The ruling from the Council of Administrative Affairs for the Judiciary, First Instance Court (Commercial division) came out on December 16, 2018 following an appeal from Zan for Events and Conferences.
Besides the compensation, Real Madrid, a 13-time Champions League winner and a 33-time Spanish League winner, has been ordered to spend an further RO1,000 as charge for the lawyer.
Speaking to Muscat Daily
, Said al Shabibi, the basic manager of the business, who had filed the case against the Spanish heavyweight in 2015 stated, “My stand has been vindicated against Real Madrid on their breach of contract.
“My company suffered huge losses as the club failed to bring in the promised stars for the Oman Legends Cup, a game involving greats of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.”
The match was played at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex (SQSC) on March 14, 2014.
Shabibi revealed that the compensation is only 1 component of his lawsuit against the Spanish powerhouse.
“We have yet another appeal wherein we have sought compensation from Real Madrid for failing to honour a commitment of beginning a Real Madrid Academy. The Legends game was held to market and announce the setting up of the academy.
“We were to announce the launch of the ambitious Real Madrid Academy project after the Oman Legends Cup. But to our shock and disappointment, we got to know that Real Madrid had inked a deal with another party in Oman for the academy a day ahead of the match.”
Shabibi added, “The verdict on that appeal is yet to come but we have all the documents and evidence citing the visit of top Real Madrid officials to Muscat to discuss the project. We also had a press conference announcing the plans for the match and academy in the presence of officials from the Spanish Embassy.”
Shabibi stated that he has not heard something from Real Madrid Club so far but the Spanish club has hired a nearby law firm – Al Tamimi Company – to represent them.
It has been learnt that the compensation verdict has been appealed to the greater court by the club’s law firm.
Shabibi stated that he would ‘approach top government channels’ to aid him get the compensation quantity from the club.
On the lawsuit, Shabibi stated that even though they had not signed a deal to commence the academy, there was a clear communication on record for the hosting of the Oman Legends Cup, which was ‘organised to promote the launch of the academy’.
“We have an official letter from the Real Madrid Club [Muscat Daily has a copy of it] with regard to the academy and the hosting of the Legends match,” stated Shabibi, who suffered a lot of monetary losses, following top stars failed to turn up for the game, which was effectively-attended at SQSC.
Information Source: Muscat Daily