Russian company accuses UK lawyer of exchanging its data for intimate video
The lawyer is in charge of the conflict between Novoship and the Venezuelan businessman Wilmer Ruperti.
The Novorossiysk Shipping Company (Novoship) filed a lawsuit against lawyer Daniel Hall, who exchanged company’s documents for an intimate video related to its clients. RBC reports with reference to the Financial Times.
According to the edition, Hall works the case of Novoship and the Venezuelan businessman Wilmer Ruperti. The lawsuit filed by Novoship against Hall states he has given access to “secret data,” including bank statements regarding Ruperti. The lawyer used these documents illegally, exchanging them for video recording, the lawsuit notes.
Ruperti is currently suing Novoship, demanding $91 million from the Russian company for violating the terms of the 2016 settlement agreement. The Novoship lawsuit against Hall states that if the company loses the case against the Venezuelan entrepreneur, then Hall and Burford Capital will have to disburse $91 million.
Burford Capital states it is not liable to Novoship since the data referred to in the lawsuit "are publicly available and were not confidential." Also, Burford Capital adds that the primary claim of Novoship is unfounded, and the application of the Russian company for damages is the subject of a preliminary trial.