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​Law firm Dechert sued in London for human rights abuses in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

The London office of Dechert, a major international law firm allegedly crossed the line into criminal abuse and torture in their work for Ras Al Khaimah’s ruler, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qassimi; according to a lawsuit filed against the Firm in London today, naming two prominent London lawyers among the defendants. This claim was filed by Jordanian national Karam Sadeq. The suit claims that Dechert’s global co-head of white-collar crime, Neil Gerrard, acting on behalf of Dechert and with the authority of Sheikh Saud, interrogated, intimidated, and tortured claimant Sadeq over a period of several months; eventually forcing him to sign a false confession. Sadeq had worked for Sheikh Saud’s fath

​Law firm Dechert sued in London for human rights abuses in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Dechert lawyers sued for human rights violations over treatment of prisoner in UAE The London office of Dechert, a major international law firm allegedly crossed the line into criminal abuse and torture in their work for Ras Al Khaimah’s ruler, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qassimi; according to a lawsuit filed against the Firm in London today, naming two prominent London lawyers among the defendants. This claim was filed in the High Court of Justice by Jordanian national Karam Sadeq and is attached. The suit claims that Dechert’s global co-head of white-collar crime, Neil Gerrard, acting on behalf of Dechert and with the authority of Sheikh Saud, interrogated, intimidated, and tortured claimant S

Indians at great risk of UAE legal abuse after new enforcement agreement with UAE

Indian nationals comprise close to 30% of the population of the United Arab Emirates, and Indian business people are by far the largest entrepreneurial group in the country. It is safe to say that there is not a single development, industrial, or commercial project in the UAE that is not made possible by Indian skills, supplies, and services. Being the largest, and most integral business community in the Emirates, expat Indians are naturally the most exposed to the systemic risks of doing business in the UAE. When suppliers run late on payments or local partners misuse company funds, Indian business people – like anyone else – may fall behind on loan instalments, or even go into default. Eas

​Radha Stirling’s remarks on the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman:

Sultan Qaboos “The passing of Sultan Qaboos of Oman, who ruled the country for nearly half a century, has left the Gulf without one of the its most neutral rulers. Regional tensions between Qatar and its neighbours, and rivalry between the Sunni states and Iran, have made the region’s interrelations highly volatile and Oman was a mediating presence ; it offered a kind of neutral territory where everyone could come to potentially iron out their differences. Just how unique Sultan Qaboos’ diplomatic style was in the region may become clearer if his successor, Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, ends up taking sides in the competing rivalries that crisscross the Gulf. “Obviously, Oman is itself plagued

Prominent Emirati tycoon Khalaf Al Habtoor named defendant in US court action involving death threat

Outspoken Khalaf Al Habtoor calling for boycotts of companies against Khashoggi killing Khalaf Al Habtoor, a household name in Dubai, is lesser known in the US despite having teamed up with the Hilton Group in the States and internationally. Not a stranger to scandal, last year, Al Habtoor attracted criticism for his immediate and outspoken defense of Saudi Arabia in the wake of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, having published several video rants on twitter, and calling for a boycott of companies that distanced themselves from Saudi Arabia. Had his comments whitewashing state-sponsored assassination reached potential customers of Al Habtoor’s President Abraham Lincoln Springfield hotel in Ill

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