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The Process – Finding Qatari Records in Panama

Posted: December 10th, 2018

Our last post revealed that three Panama-based firms with ties to Qatar’s Al Thani royal family had been named in a letter sent by the Intendance for Supervision and Regulation of Non-Financial Subjects, a Panamanian governmental entity responsible for supervising and regulating non-financial obligors. Its mandate concerns the prevention of money laundering, financing of terrorism, and financing of weapons of mass destruction..

Tagged: More on Qatar - Al Thani Family, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets

Panama Anti-Money Laundering Authority requests information on 3 companies linked to Qatari royalty

Posted: December 3rd, 2018

The Gulf nation of Qatar has used its sovereign wealth fund to make a multi-billion investment in Los Angeles real estate with joint venture partner Douglas Emmett Inc. (NYSE: DEI). As part of our ongoing research project into Douglas Emmett Inc., began researching the company’s ambitious partnership. In the process, we have published extensively on the Qatari royalty who control the sovereign wealth fund, called the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). Today we are continuing to publish information about the Qatari royalty and their offshore assets, including the former Emir and the former Prime Minister..

Tagged: More on Qatar - Offshore Assets, More on Qatar - Al Thani Family

New Class Action Suit against Douglas Emmett Mirrors Previous Allegations of Labor Violations

Posted: September 26th, 2018

In 2014, Douglas Emmett, Inc. was forced to settle a large-scale class action lawsuit for over $400,000. Complaints filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court allege that the company systematically underpaid its employees and threatened retaliation against those who spoke out. Despite these issues supposedly being settled, a recent complaint filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court alleges that Douglas Emmett Management, LLC is still practicing many of the same illegal policies and practices.

Tagged: Tenant Issues - Lawsuits

Al Thani and QIA Asset List

Updated: July 17th, 2018

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, 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

Sherman Oaks Tenant Sues Douglas Emmett for Breach of Contract and Misrepresentation over Electricity Charges

Posted: June 22nd, 2018

A tenant at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, located at 15301 Ventura Boulevard, filed suit against Douglas Emmett and a related party for allegedly overcharging $490,000 in electricity bills due to the building’s malfunctioning electricity submeters. The plaintiff claims that Douglas Emmett and a related party made knowingly false misrepresentation about the submeters over the course of a decade—always insisting that they were working properly.

Tagged: Tenant Issues - Lawsuits

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