Case study

Positive resolution from complex disputes: the world’s highest-value divorce

Posted by : Jeremy Posnansky

Farrer is distinctly first-rate in bringing complex, financial family disputes to positive resolutions in a civilised and sensible way.

Farrers has been advising offshore trustees in what has been described recently as “the world’s most expensive divorce”. One spouse is challenging the validity of transfers into a trust and also questioning whether they should be valued at the date of transfer, or based on the current value.

Combining complex issues of jurisdiction, domicile, property rights, restrictions on transfers and values, interim measures have been sought in numerous jurisdictions, including Singapore and BVI, to freeze the trust assets. Our contentious trusts experts have been guiding trustees through this complex international dispute.

“Farrer is distinctly first-rate in bringing complex, financial family disputes to positive resolutions in a civilised and sensible way,” says David Greene of Martin Greene Ravden.