Asset Recovery

ChainSwap Ltd. v. Digital Wallet Owners et al: Judgment (‘Crypto Theft Freezing Injunction’)

Judgment regarding the continuation of a freezing injunction against parties suspected of stealing digital assets in ChainSwap Limited, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "provides a service that allows cryptocurrency tokens to be transferred between different blockchains, known as a cross-chain bridge" v. The Owner of Digital Wallet 0X941A9E3B91E1CC015702B897C512D265FAE88A9, The Owner of Digital Wallet 0XEDA5066780DE29D00DFB54581A707EF6F52D8113, The Owner of Digital Wallet 0XB63F0D8B9AA0C4E68D5630F54BFEFC6CF2C2AD19, The Owner of Digital Wallet 0X196593ADE7CC7EDF18981C7A7DBC2E96000004FB, The Owner of Email Address trumanbroughton@gmail.com, and Other Persons Unknown at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Recovery Partners GP Ltd. et al v. Irakli Rukhadze et al: $142M Judgment

Judgment for $142.5 million in Recovery Partners GP Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Revoker LLP, of England v. Irakli Rukhadze, Igor Alexeev, Benjamin Marson, Hunnewell Partners (UK) LLP, Hunnewell Partners (BVI) Limited, Park Street (GP) Limited, Park Street (BR) Limited, Park Street (GS) Limited, and Park Street (L) Limited at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.
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Libya attempts “largest international asset recovery effort of all time”

As part of what its lawyers claim "could become the largest international asset recovery effort of all time", Libya has applied to take discovery from eight major banks in its hunt for an estimated $100 billion allegedly misappropriated by former leader Muammar Gaddafi. The effort is being led by lawyers Oren Warshavsky, of BakerHostetler, and Warren Gluck, of Holland & Knight.

Libyan Asset Recovery and Management Office v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by the Libyan Asset Recovery and Management Office to take discovery from Bank of America N.A., Citigroup Inc. d.b.a. Citibank; JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., UBS Group A.G., HSBC Bank, Credit Suisse Bank N.A., Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas for use in foreign legal proceedings regarding "tens of billions of dollars stolen by Muammar Muhammed Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi over the course of his 32-year dictatorship", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Think Capital Ltd.: Investigation Notice

Announcement by Intel Suisse, a financial investigation and asset recovery firm, that it "has been engaged to investigate and seek recovery of financial losses arising from multiple trading platform failures at online tradng platform Thinkmarkets, a global portal offered by Think Capital Limited of Bermuda".

Recovery Partners GP Ltd. et al v. Fisher Island Investments Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Recovery Partners GP Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Revoker LLP, of England, to take discovery from Fisher Island Investments, Inc., Fisher Island Holdings, LLC, PDS Development LLC, and PDS HOLDCO I LLC for use in legal proceedings in England "against Irakli Rukhadze, Igor Alexeev, Benjamin Marson, Hunnewell Partners (UK) LP, Hunnewell Partners (BVI) Limited, Park Street (GP) Limited, Park Street (BR) Limited, Park Street (GS) Limited, Park Street (L) Limited" regarding "the identification and recovery of assets belonging directly or indirectly to the members of the family of the late Georgian businessman, Arkadi Patarkatsishvili", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. 60 Bitcoins: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding the "proceeds of a wire fraud scheme to steal, among other things, cryptocurrency using a cell phone SIM-swapping scheme" that allegedly involved Colton Jurisic, Ricky Handschumacher, and Conor Freeman in USA v. 60.20371501 Bitcoins at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

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.

