Tory Party Donor Accused of Hiding Emails In Qatar Fight
Jonathan Browning and Gavin Finch, 23 June 2021
The Qatari government accused financier David Rowland and his son of “brazenly” hiding evidence as it sought to escalate its legal dispute with Banque Havilland over its alleged role in an economic attack on the country.
Lawyers for the Qataris said that U.K. Conservative Party backer David Rowland, who controlled the bank, and Edmund, who was a director at the firm, intended to conceal emails after questions arose about the private bank’s alleged role in leading a financial attack against Qatar in the fall of 2017. Continue reading “Article: Tory Party Donor Accused of Hiding Emails In Qatar Fight”
Qatar starts legal proceedings against FAB in New York in market manipulation row
Reuters Staff, 24 November 2020
DUBAI (Reuters) – The Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) said on Tuesday it has started legal proceedings in New York to compel First Abu Dhabi Bank to pay $55 million in financial penalty imposed by a Qatari court.
The Qatari regulator last year had fined United Arab Emirates’ biggest bank 200 million riyals ($55 million) for obstructing an ongoing investigation into suspected market manipulation, a charge FAB denied.
“FAB has failed to make payment against this final judgment rendered by the Civil and Commercial Court (QFC Court) in the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) thereby requiring the QFCRA to take steps to enforce the court’s judgment under well-recognised measures for international enforcement of money judgments,” the Qatari regulator said in a statement.
Qatar in 2018 alleged that First Abu Dhabi Bank, the United Arab Emirates’ largest lender, made “bogus” foreign exchange deals to harm Qatar’s economy after the UAE and other Arab states began a boycott of Qatar in 2017.
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