United Arab Emirates

Crescent Petroleum Company International Ltd. et al v. National Iranian Oil Company: Petition to Confirm Foreign Arbitration Award ($2.4B)

Petition to Confirm Foreign Arbitration Award of $2.4 billion in Crescent Petroleum Company International Limited, described as a Bermuda-domiciled, United Arab Emirates-based "private oil and gas exploration and production company operating in the Middle East", and Crescent Gas Corporation Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. National Iranian Oil Company, of Tehran, Iran, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Diginet Global FZC LLC v. Profluence Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint for $682,673 alleging breach of contract in Diginet Global FZC LLC, of the United Arab Emirates v. Profluence Inc., described as a Delaware-domiciled, Miami Beach-based company; Kinner Digital LLC, d.b.a. Profluence, described as a Delaware-domiciled, Miami Beach-based company; Christina McKinley, of Massachusetts, and John McKinley, of Massachusetts, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

QB Investing SPC: Directors

Director Details for QB Investing SPC, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on April 21st, 2022.

SRC Strategic Resources Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition (‘1MDB Fraud’)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Helen Janes, Angela Barkhouse, and Carl Jackson, as the Foreign Representatives of SRC Strategic Resources Limited, Bright Oriande Limited, and SRC International (Malaysia) Limited, all in Voluntary Liquidation, collectively described as being "part of the fraud perpetrated against 1 Malaysia Development Berhad, a sovereign wealth fund owned by the Malaysian Ministry of Finance, in which numerous entities and individuals formed a network to divert and distribute funds to the fraudsters who orchestrated the fraud and to individuals and/or entities connected to them", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Nuri Musaed Al Saleh et al v. Fawzi Musaed Al Saleh et al: Motion to Recognize UAE Freezing Order

Motion to Ex Parte Recognition of Foreign Freezing Order "issued on November 30, 2021 by the Court of the Dubai International Financial Centre in the United Arab Emirates" in Nuri Musaed Al Saleh, of Kuwait, and Sandra Holding Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Fawzi Musaed Al Saleh, described as a citizen of Kuwait; Ahmed Fawzi Al Saleh, described as a citizen of Kuwait and the United Kingdom; Yasmine Fawzi Al Saleh, described as a citizen of Kuwait residing in the USA, and Farah El Merabi, described as a citizen of Lebanon residing in Kuwait, at Massachusetts Superior Court, for Middlesex County.

Nuri Musaed Al Saleh et al v. Fawzi Musaed Al Saleh et al: Complaint to Recognize Worldwide Freezing Order & Judgment

Complaint to recognize "a worldwide freezing order issued by the Court of the Dubai International Financial Centre of the United Arab Emirates against the Defendants" in Nuri Musaed Al Saleh, of Kuwait, and Sandra Holding Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Fawzi Musaed Al Saleh, described as a citizen of Kuwait; Ahmed Fawzi Al Saleh, described as a citizen of Kuwait and the United Kingdom; Yasmine Fawzi Al Saleh, described as a citizen of Kuwait residing in the USA, and Farah El Merabi, described as a citizen of Lebanon residing in Kuwait, at Massachusetts Superior Court, for Middlesex County.

USA v. Ronald Thomas: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging tax fraud in USA v. Ronald L. Thomas, described as "a United States citizen who lived in Wellington, Florida, and intermittently Dubai, United Arab Emirates" and was "an independent contractor for a United States Department of Defense contractor as a Country Manager in Kabul, Afghanistan", "a Project Director in Oman for the Middle East", and a "paid consultant to a Mexican oil and gas joint venture", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Adenium Energy Capital Ltd.: $1.2M Fine

Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority imposing a fine of $1.2 million on Adenium Energy Capital Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), described as a Cayman Islands company that "secured and developed solar energy Projects in a number of countries, including Jordan, Japan, Egypt and Italy", for regulatory breaches, including "carrying on unauthorised financial services", "making unauthorised financial promotions", and "offering fund units" without authorization.

Youssef Chaker: $73.9K Fine

Decision Notice imposing. fine of $73,920 on Youssef Fouad Chaker for regulatory breaches involving entities in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and United Arab Emirates.

Wassef El Sawaf: $131K Fine

Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority imposing a fine of $131,600 on Wassef El Sawaf for regulatory breaches involving entities in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and United Arab Emirates.

Adenium Energy Capital Advisors Ltd.: $96K Fine

Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority imposing a fine of $96,484 on Adenium Energy Capital Advisors Limited (in Official Liquidation), of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, for regulatory breaches.

