Contempt of court – Committal. The Chancery Division ruled on an application by a Russian bank and its liquidator to commit the defendant Russian banker, Sergei Pugachev, for contempt of various orders of the court, including orders prohibiting him from leaving the jurisdiction and from dealing with his assets. It held that the defendant was liable in respect of 12 of 17 allegations of contempt. Further submissions were to be heard in respect of sentence.