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    Golden Meditech Holdings Ltd. v. Citibank, NA et al: Discovery Application (Hong Kong)

    Application by Golden Meditech Holdings Limited, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Bank of China, New York Branch, Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company L.L.C. for use in legal proceedings "brought in Hong Kong against eight foreign defendants, namely: (i) Mr. Yuan Ya Fei (also known as Li Zhen Yuan Adams), (ii) Ms. Yang Huai Zhen, (iii) Mr. Xu Ping, (iv) Mr. Chen Xiao Yang, (v) Nanjing Ying Peng Huikang Medical Industry Investment Partnership, (vi) Nanjing Li Xin Trading Industrial Co Ltd, (vii) Blue Ocean Creation Investment Hong Kong Limited, and (viii) Blue Ocean Structure Investment Company Limited", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Banco Votorantim SA v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC et al: Discovery Application (Brazil)

    Application by Banco Votorantim S.A. to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company L.L.C., Bank of America, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank, N.A., Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Bank of Nova Scotia, Barclays Bank PLC, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Société Générale, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. "for use in an ongoing civil proceeding that Applicant filed against the judgment debtors Credz S.A. Instituição de Pagamento, JJLF Empreendimentos Imobiliarios e Participacoes Ltda., JJLF Participações Financeiras Ltda., Elenir Elias Zogbi, Fabio Joao Zogbi, Lais Helena Zogbi Porto, Joao Antonio Zogbi Filho in Brazil to enforce the BRL 81 million (approximately USD 16 million) money judgment that Applicant owns against the Foreign Judgment Debtors", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    N.P.S.SF. Debt Co. Sàrl v. Standard Chartered Bank et al: Discovery Application (Germany, India, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, St. Kitts & Nevis & United Arab Emirates)

    Application by N.P.S.SF. Debt Co., S.à.r.l., of Luxembourg, to take discovery from Standard Chartered Bank, Citigroup, d.b.a. Citibank; The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Bank of America, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank, Société Générale, UniCredit Bank AG, Credit Suisse Bank N.A., UBS Group AG, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., The Clearing House Payments Company L.L.C., Bank of China, BNP Paribas USA, Commerzbank AG, Mashreq Bank PSC, and Habib American Bank for use in legal proceedings in Germany, India, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, St. Kitts & Nevis, and United Arab Emirates regarding an alleged $36.6 million fraud by Muhammad Tahir Lakhani and Muhammad Ali Lakhani, both described as residents of Dubai, UAE, and Pakistan, and their Astir Group, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Mammoet Salvage BV v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application (Belgium, Netherlands & United Arab Emirates)

    Application by Mammoet Salvage B.V., of the Netherlands, to take discovery from Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., MashreqBank PSC, MUFG Bank Ltd., Standard Chartered Bank, and UniCredit Bank AG, described as "correspondent banks of the Trade Bank of Iraq", for use in "currently pending foreign court proceedings in the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates and contemplated enforcement proceedings in Belgium" regarding "efforts to recognize and enforce an arbitral award in excess of a principal amount of US$85 million entered in favor of Mammoet and against BOC [Basra Oil Company]", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    ABRAAJ Investment Management Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Amended Discovery Memorandum of Law (Cayman Islands)

    Amended Memorandum of Law in support of Amended 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 legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands regarding an alleged $385 million fraud by Pakistan citizen Asif Masood Naqvi, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Damien Byrne v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application (United Arab Emirates)

    Application by Damien James Byrne, a citizen of Ireland residing in the United Arab Emirates, to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, The Bank of Nova Scotia, New York Agency; UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch; and The Clearing House Payment Company LLC for use in legal proceedings in the United Arab Emirates alleging fraud "against Mustansir Hamza Khetty Dawoodbhoy, Omar Hassan Ali Alattar and Mehboob Hamza Khetty Dawoodbhoy" at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Jonah Meer v. HSBC et al: Discovery Application (British Virgin Islands)

