German Heiress Claims English Court Victory over
Pre-Nuptial Agreement
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July 2, 2009 UK Telegraph

One of Germany's richest women, Katrin Radmacher, has claimed victory in her bid
to get a pre-nuptial agreement recognised in the English courts.











Katrin Radmacher and Nicolas Granatino. Radmacher is said to be worth £100
million.

Miss Radmacher, said to be worth £100 million, won a ruling from the Court of
Appeal that the pre-nuptial contract should be taken into account by the courts
when they divide assets after a marriage fails.

Her former husband, Nicolas Granatino, had agreed not to make any claims on her
fortune if they split up, but was awarded £5.85 million for his own use by a High
Court judge last year. (
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July 3, 2009
The Times

Frances Gibb, Legal Editor

Pre-nuptial contracts have won the clear backing of the
English courtsafter years of suspicion and even hostility.

The landmark ruling by the Court of Appeal sends a clear message
that in future courts will regard pre-nuptial agreements made by a
couple before they wed as decisive when splitting their assets on
divorce.

The presumption will be in favour of the contract, unless there are
compelling reasons why it should be discounted — such as a lack
of independent legal advice, or a failure by one side to disclose his
or her true assets.

The ruling comes in a case involving one of Germany’s wealthiest
women and her student husband. But, as Lord Justice Thorpe made
clear, pre-nuptial contracts are not just for the rich. (
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