EASTERN CARIBBEAN SUPREME COURT
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
CLAIM NO. BVIHC (COM) 2015/0117
CLAIM NO. BVIHC (COM) 2019/0067
PT VENTURES SGPS SA
2020 July 24 July 27
The underlying case concerns the enforcement of an arbitration award for US$646,445,968 given by a Paris arbitration panel in favour of PT Ventures against Vidatel. I have delivered two judgments in this matter already. One dealt with an application for summary judgment by PT Ventures. The other concerned an application by Vidatel to adduce evidence of Angolan law. On the first I granted summary judgment on some issues, refused it on one other and adjourned one issue to trial. On the second I refused permission to rely on Angolan law. The trial of the outstanding issues is due to begin on Monday 27th July 2020. I therefore heard the application of 23rd July on Friday 24th July.