The High Court recently gave judgment in MAD Atelier International BV v Manes  EWHC 3335 (Comm). Richard Hill QC, Gregory Denton-Cox and Emma Horner acted for the Defendant in a three-and-a-half week remote trial before Sir Michael Burton GBE, sitting as a Judge in the Commercial Court.
The claim was brought by a subsidiary of the Turkish conglomerate, the Doğuş Group, in the tort of deceit and for breach of contract of a joint venture agreement in relation to the sale of a company owning a French Michelin-starred restaurant. The claimant sought damages of €60 million, which was substantially reduced to judgment for €11.3 million. The judgment is here.
Richard, Gregory and Emma were instructed by Iain Mackie, Edward Parry-Smith and Luke Chinniah of Macfarlanes LLP.