Gibson Dunn partner faces cross-examination over falsified evidence claim in Djibouti case

A Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner is facing a High Court cross-examination over allegations he submitted falsified documents to the courts in a case between the Djibouti government and one of its wealthiest citizens, it emerged this week.

Dubai-based partner Peter Gray was instructed by the Djibouti government in its case against businessman Abdourahman Boreh, who is being chased through the London courts over alleged tax avoidance and his apparent role in a terrorist attack in the African nation in 2009.

The government says transcripts from phone calls made by Boreh implicate him in a grenade attack on a supermarket in Djibouti City. The transcripts led Mr Justice Flaux to freeze $100m (£65m) of the businessman’s assets in a hearing in September 2013.

But evidence has since come to light that the transcripts were incorrectly dated and the phone calls in question actually took place before the terrorist attack, and as such could not implicate Boreh in the incident.

The hearing will take place in the High Court next week and could call the entire six-year case against Boreh into question.

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