Brunei

Goce Gligorov v. Nation of Brunei et al: Complaint

Complaint for "an amount of not less than $400 million" alleging racketeering in Goce Gligorov, described as "a Slovenian national and businessman" v. Nation of Brunei, Brunei Investment Agency, described as "an arm of the Brunei Ministry of Finance"; Audley & Anton Property Management Limited, "based in London"; Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, described as "concurrently Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Defense Minister, Finance Minister and the head of Islam in Brunei"; Crown Prince of Brunei Al-Muhtadee Billah, described as "the eldest son of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and his wife Queen Saleha"; Dorchester Collection, "headquartered in London, U.K, is owned by the Brunei Investment Agency"; The Dorchester Group LLC, which, together with Dorchester Collection, "owns luxury hotels around the globe, including the Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air in California"; Seven Properties AG, of Switzerland; PG Yusof Sepluddin, who "ran defendant Seven Properties AG"; Pehin Nawawi, described as "the Personal Confidential Secretary to the Sultan"; Pehin Yasmin, described as "the Minister for Energy in the Brunei Government ... who was also the Brunei Head of Intelligence"; HJ Zainal, described "ampjer ,ajor Brunei government figure"; HJ Aziyan, described as "the Brunei High Commissioner in London" during the "relevant period", and Pernigran (PG) Anak Haji Abdul Aziz, described "the head of Royal Protocol in Brunei" during the "relevant period", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Zuca Properties LLC: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Zuca Properties LLC, a Delaware company based in Geneva, Switzerland, that "was established to acquire property investments", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The seven largest unsecured creditors, with claims totaling more than $55 million, include those based in Brunei Darussalam, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the United States.

USA v. Chin Hua Huang et al: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint accusing the defendants of "knowingly and willfully conspiring to cause goods that originated in the United States to be exported and shipped to Iran without a U.S. government license" in USA v. Chin Hua Huang, a.k.a. Jinee Huang, of Taiwan; DES International Co. Ltd., of Taiwan, and Soltech Industry Co. Ltd., of Brunei, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Missing in Action: Halliburton’s disappearing offshore subsidiaries

In the space of four or five years, Halliburton, the international oil services and construction conglomerate that is under attack for overcharging and underperforming in Iraq, has gone from reporting approximately 70 to 80 offshore subsidiaries in its annual SEC filing to just two, both in the Cayman Islands.Offshore networks had become a central part of Halliburton's management and financial strategy. When current United States Vice President Dick Cheney was CEO of Halliburton from 1995 to 2000, the company's offshore subsidiaries increased from nine to 44. By the year 2001, that had nearly doubled. Now most of them have gone missing!