In what Court of Appeal judges called an exceptional divorce case, a Russian oligarch’s solicitor has been ordered to give evidence regarding the location of his client’s assets, including a £90 million art collection.
When Swiss entrepreneur Maurice Alain Amon filed for divorce from Tracey Hejailan in Monaco in October he presented photographs of his estranged wife’s enviable shoe collection as proof of their settled life there. He is eager for the case to be heard in Monaco where matrimonial laws would give him sole rights to the couple’s modern art collection. Ms Hejailan counter-sued in New York in November but at a hearing in Manhattan’s Civil Supreme Court on Thursday (10 December 2015), Judge Robert Reed held that the New York matrimonial court did not have jurisdiction to hear the case. Continue reading