Extortion in UAE

Extortion in UAE. Edmonds Marshall McMahon investigates and prosecutes the full range of offences under the criminal law. This includes extortion, which is when someone seeks to obtain property, money or other assets through coercion or blackmail. Many blackmail recipients in the UAE are high profile individuals and, as is often the case, the more famous and successful the victim, the greater the scope for damage. The release of particular information about a victim may have a catastrophic effect on his or her career and reputation – this is, of course, the basis of a perpetrator’s leverage.

Given what is at stake, we understand that these cases require very careful handling, as well as urgent and effective action. In such cases, we consider various options for dealing with the blackmailer, including the possibility of an injunction, commencing criminal proceedings or engaging constructively with the demands. Our clients in the UAE benefit from our global reach and access to specialists, including investigators and forensic accountants, in various jurisdictions. If you are the victim of blackmail or extortion you should seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity. We can advise you (free of charge) by telephone or email as to whether we will be able to assist with your case. In the unlikely event that we are unable to assist, we will advise you on who to approach for the results you are seeking.

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