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Wael Almazeedi -v- BTU Power Company (in official liquidation) (Unreported, 20 November 2015)

November 2015 Administrative Law Judicial Review

CAYMAN ISLANDS

GRAND COURT

APPARENT BIAS - JUDGES SITTING IN MULTIPLE JURISDICTIONS

This Appeal considered two important questions. First, when sitting in Jurisdiction A in a case concerning parties who are domiciled in Jurisdiction B, should a judge disclose their connection with Jurisdiction B or even recuse himself? Second, does it make a difference that the party domiciled in Jurisdiction B is closely connected with the government in Jurisdiction B or that the Judge’s status as a judge in Jurisdiction B may depend on the power of the government in that jurisdiction to terminate that status?

Justice Sir Peter Cresswell, a judge of the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, heard the petition for the winding up of the Respondent, made a winding up order and appointed the Respondent’s liquidators. Cresswell J was also unknown to BTU Power Company’s (“BTU”) sole director and chief executive officer Mr. Wael Almazeedi (the “Appellant”), a supplementary judge of the Qatar International Court.

 

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Wael Almazeedi -v- BTU Power Company (in official liquidation) (Unreported, 20 November 2015)

 

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Offshore Cases

Wael Almazeedi -v- BTU Power Company (in official liquidation) (Unreported, 20 November 2015)

20 November 2015

CAYMAN ISLANDS

GRAND COURT

APPARENT BIAS - JUDGES SITTING IN MULTIPLE JURISDICTIONS

This Appeal considered two important questions. First, when sitting in Jurisdiction A in a case concerning parties who are domiciled in Jurisdiction B, should a judge disclose their connection with Jurisdiction B or even recuse himself? Second, does it make a difference that the party domiciled in Jurisdiction B is closely connected with the government in Jurisdiction B or that the Judge’s status as a judge in Jurisdiction B may depend on the power of the government in that jurisdiction to terminate that status?

Justice Sir Peter Cresswell, a judge of the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, heard the petition for the winding up of the Respondent, made a winding up order and appointed the Respondent’s liquidators. Cresswell J was also unknown to BTU Power Company’s (“BTU”) sole director and chief executive officer Mr. Wael Almazeedi (the “Appellant”), a supplementary judge of the Qatar International Court.

 

To continue reading full articles in PDF format:
Wael Almazeedi -v- BTU Power Company (in official liquidation) (Unreported, 20 November 2015)

 

 

EDITOR & HEAD OF LITIGATION BERMUDA

Christian R. Luthi
Tel.: +1 441 298 7814
Email.: christian.luthi@conyersdill.com


Head of Litigation British virgin islands

Mark J. Forte
Tel.: +1 284 852 1113
Email.: mark.forte@conyersdill.com


Head of Litigation Cayman Islands

Paul Smith
Tel.: +1 345 814 7777
Email.: paul.smith@conyersdill.com


HEAD OF THE ASIA DISPUTES & RESTRUCTURING GROUP

Nigel K. Meeson, Q.C.
Tel.: +852 2842 9553
Email.: nigel.meeson@conyersdill.com