Abramovich to testify in $5.5 bln dispute with Berezovsky
LONDON, October 31- RAPSI. Russian entrepreneur Roman Abramovich is expected to be interrogated on Monday in the London Court of Justice in connection with the $5.5 billion lawsuit filed by businessman Boris Berezovsky as soon as the court finishes listening to the testimony of the witnesses for Berezovsky, RIA Novosti and the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) reported on Monday.
Berezovsky claims in his lawsuit that Abramovich intimidated him and his business partner Badri Patarkatsishvili into selling a number of assets including a 43-percent stake in Sibneft, a major Russian oil company, and a stake in the Rusal aluminum group for significantly less than their value.
Michelle Duncan and Ian Mckim of the Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft law firm are set to testify on Monday.
The list of witnesses for Chelsea owner Abramovich has not been specified. His attorneys plan to question six witnesses from Chukotka. They must clarify the situation with Abramovich's whereabouts in late December 2000.
Abramovich is expected to testify until November 11.
Unlike his opponent Abramovich will answer the questions in Russian, but all those willing will be able to hear the translation.