Appeal rejected on the arrest of superyacht PHI

Russian sanctions: Court upholds 2022 arrest of 58m Phi

24 July 2023 • by Katia Damborsky

The United Kingdom High Court has dismissed an appeal to release the 58.5-metre motor yacht Phi following her arrest in March 2022 as a result of UK sanction law. 

The appeal was filed in early May 2023 and states that three claimants, represented by UK firm Jaffa & Co, challenge the legalities of the initial arrest and two subsequent arrest reviews. As well as “sett[ing] aside [the] sanctions decision”, the appeal also sought damages from the government. 

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Royal Huisman   58.5 m •  2021