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Engineers at 9 Douglas Emmett Buildings Vote to Form Union, in Face of Company Union-Busting Tactics

Posted: August 29th, 2017

Maintenance Engineers at nine Douglas Emmett commercial office buildings in Woodland Hills, California, involving a unit of 20 workers, voted affirmatively to form a union with the Operating Engineers, Local 501, on August 26, 2017. The Douglas Emmett Engineers at Woodland Hills won a voice in the workplace and the legally protected right to collectively bargain over the terms and conditions of their employment…


Tagged: Tenant Issues - Health, Safety & Maintenance

Al Thani and QIA Asset List

Updated: August 28th, 2017

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the sovereign wealth fund of the Middle Eastern state of Qatar — known for its substantial oil and natural gas reserves — reportedly has over U.S. $300 billion in assets under control. Today, DE-Tenants.org is publishing a list of hundreds of corporate assets belonging to QIA and the Al Thanis — the ruling family of Qatar who also controls the QIA…


Tagged: More on Qatar - Al Thani Family, More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets

Banca Intesa Sanpaolo Fined $235M Even As It Helps QIA Buy Rosneft Shares

Posted: August 22nd, 2017

Previously, we detailed how the QIA purchased part of a 19.5% ownership interest in a Russian state-owned oil company called Rosneft for $11 billion in December 2016. That 19.5% stake was purchased with a EUR 5.2 billion loan from an Italian bank called Banca Intesa Sanpaolo, which was recently fined $235 million by the New York State Department of Financial Services.…


Tagged: More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Russia Investments

QIA Invests in Russian State-Owned Oil Firm Rosneft (part 3)

Posted: August 17th, 2017

QIA and the Qatari royalty who control it have made a series of other high-profile deals of late. Most notably, Douglas Emmett’s financing partner recently purchased part of a 19.5% stake of the Russian state-owned oil company called Rosneft for $11 billion. In part 3 of our series we explain how the acquisition involved UK corporate entities that ultimately lead to the Cayman Islands. Primary documents included…


Tagged: More on Qatar - Al Thani Family, More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets, More on Qatar - Russia Investments

QIA Invests in Russian State-Owned Oil Firm Rosneft (part 2)

Posted: August 15th, 2017

QIA and the Qatari royalty who control it have made a series of other high-profile deals of late. Most notably, Douglas Emmett’s financing partner recently purchased part of a 19.5% stake of the Russian state-owned oil company called Rosneft for $11 billion. In part 2 of our series we will reveal how Singaporean primary records shed light on Russian and Italian financing for the acquisition…


Tagged: More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets, More on Qatar - Russia Investments

QIA Invests in Russian State-Owned Oil Firm Rosneft (part 1)

Posted: August 14th, 2017

QIA and the Qatari royalty who control it have made a series of other high-profile deals of late. Most notably, Douglas Emmett’s financing partner recently purchased part of a 19.5% stake of the Russian state-owned oil company called Rosneft for $11 billion. In part 1 of our series we will look at the public terms of the deal and then turn our attention to what Singaporean primary records reveal.…


Tagged: More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets, More on Qatar - Russia Investments

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