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Evison Holdings Ltd. v. Deutsche Bank AG: Discovery Application

July 08, 2019 - Application by Evison Holdings Limited, a Cyprus company owned by Baring Vostok private equity funds, to take discovery from Deutsche Bank AG for use in arbitration proceedings in London involving Finvision Holdings Limited, of Cyprus, and Finvision Holdings LLC, of Russia, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

US VC Partners GP LLC et al v. U.S. Department of the Treasury et al: Complaint

July 01, 2019 - Complaint alleging "warrantless seizure and ongoing interference with property interests of United States citizens by the Government through the operation of economic sanctions programs directed at foreign nationals" regarding Ukraine-born Russian businessman Viktor Vekselberg in Israeli VC Partners Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Israeli VC Partners Management, LLC, US VC Partners GP LLC, US VC Partners Management, LLC, CN Odyssey GP LLC, CN MapAnything GP LLC, Sparrow Capital Holdings LLC, Audubon Loan Funding GP LLC, and CN Partners LLC, all of Delaware, and Andrew Intrater, of New York, v. United States Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Steven Mnuchin, in his official capacity as the Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury, and Andrea Gacki, in her official capacity as the Director of the United States Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sarga International Ltd. v. JSC Murmansk Shipping Company: Complaint

June 24, 2019 - Complain in Sarga International Limited, of the Marshall Islands v. JSC Murmansk Shipping Company, of Russia, as owner of the M/V Pomorye, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Ildar Uzbekov v. Cloudflare Inc.: Discovery Application

June 14, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Ildar Uzbekov, a citizen of Russia residing in England, to take evidence from Cloudflare Inc. for use in legal proceedings in England against the unknown author(s) of allegedly defamatory articles on a website at Rusletter.com, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Hermitage Capital Management Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

May 28, 2019 - Application by Hermitage Capital Management Limited to conduct discovery from Bank of America NA, Bank of China, Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Mashreqbank Psc., Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in criminal proceedings brought by Russia on December 11th, 2018 against Hermitage, its Founder & CEO, Bill Browder; Ivan Cherkasov, and others for alleged tax fraud, filing of a false bankruptcy, and embezzlement, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

RNGO LLC v. Commonwealth Trust Ltd.: Fixed Date Claim Form

May 27, 2019 - Fixed Date Claim Form regarding Cube Holdings Ltd. in RNGO LLC, of Russia v. Commonwealth Trust Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

ABC Grandservus Ltd. v. Emmerson International Corp.: Judgment

May 27, 2019 - Judgment in ABC Grandservus Limited, of Cyprus v. Emmerson International Corporation at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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.

Dmitry Ivanchenko et al v. Katton Ltd. et al: Claim Form

April 11, 2019 - Claim Form in Dmitry Ivanchenko, of Russia; Tatiana Gorodilova, of Cyprus; Alkmini Pantazi, of Cyprus; Antonis Mylonas, of Cyprus, and Erika Vitkute, of Cyprus v. Katton Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Normark Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Shorleson Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Alexander Rubtsov, of Russia; Olga Evstafyeva, of Russia; Andreas Petrou, of Cyprus; Birstow Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Mowebray Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Lascorp Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Nequam Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Marina Rubtsova, of Russia; Viadelle International Assets Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Mistyfield Limited, of Cyprus; Dansvel International Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Hallcox Investments Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Steeltechno LLC, of Russia; S.T. Staltekhnologien Des 21. Jahrhunderts Limited, of Cyprus; Park Babushkina LLC, of Russia; Inapp Limited, of Cyprus; Wilten Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Belleman Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Middiall Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Fideler Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Steel-Techno LLC, of Russia, and Dovanas Enterprises Limited, of Cyprus, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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.

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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.