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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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,...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. June 26, 2012

    FSA censures Kaupthing subsidiary

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

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  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 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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,...

  38. April 4, 2012

    Judge blasts SFO over Tchenguiz case

    A High Court judge has rebuked the Serious Fraud Office for “sheer incompetence” after the watchdog admitted it had “no...

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