Debevoise Secures INTERPOL Red Notice Deletion

12 February 2020

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has successfully advised the director of a company subject to an international arrest warrant issued in the context of an investment treaty dispute with a Middle Eastern country.

The company had been operating in the Middle East for several years and had successfully completed a number of infrastructure and development projects for government and private clients. Changes in government policy led to the non-payment of several contractual payments which resulted in the company facing financial distress, and being unable to honour certain commitments to local subcontractors. In this context, our client was accused of fraud and a Red Notice was issued through INTERPOL.

We successfully applied to the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s files (“CCF”) to have the Red Notice deleted on several grounds of incompatibility with INTERPOL’s rules.