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BTA Bank v. Bank of New York Mellon Corporation: Discovery Application

April 26, 2019 - Application by BTA Bank to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom and Kazakhstan involving Mukhtar Ablyazov, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

ALROSA v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

April 10, 2019 - Application by ALROSA, a Russian diamond-mining company, to take discovery from Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, Capital One NA, Capital One Bank (USA) NA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank NA, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank USA NA, JPMorgan Chase NA, Wells Fargo NA, PNC Bank NA, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas SA, and UBS AG for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Angola or the United Kingdom against former or current executives of Catoca Ltd., a diamond-mining company in Angola, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Rosimuschestvo v. Blackstone Group LP: Discovery Application

April 05, 2019 - Application by the Federal Agency for State Property Management of the Russian Federation (Rosimuschestvo) to take discovery from The Blackstone Group LP for use in legal proceedings in India, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sergii Lagur et al v. Estera Corporate Services (BVI) Ltd. et al: Judgment

April 04, 2019 - Litigation funding-related judgment in Tetiana Ieremeieva and Roman Yeremeiev, as Respondents/Claimants, v. Estera Corporate Services (BVI) Limited, as Respondent/Defendant, and Sergii Lagur and Stepan Ivakhiv, as Applicants/Defendants, and Sofiia Yeremeieva (a minor), as defendant, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Nikolay Artemenko v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Judgment

March 20, 2019 - Judgment in Nikolay Artemenko v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Donna Union Foundation v. Svoboda Corporation et al: Judgment

March 20, 2019 - Judgment in Donna Union Foundation, a Liechtenstein Foundation whose ultimate beneficial owner is Mikhail Vasinkevich, of Russia, v. Svoboda Corporation, formerly of the British Virgin Islands, currently in Anguilla, which appears to be controlled by August Meyer, and Koshigi Limited, of the BVI, which appears to be controlled by Dmitry Kostygin, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Shayan Salim v. Mobile TeleSystems PJSC et al: Class Action Complaint

March 19, 2019 - Complaint in Shayan Salim v. Mobile TeleSystems PJSC, of Russia; Andrei Dubovskov, Alexey Kornya, and Andrey Kamensky at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Kolorit Dizayn Ink LLC: Criminal Information

March 06, 2019 - Criminal Information under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in USA v. Kolorit Dizayn Ink LLC, of Uzbekistan, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Mobile TeleSystems PJSC: Criminal Information

March 06, 2019 - Criminal Information under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in USA v. Mobile TeleSystems PJSC, of Russia, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Evgeny Morozov: Chapter 15 Petition

February 27, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Russia by Yuri N. Demidenko, as the Foreign Representative of Evgeny M. Morozov, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Cayman Court Secrecy: A Huge Red Flag for Foreign Investors & Clients
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.