Victor Dahdaleh to fight bribery charges

October 24, 2011

LONDON – Victor Dahdaleh today interrupted his busy scheduled business commitments to voluntarily attend an appointment at Bishopsgate police station.  In accordance with agreed arrangements, he attended to face charges of bribery and offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. 

A spokesman for Allen & Overy, Mr Dahdaleh's lawyers said:  "Mr Dahdaleh believes the investigation into his affairs was flawed and that he has done absolutely nothing wrong.  He will be vigorously contesting these charges at every stage, confident in clearing his good name." 

Mr Dahdaleh was released on police bail. 

For further information, please contact Caroline Livesey,, on +44 (0)20 3088 4380, or Campbell McIlroy,, on +44 (0)20 3088 2783.

Notes for Editors:

  1. Victor Dahdaleh, a 68 year old Canadian national based in London and Switzerland, is owner and chairman of Dadco and affiliated companies.  Dadco is a privately-owned investment, manufacturing and trading group. Its founding company was established in 1915.  Dadco has operations and investments in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa and Australia. 
  2. Allen & Overy is an international legal practice with approximately 4,750 staff, including some 480 partners, working in 39 offices worldwide.
  3. In this press release 'Allen & Overy' means Allen & Overy LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings.
  4. The term 'partner' is used to refer to a member of Allen & Overy LLP or to an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or to an individual with equivalent status in one of Allen & Overy LLP's affiliated undertakings.

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