Orhan Ural v. MEX Atlantic Corporation: Writ of Summons (‘$1.5M Claim’)

Writ of Summons in Orhan Ural, described as a citizen of Turkey who "opened a trading account with Multibank FX International, a company the Plaintiff believes is or was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands" v. MEX Atlantic Corporation, described as being "regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Farhad Azima v. JPMorgan Chase: Discovery Application (‘Azima v. RAKIA et al’)

Application by Farhad Azima to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase & Co. “for use in connection with a case pending in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales styled Farhad Azima -v- (1) RAKIA (2) David Neil Gerrard (3) Dechert LLP and (4) James Edward Deniston Buchanan”, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Farhad Azima v. Citibank: Discovery Application (‘Azima v. RAKIA et al’)

Application by Farhad Azima to take discovery from Citibank NA "for use in connection with a case pending in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales styled Farhad Azima -v- (1) RAKIA (2) David Neil Gerrard (3) Dechert LLP and (4) James Edward Deniston Buchanan", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Farhad Azima v. Insight Analysis and Research LLC et al: Discovery Application (‘Azima v. RAKIA et al’)

Application by Farhad Azima to take discovery from Insight Analysis and Research LLC and SDC-Gadot LLC "for use in connection with a case pending in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales (the “UK Court”) styled Farhad Azima -v- (1) RAKIA (2) David Neil Gerrard (3) Dechert LLP and (4) James Edward Deniston Buchanan", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Farhad Azima v. Bank of America: Discovery Application (‘Azima v. RAKIA et al’)

Application by Farhad Azima to take discovery from Bank of America NA for use in legal proceedings "currently pending in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales styled Farhad Azima -v- (1) RAKIA (2) David Neil Gerrard (3) Dechert LLP and (4) James Edward Deniston Buchanan", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

‘Remove Dubai FSA fine against Ashish Bhandari or we sue,’ writes British firm ‘Reputation Control’

Letter from 'Mark Williams', which appears to be an alias for Ido Ben-Aroya, of British firm Reputation Control Ltd., requesting the removal from OffshoreAlert's website of a Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority imposing a fine of $165,000 and financial services industry restrictions against Reputation Control's client, Ashish Bhandari, for regulatory breaches involving "an offshore entity in the British Virgin Islands" while he was employed by ABN AMRO Bank NV.

Gulf Investment Corporation et al v. Port Link GP Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$74M Fraud Claim’)

Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim alleging "a corrupt scheme to launder money or conceal corruption and fraud" in Gulf Investment Corporation, of Kuwait, and General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority, of Qatar v. Port Link GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Mark Eric Williams, of Georgia, USA; Wellspring Capital Group Inc., of Georgia, USA; KGL Investment Company Asia, of the Cayman Islands; Apache Asia Limited, of Hong Kong; Apache Asia Limited, of Macao; Ronald Henry Ayliffe, of Singapore, and Elite First Investment Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

ICM SPC v. Phoenix Commodities PVT Ltd. et al: Originating Application

Originating Application in ICM SPC, of the Cayman Islands, on behalf of Ancile Special Opportunity and Recovery Fund Segregated Portfolio v. Ryan Jarvis and Rachelle Frisby, as Joint Liquidators of Phoenix Commodities PVT Ltd. (in Liquidation), and Phoenix Commodities PVT Ltd. (in Liquidation) at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Nebahat Evyap İşbilen v. Standard Chartered Bank et al: Discovery Application (‘£40M Fraud’)

Application by Nebahat Evyap İşbilen, described as a 76-year-old "Turkish national resident in the United Kingdom", to take discovery from Standard Chartered Bank, Citigroup Inc. d.b.a. Citibank; Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A., Goldman Sachs and Co., Bank of America N.A., Deutsche Bank A.G., Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank, Société Générale, and M&T Bank Corporation for use in legal proceedings in England against entities in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, England, Jersey, in the Channel Islands, and United Arab Emirates regarding "a multinational fraud committed against her by Mr. Selman Turk", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Paymentology Ltd.: Public Censure

Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority to publicly censure Paymentology Ltd., described as a British "payment technology solutions provider", for "disseminating misleading or deceptive information", specifically "by incorrectly claiming that it was licensed by the DFSA and had an office in the DIFC".

Nathan Christian v. INVAO Trading AG et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment in Nathan Christian, described as "a heralded and respected advisor in the emerging field of blockchain technology" v. INVAO Trading AG, of Liechtenstein; INVAO Service GmbH, of Germany, and INVAO Blockchain Investment LLC, all part of a group that claims on its website to be "a leading financial services provider for the management of digital assets" that is "based in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Berlin and Dubai", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Wyoming.

