United Arab Emirates

Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl v. DeWitty and Associates CHTD: Discovery Application

Application by Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl, of Luxembourg, to take discovery from DeWitty and Associates CHTD "for use in an international arbitration brought by Mr. Ebrahim Al-Jassim against FDH (and two other respondents) pursuant to the arbitration rules of the Dubai International Finance Centre-London Court of International Arbitration", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Neoma Manager (Mauritius) Ltd. v. Neoma Global Growth Markets Fund (B) LP et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Neoma Manager (Mauritius) Limited, as the Manager of Neoma Private Equity Fund IV LP v. Neoma Global Growth Markets Fund (B) LP, Bicorp S.A.L., of Lebanon; Crown Global Secondaries III Plc, of Ireland; Falcon Flight LLC, of New York, NY; Raghida Ghandour, of Dubai, and The Public Institution for Social Security, of Kuwait, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Mustafa Abdel-Wadood: Industry Ban

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing an industry ban on Mustafa Abdel Wadood, described as a citizen of Egypt, for "the misappropriation of fund assets from one private equity fund client of the Abraaj Group and an offering fraud against investors in another Abraaj fund".

USA v. Deutsche Bank AG: Criminal Information

Criminal Information for Conspiracy to Violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and fraud involving entities in Abu Dhabi, British Virgin Islands, Italy, and Saudi Arabia in USA v. Deutsche Bank AG at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Inter-M Traders Ltd. v. Sean Kelleher: Complaint

Complaint in Inter-M Traders Ltd., of Cyprus v. Sean Kelleher, described as a resident of Dubai, at the Superior Court for the State of California, for the County of Los Angeles.

SKAT v. Bell Rock Group Financial Services Ltd. et al: Judicial Assistance Order

Order granting a request for international judicial assistance to obtain evidence in the Cayman Islands from Bell Rock Group Financial Services Limited, Campbell Corporate Services Limited, CO Services Cayman Limited, DMS Corporate Services Ltd., Forbes Hare Trust Company Limited, Genesis Trust & Corporate Services Ltd., Harneys Services (Cayman) Limited, now known as Harneys Fiduciary (Cayman) Limited; Intertrust Corporate Services (C.I.) Limited, now known as Intertrust Corporate Services (Cayman) Limited; Ocorian (Cayman) Limited, Sterling Trust (Cayman) Limited, Trident Trust Company (Cayman) Limited, Vistra (Cayman) Limited, and Walkers Corporate Limited for legal proceedings in Canada, Dubai, England, Malaysia, and the USA brought by Skatteforvaltningen, a.k.a. SKAT, which is Denmark's tax collection agency, issued at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Ghada Oueiss v. Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging an "unlawful hack and leak operation against Ms. Oueiss ... spearheaded by the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and their co-conspirators in the U.S. and elsewhere" in Ghada Oueiss, described as "an international journalist who has a significant presence in the U.S. and abroad, both as a journalist for Al Jazeera Media Network and as a frequent contributor to U.S. news agencies, such as The Washington Post" v. Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, DarkMatter, Faisal al Bannai, Saudi 24 TV, a broadcast television station owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Al Arabiya, a broadcast television station owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Abdulaziz Foundation, d.b.a. MiSK Foundation; Saud Al Qahtani, Bader Al-Asaker, Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, Tarek Abou Zeinab, Turki Al-Owerde, Faisal Al Menaia, Awwad Al Otaibi, Sharon Collins, Christanne Schey, Hussam Al-Jundi, and Annette Smith, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

First Monolith Inc. v. Citibank N.A. et al: Discovery Application

Application by First Monolith Inc. to take discovery from Citibank N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York, 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" in Singapore "against Canwell Commerce Pte. Ltd." for suspected fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

‘Remove document about Arion Metals or we sue,’ writes ‘ajithh’

Letter to OffshoreAlert from "ajithh" demanding the removal of a document regarding Arion Metals FZE, which is domiciled in Ras Al Khaimah, whose website describes it as being Dubai-based and "one of the fast growing ferrous and non-ferrous metals trading companies in UAE", and whose Managing Director, according to his LinkedIn profile, is Ajeet Rao.

Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl v. GitHub, Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl, of Luxembourg, to take discovery from GitHub, Inc. "for use in an international arbitration brought by Mr. Ebrahim Al-Jassim against FDH (and two other respondents) pursuant to the arbitration rules of the Dubai International Finance Centre-London Court of International Arbitration", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Rolta International Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Rolta International, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama; Rolta LLC, of Alpharetta, Georgia; Rolta Americas LLC, of Alpharetta, Georgia; Rolta Global B.V., of the Netherlands; Rolta Middle East FZ-LLC, of Dubai, and Rolta UK Limited, of Reading, England, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Ryniker Consultants LLC v. Willowood Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Ryniker Consultants LLC, as the Litigation Trustee of the Willowood USA Holdings LLC et al Litigation Trust v. Willowood Ltd., of Hong Kong, and Willowood FZE, of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.: $1B Penalties Re. 1MDB

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties totaling $1.06 billion on The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. regarding "a scheme perpetrated by now former senior employees of Goldman Sachs who authorized and paid bribes and kickbacks to government officials in Malaysia and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in order to secure lucrative business for the Company and benefits for themselves" involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB.

USA v. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving Malaysia Development Berhad in USA v. The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding allegations of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving Malaysia Development Berhad in USA v. The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Goldman Sachs (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB, in USA v. Goldman Sachs (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Goldman Sachs (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement regarding a conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB, in USA v. Goldman Sachs (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.: $150M Fine

Consent Order by New York State Department of Financial Services imposing a fine of $150 million on The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for "the fraudulent misappropriation of funds from Malaysia's strategic investment development fund, known as 1Malaysia Development Berhad".

Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC: $350M Fine

Statement of Disciplinary Action by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong imposing a fine of US$350 million on Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC regarding 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB.

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.