The Hong Kong High Court has thrown out a shadowy shipowner’s three-year lawsuit against a prominent shipping lawyer and rejected allegations she misused confidential information in representing another client.

The 5 May appellate decision by Hong Kong judge Bebe Pui Ying Chu puts an end to a claim of some HKD 62m ($7.89m) against Hong Kong’s Brenda Chark by a Panamanian-registered company, Bonita.

Bonita has managed to keep itself obscure so far except as a litigant.