Woman takes son to court over ‘hidden assets’
The ex-wife of a Russian oligarch, who received a UK record divorce settlement, is taking her son to the High Court after claiming he is helping his father hide assets from her.
Tatiana Akhmedova was awarded £453 million of Farkhad Akmedov’s wealth by the High Court in London in 2016 but the billionaire oil and gas tycoon has disputed the payout saying he does not recognise the ruling. He has been found in contempt of court and his former wife believes her son, Temur Akmedov, is assisting his father in keeping hidden assets that belong to her.
The move follows a raid ordered by the High Court of Temur’s luxury Hyde Park flat last month by a team of lawyers and forensic experts. They seized 58 devices including laptops and phones, some of which Ms Akhmedova’s team believe contain evidence that he has colluded with his father keep hidden assets from British authorities in offshore accounts. High Court judge, Mrs Justice Knowles, said the devices ‘appear to have been actively concealed’ from the court.
Friends of Temur Akmedov claim the ten hour search had left his former partner and their four-year-old daughter distraught and in tears.
A three week hearing brought by Ms Akhmedova against her son is due to begin in the High Court on November 30.
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