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ENRC v. Dechert LLP et al: Judgment

Judgment in Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited v. Dechert LLP, David Neil Gerrard, and The Director of the Serious Fraud Office at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

PrivatBank v. Igor Kolomoisky et al: Third Amended Complaint

Third Amended Complaint alleging misappropriation in PJSC Commercial Bank PrivatBank, of Ukraine v. Igor Valeryevich Kolomoisky, frdvtonrf sd s citizen of Ukraine, Cyprus, and Israel; Gennaidy Borisovich Bogolyubov, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Israel, and Cyprus; Teamtrend Limited, of England; Trade Point Agro Limited, of England; Collyer Limited, of England; Rossyn Investing Corp.,Milbert Ventures Inc., and ZAO UKRTransitService Ltd., all of the British Virgin Islands, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

PJSC National Bank Trust v. JPMorgan Chase NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by PJSC National Bank Trust, of Russia, to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase NA, Bank of New York Mellon, and Citibank NA for use in legal proceedings in Cyprus regarding "a multi-billion dollar banking fraud perpetrated by two brothers, Dmitri and Alexei Ananyev", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund II LP et al v. Oleg Bakhmatyuk et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "Since at least 2016, Ukrainian oligarch Oleg Bakhmatyuk has perpetrated a complex, multi-faceted scheme in order to maintain control over his agricultural business, UkrLandFarming PLC and its subsidiary Avangardco IPL, so that he could exploit the Company's assets as his own personal war chest and frustrate Gramercy's right to recover on its Notes" in Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund II LP, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund III LP, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund III-A LP, Gramercy EM Credit Total Return Fund, all of the Cayman Islands; Gramercy Funds Management LLC, and Roehampton Partners LLC, of Delaware v. Oleg Bakhmatyuk, described as "a dual citizen of Ukraine and Cyprus"; Nicholas Piazza, described as "a United States citizen who resides in Cody, Wyoming, and also has a home in Ukraine"; SP Capital Management LLC, of Wyoming; Oleksandr Yaremenko, described as "a Ukrainian citizen and resident of Kiev", and TNA Corporate Solutions LLC, of Wyoming, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Wyoming.

Platts v. Wood Mackenzie Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint "to recover actual damages for breach of the applicable licensing agreement, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and misappropriation" in S&P Global Inc., d.b.a. Platts, described as a New York-based "independent information and services provider that observes, analyzes, and reports on the commodities and energy markets" v. Wood Mackenzie Limited, described as a United Kingdom firm that "provides consulting services and market research to the oil, gas, coal, metals, and mining industries, including reports on major companies operating in those areas, trends analysis and forecasts, and executive overviews", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Multiflora International Ltd. et al v. Jacobi International, Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Multiflora International Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Agrícola Industrial Entre Ríos, S.A., of Guatemala, and Agrícola Esperanza Jacobi, S.A., of Guatemala, to take discovery from Jacobi International, Inc., Cart Investments, Inc., Bank of America N.A., Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A., and Jonathan Feuerman, a lawyer with law firm Therrel Baisden, LLP, for use in "ongoing civil and criminal legal proceedings that are pending in Guatemala" that involve "Christian Rasch's misappropriation of funds and other assets belonging to Applicants and others", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Mohammed Thani Al Thani v. Alan Hanke et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging investment fraud in Mohammed Thani A.T. Al Thani, a citizen of Qatar v. Alan J. Hanke, of Crystal Lake, Illinois, and IOLO Global LLC, of Wyoming, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

HES (Caribbean) International Holdings SRL v. Northern Trust International Banking Corp.: Discovery Application

Application by HES (Caribbean) International Holdings SRL, of Barbados, to take discovery from The Northern Trust International Banking Corporation regarding Henrique Rodriguez Guillén, a citizen of Venezuela, for use in "contemplated civil and criminal proceedings in the Dominican Republic and Barbados", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

XiO Fund LLP v. Silicon Valley Bank: Discovery Application

Application by Gwynn Hopkins, of Perun Consultants Limited, in Hong Kong, and Gordon MacRae, of Kalo (Cayman) Limited, of the Cayman Islands, as Joint and Several Interim Receivers of XiO Fund LLP, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Silicon Valley Bank for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Editor's Note: This discovery application includes, as an exhibit, a copy of the underlying complaint alleging fraud involving hundreds of millions of dollars that was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands on May 8th, 2019 and, eight months later, remains sealed as part of the Cayman Court's secretly-imposed mass-sealing policy - implemented by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie - that conceals from public view even the existence of many cases involving allegations of impropriety and insolvency against the jurisdiction's hedge funds.

ENRC v. Phillip Van Niekerk: Discovery Application

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.

Centaur Litigation SPC et al v. Brendan Terrill: Complaint

Complaint in Centaur Litigation SPC, Centaur Litigation Limited, and Centaur Litigation Unit Series 1 Limited, all in Official Liquidation in the Cayman Islands v. Brendan Mark John Terrill, of London, England, at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales,

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

Complaint in Garthon Business Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, and Crestguard Limited, of England, which are owned by Patokh Chodiev v. Kirill Ace Stein, described as 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.

Gerova Financial Group Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Michael Morrison, Charles Thresh, and John McKenna, as the Foreign Representatives of Gerova Financial Group Ltd. and Gerova Holdings Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.