Dechert Sued For £15M Over Torture Claim During UAE Probe

Law360, London (October 16, 2020, 1:33 PM BST) -- A former judicial official of the United Arab Emirates has sued Dechert LLP and its outgoing head of white collar crime in London for more than £15 million ($19.4 million) after he was allegedly tortured and abused during the law firm's fraud investigation into an emirate's sovereign wealth fund.

A former legal adviser of the United Arab Emirates has accused a Dechert partner at the High Court of orchestrating his detention and torture. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Jihad Quzmar, a former legal adviser to the ruler of the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, has accused Dechert partner Neil Gerrard at the High Court of...

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