United Arab Emirates

Jihad Quzmar v. Dechert LLP et al: Amended Claim Form

Amended Claim Form and Particulars of Claim alleging "serious wrongs committed by the Defendants against Mr Quzmar in relation to a purported investigation led by Mr Gerrard into alleged frauds committed against the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority by its former Chief Executive Officer Dr Khater Massaad" in Jihad Abdul Qader Saleh Quzmar, a citizen of Jordan imprisoned in Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates v. Dechert LLP, a law firm in England, and Neil Gerrard, a lawyer in England, at the High Court of Justice, in London, England.

Malcolm Duncan v. Max Barber et al: Receivership Motion Opposition

Max Barber's Opposition to Malcolm Duncan's Motion for an Order "appointing a receiver to sell the set of Nelson Mandela gold hands and accompanying certificates of authentication (the "Mandela Hands"); and (ii) modifying the February 27, 2020 temporary restraining order to permit the receiver to sell the Mandela Hands" in Malcolm Duncan, a citizen of South Africa v. Max Barber, SION Trading FZE, of Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates, and Barlan Enterprises Ltd., d.b.a. Guernsey's, a firm of auctioneers based in New York, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

CKR Law LLP v. Anderson Investments International LLC et al: Petition to Compel Arbitration

Petition to Compel Arbitration regarding allegations of fraud in CKR Law LLP, formerly Crone Kline Rinde LLP, a California company based in New York v. Anderson Investments International LLC, described as a Nevis company based in Dubai; Paramount Services LLC, a.k.a. Paramount Services Ltd., described as a Nevis company based in Dubai; Intech Holdings (HK) Limited, a.k.a. Intech International Group Co. Limited, a.k.a. Intech Holdings Inc., of Hong Kong; White Rock Electronic Trading LLC, of Dubai; BMR Consulting, of Dubai; Ravi Rach, a.k.a. Edmund White, of Dubai; Gulzhan Namazbaeva, of Dubai, and Satyabrato Chakravarty, of Dubai, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Christine Grablis et al v. OneCoin Ltd. et al: Second Amended Class Action Complaint

Second Amended Class Action Complaint alleging the defendants perpetrated "a massive fraud perpetrated on millions of individual investors throughout the world causing injuries in excess of $4 billion through a densely-packed multi-level marketing system" in Donald Berdeaux and Christine Grablis v. OneCoin Ltd., of Dubai; Ruja Ignatova, of Bulgaria; Sebastian Greenwood, "currently being held in federal custody in New York pending trial"; Mark Scott, "believed to have been domiciled in Coral Gables, Florida" who allegedly laundered fraud proceeds through accounts "in the Cayman Islands and the Republic of Ireland, among other locations"; David Pike, "believed to be domiciled in Coral Gables, Florida"; Nicole J. Huesmann, "believed to be domiciled in Coral Gables, Florida"; Gilbert Armenta, "believed to be domiciled in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida", and The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, of New York, at U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Al Masah Capital Ltd.: Petition for Court Supervision

Petition for Court Supervision of a Voluntary Liquidation in the matter of Al Masah Capital Limited (in Voluntary Liquidation), whose investment manager was Dubai-based Al Masah Capital Management Limited, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Commercial Bank of Dubai v. CB Title Management Corp.: Discovery Application

Application by Commercial Bank of Dubai to take discovery from CB Title Management Corp. for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Dubai regarding the alleged default of a AED 37.5 million loan to Chalmers Engineering Company LLC, of Dubai, and "a personal guarantee from Stuart Allan Macdonald Chalmers, a UK national and Dubai, UAE resident", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Malcolm Duncan v. Max Barber et al: Receivership Motion

Malcolm Duncan's Motion for an Order "appointing a receiver to sell the set of Nelson Mandela gold hands and accompanying certificates of authentication (the "Mandela Hands"); and (ii) modifying the February 27, 2020 temporary restraining order to permit the receiver to sell the Mandela Hands" in Malcolm Duncan, a citizen of South Africa v. Max Barber, SION Trading FZE, of Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates, and Barlan Enterprises Ltd., d.b.a. Guernsey's, a firm of auctioneers based in New York, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Ashish Bhandari: $165K Fine

