Fun in the sun: Shirtless Elon Musk, 46, sipped on a drink and basks in the sun as he enjoys a yacht trip with a bikini-clad companion in Mykonos on Monday

He may be facing legal action after backing out of his £35 billion Twitter takeover deal.

But Elon Musk appeared to be putting his troubles behind him on Monday as he enjoyed a yacht trip off the coast of Mykonos, Greece

The Tesla inventor, 51, was joined on the trip by bikini clad fashion designer Sarah Staudinger, 33, founder of the Staud fashion brand and her husband, superstar agent – and inspiration for HBO’s Entourage – Ari Emanuel, 61.

Fun in the sun: Shirtless Elon Musk, 46, sipped on a drink and basks in the sun as he enjoys a yacht trip with a bikini-clad companion in Mykonos on Monday

The billionaire donned black swim shorts for the afternoon as he slicked his wet tresses back from his handsome face

The businessman enjoyed the water before climbing on board and drying off with a a large fluffy towel. 

Later Elon enjoyed a drink as he made the most of some downtime from his many business ventures. 

Holiday mode: Later Elon enjoyed a drink as he made the most of some downtime from his many business ventures

Gorgeous: Elon was joined on the trip by American fashion designer Sarah Staudinger, 33

Pals: Superstar agent and pal Ari Emanuel (left) soaked Elon with water before he took a dip in the sea 

Drying off: The businessman enjoyed the water before climbing on board and drying off with a a large fluffy towel

Meanwhile Sarah looked ravishing the skimpy black two piece as she too made the most of the fantastic weather.   

The stylish ensemble featured a sweet ruffle detail and clung to every inch of her incredible figure as she opted to tie her hair into braids. 

Sarah showcased her impressive diving as she joined the tech billionaire in the ocean. 

Chat: Meanwhile Sarah looked ravishing the skimpy black two piece as she too made the most of the fantastic weather

Pulling up the rear: Elon the followed the brunette beauty up the ladder onto the boat

Shenanigans: Cheeky Ari (right) then turned the hose onto his beloved

The outing comes after Elon backed out from buying the social media platform after expressing concerns that Twitter had been misleading about the number fake accounts, but he has not presented any evidence to support his claims.

He originally agreed to a $1 billion breakup fee as part of the buyout agreement, although it appears Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and the company are settling in for a legal fight to force the sale. 

The founder of electric car company Tesla, sent a letter to Twitter saying he was pulling out of the controversial deal he made in April to buy the platform for $54.20 per share, or $44 billion in total.

Such merger agreements are ‘designed to prevent buyers from getting cold feet and deciding they want to walk away,’ law expert Lipton explained.

Besides Musk’s accusations of Twitter’s ‘false and misleading representations’ of the number of fake accounts, lawyers also point to recent Twitter employee layoffs and hiring freezes, which they say are contrary to the company’s obligation to continue operating normally.

Those arguments may be valid, but they do not merit pulling out of the deal, says Lipton, dismissing them as ‘nitpicky.’

That leaves the possibility that the multi-billionaire is actually trying to renegotiate the price down.

This tactic has been used successfully elsewhere, such as by LVMH. Two years ago, the global luxury giant broke off a deal to acquire Tiffany before getting a discount.

But experts don’t see how Musk and Twitter could agree on a different price at this point, given that the platform’s stock has lost more than a quarter of its value since late April.

Drama: Besides Musk’s accusations of Twitter’s ‘false and misleading representations’ of the number of fake accounts, lawyers also point to recent Twitter employee layoffs and hiring freezes, which they say are contrary to the company’s obligation to continue operating normally

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By Jon Doe