Kazakhstan

Makhpal Karibzhanova v. Mubadala Fund et al: Discovery Application

Application by Makhpal Karibzhanova, described as "a citizen of Kazakhstan and is the former wife of a wealthy and politically-connected Kazakh businessman, Aidan Karibzhanov" whose "wealth is held in offshore structures and through nominee ownership around the world, making it necessary to gather evidence from a number of countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore, as well as Kazakhstan and a number of offshore jurisdictions", including the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, and Singapore, to take discovery from Mubadala Fund, Extell Developrnent, Edward Mermelstein, One and Only Realty, Eduard Ogai, Credit Suisse, American Express and others for use in legal proceedings in Kazakhstan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Kumtor Gold Company CJSC et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Kumtor Gold Company CJSC and Kumtor Operating Company CSJC, both of the Kyrgyz Republic and owned by Centerra Gold Inc., of Toronto, Canada, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Creditors include companies in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, England, Finland, Gibraltar, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Netherlands, Russia, Scotland, and Switzerland.

Makhpal Karibzhanova v. Aidan Karibzhanov: Discovery Application

Application by Makhpal Karibzhanova, who "is a citizen of Kazakhstan and is the former wife of a wealthy and politically-connected Kazakh businessman, Aidan Karibzhanov", for an order of judicial assistance "to obtain testimony and documentary evidence to assist in discovery for use in prospective Kazakhstan civil proceedings" involving her former husband, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kazakhstan et al v. Daniel Chapman et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint alleging the defendants "are conspiring with, and aiding and abetting, a fraudulent scheme led by Moldovan oligarch Anatolie Stati, his son Gabriel Stati, and a murky web of companies that they control, often secretly", in Republic of Kazakhstan and Outrider Management LLC v. Daniel Chapman, Argentem Creek Holdings LLC, Argentem Creek Partners LP, Pathfinder Argentem Creek GP LLC, and ACP I Trading LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Real Exchange (REX) Ltd.: ‘No New Clients’ Order

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it was directed Real Exchange (REX) Limited "to cease the on-boarding of new clients with immediate effect". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Real Exchange (REX) Limited was incorporated in Malta on September 3rd, 2018, its directors are Adriano Cefai, of Malta; Viktor Kochetov, and Alexander Yelsky, both citizens of Ukraine, and its sole shareholder is K-Worldwide Group 18 Ltd., which was incorporated in Malta on September 25th, 2019, whose directors are Adriano Cefai, Viktor Kochetov, and Alexander Yelsky, and whose shareholders are Kyrrex Holding Limited, of Cyprus; Peter's Lab Spolka z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia, of Poland; RV70 Holding Limited, of England; Adriano Cefai, Darko Perovic, of Marbella, Spain; Yermek Tursunov, of Kazakhstan, and Clarissa Zammit Maempel, of Malta. According to records maintained by the Cyprus Registrar of Companies, Kyrrex Holding Limited was incorporated on October 2nd, 2018 and its directors are Viktor Kochetov and Lazarus Ioannou. According to Companies House for England and Wales, RV70 Holding Limited was incorporated on November 20th, 2014 and its sole director and controlling person is Ruggero Venturini, described as a citizen of Italy residing in Malta. On the website of Real Exchange (REX) Limited at kyrrex.com, it is stated: "Founded in June 2016, Kyrrex is a digital wallet and professional platform where traders and consumers can trade in new digital assets - cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, Monero and many others."

JSC BTA Bank v. Wells Fargo Bank et al: Discovery Application

Application by JSC BTA Bank, of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Wells Fargo & Company, Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Wells Fargo Financial Advisors Network LLC, and related entities; Yvgeny Bukrinsky, d.b.a. Omega Enterprises, described as an "accountant/tax preparer"; "certain business entities owned or operated by Elvira Kudryashova, namely, Anthill Shopnplay (a/k/a Anthill Fashion Market, Anthill Shopnplay LLC, and Kud Vintage) and Edward Hill Bakery party N beyond"; Granite Escrow and Settlement Services, Escrow of the West, Jason Bradshaw, d.b.a. Bradshaw Residential Group, described as a "real estate agent", and Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom and "a pending criminal investigation in Kazakhstan", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Torgovy Dom KAToil OOO v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by Torgovy Dom KAToil OOO, described as a Russian company that is "a wholly owned subsidiary of C.A.T. oil AG, a publicly-traded Austrian company", to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Bank of New York Mellon, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank N.A., and The Clearing House Payments Company L.L.C. for use in "contemplated legal proceedings" in Russia against Victoria Sokolova for suspected fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kazakhstan v. Bank of New York Mellon et al: Discovery Application

