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Berezovsky congratulates Abramovich

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Boris Berezovsky has decided not to appeal the verdict of Judge Elizabeth Gloster, who declined his claim against Roman Abramovich at the London Commercial Court.

«There will be no appeal. There is the verdict of the English Court. I congratulated Roman Abramovich and his team,»- said Berezovsky in an interview to BBC.

«There are no judicial reasons for an appeal,» – added the London residing businessman. «The entire «judgement» is written in a way that leaves no chances – the judge announced the fact that she believed Abramovich and did not believe Berezovsky. Therefore, I cannot have any complaints. My personal attitude is a different story.»

Recently, the Sunday Times published some information stating that Judge Gloster could have had a conflict of interests, because her adopted son – Andrew Popplewell – was working in Abramovich’s team during the initial stages of the hearing.

«I have no judicial complaints towards Judge Gloster. I consulted my lawyers. As for the ethical side – I am not the one to judge. I am not a citizen of this country,»- said the businessman.

Boris Berezovsky also said that he had an opportunity to challenge the judge, when she announced a potential conflict of interests, but he chose not to do so, because, according to him, «he praised the English justice system» and did not even consider the possibility.

Berezovsky’s claim against Abramovich is now part of the history of commercial arguments of England. It is considered to be the most expensive one to date.

The former Russian oligarch, who received political asylum in Britain, accused the owner of Chelsea in breach of trust and contract. The story of the year 2000: when Abramovich, allegedly, forced him to sell his shares in the Sibneft for «fraction of their true worth». Berezovsky’s claim against Abramovich exceeded six billion USD.

Court hearings began at the London Commercial Court in October, 2011. On August 31, Judge Gloster voiced her verdict in favour of Abramovich.

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