Auditor EY is facing a $2.5 billion lawsuit in London over alleged negligence in its audits of bankrupt UAE hospital firm NMC Health.
NMC’s administrator Alvarez & Marsal has launched legal action against EY’s UK division regarding audits on NMC accounts between 2012 and 2018.
The amount of damages could reach $3.0 billion, a source close to the matter told AFP on Friday.
Alvarez & Marsal confirmed on Friday that it has begun the legal action.
EY UK added in a statement to AFP that it will defend itself against the claim.
“We are aware a claim has been submitted to the court by the administrators of NMC Health Plc. We will defend the claim vigorously,” it said.
The United Arab Emirates-based hospitals group, which was listed on the London Stock Exchange, collapsed in early 2020 after massive accounting irregularities were discovered. — Agence France-Presse