farrell J order to discontinue the NSW SC claims has now been stayed by the order of Floyd LJ.

A successful appeal of the O’Farrell J judgment and order will allow MWP to progress its claims against J. F. Emmott in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in an effort to reverse the effect of the fraud committed by Emmott and his Temujin partners, and to retrieve the 67% of the worldwide assets and revenues of the Temujin Partnership of which MWP has owned two-thirds since October 2015 and March 2016.

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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