Application by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of China, Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank N.A., The Clearing House Payments Company LLC (CHIPS), Commerzbank AG, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Société Générale S.A., Standard Chartered Bank USA, UBS AG, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Bank of America, N.A. for use "in foreign judicial proceedings to enforce and collect upon an arbitral award that was issued in Kazakhstan's favor" against "a Canadian company called Gold Pool JV Limited", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Kazakhstan is, inter alia, seeking information regarding "third party funding that Gold Pool allegedly received from "a litigation funder registered in Guernsey", a "law firm", and "a Canadian" entity. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the corporate registry for Toronto, Canada showed that Gold Pool JV Limited was incorporated on December 29th, 1995 and its officers and directors are A. Thomas Griffis, President and Director; Elia Crespo, Vice President, Secretary, and Director, and Chris Irwin, Assistant Secretary,

ENRC v. HarperCollins Publishers LLC: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited, of the United Kingdom, to take discovery from HarperCollins Publishers LLC, of New York, for use in contemplated proceedings in England regarding a book entitled "Kleptopia: How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World" by "a British writer named Tom Burgis" that "is scheduled to be published in the United States on September 8, 2020" and which contains "privileged and confidential information that ENRC has reason to believe was unlawfully obtained in a multi-year conspiracy to leak and sell such information on the black market to ENRC's rivals and competitors", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Ruslan Assimov v. Andritz Hydro Corp. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Ruslan Assimov, a citizen of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from Andritz Hydro Corp. and Andritz (USA) Inc. for use in "reasonably contemplated civil proceedings in Germany and/or Austria", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Triadou SPV SA v. Joseph Chetrit et al: Petition

Petition to recover "money and property sufficient to satisfy outstanding post-judgment interest in the amount of $3,927,016" in Triadou SPV SA, of Luxembourg v. Joseph Chetrit, Meyer Chetrit, West 52 Units Owner LLC, West 52 Units Owner II LLC, West 52 Units Owner III LLC, West 52 Units Owner IV LLC, and 135 West 52nd Street Owner LLC at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Eurasian Bank JSC v. Delaware Trust Company: Discovery Application

Application by Eurasian Bank JSC, of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from Delaware Trust Company for use in legal proceedings in England against Khakim Islamovich Istamov, Irina Petrovna Skichko, Agusta Associates Limited, Igor Riel, Agusta Associates Limited, of England; Umida Istamova, and Temour Istamov in which "the Bank alleges that it was fraudulently induced to enter into a loan agreement in June 2013 with an entity named the Kazakhstan Center for Integrated Ammunition Recycling Nitrochim LLP" and for a "contemplated legal proceeding" in Russia, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Kazakhstan v. King & Spalding LLP: Discovery Application

Application by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from King & Spalding LLP for use in criminal proceedings in Kazakhstan regarding suspected fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering involving Anatolie Stati and Gabriel Stati and "their group of affiliated companies which they have owned or controlled", including Ascom Group SA, of Moldova; Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., of Gibraltar, and Hayden Intervest Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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

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

Eurasian Bank JSC v. Bank of New York Mellon et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Eurasian Bank JSC, of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from Bank of New York Mellon, Credit Suisse AG, New York Branch; Credit Suisse Holdings (USA) Inc., and Credit Suisse (USA) Inc. for use in legal proceedings in England alleging fraud against Khakim Islamovich Istamov, Irina Petrovna Skichko, Agusta Associates Limited, and Igor Riel, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Freedom Holding Corp. et al v. Estate of Toleush Tolmakov et al: Complaint

Complaint in Freedom Holding Corp., f.k.a. BMB Munai Inc., and FFIN Securities Inc., both of Nevada v. Estate of Toleush Tolmakov, Assel Tolmakov, as personal representative of the Estate of Toleush Tolmakov; Murat Tolmakov, Kamil Tolmakov, Aslanbek Tolmakov, Fatima Tolmakova, Vasilya Bikmuhambetova, Dauren Tolmakov, Kamilla Tomakova, Saida Tolmakova, Gulziya Ayapova, Zhiger Tolmakov, Ayanat Tolmakova, all of Kazakhstan, and Simage Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

ENRC v. Deloitte LLP: Discovery Application

Application by Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited, of England, to take discovery from Deloitte LLP for use in legal proceedings at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales against its former attorneys, Dechert LLP and David Neil Gerrard, for alleged misconduct, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Eurasian Bank JSC et al v. Bank of New York Mellon et al: Discovery Application

