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Turkey v. Hamit Çiçek: Discovery Application

November 08, 2019 - Application by the Republic of Turkey to take discovery from Hamit Çiçek for use in an international arbitration involving Cascade Investments NV, of Belgium, filed at the U. S. District Court of the District of New Jersey.

USA v. Halkbank: Superseding Indictment

October 15, 2019 - Superseding Indictment regarding a "multi-year scheme ... to violate and evade U.S. national secureity controls against the Government of Iran" in USA v. Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS, a.k.a. Halkbank, described as "a Turkish bank majority-owned by the Government of Turkey", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Enka Insaat ve Sanavi AS v. Chubb Group Holdings Inc. et al: Discovery Application

September 20, 2019 - Application by Enka Insaat ve Sanavi AS, of Turkey, to take discovery from Chubb Group Holdings Inc., based in New York, and Juan Luis Ortega, Executive Vice President, Chubb Group, for use in legal proceedings in England in which Enka Insaat is seeking an anti-suit injunction restraining OOO Insurance Company Chubb, of Russia, from pursuing claims at a Russian Court that "are subject to an arbitration agreements which selects London, England, as the seat of arbitration", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Illumina Cambridge Ltd. v. Complete Genomics, Inc. et al: Discovery Application

September 06, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Illumina Cambridge Ltd., "a United Kingdom subsidiary of Illumina Inc., which is a California based, NASDAQ listed company", to take discovery from Complete Genomics, Inc., BGI Americas Corp., and MGI Americas Inc. . which are "owned by or affiliated with the BGI Group, a competitor of Illumina Cambridge based in the People's Republic of China", for use in patent infringement proceedings in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, and Turkey, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Comodo Holdings Ltd. v. Renaissance Ventures Ltd. et al: Judgment

July 25, 2019 - Judgment in which Commercial Judge Adrian Jack determined that Turkish-American purported billionaire Melih Abdulhayoglu "was lying" and "deliberately and dishonestly sought to mislead the Court" in Comodo Holdings Ltd., of which Abdulhayoglu is president v. Renaissance Ventures Ltd. and Joseph Katz, as Executor of the Estate of the late Eric D. Emanuel, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Cezmi Kardas v. Astas Holdings AS: Discovery Application

July 03, 2019 - Application to take discovery from Google Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Turkey regarding Cezmi Kardas v. Astas Holdings AS, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Milenyum Energy SA et al: Forfeiture Complaint

June 27, 2019 - Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Funds in the names of Milenyum Energy SA, domiciled in Panama, based in Turkey, and Blue Energy Trade Ltd. Company, domiciled in St. Kitts and Nevis, based in Turkey, regarding a suspected scheme to launder via U.S. correspondent banks to evade U.S. sanctions concerning Syria, at the U. S.District Court for the District of Columbia.

Savings Deposit Insurance Fund of Turkey v. Monlast Inc.: Claim Form

May 21, 2019 - Claim Form in Savings Deposit Insurance Fund of Turkey (Tasarruf Medvuati Sigorta Fonu), of Turkey v. Monlast Inc. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Emerging Markets Intrinsic Cayman Ltd. et al v. Kadena LLC et al: Motion to Dismiss

March 15, 2019 - Notice of Motion to Dismiss in Emerging Markets Intrinsic Cayman Ltd., Slack Tide LLC, and Bulent Toros v. Kadena LLC, Kadena Public LLC, Stuart Popejoy, and William Martino at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Kings County.

Doyen Sports Investments Ltd.: Administrative Penalty

March 12, 2019 - Administrative Penalty by the Malta Financial Services Authority regarding Doyen Sports Investments Limited.

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