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May 4, 2010
The Ruler Of Qatar To Appear In The Upcoming Court Case Involving Chelsea Barracks And The Candy Brothers.
The case of CPC Group against their former partners, Qatari Diar, has taken a dramatic turn, as the court urges Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, who is the emirate’s ruler and chairman of Chelsea Barracks owner Qatari Diar to testify or the application at the centre of the case will be withdrawn.
Judge Peter Smith told Qatari Diar’s lawyers earlier today that unless he appears in the trial against Christian Candy’s CPC Group, “things might blow up spectacularly in your client’s face”.
The trial, which is due to start on May 17, involves CPC Group suing Qatari Diar over a breach of contract after it pulled out of developing the site.
The latest hearing was as a result of an application filed by Christian Candy’s group for an unless order which would enforce a disclosure of documents by Qatari Diar in preparation for the case.
These documents finalise the Qatari’s defence and counter claims as well as its service of witness statement. The drafts have already been submitted to the court but they need to be signed as a statement of truth by Qatari Diar.