Application by Eurasian Bank JSC and Eurasian Project 1 to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Citibank, NA, JPMorgan Chase, NA, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, Commerzbank AG, and UBS AG for use in "two pending criminal investigations by the General Prosecution Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan" regarding suspected fraud and misappropriation by companies allegedly controlled by "Russian businessman" Nurlan Saktapbergenovich Tleubayev, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

ENRC v. Glenn Simpson: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited, of England, to conduct discovery from Glenn Simpson, of Fusion GPS, for use in legal proceedings at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales against Mark Hollingsworth for "breach of confidence", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Kazakhstan v. William Lawler: Discovery Application

Application by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from William Scott Lawler for use in a "pending international investor-state arbitration" involving Nevada-domiciled Big Sky Energy Corporation, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

Anatolie Stati et al v. Republic of Kazakhstan: Judgment Order

Judgment Order for $506 million in Anatolie Stati, of Moldova; Gabriel Stati, of Moldova; Ascom Group SA, of Moldova, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., of Gibraltar, v. Republic of Kazakhstan at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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.

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

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.

Anatolie Stati et al v. State Street Corporation: Motion to Compel

Petitioners' Motion to Compel Production of Documents in Anatolie Stati, of Moldova; Gabriel Stati, of Moldova; Ascom Group SA, of Romania, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., of Gibraltar v. State Street Corporation at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

BTA Bank JSC et al v. Felix Sater et al: Complaint

Complaint in City of Almaty, Kazakhstan and BTA Bank JSC v. Felix Sater, Daniel Ridloff, Bayrock Group Inc., Global Habitat Solutions, Inc., RRMI-DR LLC, Ferrari Holdings LLC, and MeM Energy Partners LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

ENRC v. Nicholas Clegg: Discovery Application

Application by Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd. to take discovery from Nicholas William Peter Clegg for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Kazakhstan v. Linklaters LLP: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Petition by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from Linklaters LLP for legal proceedings involving Anatolie Stati, Gabriel Stati, Ascom Group, SA, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kazakhstan v. GLG LLC: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Petition by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from GLG LLC for legal proceedings involving Anatolie Stati, Gabriel Stati, Ascom Group, SA, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kazakhstan v. Renaissance Capital: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Petition by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from Renaissance Capital for legal proceedings involving Anatolie Stati, Gabriel Stati, Ascom Group, SA, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Diyora Ashirova et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Diyora Ashirova, Elvin Baghir-Pur, Kirill Dedusev, Roman Eliozashvili, Sarkhan Imamverdiyev, Mikheil Inadze, Aziza Jalolova, Elvin Javadzade, Igor Kalinitchev, a.k.a. Irvin Kalinitchev; Tengiz Khukhiashvili, Yelena Kudaibergenova, Mishel Levinski, Stanislav Lisitskiy, a.k.a. Giedrius Girnius; Aleksei Livadnyi, Durra Mehdiyeva, Mikhail Morozov, Ielyzaveta Nazina, Gocha Paposhvili, Matiss Puke, Ketevan Sepiashvili, Aleksandr Starikov, Igor Stasovskiy, Nikolay Tupikin, Karlis Vitols, and Melvut Yazici at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Petro Welt Trading GmbH v. Meggie Counts et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Petro Welt Trading GmbH to take discovery from Meggie M. Counts, Richard A. Counts, MRLDS LLC, Peter Justinius, Laura Justinius, and Lelan Wheeler for a proceeding in Cyprus, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Patokh Chodiev et al v. Joseph Szlavik et al: Discovery Application

Application by Patokh Chodiev, described as "a naturalized Belgian citizen", and International Mineral Resources B.V., of the Netherlands v. Joseph Szlavik and Rinat Akhmetshin for use in legal proceedings in Belgium alleging "a smear campaign aimed at harming Applicant Patokh Chodiev financially and subjecting him to criminal liability", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

TIPP Investments PCC v. Chagala Group Ltd. et al: Claim Form (2017)

Claim Form in TIPP Investments PCC v. Chagala Group Limited, Michael Carter, Francisco Parrilla, Javier del Ser Perez, Asian Investment Management Services Limited, Computershare Company Nominees Limited, Portola Group Limited, and Halfmoon Bay Capital Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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.

JSC Alliance Bank: Chapter 15 Petition (Second)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Kazakhstan by Timur Issatayev, as the Foreign Representative of JSC Alliance Bank, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
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