    Application by Jonah Beer, as the liquidator of Kopist Holding Limited, to take discovery from H.S.B.C. Bank U.S.A., N.A., Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Citibank N.A., Deutsche Bank and its affiliates Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas and Bankers Trust Company, Commerzbank AG, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., Credit Suisse AG, Garanti Bank and Bank Julius Baer for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands "to recover assets which may have been diverted from the Company", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    China Financial Services Holdings Ltd. v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application (Hong Kong)

    Application by China Financial Services Holdings Ltd., of Hong Kong, to take discovery from Citibank N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Well Fargo Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Bank of China, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank US, and Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, for use in legal proceedings in Hong Kong against Luo Rui and Guan Zueling, a.k.a. Guan Xue Ling, alleging fraud that caused losses totaling RMB1.37 billion ($198 million), filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Banco BNP Paribas Brasil SA v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application (Brazil)

    Application by Banco BNP Paribas Brasil NA to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, The Bank of Nova Scotia, New York Agency, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in legal proceedings in Alagoas, Brazil involving Empresa Alagoana de Terminais Ltda. and Copertrading Comércio Exportação e Importação S.A., filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    N.P.S.SF. Debt Co. Sàrl v. Standard Chartered Bank et al: Discovery Application

    Application by N.P.S.SF. Debt Co. Sàrl, of Luxembourg, to take discovery from Standard Chartered Bank, Citigroup, d.b.a. Citibank; The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Bank of America N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank, Société Générale, UniCredit Bank AG, Credit Suisse Bank N.A., UBS Group AG, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., The Clearing House Payments Company L.L.C., Bank of China, BNP Paribas USA, Commerzbank AG, Mashreq Bank PSC, and Habib American Bank for use in legal proceedings in Germany, India, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Saints Kitts and Nevis, and United Arab Emirates, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    JSC Ingtorgstroy v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application (Russia)

    Application by JSC Ingtorgstroy, of Russia, to take discovery from Citibank NA, The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA NA, BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, The Bank of Nova Scotia, New York Agency; UBS AG, Bank of America NA, Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in legal proceedings "against former CEOs and beneficial owners of OJSC "GK Amazarkan", including Pavel Entin and Bogdan Solodukha before the commercial court of Moscow city and the commercial court of Kaluga Region, Russia", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Anatoly Motylev v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application (England)

    Application by Kevin Hellard and Jonathan Thielmann, as Joint Trustees in the English bankruptcy proceedings of Anatoly Leonidovich Motylev, who "is responsible for the collapse of several Russian banks and pension funds that he controlled and has been held liable for these institutions’ debts as a result of the fraud he and his associates perpetrated", to take discovery from Bank of America NA, Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., HSBC Bank, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, and Commerzbank AG for use in Motylev's "English bankruptcy proceedings", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The alleged fraud and money laundering scheme involves entities and accounts in several jurisdictions, including Austria, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, England, Germany, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Panama, Russia, Scotland, Seychelles, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and USA, it was stated in the application.

    BTA Bank v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application (‘$7.5B Fraud’)

    Application by JSC BTA Bank, of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC and "thirteen intermediary banks", namely Bank of America NA, Bank of China, The Bank of New York, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company, HSBC Bank USA NA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Société Générale AG, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA regarding Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-domiciled Panolos Limited for use in legal proceedings in England "against BTA Bank's former chairman, and primary shareholder, Mukhtar Ablyazov, upon BTA Bank's discovery that Ablyazov had illegally misappropriated as much as $7.5 Billion of BTA Bank’s assets and subsequently laundered the proceeds through multiple financial institutions all over the world", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Invest Bank PSC v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application (United Arab Emirates, 2021)

    Application by Invest Bank PSC, which "provides corporate retail banking services in the UAE", to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, The Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch; Bank of China, New York Branch; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Mashreqbank PSC for use in legal proceedings in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, “against Seidco General Contracting Company LLC, Fadi Atef Ajjaoui, and Saif Ali Al Dhabea Al Darmaki" for suspected fraud and misappropriation, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    ABRAAJ Investment Management Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Amended Discovery Application (Cayman Islands)

