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Invest Bank PSC v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

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.

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.

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.

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.

Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. (in Controllership), at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. Editor's Note: The "Foreign Main Proceeding" in this matter, which includes allegations of fraud, was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands on September 17th, 2020 and remains sealed as of today, with the entry in the Court's public register reading "Confidential Matter". It is often only when Cayman insolvency practitioners seek recognition in the United States that the mere existence of cases becomes publicly-known.

USA v. Strachans SA: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement in USA v. Strachans SA (in Liquidation), described as "a Jersey-based accounting and financial services company that assisted U.S. taxpayer-clients and others in evading taxes through the use of offshore trusts and entities and offshore bank accounts" that later moved to Switzerland and "began doing business as Elston Management", at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Strachans SA: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to defraud the United States in USA v. Strachans SA (in Liquidation), described as "a Jersey-based accounting and financial services company that assisted U.S. taxpayer-clients and others in evading taxes through the use of offshore trusts and entities and offshore bank accounts" that later moved to Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California. Editor's Note: In the Criminal Information, the USA stated that Strachans moved from Jersey to Switzerland in 1999 and, in 2009, "began doing business as Elston Management". Research by OffshoreAlert in the Swiss Commercial Registry showed that directors, past and present, of Elston Management SA have included Richard Jepson Egglishaw, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Monaco; Dino Ferro, a citizen of Italy; Rachel Laure Dupanloup, Henri Bressoud, and Dominique de Weck, of Switzerland.

USA v. Executor of Marc Ratzersdorfer’s Estate: Complaint

Complaint for damages of $4 million regarding failure to disclose accounts at Swiss banks in USA v. Jane Doe, as the Executor of the Estate of Marc Ratzersdorfer, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

JSC United Chemical Company Uralchem v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by JSC United Chemical Company Uralchem, of Russia, in is capacity as a shareholder of Russian ammonia producer TogliattiAzot, to take discovery from Citibank NA, The Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, Bank of America NA, and Commerzbank AG US for use in legal proceedings in Russia regarding an allegedly fraudulent scheme involving, inter alia, Vladimir Makhlai, Sergei Makhlai, Nitrochem Distribution AG, of Switzerland; International Petrochemical Sales Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Agrostate Holdings Limited, and Rancroti Ventures Limited, both of Cyprus, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

JSC United Chemical Company Uralchem v. TD Bank: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by JSC United Chemical Company Uralchem, of Russia, to take discovery from TD Bank NA for use in legal proceedings in Russia "against majority shareholders, management, and de facto management of TogliattiAzot" regarding an allegedly fraudulent scheme involving Nitrochem Distribution AG, of Switzerland, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Bradley Birkenfeld v. Kevin Costner et al: Complaint (State Court)

Complaint alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and intentional interference with advantageous or business relationship regarding Plaintiff's book 'Lucifer's Banker: The Untold Story of How I destroyed Swiss Bank Secrecy' in Bradley C. Birkenfeld, a United States citizen residing in Malta who is best-known for whistleblowing on UBA AG, of Switzerland v. Leonard A. Lauder, described as "chairman emeritus" and former CEO of Estée Lauder cosmetics and fragrances firm, and Kevin M. Costner, described as "an American actor, director, producer, and musician", at the Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit, in and for Palm Beach County, Florida. Editor's Note: This complaint was filed at state court in Florida 12 days after a similar complaint was dismissed at federal court in Miami for "lack of jurisdiction".

Paris Michele: Prohibition Order

Enforcement Action by the Singapore Monetary Authority banning Paris Michele, of Switzerland, for "dishonest conduct" while employed by UBS.

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.

USA v. Mark Scott: Bill of Particulars

USA's Forfeiture Bill of Particulars in USA v. Mark Scott regarding accounts at DMS Bank and Trust Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; FirstCaribbean International Bank, Iberia Bank, RBC Dominion Securities Global Ltd., Dreyfus Sohne & Cie AG, Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, Northern Trust Company, Ocean Bank, UBS Financial Services, and Wells Fargo Advisors and other property at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tatiana Akhmedova v. Farkhad Akhmedov et al: Summary Judgment Motion

Notice of Motion for Summary Judgment in Lieu of Complaint recognizing judgments for 166 million and $478 million in England in Tatiana Akhmedova, a British citizen residing in England v. Farkhad Akhmedov, "believed to be domiciled in and a resident of Azerbaijan"; Cotor Investment SA, of Panama; Qubo 1 Establishment, Qubo Establishment, Straight Establishment, all of Liechtenstein, and Avenger Assets Corporation, of Panama, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Onix Capital Inc.: Originating Application

Originating Application by Mark McDonald and Marcus Wide, in their capacity as Joint Liquidators of Onix Capital Inc. (in liquidation), at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

FTechnics, Inc. v. Victor Restis et al: Complaint

Notice of Removal, plus copy of complaint, in FTechnics, Inc., IKON Global Markets, Inc., IKON Global Holdings Company, LLC, and Engin Yikilmazoglu v. Victor Restis, Victor Restis, Bella Resti, Ioannis Litinas, George Daskaleas, Patrick Cunningham, Diwakar Jagannath, United Capital Trusts, Inc., Volterra Investments, Inc., B. Angel Investment Corp., Galactica FX Trading Corp., and BSR Fund, SA at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Seven Stratton Street (London) Ltd.: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Real Property in London Owned by Seven Stratton Street (London) Ltd. at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California, part of the criminal investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB.

Niton Fund SPC: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Matthew Wright and Christopher Kennedy, as Foreign Representatives of Niton Fund SPC, U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jorge Yarur Bascunan et al v. Daniel Yarur Elsaca et al: Freezing and Disclosure Order

Freezing and Disclosure Order in Jorge Yarur Bascunan, Tarascona Corp., Hofstra Corp., Inmobiliaria Milano S.A., and Inmobiliaria e Inversiones Tauro S.A., as applicants v. Daniel Yarur Elsaca, Fintair Finance Corp., Hay's Finance Corp., Cary Equity's Corp., Alapinjdp Investing Corp., and Euweland Corp., as respondents, and Icaza Gonzales-Ruiz & Aleman (BVI) Trust Limited and Citco B.V.I. Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

SEC v. Caledonian Bank Ltd. et al: Motion for Default Motion

Motion for Default Judgment against Clear Water Securities, Inc. and Legacy Global Markets S.A. in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Caledonian Bank Ltd., Caledonian Securities Ltd., Verdmont Capital S.A., Clear Water Securities, Inc. and Legacy Global Markets S.A. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Germany: Mike Panser

Complaint to extradite Mike Panser from the USA to Germany to face allegations of tax fraud.

SEC v. Caledonian Bank Ltd. et al: First Amended Complaint

First Amended Complaint in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Caledonian Bank Ltd., Caledonian Securities Ltd., Clear Water Securities, Inc., Legacy Global Markets S.A., and Verdmont Capital, S.A. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Argentina: Alberto Deleglise et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Argentina - to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into Alberto Deleglise, a public accountant; Viviana Cynthia Leiser, Betty Szlachter De Leiser, and Alan Eric Leiser for suspected fraud.

19 more claw-back actions for $65 m filed in Cayman by Weavering liquidators

Nineteen more claw-back lawsuits seeking a combined US$65 m have been filed in the Cayman Islands by the liquidators of Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund against banks, investment funds and other firms in Bermuda, Canada, Cayman, Curacao, France, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jersey, Luxembourg, Singapore, and Switzerland.

USA v. Martin Dunki: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment for conspiracy to commit tax fraud in USA v. Martin Dunki, a Swiss banker, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.