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Action brought on 15 May 2018 — Hashem and Assi v SRB

(Case T-314/18)

Language of the case: Spanish


Applicants: Hashem Asad Mohammad Hashem (Amman, Jordan) and Souhair H. B. Assi (Amman) (represented by: R. Vallina Hoset, A. Sellés Marco, C. Iglesias Megías and A. Lois Perreau de Pinninck, lawyers)

Defendant: Single Resolution Board

Form of order sought

The applicants claim that the General Court should:

Declare that the Single Resolution Board has incurred non-contractual liability and order it to repair the harm suffered by the applicants as a result of both its actions and omissions which resulted in the applicants losing in full their investments in subordinated bonds of the BANCO POPULAR ESPAÑOL, S.A.;

Order the Board to pay to the applicants, as compensation for the harm suffered by them, an amount for reimbursement of the investments made of EUR 5 571 434.73 in Banco Popular shares or, in the alternative, in relation to the latter, EUR 2 341 142.51;

Increase the amount due with compensatory interest as of 7 June 2017 until delivery of the judgment disposing of the present case;

Increase the amount due with corresponding default interest as of the date of delivery of judgment until its payment in full, at the rate set by the ECB for main refinancing operations, increased by two percentage points;

Order the Board to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The pleas in law and main arguments are similar to those relied on in Case T-659/17 Vallina Fonseca v Single Resolution Board (OJ 2017 C 424, p.42).