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ENRC v. HarperCollins Publishers LLC: Discovery Application

September 02, 2020 - Ex Parte Application by Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited, of the United Kingdom, to take discovery from HarperCollins Publishers LLC, of New York, for use in contemplated proceedings in England regarding a book entitled "Kleptopia: How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World" by "a British writer named Tom Burgis" that "is scheduled to be published in the United States on September 8, 2020" and which contains "privileged and confidential information that ENRC has reason to believe was unlawfully obtained in a multi-year conspiracy to leak and sell such information on the black market to ENRC's rivals and competitors", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Wealth Converge Developments Ltd. v. China Rising Energy International (Cayman) Co. Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

August 12, 2020 - Winding Up Petition in Wealth Converge Developments Limited, a British Virgin Islands-domiciled "investment holding company of subsidiaries which carry on business in the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Free Zone in the United Arab Emirates, the Ajman Free Zone in the United Arab Emirates, and the Republic of Kazakhstan" whose group parent is based in China v. China Rising Energy International (Cayman) Co. Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Ruslan Assimov v. Andritz Hydro Corp. et al: Discovery Application

June 18, 2020 - Application by Ruslan Assimov, a citizen of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from Andritz Hydro Corp. and Andritz (USA) Inc. for use in "reasonably contemplated civil proceedings in Germany and/or Austria", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Triadou SPV SA v. Joseph Chetrit et al: Petition

April 28, 2020 - Petition to recover "money and property sufficient to satisfy outstanding post-judgment interest in the amount of $3,927,016" in Triadou SPV SA, of Luxembourg v. Joseph Chetrit, Meyer Chetrit, West 52 Units Owner LLC, West 52 Units Owner II LLC, West 52 Units Owner III LLC, West 52 Units Owner IV LLC, and 135 West 52nd Street Owner LLC at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Eurasian Bank JSC v. Delaware Trust Company: Discovery Application

April 07, 2020 - Application by Eurasian Bank JSC, of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from Delaware Trust Company for use in legal proceedings in England against Khakim Islamovich Istamov, Irina Petrovna Skichko, Agusta Associates Limited, Igor Riel, Agusta Associates Limited, of England; Umida Istamova, and Temour Istamov in which "the Bank alleges that it was fraudulently induced to enter into a loan agreement in June 2013 with an entity named the Kazakhstan Center for Integrated Ammunition Recycling Nitrochim LLP" and for a "contemplated legal proceeding" in Russia, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Kazakhstan v. King & Spalding LLP: Discovery Application

March 19, 2020 - Application by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from King & Spalding LLP for use in criminal proceedings in Kazakhstan regarding suspected fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering involving Anatolie Stati and Gabriel Stati and "their group of affiliated companies which they have owned or controlled", including Ascom Group SA, of Moldova; Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., of Gibraltar, and Hayden Intervest Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Garthon Business Inc. et al v. Kirill Stein et al: Judgment

February 27, 2020 - Judgment in Garthon Business Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, and Crestguard Limited, of England, which are both owned by Patokh Chodiev v. Kirill Ace Stein, a citizen of the United States, and Aurdeley Enterprises Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Eurasian Bank JSC v. Bank of New York Mellon et al: Discovery Application

February 05, 2020 - Ex Parte Application by Eurasian Bank JSC, of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from Bank of New York Mellon, Credit Suisse AG, New York Branch; Credit Suisse Holdings (USA) Inc., and Credit Suisse (USA) Inc. for use in legal proceedings in England alleging fraud against Khakim Islamovich Istamov, Irina Petrovna Skichko, Agusta Associates Limited, and Igor Riel, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Freedom Holding Corp. et al v. Estate of Toleush Tolmakov et al: Complaint

February 04, 2020 - Complaint in Freedom Holding Corp., f.k.a. BMB Munai Inc., and FFIN Securities Inc., both of Nevada v. Estate of Toleush Tolmakov, Assel Tolmakov, as personal representative of the Estate of Toleush Tolmakov; Murat Tolmakov, Kamil Tolmakov, Aslanbek Tolmakov, Fatima Tolmakova, Vasilya Bikmuhambetova, Dauren Tolmakov, Kamilla Tomakova, Saida Tolmakova, Gulziya Ayapova, Zhiger Tolmakov, Ayanat Tolmakova, all of Kazakhstan, and Simage Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

Eurasian Bank JSC et al v. Bank of New York Mellon et al: Discovery Application

December 12, 2019 - Application by Eurasian Bank JSC and Eurasian Project 1 to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Citibank, NA, JPMorgan Chase, NA, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, Commerzbank AG, and UBS AG for use in "two pending criminal investigations by the General Prosecution Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan" regarding suspected fraud and misappropriation by companies allegedly controlled by "Russian businessman" Nurlan Saktapbergenovich Tleubayev, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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David Marchant
As any fule kno, the biggest enemy of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial crime is transparency, while their best friend is secrecy. That's why the unprecedented mass sealing of cases that's taking place at the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands is repugnant to anyone with a genuine concern for financial crime.