Viceroy Hotels and Resorts has obtained a favourable ruling from the Joint Judicial Committee of Dubai (JJC) in Viceroy’s ongoing dispute with Five Holdings over the Palm Jumeirah property.
The JJC has ruled that DIFC has jurisdiction in the dispute between Viceroy and Five Holdings, Kabir Mulchandani's company.
The ruling reportedly enables Viceroy to enforce the injunction it already obtained from the DIFC Courts against Mulchandani on June 22, 2017 following the ouster of Viceroy from the hotel. The injunction requires Mulchandani to restore Viceroy branding and management to the hotel.
A statement released by Viceroy said: "Viceroy intends to take all steps necessary to enforce the DIFC Courts’ injunction, re-enter the Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Hotel and restore the Viceroy branding."
This follows the previous update wherein Viceroy filed court papers in Los Angeles against Five Holdings.