BITEL LLC v Kyrgyz Mobil Tel Ltd and Ors; Kyrgyz Mobil Tel Ltd and Ors v BITEL LLC & Ors
Court: Privy Council
A claim to enforce a judgement from Kyrgyzstan in the Isle of Man which was met with a counterclaim for several hundred million dollars in respect of the fraudulent misappropriation of shares in the leading Kyrgyz mobile telephone operator. The defendants to the counterclaim contested jurisdiction sucessfully but the first instance decision has now been reversed by the Manx Court of Appeal. An application by the Defendants to the counterclaim for special leave to appeal to the Privy Council has been made.
Nicholas Harrison acts for the original Defendants (Claimants in the Counterclaim). Any appeal to the Privy Council is likely to be heard around the end of 2009.