    Amended 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 legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands regarding an alleged $385 million fraud by Pakistan citizen Asif Masood Naqvi, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Monica Niedbalski v. HSBC et al: Discovery Application

    Application by Monika Niedbalski, a citizen of Canada, to take discovery from HSBC Bank USA N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Bank of America N.A., City National Bank, Barclays Bank Plc, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., UBS AG, Standard Chartered Bank, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in "a filed Canadian Civil Proceeding against Walton International Group Inc. et al", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Bank of Valletta v. Emil Ingmanson et al: Service of Judicial Letter

    An entry in the Malta Government Gazette dated July 12th, 2019 that constitutes "Service" of a "judicial letter" filed at Malta's Civil Court First Hall in Bank of Valetta Plc v. Emil Amir Ingmanson, a.k.a. Max Serwin; Dzemo Neslanovic, Afram Gergeo, Reditum SA, Agate Assets SA, Astartes Sverige AB, Viceroy Industrials SA, QV Capital AB, Oxxy Technoloġies Plc, formerly known as Oxxy Group Plc; Asama AB, formerly known as Strategi Placering i Skandinavien AB, Hic Salta AB, formerly known as Konsumentkraft Norden AB, Exane Finance, Emma Amanda Lidberg, Jelena Saalismaa, Åsa Ylva Magdalena Hildestål, Björn Andreas Svansberg, Lars Anders Daniel Egon Landelius, Anna Ruth Marilyn Lee Winter, Jack Alison, Wilhelm Per Anesater, Joakim Gabay, Hessam Esfahani Moghaddam, David Ulf Axel Fredriksson, Mahnaz Choubini, Par Christer Olle Abrahamsson, Philip Beril Eriksson, Lars Martin Inge Lindergren, Bertil Lennart Johansson, Karl Jonas Johansson, Theodora Gergeo, John Anthony Farrell, Christian Grob, Median Trust SA, Commerzbank AG, Mark Bishop, BNP Paribas Arbitrage Issuance BV, BNP Paribas Issuance BV, Daniel Ivanier, Catherine Benoît, Bertrand Léonard, Nicolas Chanut, Emmanuelle Bobin Benoist, Stéphanie Bianco, Vincent Rouvière, Olivier Stéphanopoli, Pierre Lasserre, Marc Le Guern, Robert Arthur Arnold, Barbaros Okten, Peter Corner, Damste Sinninghe, Laurent Belik, Danielle Delnoije, Olivier Lansac, Eric-Jan Van de Laar, Salvatore Rosato, Catherine Trapani, Ricardo Incani, Dr Marcus Johannes Chromik, Stephan Engels, Ralph Michael Mandel, Michael Reuther, Martin Zielke, Frank Annuscheit, Markus Beumer, Martin Blessing, Stefan Schmittmann, Jochen Klösges, Ulrich Sieber, Eric Strutz, Dr. Achim Kassow, Wolfgang Hartmann, Bernd Knobloch, Nicholas Teller, Klaus-Peter Müller, Klaus M. Patig, Andreas de Maizière, Mehmet Dalman, Stephan Blohm, Peter Schruden, Rolf Caspers, Heike Kubica, Anja Lakoudi, Fabian Frieg, Claus Walter Bering, Yves Stocklausen, Ina Mangelsdorf, Friedhelm Von Zieten, Steven John Brown, Charlotte Lahaije-Hultman, Peter Lundin, Zuzanna Zielinski-Rousseau, Ajit Singh Rai, Nadine Gloesener, Hugo Pieraggi, Lei Peijing, Lars-Erik Magnusson, Dick Koster, Katia Von Hoyer, Aston Management (Cyprus) Limited, Dimitar Dimitrov, Kazamia Stelios, Charalampos Mina, White November Corporate Services (Cyprus) Limited, Avalon Capital AG, Julien Schoenlaub, Bekim Zemoski, Rock Energy AS, Intex Resources ASA, Neil Grobberlaar, Peter Gerard De Beyer, Kenneth Thomas Hopkins, Derrick Thembinkosi Vusumuzi Msibi, Norman William Thomson, Robert William Baker, Leon Dykman, Mark Angus Barnes, Mthetheleli Lancelot Buya, Christoffer Andreas Hellenas Christenson-Roed, Andre Dawid Coetzer, Craig Graham Davidson, Ronald Alexander Den Besten, Akhter Alli Deshmukh, Eric Du Plessis, Garth Peter Elliott, Shane Trevor Ferguson, Christine Ann Glover, Christian Gouws, Charl Hendrik Kock, Deepak Malik, Tshepidi G Moremong, Arumugam Padachie, Bruce Aubrey Schenk, Heather Gail Van Heerden, Hercules Christiaan Van Heerden, Pieter Willemse Van Heerden, Johannes Van Rooyen, Brian Oscar Weiss, Michael Neville Wilkins, Real People Investment Holdings Limited, Vaneck Vectors ETF Trust, formerly known as Market Vectors ETF Trust and formerly known as Market Vectors – Gold Miners ETF; Jan F. van Eck, John Walter Christmas, Roger Buckley, Antonio Fenech, Joseph Xuereb, Ian Zammit, Jacques Ellul Soler, Andreas Wolfl, Sylvan Sapiano, Commonwealth Securitisation Plc, Delta1 Securities Plc, Lars Beitnes, ETI Securities Plc, Temple Asset Management Limited, RES Malta Limited, Securitisation Consultancy Limited, Argentarius ETI Management Limited, and Michael Portanier.

