UK High Court to hear Mallya’s plea on July 2

Vidya Ram London | Updated on April 26, 2019 Published on April 26, 2019

An oral hearing, during which Vijay Mallya’s legal team will attempt to persuade the High Court in London to allow him to appeal against the extradition order against him, will take place on July 2. A judge at the court had earlier this month rejected his application for permission to appeal against the order — via the exchanges of documents between the judge and both sides.

The one-day hearing could provide the final opportunity for Mallya to attempt to fight the extradition order. If the application to appeal is rejected at this stage following the oral hearing, Mallya would have no further recourse to appeal. Should he win permission to appeal, separate hearings will have to take place on this and should this too go against him he could potentially have opportunities to appeal with the Supreme Court and eventually the European Court of Human Rights (though these are of course far from guaranteed).

Mallya remains on bail, ahead of the appeal hearing and has continued to publicly contest the cases against him, insisting he had invested “hugely” into Kingfisher, and questioning the motivation of the public sector banks that continued to pursue a case against him in the UK. His London home is also at the centre of legal action from Swiss bank UBS, which is set to kick off on May 7, while he also faces claims from drinks maker Diageo.

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Published on April 26, 2019
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