Dubai court rejected the lawsuit of the former wife of Russian billionaire Farhad Akhmedov (69th place in the Forbes list, $ 1.4 billion) Tatiana, who claimed the rights to the 115-meter Luna yacht arrested by decision of the London court worth $ 492 million in the divorce process. It is reported by the publication Gulf News, citing a court decision.
In addition, the court ordered Tatiana Akhmedov to compensate for the legal costs of the former spouse, which he incurred to pay for the services of a lawyer. The Luna Superyacht, according to The National, clarifies that it is still anchored in the port of Rashid in the United Arab Emirates.
A statement by a representative of Farhad Akhmedov, who entered RBC, states that the decision of the Dubai Court is “a major victory in the battle of the Russian businessman for the release of the Luna superyacht from unlawful arrest in the UAE, where she was dragged into a legal battle to resolve a divorce in the UK” .
“They (judges in Dubai - RBC) also rejected Tatiana’s demands that Dubai should support orders to freeze assets owned by the Akhmedov family’s fund, including Luna. <...> Today’s decision paves the way for the release of Luna, one of the most luxurious superyachts in the world, ”the statement said.
Yacht Luna was arrested by a court in London on April 19. The arrest was imposed in the framework of ensuring payments to Tatyana Akhmedova. In 2016, the High Court of London ruled in favor of her, awarding her £ 453 million (almost $ 600 million) for sharing property. Deciding on the arrest, the court stated that Farhad Akhmedov tried to hide the yacht from justice and moved it to Dubai, where, in his opinion, she would be "beyond the reach of a British court decision."
Akhmedov purchased a yacht in 2014, previously it belonged to Roman Abramovich. It can accommodate 49 team members, its length is 115 m.