Proceedings concerning the alleged liabilities of a Russian oligarch as a result of a series of complex transactions, entered into at various times, and to the circumstances surrounding the transfer of a property valued in excess of €70 million held by a US entity, a substantial company with energy and commercial interests in Russia controlled by one of the world's biggest energy companies. Damages in excess of US$55 million were sought and a worldwide freezing order was obtained to prevent the transfer of the property.