Cases & Deals

CBD defeats jurisdiction challenges made by Al Sari family and related companies in relation to conspiracy proceedings

Client(s) Commercial Bank of Dubai PSC

Jones Day represented the Commercial Bank of Dubai (the "Bank") in defeating Part 11 challenges to the jurisdiction of the English Court. In successfully arguing that England is the appropriate forum, the claims brought by the Bank against members of the Al Sari family and related companies, which centre on allegations of unlawful means conspiracy, malicious prosecution, deceit and the Marex tort, will proceed in England and Wales.

These proceedings are part of the Bank's wider global enforcement efforts against the Al Saris in relation to a substantial judgment debt (c. $120 million) owed to it.

Commercial Bank of Dubai PSC & Ors -v- Abdalla Juma Majid Al Sari, Majid Abdalla Juma Al Sari, Mohamed Abdalla Juma Al Sari & Ors [2023] EWHC 1797 (Comm)