Region: Qatar

Staveley accused of misunderstanding the term “same deal” in Barclays fraud lawsuit

Barclays has criticised a UK investment firm, which is suing it for alleged fraud, for misinterpreting a former bank executive’s explanation of a multi-billion dollar Middle East fundraising deal.

15 October 2020

Barclays denies deceiving PCP about investment deal

Barclays Bank has rejected allegations that it falsely promised investment firm PCP Capital Partners the same deal as other investors that helped the bank avoid a government bailout.

09 June 2020

Ethical carelessness, sexism and misogyny contributed to Barclays fraud, court hears

Barclays Bank employees knowingly engaged in unethical practices to commit fraud against PCP Capital Partners in a 2008 investment deal, a barrister for the investment firm said.

08 June 2020

Unthinkable that ex-Barclays banker agreed fraud deal over the phone, court hears

The counsel to a former Barclays executive has denounced the SFO’s theory that a complex fraud scheme was conducted over a quick call as “preposterous”.

07 February 2020

Former Barclays exec “no unwitting puppet” in fraud scheme, court hears

A former Barclays executive got “cold feet” about an allegedly fraudulent deal between the bank and Qatar despite having a decisive role in the scheme, a court has heart.

05 February 2020

Missing Qatari evidence could have bolstered bankers’ defence, court hears

The SFO’s failure to try and retrieve information from Qatar’s lawyers in a fraud trial may have hampered the defence of three former Barclays executives, the judge in the case has said.

28 January 2020

Barclays board would have paid “whatever was necessary” to secure Qatar deal

Barclays would have given all investors a higher commission fee to salvage a crucial 2008 deal with Qatar that is at the heart of an ongoing fraud trial, a court has heard.

16 January 2020

Former Barclays banker failed to follow up on in-house lawyers’ advice, court hears

A defendant in a long-running fraud case has rejected accusations that he failed to heed legal advice on an allegedly illicit deal that he helped the bank agree with Qatari investors.

13 January 2020

Former Barclays banker failed to make records of Qatari deal at critical moment, prosecutor says

A former Barclays executive tasked with netting a lifeline deal with Qatar did not let anyone else see the notes he had taken of a crucial meeting with the country’s investors, a court has heard.

07 January 2020

Barclays-Qatar agreements were “appropriate and signed off”, court hears

The rapid growth of the Qatari sovereign wealth fund and Barclays’ prestige meant both parties were “ready to jump” at the idea of entering into an agreement together, a former Barclays banker has said.

27 November 2019

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