Professor Bill Bowring’s work as expert witness recognised by Court of Appeal

04 March 2024

Professor Bill Bowring’s in-depth knowledge of the Georgian legal and political system was singled out by the Court of Appeal in Credit Suisse Life (Bermuda) Ltd v Ivanishvili and others [2024] CA (Bda) 2 Civ.

When giving the lead judgment Christopher Clarke, the President of the Court of Appeal noted Bill’s expertise:

“We have before us a sizeable body of evidence collated by Professor Bowring, an English academic with extensive academic and practical knowledge of the Georgian political and legal system.” paragraph [32]:

About the judgment

The Court of Appeal granted Credit Suisse’s application that existing escrow arrangements should continue until former prime minister of Georgia, billionaire politician Bidzina Ivanishvili provides the financial institution with “good and sufficient” security in the form of an irrevocable first class bank guarantee.