Qatar PM Wanted To Be Barclays' 'Special Gulf Guy,' Jury Told

Law360, London (November 25, 2019, 7:37 PM GMT) -- The former prime minister of Qatar wanted to be Barclays' "special Gulf guy" in the bank's financial crisis-era fundraising and was against other Middle Eastern investors participating, a London jury heard during testimony from the bank's rainmaker in the region on Monday.

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr al-Thani, Qatar's former prime minister and ex-head of the country's sovereign wealth fund, did not want other regional countries involved in Barclays' emergency £11 billion ($14.2 billion) cash call, Roger Jenkins, the bank's "gatekeeper" to its Middle East clients, wrote in a 2008 email to a colleague.

"We were trying to build a...

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