Russian oligarch to appeal Swiss closure of art dealer case

Russian oligarch to appeal Swiss closure of art dealer case

Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev’s lawyers said Friday he would appeal Swiss prosecutors’ closure of his case against a top art dealer he accused of swindling him out of millions of dollars. Rybolovlev, president of the AS Monaco football club, has alleged Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier charged him inflated prices on dozens of works he acquired for more than $2.1 billion. He has brought cases against the dealer since 2015 in Monaco, Singapore, Hong Kong, New York and Switzerland. But after Rybolovlev suffered setbacks in the other jurisdictions, and saw his case against the art dealer thrown out in Monaco in 2019, the office of Geneva’s top prosecutor said last January that it planned to drop the case. A spokesman for the Geneva judicial authorities confirmed to AFP on Friday that the case had been officially closed. Bouvier, who has always maintain
Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev’s lawyers said Friday he would appeal Swiss prosecutors’ closure of his case against a top art dealer he accused of swindling him out of millions of dollars. Rybolovlev, president of the AS Monaco football club, has alleged Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier charged him inflated prices on dozens of works he acquired for more than $2.1 billion. He has brought cases against the dealer since 2015 in Monaco, Singapore, Hong Kong, New York and Switzerland. But after Rybolovlev suffered setbacks in the other jurisdictions, and saw his case against the art dealer thrown out in Monaco in 2019, the office of Geneva’s top prosecutor said last January that it planned to drop the case. A spokesman for the Geneva judicial authorities confirmed to AFP on Friday that the case had been officially closed. Bouvier, who has always maintain