Region: Kazakhstan

US obtains warrant for oligarch’s $90 million Airbus

A US federal judge has signed off on a request to seize a $90 million aeroplane owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Andrei Skoch.

12 August 2022

Court slams ex-Dechert partner’s “almost unimaginable” misconduct on ENRC probe

“I have little doubt that Mr [Neil] Gerrard had a large ego and a belief that he is always right and expected others to follow him implicitly,” the court said in an excoriating judgment concluding that the lawyer repeatedly leaked ENRC’s confidential information to the SFO.

16 May 2022

Tycoon targets investigations consultancy over alleged data violations

A Singapore resident has sued intelligence provider S-RM over its provision of reports to Morgan Stanley and other clients that allegedly contained unsubstantiated claims of corruption and fraud and may have involved illegal international data transfers.

21 January 2022

Kazakhstan to set up new fund using seized assets

20 January 2022

ENRC accuses law firm of “extremely troubling” privilege violations

Mining company ENRC wants to stop a London law firm from acting for the ex-prime minister of Kazakhstan, who faces a civil trial for allegedly leaking confidential information to the SFO.

11 January 2022

ENRC barrister: SFO investigation is based on dishonest conduct

Kazakh mining company ENRC kicked off the first day of closing submissions in an explosive London civil trial by taking aim at the origins of the SFO investigation into its operations and alleged dishonesty by its former lawyer.

22 September 2021

Former Dechert lawyer blasts ENRC’s “dysfunctional” audit committee

A former Dechert partner who was hired to investigate corruption allegations at mining company ENRC’s Kazakh subsidiary has said his probe was overseen by a dysfunctional group of directors.

29 June 2021

Former Dechert lawyer denies ENRC allegations

Neil Gerrard, the former co-head of Dechert’s global white-collar practice, has told a London court that there is no merit to allegations by former client Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation that he leaked confidential information to the SFO or the media.

28 June 2021

Report: SFO Petrofac investigation looking at alleged bribery in nine countries

21 June 2021

ENRC consultant reported Dechert lawyer to SFO in “revenge”

A security consultant for mining company ENRC has admitted in London court to sending a whistleblower report to the SFO in 2012 alleging that a Dechert partner representing the company committed serious professional misconduct.

16 June 2021

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