A London trader embroiled in his divorced parents’ high-profile battle over money must explain what happened to around £13 million his billionaire father gave him in the past 20 months, a High Court judge said.
Temur Akhmedov’s mother, Tatiana Akhmedova, is fighting for nearly £450 million that she is owed by his father, Farkhad Akhmedov.
Ms Akhmedova claims her ex-husband has tried to put assets beyond her reach.
Ms Akhmedova has also taken legal action against her son Temur Akhmedov, 26, saying he has played a “central role” in keeping assets out of her reach.
Judges have made orders aimed at preventing assets being dissipated.
Temur Akhmedov disputes allegations made against him by his mother.
Ms Akhmedova was awarded a 41.5% share of Farkhad Akhmedov’s £1 billion-plus fortune by a London judge in late 2016.
Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, who analysed that case in a trial at the Family Division of the High Court in London, said Ms Akhmedova should get £453 million, but judges have heard she has so far received about £5 million and Mr Akhmedov has not “voluntarily” paid a penny.
Farkhad Akhmedov said that because he and his ex-wife are not British, and were not married in Britain, a British judge should not have made decisions.