Amended Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority imposing a fine of $165,000 and financial services industry restrictions on Ashish Bhandari for regulatory breaches involving "an offshore entity in the British Virgin Islands" while he was employed by ABN AMRO Bank NV

Commercial Bank of Dubai v. American Express Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Commercial Bank of Dubai to take discovery from American Express Inc. for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Dubai regarding the alleged default of a AED 37.5 million loan to Chalmers Engineering Company LLC, of Dubai, and "a personal guarantee from Stuart Allan Macdonald Chalmers, a UK national and Dubai, UAE resident", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar v. ABRAAJ Holdings et al: Complaint

Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim for at least $267 million alleging "systematic fraud" in Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar, of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates v. ABRAAJ Holdings (in Official Liquidation), GHF General Partner Limited, as General Partner of GHF Fund LP, formerly Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund LP, and GHF Fund (B) LP, formerly Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund (B) LP; The GHF Group Limited, formerly The Abraaj Healthcare Group Limited, and Abraaj General Partner VIII Limited, as General Partner of Neoma Private Equity Fund IV LP, formerly Abraaj Private Equity Fund IV LP, all of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Jihad Quzmar v. Dechert LLP et al: Claim Form

Claim Form alleging "serious wrongs committed by the Defendants against the Claimant in relation to a purported investigation led by Mr Gerrard into alleged frauds committed against the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority by its former Chief Executive Officer Dr Massaad and others" in Jihad Abdul Qader Saleh Quzmar, a citizen of Jordan imprisoned in Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates v. Dechert LLP, a law firm in England, and Neil Gerrard, a lawyer in England, at the High Court of Justice, in London, England.

Seawolf Tankers Inc. et al v. Riverstone Holdings LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Seawolf Tankers Inc. and Heidmar Inc., both of the Marshall Islands, to take discovery from Riverstone Holdings LLC, DnB Bank ASA, Bank of America NA, Bank of China, The Bank of New York Mellon, Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas SA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank Trust Company of Americas, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., HSBC Bank (USA) NA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in legal proceedings in the Marshall Islands and United Arab Emirates against several parties, including Ridgebury V4 Investments LLC, Ridgebury Mike LLC, and Ridgebury Kilo LLC, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Straits Financial LLC v. Century Financial Consultancy LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint "for breach of a Foreign Introducing Broker Agreement" in Straits Financial LLC v. Century Financial Consultancy LLC, of Dubai; Bal Krishen, of Dubai; Adhira Capital FZE, of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, and Surya Prakash Soni, described as a citizen of India who is "believed to reside in Dubai", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Wealth Converge Developments Ltd. v. China Rising Energy International (Cayman) Co. Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition in Wealth Converge Developments Limited, a British Virgin Islands-domiciled "investment holding company of subsidiaries which carry on business in the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Free Zone in the United Arab Emirates, the Ajman Free Zone in the United Arab Emirates, and the Republic of Kazakhstan" whose group parent is based in China v. China Rising Energy International (Cayman) Co. Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

BlueBay Asset Management LLP et al v. Etihad Airways PJSC: Discovery Application

Application by BlueBay Asset Management LLP, GML Capital LLP, IVO Capital LLP, RAI Investments PTE LTD., Sancta Capital Partners LP, Sandglass Opportunity Fund, LP, Sandglass Petrus Opportunity Fund, LP, and VR Global Partners, L.P. to take discovery from Etihad Airways PJSC, of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, for use in "an administrative (restructuring) proceeding currently pending before a foreign tribunal in the Republic of Italy", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Karam Salah Al Din Awni Al Sadeq v. Dechert LLP: Discovery Application

