Otkritie International Investment Management Ltd and others v Jemai

Contempt of court – Committal. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the defendant's appeal against an order committing her to prison for contempt of court in connection with her defence of a fraud claims against her Swiss company, which had been brought by the claimants, who were part of the Otkritie group. The court also dismissed the defendant's appeal against another order by a different judge, dismissing her application to set aside the committal order. The court held that, applying settled law to the facts, the judges had been entitled to rule as they had. The court also dismissed the defendant's various applications for extensions of time and for permission to appeal.

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