A divorcee whose billionaire ex-husband owes her £450 million is waiting for a judge’s ruling after a divorce battle over a £346 million yacht and a modern art collection valued at more than £115 million.
Tatiana Akhmedova was awarded a 41.5% share of businessman Farkhad Akhmedov’s £1 billion-plus fortune by a British judge in late 2016.
Analysing the case at a trial in the Family Division of the High Court in London, Mr Justice Haddon-Cave said Ms Akhmedova should walk away with £453 million.
However, she so far received about £5 million and Mr Akhmedov has not “voluntarily” paid a penny.
Ms Akhmedova says Mr Akhmedov has utilised a “strategy of evasion” and tried to put assets, including the yacht, the MV Luna, and the art collection beyond her reach.
She has taken legal action in Britain and abroad in a bid to gain the money and assets.
Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles, at a virtual hearing in the Family Division of the High Court, heard that Mr Akhmedov had transferred the yacht and the art collection into the ownership of trusts in Liechtenstein.
Mrs Justice Knowles said she hoped to deliver a ruling before the end of July.
Mrs Justice Knowles also analysed arguments about “monetary assets”.
Mr Akhmedov has said that, because he and his ex-wife are not British, and were not married in Britain, a British judge should not have made a decision.