    GET Group FZE v. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation et al: Discovery Application (England, Ghana & Netherlands)

    Application by GET Group FZE, of the United Arab Emirates, to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, JPMorgan Chase, 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, 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 legal proceedings in England, Ghana, and the Netherlands "to enforce and collect upon two arbitral awards issued in GET's favor against a Ghanaian company called Bankswitch Ghana Limited", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    International Bank of Azerbaijan: Chapter 15 Petition

    Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Azerbaijan by Gunel Bakhshiyeva, as the Foreign Representative of the International Bank of Azerbaijan, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

    CDH Investments Corp. v. SC Finance LLC et al: Discovery Application

    Ex Parte Application of Matthew Richardson, as Joint Liquidator of CDH Investments Corp., to obtain discovery from SC Finance LLC and Wilmington Trust Company for use in foreign proceedings, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

    Germany: Fabian Jalilvand Tehrani

    Complaint for the extradition of Fabian Jalilvand Tehrani from the USA to Germany regarding a criminal investigation into suspected fraud, forgery and money laundering, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

    Mukhtar Ablyazov: Discovery Application

    Application for Judicial Assistance by Jeremy Outen, John Milsom and David Standish, as Receivers for Mukhtar Ablyazov, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Czech Republic: Maxim Stepanenko

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the Czech Republic into Maxim Stepanenko for alleged tax evasion.

    United Kingdom: Roger Bryer et al

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged fraud, theft and money laundering involving Roger Bryer, Yulia Bryer, Herbert Austin, Susan Austin and others.

    Switzerland: Gyorgy Matrai

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Switzerland into Gyorgy Matrai for alleged fraud, forgery and money laundering.

    Germany: Birgit Rathgeb et al

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Germany into Birgit Rathgeb and Charlotte Margit Payne for the alleged theft of securities and money laundering.

    Netherlands: Gursal Aslan

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the Netherlands into Gursal Aslan for allegedly laundering the proceeds of fraud by Robert and Lynne Schillaci.

    Germany: Unknown Persons

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into unknown persons for fraud and falsification of documents.

    Grenada scam bank offers annual interest of 250 per cent

    Offshore Alert's story about the banking/insurance scam that appeared in last month's edition of the newsletter has created quite a stir in the Caribbean. Several newspapers in the region followed up on the scandal, including those in Nevis, St. Vincent and Bermuda, and we received requests for assistance from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the the FBI.