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Nobu Su brands Polys Haji-Iannou a liar as latest court case gets underway

Polys Haji-Iannou, the head of World Tankers Management, has been branded a liar by Nobu Su, while the reclusive, under fire Taiwanese tycoon lashed broker Clarksons for “cooking” documents in an exclusive interview with Splash today.

Su is in the midst of yet another court case, trying to claim $37m from Clarksons from a 2008 derivatives contract breach, in a hearing that got underway yesterday at London’s High Court. The boss of TMT Group also has ongoing suits with UK banking firm RBS while his beef with Haji-Ianou stems from an FFA deal that went sour in 2008.

“Polys Hajio-Iannou lied in court,” Su told Splash today, arguing that RBS and the shipowner had colluded in a “scam” that had lost Su millions of dollars. “Clarkson cooked documents,” Su added.

Su has long held the view that the global financial crisis was brought around to rescue bankers, a point of view he has held fast to through many court cases around the world in the past couple of years.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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