Restraint order discharged that was obtained on behalf of the Vatican

A restraint order that was obtained on behalf of the Vatican on allegations of corruption by Vatican officials in the embezzlement of funds and blackmail of the Vatican around the purchase of the Harrods’ depository building in Chelsea has been discharged.

The successful application for the discharge of the restraint order was made on behalf of businessman Gianluigi Torzi and a UK company.

In a further ruling the Court agreed the judgment, which criticises the original restraint application, should be made public given the importance of the principle of open justice.

Stuart Biggs was instructed on behalf of Mr Torzi and the company.

Further can be read about the case via the following outlets: Evening Standard, Financial Times and Washington Post.

26th March 2021