Application by Karam Salah Al Din Awni Al Sadeq, described as "a lawyer and Jordanian citizen who is a resident of the United Arab Emirates" who "For the past six years, ... has been incarcerated in Ras Al Khaimah", to take discovery from Dechert LLP (US) for use in legal proceedings in England captioned "Karam Salah Al Din Awni Al Sadeq v. Dechert, LLP, [UK] Neil Gerrard, David Hughes, and Caroline Black" involving allegations that the defendants committed "serious wrongs against him in the course of an investigation undertaken by them, at the behest of the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, into alleged fraud committed by Dr. Khater Massaad and others, including Mr. Al. Sadeq, against their former employer, the RAK Investment Authority", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited to take discovery from Bank of America N.A., Bank of Baroda, Bank of China, New York Branch; The Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas, New York Branch; Citibank N.A. Commerzbank AG, New York Branch; Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank (USA) N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Mashreq Bank, New York Branch; National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Societe Generale, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank, New York Branch; UBS AG, New York Branch, and Wells Fargo Bank N.A. for use in legal proceedings in South Africa involving Oakbay Resources and Energy Limited and allegations of "money laundering, common law fraud, and securities fraud", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

InvestBank PSC v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Application by InvestBank PSC to take discovery from Citibank N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Standard Chartered Bank,  The Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Société Générale, BNP Paribas USA, The Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Commerzbank AG, Bank of China, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in "contemplated proceedings" in Dubai "against Greenline Interiors FZCO, Greenline Yacht Interiors FZCO, Samir Michael Badro, Nabila Iskandar Samir Abboud Badro, Lea Samir Badro Hamadeh, Roy Samir Badro, and Fay Badro Zakhem" involving, inter alia, companies in Bahrain, British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Germany, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Kingdom, and the USA, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Essentra FZE Company Ltd.: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and Defraud the United States regarding North Korea in USA v. Essentra FZE Company Limited, of the United Arab Emirates, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Aaron Sears v. China XD Plastics Company Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint regarding "efforts to sell the Company" to Faith Dawn Limited, of the Cayman Islands, and Faith Horizon Inc., of Nevada, in Aaron Sears v. China XD Plastics Company Ltd., described as a Nevada-domiciled, China-based company that "engages in the research, development, manufacture, and sale of modified plastics primarily for automotive applications in the People's Republic of China, and Dubai, the United Arab Emirates"; Jie Han, Taylor Zhang, Linyuan Zhai, Huiyi Chen, Guanbao Huang, and Qingwei Ma at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Vasco Investments SA et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets involved in and traceable to an international conspiracy to, among other things, launder money misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a strategic investment and development company wholly-owned by the government of Malaysia"  in USA v. Funds allegedly associated with Khadem Abdulla Al Qubais, a citizen of the United Arab Emirates, held in the names of Vasco Investments Services SA, of the British Virgin Islands, and Eagle Strategic Investment Fund at Bank Privée Edmond de Rothschild, in Luxembourg, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Ramon Abbas: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to engage in money laundering in USA v. Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, a.k.a. Ray Hushpuppi, described as "a Nigerian national living in the United Arab Emirates" and a holder of a passport issued by Saint Kitts and Nevis and "one of the leaders of a transnational network that facilitates computer intrusions, fraudulent schemes (including BEC [business email compromise] schemes), and money laundering, targeting victims around the world in schemes designed to steal hundreds of millions of dollars", at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Griffin Line Trading LLC v. Centaur Ventures Ltd. et al: Judgment

Ruling regarding an application for a worldwide freezing order in Griffin Line Trading LLC, of Dubai v. Centaur Ventures Ltd., a Bermuda company that "acted as a commodities trader of coal in South Africa", and Daniel James McGowan at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Digilytic International FZE et al v. Alchemy Finance Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging racketeering and fraud involving cryptocurrency in Digilytic International FZE, d.b.a. Sublime Group, of Dubai, and Rishan Bhagowat, a citizen of South Africa residing in the United Arab Emirates v. Alchemy Finance Inc., d.b.a. Alchemy Lending, d.b.a. Alchemy Marketplace, of Delaware; Alchemy Company Limited, of Hong Kong; Alchemy Coin Technology Limited, of Hong Kong; Alchemyze Capital LLC, of New York; Sheng-Wen Cheng, a.k.a. Justin Jung, a.k.a. Justin Chang, a.k.a. Justin Cheng, and Jahril Tafari Bell at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

