Saudi Arabia: Gosaibi and Sanea hit by fraud ruling

On 31 May, in a case involving a multi-billion dollar litigation that has been going on for almost a decade, Cayman Islands chief justice Anthony Smellie QC ruled there was a fraudulent conspiracy between the business empires of Maan Al-Sanea (MAS) and Ahmad Hamad Al-Gosaibi & Brothers (AHAB). The Gosaibis – which the once high-flying billionaire MAS had married into – had tried to argue they were victims of fraud by MAS and his Saad Group and were therefore not directly liable for claims made against them by their creditors. 07 June 2018, Issue 1,061. Read more

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