Steven Kowalski v. Binance Holdings Ltd. et al: Brandon Ng & Cookie Choi’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees and Costs

Motion for Attorney's Fees and Costs by Brandon Ng and Cookie Choi after a Temporary Asset Freeze Order against them was dismissed in a case in which they have been accused of stealing Bitcoin worth $80 million in Steven Paul Kowalski, a citizen of Australia residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates v. Binance Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance US, of Delaware; Binance Asia Services Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Payward Inc., d.b.a. Kraken; Payward Ventures Inc., of Delaware; Brandon Chun Yin Ng, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Texas; Hiu Lam Cookie Choi, described as a citizen of Hong Kong residing in Texas; Wai Kit Lo and Lee Kei Lau, described as citizens and residents of Hong Kong; Nurlan Neqmat Ogly Guliev and Oksana Aleksandrovna Dolgopolova, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

SRC International (Malaysia) Ltd. v. Asia Momentum Fund (SPC) Ltd.: ‘Court Supervision’ Petition (‘1MDB Fraud’)

Petition for Court Supervision of a Voluntary Liquidation in SRC International (Malaysia) Limited (in Liquidation), a British Virgin Islands-domiciled company whose ultimate parent was 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB, until 2012, when its ownership was transferred to "the Malaysian Ministry of Finance" v. Asia Momentum Fund (SPC) Ltd. (in Voluntary Liquidation) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Steven Kowalski v. Brandon Ng et al: Transcript of ‘Motion to Dissolve Injunction’ Hearing

Transcript of evidentiary hearing on a motion by Brandon Ng and Cookie Choi to dissolve an asset freeze injunction in Steven Paul Kowalski, a citizen of Australia residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates v. Binance Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance US, of Delaware; Binance Asia Services Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Payward Inc., d.b.a. Kraken; Payward Ventures Inc., of Delaware; Brandon Chun Yin Ng, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Texas; Hiu Lam Cookie Choi, described as a citizen of Hong Kong residing in Texas; Wai Kit Lo and Lee Kei Lau, described as citizens and residents of Hong Kong; Nurlan Neqmat Ogly Guliev and Oksana Aleksandrovna Dolgopolova, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Steven Kowalski v. Brandon Ng et al: Order Dissolving Injunction

Order dissolving freeze injunction against Brandon Ng and Cookie Choi in Steven Paul Kowalski, a citizen of Australia residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates v. Binance Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance US, of Delaware; Binance Asia Services Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Payward Inc., d.b.a. Kraken; Payward Ventures Inc., of Delaware; Brandon Chun Yin Ng, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Texas; Hiu Lam Cookie Choi, described as a citizen of Hong Kong residing in Texas; Wai Kit Lo and Lee Kei Lau, described as citizens and residents of Hong Kong; Nurlan Neqmat Ogly Guliev and Oksana Aleksandrovna Dolgopolova, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Kunal Bansal et al: $100K Fine

Administrative Order by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission imposing a fine of $100,000 on Kunal Bansal, Vinit Agarwal, Aralia Securities Ltd., described as "a "family office" investment entity, based in Hong Kong", and Vintage Bullion DMCC, described as "a commodities-trading company, based in Dubai, UAE".

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

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, 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.

Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar v. Abraaj Holdings et al: Judgment (Complaint Amendment)

Judgment regarding Plaintiff's application for leave to amend his Statement of Claim regarding an alleged $267 million 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.

Kuwait Ports Authority et al v. Port Link GP Ltd. et al: Re-Amended Writ of Summons

Re-Amended Writ of Summons in Kuwait Ports Authority, The Public Institution for Social Security, and The Port Fund LP v. Port Link GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Mark Eric Williams, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Georgia, USA; Wellspring Capital Group Inc., of Georgia, USA, and KGL Investment Company Asia, of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Joseph Greco v. SION Trading FZE et al: Second Amended Complaint

Second Amended Complaint alleging fraud in Joseph Greco, as the substituted party for The Evolant Blind Trust v. SION Trading FZE, of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates; Scotia International of Nevada Inc., of Utah; Max Warren Barber, of Utah; SubGallagher Investment Trust, of Wyoming; Patricia Moore, of Wyoming, individually and as Trustee of SubGallagher Investment Trust, and Michael A. Casey, of Texas, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.