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State of Qatar v. First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC et al: First Amended Complaint

January 17, 2020 - First Amended Complaint alleging fraud regarding "brazen schemes to manipulate the markets of Qatari currency. bonds, and other financial instruments" that "arise out of an illicit blockade of Qatar by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Bahrain, which seeks to isolate Qatar by land, air, and sea" in State of Qatar v. First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC, of Abu Dhabi, and Samba Financial Group SJSC at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Arab nations claim 'hundreds of millions of dollars are missing' from Cayman Islands fund

December 30, 2019 - In an application to take discovery from 12 US banks, a financial institution owned by six Arab nations claims that "hundreds of millions of dollars are missing" from a Cayman Islands investment fund that was set up to invest in "port-related assets around the world".

Elliot Broidy et al v. Global Risk Advisors LLC et al: Complaint

December 27, 2019 - Complaint alleging "In an effort to retaliate against and silence Mr. Broidy, Qatar hired its go-to firm for underhanded cyber-operations, Defendant GRA, to unlawfully hack into Mr. Broidy’s emails and into his company's servers to steal private communications, business documents, and other material" in Elliot Broidy, of Beverly Hills, California, and Broidy Capital Management LLC, of Los Angeles, California v. Global Risk Advisors LLC, of Delaware; GRA Maven LLC, described as "a military consulting firm" based in North Carolina; GRA Quantum LLC, described as "a full-service cybcersecurity company" based in New York, NY; Global Risk Advisors EMEA Limited, described as a Gibraltar company based in Qatar, and Kevin Chalker, described as "a former CIA officer" who is based in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Gulf Investment Corp. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

December 26, 2019 - Application by Gulf Investment Corporation, of Kuwait, described as "a supranational financial institution owned equally by the six Gulf Cooperation Council states: The Kingdom of Bahrain; The State of Kuwait; The Sultanate of Oman; The State of Qatar; The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; and The United Arab Emirates", to take discovery from Bank of America, NA, The Bank of New York Mellon, Citibank, NA, Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch; Deutsche Bank Trust Company USA, Goldman Sachs and Co., HSBC Bank USA, NA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, Mashreqbank PSC, New York Branch; National Australia Bank Limited, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank, New York Branch; and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in "contemplated litigation in the Cayman Islands" regarding "hundreds of millions of dollars that have gone missing", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hamad Abdel Aziz Al Shaya et al v. National Bank of Kuwait et al: Discovery Application

December 18, 2019 - Application by Hamad Abdel Aziz Al Shaya and Haitham Hamad Abdulaziz Al Shaya to take discovery from the National Bank of Kuwait SAKP, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. for use in legal proceedings in Kuwait and Qatar regarding an alleged fraud by Anas Taiss Al Jumaily involving "loans from the International Bank of Qatar, Qatar Commercial Bank, and Al Khaliji Commercial Bank", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ileana Agudelo et al v. Horizon Crescent Wealth LLC et al: Judgment

October 02, 2019 - Judgment dismissing Claimants' application for summary judgments and for further disclosure by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority in Ileana Agudelo and Eniluz Jhoana Gonzalez Aponte, both of Costa Rica, as Claimants v. Horizon Crescent Wealth LLC, of Qatar; Patrick Baeriswyl, of Switzerland, and Jean Marc Mantegani, of England, as Defendants, and Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, which suspects money laundering, an Interested Party, at the Civil and Commercial Court of the Qatar Financial Centre.

First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC: QAR200 Million Fine

August 25, 2019 - Press Release by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority regarding a fine of QAR 200 million (US$ 55 million) imposed on First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC for "obstruction of investigation into market manipulation".

Jabor Abdulaziz H.A. Al-Thani v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Restoration Application

July 03, 2019 - Fixed Date Claim Form regarding Bordeaux Business Inc. in Jabor Abdulaziz H.A. Al-Thani, of Qatar v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Qatar v. First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC et al: Notice of Removal

June 14, 2019 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of a complaint alleging "brazen schemes to manipulate the markets for Qatari currency, bonds, and other financial instruments", in State of Qatar v. First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC, of the United Arab Emirates, and Samba Financial Group SJSC, of Saudi Arabia, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority v. First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC: Judgment

May 13, 2019 - Judgment in Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority v. First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC at the Appellate Division in the Civil and Commercial Court of the Qatar Financial Centre.
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