THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR PAKISTAN IN THE UNITED KINGDOMV
1. PRINCE MUKKARAM JAH, HIS EXALTED HIGHNESS THE 8th NIZAM OF HYDERABAD
2. PRINCE MUFFAKHAM JAH
3. SHANNON CONSULTING LIMITED
4. THE UNION OF INDIA
5. THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA
6. HILLVIEW ASSETS HOLDINGS LIMITED
7. NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK PLC
The underlying claim concerned monies deposited in a new bank account with the National Westminster Bank (the bank) in the name of Mr Rahimtoola, the High Commissioner for Pakistan in London between 16 and 20 September 1948 (the Fund). The monies deposited had belonged to the state of Hyderabad/the 7th Nizam (Hyderabad’s absolute monarch at the time). The state of Hyderabad had been annexed to India between 13 and 18 September 2016. The underlying claim had been brought by Pakistan against the bank. A number of other defendants claiming an interest in the fund had been joined. Consequently the underlying claim concerned rival claims to beneficial ownership of the funds by Pakistan, India, the 8th Nizam and his younger brother (the princes).
Mr Khawar Qureshi QC (Serle Court, 6 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London, WC2A 3QS, tel 020 7242 6105, e-mail email@example.com) and Mr Jonathan Brettler (4 Stone Buildings, London, WC2A 3XT, tel 020 7242 5524, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) instructed by Stephenson Harwood LLP (1 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7SH, tel 020 7809 2147, e-mail email@example.com) for the claimant.
Mr Eason Rajah QC and Mr Leon Pickering (10 Old Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London, WC2A 2SU, tel 020 7405 0758, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) instructed by Withers LLP (16 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7EG, tel 020 7597 6000, e-mail email@example.com) for the 8th Nizam of Hyderabad.
Mr Hodge Malek QC (39 Essex Chambers, 81 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1DD, tel 020 7832 1111, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org), Mr Dakis Hagen and Mr Jonathan McDonagh (Serle Court, 6 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London, WC2A 3QS, tel 020 7242 6105, e-mail email@example.com) instructed by Russell-Cooke LLP (8 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4BX, tel 020 7405 6566, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) for Prince Muffakham Jah.
Mr Timothy Otty QC, Mr Harish Salve SA (Blackstone Chambers, Blackstone House, Temple, London, EC4Y 9BW, tel 020 7583 1770, e-mail email@example.com), Ms Clare Reffin (One Essex Court, Temple, London, EC4Y 9AR, tel 020 7583 2000, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mr James Brightwell (New Square Chambers, 12 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London, WC2A 3SW, tel 020 7419 8000, e-mail email@example.com) instructed by TLT LLP (One Redcliff Street, Bristol, BS1 6TP, tel 033 3006 0000, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) for India.