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    1. November 27, 2014

      Vincent Tchenguiz launches £2.2bn lawsuit

      Vincent Tchenguiz, the property entrepreneur who was a subject of a failed criminal investigation by the UK fraud office,...

    2. September 5, 2014

      UK appeals court backs Tchenguiz over Hilton hotels legal battle

      Property entrepreneur Vincent Tchenguiz has won a court battle against hotel operator Hilton Worldwide over the leases on a...

    1. July 31, 2014

      SFO pays £1.5m to Robert Tchenguiz

      Property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz has received a £1.5m settlement from the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, days after his older...

    2. July 25, 2014

      Vincent Tchenguiz strikes SFO deal

      Vincent Tchenguiz, the property entrepreneur, has accepted a £3m settlement from the UK’s Serious Fraud Office ahead of an...

    3. November 8, 2013

      Ground rent prices rise as investors chase yield

      Ground rents have gained in popularity in recent years as investors continue to search for assets that provide strong and...

    4. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2013

      Tchenguiz vs Grant Thornton

      Is Vincent Tchenguiz the greatest legal mind of his generation? Almost certainly not. But his determination, evocative of a...

    5. July 28, 2013

      Grant Thornton accused of wrongdoing in Tchenguiz case

      Grant Thornton has been accused of maliciously misleading the UK’s anti-fraud prosecutor and potentially perverting the...

    6. July 26, 2013

      Court orders Grant Thornton to release Tchenguiz documents

      Grant Thornton, the accountancy firm, has been ordered by the court to reveal hundreds of pages of documents that the...

    7. July 11, 2013

      Grant Thornton prepares legal action against SFO over Tchenguiz reports

      The Serious Fraud Office’s court battle with the Tchenguiz brothers has taken another twist after it emerged Grant Thornton,...

    8. July 9, 2013

      Lloyds postpones action on Vincent Tchenguiz’s debt

      Lloyds Banking Group has postponed its attempt to take control of one of the UK’s largest housing portfolios just two weeks...

    9. June 21, 2013

      Lloyds in court move to take control of Tchenguiz portfolio

      Lloyds Bank has moved to take control of one of the UK’s largest portfolios of residential property after failing to agree...

    10. June 5, 2013

      Judge ‘astonished’ by fraud agency request in Tchenguiz case

      A senior judge has branded as “astonishing” a suggestion by the Serious Fraud Office that it should be given special...

    11. April 22, 2013

      Tchenguiz settles with Israeli detectives

      Vincent Tchenguiz, the property investor, has agreed to settle a legal battle with a group of former Israeli intelligence...

    12. April 10, 2013

      Vincent Tchenguiz in new legal wrangle

      Vincent Tchenguiz, the property mogul who is suing the Serious Fraud Office with his brother for damages totalling £300m, is...

    13. March 27, 2013

      SFO criticised over Tchenguiz delays

      The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has suffered another stinging judicial rebuke over “unacceptable” delays in the agency’s...

    14. March 5, 2013

      SFO disputes Tchenguiz damages claim

      The Serious Fraud Office has issued a strong rebuttal to claims that it abused its powers and acted “recklessly” during its...

    15. February 27, 2013

      SFO hires Slaughters for Tchenguiz case

      The Serious Fraud Office has swapped its usual lawyers in favour of one of the City’s most prestigious and expensive legal...

    16. February 6, 2013

      SFO faces £200m claim in Tchenguiz case

      The Serious Fraud Office is facing the prospect of a penalty more than six times its annual budget, after Vincent Tchenguiz,...

    17. FT Alphaville

      February 4, 2013

      Why do CFDs baffle the cops?

      The question is rhetorical. Back in December we were able to share a long, angry letter penned by Vincent Tchenguiz...

    18. December 6, 2012

      Businessman cleared of Vietnam bribery

      A Cumbrian businessman has been cleared by a jury at Southwark Crown Court in London of conspiring to bribe the former...

    19. December 3, 2012

      Tchenguiz brothers seek up to £180m from SFO

      The Tchenguiz brothers will on Monday ask the Serious Fraud Office for damages running into hundreds of millions of pounds...

    20. November 2, 2012

      SFO prepares for Tchenguiz civil claim

      Britain’s main fraud prosecutor is preparing for a legal battle with Vincent Tchenguiz over whether it abused its powers in...

    21. October 15, 2012

      SFO drops Tchenguiz and Kaupthing probes

      The UK’s main fraud-busting agency has dropped its high-profile investigation into the collapse of Kaupthing, the Icelandic...

    22. August 22, 2012

      Man from Del Monte found guilty

      Polly Peck is a name which, like Teena Marie or Olivia Newton-John, one recognises with the gloomy awareness that to do so...

    23. July 31, 2012

      Judge calls for review of dawn raids

      The quashing of warrants in a case against the Tchenguiz brothers, the property entrepreneurs, has led a senior judge to...

    24. July 31, 2012

      Tchenguiz warrants ruled unlawful

      The Serious Fraud Office has suffered another blow to its high-profile investigation into the businessman Robert Tchenguiz...

    25. June 26, 2012

      FSA censures Kaupthing subsidiary

      The London subsidiary of Kaupthing, the failed Icelandic bank, violated UK regulations by mismanaging its liquidity...

    26. June 18, 2012

      SFO drops Tchenguiz investigation

      The Serious Fraud Office has abandoned its long-running probe into property tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz, ending an error-strewn...

    27. June 14, 2012

      New SFO chief outlines planned shake-up

      The new director of the Serious Fraud Office used his first public speech on Thursday to set out plans for reviving the...

    28. June 11, 2012

      Tip-offs fail to yield SFO probe

      The UK’s main fraud watchdog has received more than 100 calls a month to its confidential whistleblower hotline since it was...

    29. May 30, 2012

      Who should prune the hedges?

      Maybe it is the warm weather that brings them out. Accusations of wrong doing against the bosses of defunct hedge funds are...

    30. May 28, 2012

      SFO raids fall in wake of Tchenguiz

      Britain’s main fraud-busting agency failed to conduct a single raid on a property in the last financial year in a sign that...

    31. May 24, 2012

      Tchenguiz lawyers criticise SFO

      The Serious Fraud Office is facing the prospect of a hefty damages claim from Vincent Tchenguiz after a three-day court...

    32. May 24, 2012

      Judge calls for more funding for SFO

      One of the most senior judges in England and Wales made a rare plea during court for the UK’s main fraud-busting agency to...

    33. May 23, 2012

      Non-disclosure claim in Tchenguiz case

      A meeting between the solicitor for Robert Tchenguiz and the director of the Serious Fraud Office, during which offers of...

    34. May 23, 2012

      Non-disclosure claim in Tchenguiz case

      A meeting between the solicitor for Robert Tchenguiz and the director of the Serious Fraud Office, during which offers of...

    35. May 22, 2012

      SFO in ‘urgent’ review of Tchenguiz case

      The UK’s Serious Fraud Office announced it would review the legitimacy of its criminal case against Vincent Tchenguiz on the...

    36. May 21, 2012

      SFO lawyer warned against pursuing Tchenguizs

      The lead lawyer in the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation of the Tchenguiz brothers warned the agency two months before...

    37. May 21, 2012

      The SFO’s Tchenguiz case

      The UK’s Serious Fraud Office will go to the High Court on Tuesday to explain errors made in obtaining search warrants...

    38. FT Alphaville

      April 5, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      - Asian share markets opened lower, extending Wednesday’s losses. (Bloomberg) Markets are worried after Spain’s bond sale,...

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