Habtoor Leighton Group's CEO released from custody

Posted on 29th August 2016

The CEO and managing director of Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG), José Antonio López-Monís, who was detained by Dubai police on August 17, has been released from custody, a Cimic statement said.

HLG is Australia-based Cimic's Dubai-based joint venture, according to Tradearabia news report.

López-Monís was released without bail or any other conditions, the statement said.

López-Monís has not been charged with any offence and HLG’s operations continue as normal, it added.

Habtoor Leighton is a leading contractor in the Middle East and it recently drew attention after Al Habtoor Group said it had “no relationship” to the company.

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