UK Court Upholds Ruling Against Saudi Princes in Sovereign Immunity Case

Owen Bowcott reports:

Two senior Saudi princes have failed to extract themselves from English justice after the court of appeal upheld a ruling that they are not entitled to sovereign immunity in a case involving their London-based business interests.

Lawyers for the princes were informed that they had lost their claim at the start of a two-day hearing on Wednesday into a related attempt to impose reporting restrictions on the sensitive commercial dispute.

Lawyers of Prince Mishal bin Abdulaziz and his son wanted to impose reporting restrictions on a commercial dispute with a Jordanian businessman.