Simon Browne-Wilkinson QC and Adam Zellick (instructed by Segun Osuntokun of Berwin Leighton Paisner) acted for the Claimant in Access Bank Plc v Akingbola [2012] EWHC 2148 (Comm)] in which Judgment was handed down yesterday in the Commercial Court following a six-week trial earlier this year.  The Claimant Bank made three main claims.  First, it alleged that the Defendant, the Bank’s former Group Chief Executive, was responsible for a massive illegal share support scheme involving the paying away of hundreds of millions of pounds worth of the Bank’s funds for its own shares.  Secondly, it alleged that the Defendant had misappropriated some £68 million of the Bank’s funds to private companies owned or controlled by him.  Thirdly, the Bank alleged that the Defendant had taken the Bank’s funds to buy expensive properties for himself in London.  The Bank succeeded on all its claims.  Consequential matters of interest and the like remain to be determined but the Bank’s judgment is expected to be for £700 million.