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Unisource Holding Inc.: Chapter 7 Petition

April 27, 2021 - Chapter 7 Petition by Unisource Holding Inc. (in Official Liquidation), a.k.a. Unisource Group, of the Bahamas, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Bagir Group Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

April 26, 2021 - Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Israel by Ilan Shavit-Stricks, as the Foreign Representative of Bagir Group Limited, described as am Israeli apparent company that "had interests in five companies in foreign countries - Egypt, Ethiopia, the United States, England and the British Virgin Islands as well as a representative regional office in Vietnam" and whose shares are listed "on the Alternative Investment Market, a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Eva Stahle et al v. Performance SK8Holding Inc.: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition

April 22, 2021 - Chapter 7 Involuntary Petition alleging debt of $247,234 by Eva Stahle, Anna-Lina Kvarnsmyr, and Anna Toll, all of Sweden v. Performance SK8Holding Inc., of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada.

Greensill Bank AG: Chapter 15 Petition

April 20, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Germany by Dr. Michael C. Frege, as the Foreign Representative of Greensill Bank AG, of Germany, described as "a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Australian company Greensill Capital Pty Limited" that has wholly-owned subsidiaries in Australia, Cayman Islands, and United Kingdom, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Samarco Mineração SA: Chapter 15 Petition

April 19, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Cristina Morgan Cavalcanti, as the Foreign Representation of Samarco Mineração S.A., of Belo Horizonte, described as "a privately held Brazilian mining company that started its operations in 1977", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

DTEK Finance Plc: Chapter 15 Petition (2021)

April 16, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Johan Bastin, as the Foreign Representative of DTEK Finance Plc, of England, described as being part of a group that "operates the largest privately-owned energy business in Ukraine, as measured by metric tons of coal produced and net output of electricity", for use in legal proceedings in England, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Automotores Gildemeister SpA et al: Chapter 11 Petition

April 12, 2021 - Chapter 11 Petition by Automotores Gildemeister SpA, Marc Leasing S.A., Comercial Gildemeister S.A., Maquinarias Gildemeister S.A., Fortaleza S.A., RTC S.A., Maquinaria Nacional S.A., Carmeister S.A., AG Créditos SpA, Fonedar S.A., all of Chile; Lodinem S.A., Camur S.A., both of Uruguay, and Bramont Montadora Industrial e Comercial de Veículos S.A., of Brazil, collectively described as "a vehicle importer and distributor primarily operating in Chile and Peru, as well as in Uruguay, Costa Rica and Brazil", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

April 12, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Michael Morrison and Mark Allitt, of KPMG Advisory, as the Foreign Representatives of VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd., Valor Group Ltd., and Valor Management Ltd., described as Bermuda companies that are part of a group that also includes companies in Barbados, Ireland, Liechtenstein, and the United States and which are "victims of activity perpetrated between 2013 and 2016 by Jason Sugarman - a former director of the VL Bermuda Debtor - and others, including Jason Galanis, that ultimately led to the insolvency of the VL Bermuda Debtors", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Wirecard AG: Chapter 15 Petition

April 08, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Germany by Dr. Michael Jaffé, as the Foreign Representative of Wirecard AG, a former "multinational payment processor and financial services provider specializing in digital payment solutions for both business and retail customers around the globe" that collapsed after allegations of "material misstatements in its financial reports and other accounting improprieties", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Stoneway Capital Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

April 07, 2021 - Chapter 11 Petition by Stoneway Capital Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Stoneway Capital Corporation, of Canada; Stoneway Energy International LP, of Canada; Stoneway Energy LP, of New York; Stoneway Group LP, of New York, and Stoneway Power Generation Inc., of New York, all part of a group whose "principal business" is "the construction, ownership and operation of four power-generating plants in Argentina that provide electricity to the wholesale electricity market in Argentina", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The biggest creditors include companies based in Argentina, British Virgin Islands, Canada, England, Spain, and the United States.

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