Regional news: Saudi Arabia

Saad liquidators lose share transfer claim against Saudi bank

The liquidators of Cayman fund Saad Investments Company have been stopped from clawing back US$318 million worth of shares that its founder transferred to a Saudi bank after the fund’s collapse over a decade ago.

18 January 2021

AHAB and Saad settle multi-billion-dollar fraud claims

Saudi conglomerates Ahmad Hamad Al-Gosaibi & Brothers and Saad Group have settled billions of dollars’ worth of fraud claims against each other, following a decade-long dispute in the Cayman Islands.

13 October 2020

Mayer Brown hires partner from K&L Gates in London

The former EMEA practice group coordinator for K&L Gates’ restructuring and insolvency group has joined Mayer Brown in London, continuing the firm’s recent hiring spree.

02 September 2020

Cayman court authorises Saad distributions pending AHAB appeal

After over a decade of waiting, creditors of a Saad Group holding company are to receive distributions in the wake of Saudi conglomerate Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers’ failed US$4 billion Cayman fraud litigation – even as AHAB’s appeal in the case remains underway.

22 October 2019

AHAB appeals as Saudi court rejects protective settlement

Saudi conglomerate Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers has appealed against a Saudi court’s decision to reject its petition for protective settlement – the first such petition under the new Saudi Arabian bankruptcy law

14 February 2019

Saudi bank fights Saad on limitation grounds

Saudi bank Samba has asked an English appeals court to prevent the joint liquidators of Cayman-incorporated Saad Investments Company (SICL) from amending a share claw-back claim they first filed against the bank in 2013, on grounds of limitation.

12 February 2019

Corporate Restructuring Summit, Dubai: An “era of transformation” for the Gulf - reforms and warnings

While governments across the Middle East are modernising their bankruptcy laws, the region’s non-performing loans should “ring the bells” of banks and regulatory authorities, delegates heard on the opening day of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s first-ever debt restructuring and NPL summit in Dubai.

12 September 2018

Corporate Restructuring Summit, Dubai: AHAB dispute will be “huge litmus test” for Saudi Arabia

The chief restructuring officer of Saudi conglomerate Ahmad Hamad Al-Gosaibi & Brothers (AHAB) says the group may use Saudi Arabia's new bankruptcy law to try and see an end to its decade-long restructuring saga, in what will be a “huge litmus test” for the Kingdom.

10 September 2018

Enforcement Order issued against AHAB in Saudi Arabia

The administrators of a Bahrain-registered bank that was owned by the collapsed Saudi conglomerate Ahmed Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers have obtained an enforcement order against the group and its partners in Saudi Arabia.

09 July 2018

AHAB appeals in Saad dispute

The Saudi conglomerate at the centre of “one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history” is appealing a Cayman Islands ruling that dismissed US$4 billion worth of fraud claims , accusing the Grand Court of reaching conclusions that “were not supported by evidence”.

15 June 2018

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