A lawyer of the city top was taken on Zoom, saying that the financier Amanda Staveley is “obviously lying” in his battle to the High Court with Barclays on an agreement of 7 million euros.
The comments of the lawyer anonymous have been released accidentally after the first day of the trial of Mrs Staveley for the cross-examination. The trial on his lawsuit against Barclays is being broadcast live.
The incident – which is embarrassing for Simmons Simmons acting for Barclays – highlights the problems of the dissemination of court proceedings online.
Bloomberg has reported that the lawyer had said that Mrs Staveley, 47 years old, was lying “obviously” when she was testifying.
Amanda Staveley saw it happen to the property of Rolls-royce in London to testify in his battle to the High Court with Barclays
Ms Staveley says that his private equity company, PCP Capital Partners, has not been treated fairly, and that it needs the money for the work she has done in order to put in place an investment agreement in the Middle East with Barclays during the global financial crisis of 2008.
The bosses of Barclays have also qualified as a “blonde vixen” and ” pie “, which led her to accuse the officers of the bank of sexism and misogyny.
The case has also shed light on the lifestyles of extravagant bankers and super-rich at the heart of the financial crisis.
The judge Waksman has qualified these remarks of “unpleasant” and read a letter addressed to the court by Colin Passmore, senior partner of the law firm, which apologized for these comments.
Mr. Passmore stated that he has been ” made in a private meeting Zoom that was somehow broadcast in the hearing room and the live stream “.
Judge Waksman said he was grateful to the members of the public who have brought the matter to the attention of its registrar.
In the case where Mrs Staveley said that Barclays had unfairly pushed her company PCP Capital out of the profitable operation by offering fresh secrets to other investors.
The judge said to Mrs. Staveley that ” what happened has absolutely no bearing on the task of my assessment of your testimony “.
“The comments have been made by a member of the legal team Simmons on a private call Zoom, which was heard in the courtroom after the session of the day was adjourned,” said a spokesman for Simmons Simmons on Friday.
“ela should not have had to happen and is very unfortunate “
He added : “We apologize to Mrs. Staveley and the court. “
It comes after Mrs Staveley accused the boss of Barclays, known as the “Big Dog” to use his friendship with George Clooney and Matt Damon as part of a campaign to get out of the deal of 7 billion euros.
Mrs Staveley said That Roger Jenkins, formerly a banker the better pay of Great Britain, has tried on numerous occasions to get around it as the intermediary – and befriend a key investor in the Middle East itself, according to court documents.
If the manoeuvre had been successful, the manoeuvre had been ” a coup d’état-major “, which would open up the enormous wealth of Abu Dhabi to the bank, has told.
The boss of Barclays bank Roger Jenkins, who has worked alongside Mrs Staveley in 2008, stated to his colleagues that his ex-wife, bosnian-born Diana Jenkins had not received enough credit
The dispute emerged after That Miss Staveley has accused Jenkins of lying in a case of deception of 1.6 billion pounds to the High Court in London.
The ex-wife of Mr. Jenkins, Diana, 47 years old, a refugee bosnian become mundane, was a veteran of the party scene A-list of London, and court documents show that her husband was looking to use his friends famous for developing its business relationships.
In October 2008, he invited Ms. Staveley and his investor, sheikh mansour royal Abu Dhabi, at a party in his apartment in Mayfair.
The event was for the benefit of a charitable organization that helped the relief effort in Darfur, Sudan, called ” aces under our surveillur “.
According to press reports of the time, it was also attended by Scarlett Johansson, Cindy Crawford, Sarah Ferguson, Bono, Guy Ritchie, Sir Michael Caine, Claudia Schiffer and Christian Slater – and has collected € 10 million for the charity.
But Miss Staveley took the invitation as an attempt to bypass it as an intermediary in the case, which could affect how much she has been paid in the future, according to a witness statement filed with the court.
In the document, she said: “Mr. Jenkins wanted me to ask sheikh Mansour if he could attend, like George Clooney and Matt Damon would be present representing their charity.
“I had heard that the wife of Mr. Jenkins, Dianna, was very glamorous and they all loved both the style of life of the” celebrity “.
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“I felt that he was trying to clearly get a direct line to my investor of cornerstone. “She said that Mr. Jenkins then tried” a number of times ” to meet with the sheikh.
The statement of Miss Staveley added: “It would have been a coup, major to Mr. Jenkins to obtain an introduction to someone as important and influential as sheikh Mansour, taking into account the ambitions of the bank in the Gulf region.
These revelations occur at a day after court documents revealed that Mr. Jenkins was furious that his wife has not received the attention it deserved for its role in the agreement ment to save the bank.
He complained to his colleagues that his wife Diana, 47 years old, has been treated as a ” party girl “, while her colleague financial Amanda Staveley, also 47, has been praised for its company.
The litigation arises out of the assertion of Miss Staveley, according to which it has not received the same terms and conditions as the investors-qatari.
According to it, Barclays has said many times that CFP and investors from Abu Dhabi would be offered the same fees as other investors.
Barclays denies the allegation and PCP qualifies his claim for damages of” opportunistic and speculative ” (in the photo, Barclays tower in Canary Wharf, London)
Instead, the bank has led the financial markets in error and $ 346 million euros of fresh secrets additional to the Qatari, according to court documents.
Barclays denies his request, calling them” opportunistic and speculative “.
Jeffery Onions QC, for the bank, told the court: “The facts have been distorted or exaggerated to fit the case.
Mr. Jenkins, who has been acquitted by the criminal court of wrongdoing related to the collection of funds, was called to testify as a witness.
The case, expected to last nine weeks, continues.