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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.

ENRC v. Deloitte LLP: Discovery Application

December 12, 2019 - Application by Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited, of England, to take discovery from Deloitte LLP for use in legal proceedings at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales against its former attorneys, Dechert LLP and David Neil Gerrard, for alleged misconduct, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

ENRC v. Glenn Simpson: Discovery Application

December 06, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited, of England, to conduct discovery from Glenn Simpson, of Fusion GPS, for use in legal proceedings at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales against Mark Hollingsworth for "breach of confidence", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Kazakhstan v. William Lawler: Discovery Application

October 10, 2019 - Application by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from William Scott Lawler for use in a "pending international investor-state arbitration" involving Nevada-domiciled Big Sky Energy Corporation, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc et al v. Maksat Askaruly Arip: Prison for Contempt of Court

August 29, 2019 - Committal to Prison for Contempt of Court in Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc, Kazakhstan Kagazy JSC, Prime Estate Activities Kazakhstan LLP, Peak Akzhal LLP, Astana-Contract JSC, and Paragon Development LLP v. Maksat Askaruly Arip at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Anatolie Stati et al v. Republic of Kazakhstan: Judgment Order

July 16, 2019 - Judgment Order for $506 million in Anatolie Stati, of Moldova; Gabriel Stati, of Moldova; Ascom Group SA, of Moldova, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., of Gibraltar, v. Republic of Kazakhstan at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

British mining firm seeks evidence from PR consultant in US for damages claim against Serious Fraud Office

June 25, 2019 - London-based mining firm Eurasian National Resources Corporation is seeking evidence from South African public relations consultant Phillip van Niekerk in the U.S. for use in its lawsuit against the U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office for allegedly leaking details of a criminal investigation into bribery and corruption to the media.

ENRC v. Phillip Van Niekerk: Discovery Application

June 21, 2019 - Application by Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited, of England and Wales, to take discovery from Phillip Van Niekerk for use in a lawsuit brought in England by ENRC against the Serious Fraud Office, of the United Kingdom, "that arises out of a series of leaks by the Serious Fraud Office of the Government of the United Kingdom in relation to the SFO's investigation of ENRC", which involves suspected bribery and fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

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