Roman Spiridonov v. JPMorgan Chase Bank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Roman Vladimirovich Spiridonov to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank and Citibank N.A. for use in "a pending Russian Bankruptcy Proceeding concerning Igor Vladislavovich Soglaev", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

RSS Judgment Enforcement LLC v. Symbion Power Tanzania Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint to enforce "a foreign arbitral award ... in the amount of nearly $30 million" alleging fraud against "a New York based group of companies that are operated under the "Symbion Power" name who develop, build and operate power generation, transmission and distribution projects in the Middle East, Asia and Africa" in RSS Judgment Enforcement LLC, as the assignee of Rental Solutions and Services LLC v. Symbion Power Tanzania Ltd., of Tanzania; Symbion Power Holdings, LLC, of Delaware; Symbion Energy Holdings Limited, of Cyprus; Symbion Power, LLC, of Delaware; Symbion Power Africa, LLC, of Delaware; Symbion Power Services U.S., Inc., of Delaware; Paul Hinks, of New York; Richard Westbury, a.k.a. Richard Bethell, described as "a citizen of the United Kingdom", and R.W. Chelsea Holdings Ltd., of Cyprus, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Tatiana Akhmedova v. Farkhad Akhmedov et al: Judgment

Judgment for hundreds of millions of dollars in favor of a "wife" who "has been the victim of a series of schemes designed to put every penny of the Husband's wealth beyond her reach" involving individuals, companies, and structures in Bermuda, Cyprus, Dubai, England, France, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Panama, Russia, and Switzerland in Tatiana Akhmedova v. Farkhad Teimur Ogly Akhmedov, a citizen of Russia; Woodblade Limited, of Cyprus; Cotor Investment SA, of Panama; Qubo 1 Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Qubo 2 Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Straight Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Avenger Assets Corporation, of Panama; Counselor Trust Reg, of Liechtenstein, as Trustee of certain Trusts; Sobaldo Establishment, of Liechtenstein, as Trustee of certain Trusts; Temur Akhmedov, described as "a British citizen who lives in London", and Borderedge Limited, of Cyprus, at the High Court of Justice, for England and Wales.

VR Global Partners LP v. Stuart Newberger: Discovery Application

Application by VR Global Partners LP, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Stuart Newberger, described as "a partner in the law firm of Crowell & Moring", for legal proceedings in the Isle of Man involving Broadsheet LLC (in Liquidation) and claims against the Government of Pakistan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Tethyan Copper Company Pty Ltd. v. Aimbridge Hospitality LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited, of Australia, to take discovery from Aimbridge Hospitality LLC, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, and White & Case LLP for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands that "arise from an arbitral award worth more than $6 billion made on July 12, 2019 under the auspices of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes in TCC's favor against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Commercial Bank of Dubai v. Bavaguthu Shetty: Complaint

Complaint in Commercial Bank of Dubai PSC, of Dubai v. Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty, whom it was claimed in the complaint was described as "India's richest billionaire" by Forbes magazine "a little over a year ago" but whose "empire has collapsed in accounting frauds of astonishing scope" since then, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Sakab Saudi Holding Company, Alpha Star Aviation Services Company, Enma Al Ared Real Estate Investment and Development Company, Kafa'at Business Solutions Company, Security Control Company, Armour Security Industrial Manufacturing Company, Saudi Technology & Security Comprehensive Control Company, Technology Control Company, New Dawn Contracting Company, and Sky Prime Investment Company, all of Saudi Arabia, to take discovery from Citibank NA, HSBC Bank USA NA, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, and Jonathan Wainwright for use in legal proceedings in Canada alleging "a massive fraudulent scheme perpetrated by a former high-ranking government official in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saad Khalid Al Jabri, which resulted in at least $3.5 billion (USD) being stolen from the Applicant companies and used for the personal benefit of one man, Al Jabri, and his family and associates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Linda Fischer v. XL Funding Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Linda Fischer, a citizen of Germany residing in the United Kingdom, to take discovery from the Estate of Michael D. Fischer, Svetlana Astafurova, XL Funding, Inc., and Blackstone Equities, LLC for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands involving allegations of fraud against her brother, Michael Fischer, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Linda Fischer v. Jeffrey Slavet et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Linda Fischer, a citizen of Germany residing in the United Kingdom, to take discovery from Jeffrey Slavet, Lombardy 711 Inc., and 111 East 56th Street Inc. for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands involving allegations of fraud against her brother, Michael Fischer, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Dennis Tsai et al v. Dolly Chen-Ky: Complaint