ABRAAJ Investment Management Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by the Joint Official Liquidators of ABRAAJ Investment Management Limited, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Bank of America, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Citibank, N.A., Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch; Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, Goldman Sachs and Co., HSBC Bank USA, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Mashreqbank PSC, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank US, a.k.a. Standard Chartered Bank, New York Branch; Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, New York Branch; Société Generale North America; BNP Paribas USA Inc.; Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, New York Branch, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch; and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in "contemplated proceedings" regarding an alleged $385 million fraud by Pakistan citizen Asif Masood Naqvi at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Amjad Rihan v. Ernst & Young Global Ltd. et al: Approved Judgment

Approved Judgment of $11 million in favor of the plaintiff - a whistleblower - against his former employer, Ernst & Young, regarding a claim for negligence involving suspected money laundering by a client, Dubai-based precious metals dealer Kaloti Jewellery International DMCC, in Amjad Rihan v. Ernst & Young Global Limited, Ernst & Young Europe LLP, Ernst & Young (EMEIA) Services Limited, and EYGS LLP at the High Court of Justice, London.

USA v. Funds Held by RAKIA: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "an international conspiracy to launder funds traceable to violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act ... and a scheme to defraud financial institutions in the Republic of Korea" in USA v. AED 73 million in the custody of Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority and "All Claims Filed And Asserted" by VI2 Partners GmbH, of Austria, against Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority Georgia LLC in the Republic of Georgia at the U. S. District Court for the District of Alaska.

Dubai FSA v. Anna Waterhouse et al: Judgment

Judgment in The Dubai Financial Services Authority v. The Commissioner of Data Protection and Anna Waterhouse, formerly "Head of Legal & Compliance Middle East and North Africa for Deutsche Bank AG", at the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts.

NMC Health Plc: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Richard Dixon Fleming, Mark Firmin, and Ben Cairns, as the Foreign Representatives of NMC Health Plc, described as being part of a group that is "the largest private healthcare provider in the United Arab Emirates" that is suspected of "financial irregularity" and "fraudulent behavior", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority v. Farhad Azima: Judgment

Approved Judgment regarding allegations of fraud in Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority v. Farhad Azima, described as "a US businessman based in Kansas City, Missouri who has been involved in the aviation industry for many years", at the High Court of Justice, Business and Property Courts of England and Wales.

Grand Capital Asset Management Ltd. v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by Grand Capital Asset Management Ltd., of Bulgaria, to take discovery from Citibank N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG US, and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in a "contemplated proceeding against Gulf Technical Commercial Printing Press LLC before the Sharjah Court of First Instance, major circuit, in the United Arab Emirates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Elko Broadband Ltd. v. HaiderMota BNR et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint alleging professional malpractice regarding a proposed transaction involving Warid Telecom International, of the United Arab Emirates, in Elko Broadband Ltd., of Reno, Nevada v. HaiderMota BNR, described as a law firm in Pakistan, and A.F. Ferguson & Company, described as an accounting firm in Pakistan, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

USA v. Amir Abdolaziz Dianat et al: Arrest Warrant Affidavit

Affidavit in support of application for arrest warrant alleging "knowingly and willfully conspiring with each other and persons in Iran to use the U.S. financial system to procure a petroleum tanker named Nautic, and later renamed to the Gulf Sky, in violation of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations" in USA v. Amir Abdolaziz Dianat, a.k.a. Ameer Abdulaazeez Jaafar, and Kamran Ali Lajmiry, a.k.a. Kamran Ali Lajmiri, at the U. S. District Curt for the District of Columbia.