By Shermain Bique-Charles
Antigua and Barbuda (Antigua Observer) – Attorney Dr David Dorsett has confirmed that an appeal has been filed in the High Court as the battle to stop the completion of the sale of the Alfa Nero continues.
The appeal was filed on Tuesday afternoon.
Dr Dorsett is acting on behalf of Yulia Guryeva-Motlokhov, the daughter of sanctioned Russian oligarch Andrey Guryev previously said to own the yacht. Guryeva-Motlokhov is the sole beneficiary of a Guernsey-based trust that is the 100 percent shareholder of BVI-based firm, Flying Dutchman Limited, which officially owns the Alfa Nero.
Dr Dorsett told Observer yesterday that no date has been set for the appeal but he is confident that this latest action will go in favour of his client.
“We would not be filing an appeal unless we had good and sound reasons to bring the appeal. We think the action of the government in taking possession of the yacht and selling the yacht is wrong on all levels,” he said.
Last month, a High Court judge rejected an application for an injunction seeking to halt the sale.
The High Court was not convinced by the case brought by the woman’s legal team.