Complaint alleging the defendant's receipt of $5 million "obtained from Plaintiffs by fraud and the use of those funds by the Debtor to buy her current house with cash" in Dennis Tsai, of City of Allen, Texas; ValueMix, Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Twinkle Leatherware Holdings (BVI) Co., Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. Dolly Chen-Ky, of Plano, Texas, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

How To Monetize Your International Arbitration Award

A playbook of how to enforce and monetize international arbitration awards. Speakers Erika Levin, Partner at Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss Sebastian Said, Partner at Appleby Wieger Wielinga, Omni Bridgeway – […]

How To Get Your Claim Funded by Litigation Funders

Litigation funders will discuss what types of claims they are interested in funding, in what amount, how funding contracts are structured, and related issues. If you’re a claimant seeking funding, […]

How To Conduct Visual Investigations

A member of The New York Times’ Visual Investigations team will demonstrate how to use digital sleuthing and the forensic analysis of visual evidence to determine the truth and establish […]

Alternative Methods To Recover Assets

A look at non-traditional ways of recovering assets, including the use of private prosecutions. Speakers Howard Sharp QC, Founder at Ardent Chambers Jonathan Tickner, Head of Commercial Litigation & Civil […]

Must-Have Tools For OSINT Investigations

A demonstration of Internet-based tools to help you find, monitor, and understand information on targets. Speaker Dylan Kennedy, Director at Intelpool Recorded at OffshoreAlert vGLOBAL on Monday 7 December 2020 […]

Tatiana Akhmedova v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Tatiana Akhmedova to take discovery from Google LLC for use in legal proceedings in England involving, inter alia, her husband, Farkhad Akhmedov, a Russian businessman; their son, Temur Akhmedov, and "Liechtenstein trustee entities Counselor Trust Reg and Sobaldo Establishment" regarding judgment collection and alleged "fraudulent evasion", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

iFinex Inc. v. Rhon Monroe: Discovery Application

Application by iFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, which "operates a leading global virtual currency platform operating under the brand and trade name of Bitfinex", to take discovery from Rondell 'Rhon' Clyde Monroe "for use in foreign proceedings both currently ongoing and contemplated in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom" as part of an attempt "to recover approximately $880,000,000 of funds which it had entrusted to an entity named Global Trade Solutions AG, doing business as 'Crypto Capital'", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Richard Stadtmauer et al v. Mark Nordlicht et al: Complaint

Complaint & Motion for Attachment to "collect on a debt owed by Mark Nordlicht" who has "engaged in a complex, far-reaching scheme to alienate assets and property to make himself 'judgment proof'" in Richard Stadtmauer and Marisa Stadtmauer v. Mark Nordlicht, Dahlia Kalter, 535 W.E.A. Group LLC, OBH 2308 LLC, NYFLA Investors LLC, Gilad Kalter Cook Islands Trust Limited, of the Cook Islands; Trenor Investment Partners LP, and Henley Investment Partners LP at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Westchester.

Litigation Funding: Tips From The Experts

Leading investigators and funders of high value, cross border finance will will take your questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues in litigation funding, including cases, legal rulings, returns, the role of investigators, and what they look for when deciding

Artificial Intelligence Tools for Asset Recovery & Compliance

This session will look at artificial intelligence tools designed to locate assets, find beneficial owners, identify relationships between individuals and legal entities, help with compliance, and reduce general business risk.

High-Value, Cross-Border Recovery: Tips From The Experts (Part Two)

Leading international fraud and value recovery attorneys will take your questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues that impact your ability to be successful and effective in offshore and onshore jurisdictions. This session is intended to be informal

High-Value, Cross-Border Recovery: Tips From The Experts (Part One)

Leading international fraud and value recovery attorneys will take your questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues that impact your ability to be successful and effective in offshore and onshore jurisdictions. This session is intended to be informal

Investigating The Investigators: An Analysis of Liabilities

Investigators prefer to work in the shadows but neither they, nor their clients, nor the law firms that hire them can afford to ignore the law. In this session, investigators and an attorney will discuss the liabilities of