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PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

December 03, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Rachelle Frisby and John Johnston, both of Deloitte (Bermuda), as the Foreign Representatives of PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd., Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Ltd., and Omnia Ltd., whose owner Greg Lindberg was convicted of "conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds" earlier this year in the United States, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Lake Holding & Finance S.A. v. UBS AG et al: Discovery Application

December 02, 2020 - Application by Lake Holding & Finance S.A., described as a British Virgin Islands company beneficially owned by Vladimir Vasilyevich Melnichenko, of Russia, to take discovery from UBS AG, Societe Generale/SG Private Bank, Banque Lombard Odier & Cie AG, a.k.a. Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie; CIM Banque SA, Kookmin Bank (Korea), Credit Suisse, PJSC Sberbank, Bank of America N.A., Citibank, N.A., Merrill Lynch Capital Corporation, Union Bancaire Privee CBI-TDB, Geneva, and BSI SA, Lugano for use in legal proceedings in Cyprus, France, Monaco, Russia, and Switzerland regarding alleged fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Servotronics Inc. v. Terrance Shifley: Discovery Application

December 01, 2020 - Application by Servotronics Inc. to take discovery from Terrance Shifley for use in "an arbitration proceeding brought by Rolls-Royce, as Claimant, that is currently pending in London, England" in which "Rolls-Royce seeks indemnity from Servotronics with respect to amounts Rolls-Royce paid to The Boeing Company for damages to a new 787 Dreamliner aircraft and one of its Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines caused by a fire in the tailpipe of that engine during delivery tests", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Seadrill Polaris Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

December 01, 2020 - Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition by Seadrill Polaris Ltd., of Bermuda; Seadrill Partners LLC, of England; Seadrill OPCO Sub LLC, of England; Seabras Rig Holdco Kft., of Hungary; Seadrill Operating GP LLC, of England; Seadrill Auriga Hungary Kft., of Hungary; Seadrill Operating LP, of the Marshall Islands; Seadrill Canada Ltd., of Canada; Seadrill Partners B.V., of the Netherlands; Seadrill Capricorn Holdings LLC, of the Marshall Islands; Seadrill Partners Finco LLC, of England; Seadrill China Operations Ltd., of Luxembourg; Seadrill Partners Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., of Malaysia; Seadrill Deepwater Drillship Ltd., of England; Seadrill Partners Operating LLC, of the Marshall Islands; Seadrill Ghana Operations Ltd., of England; Seadrill Mobile Units (Nigeria) Ltd., of Nigeria; Seadrill T-15 Ltd., of Bermuda; Seadrill Gulf Operations Auriga LLC, of England; Seadrill T-16 Ltd., of Bermuda; Seadrill Gulf Operations Sirius LLC, of England; Seadrill Texas LLC, of England; Seadrill Gulf Operations Vela LLC, of England; Seadrill US Gulf LLC, of England; Seadrill Hungary Kft., of Hungary; Seadrill Vela Hungary Kft., of Hungary; Seadrill International Ltd., of England; Seadrill Vencedor Ltd., of Bermuda, and Seadrill Leo Ltd., of England, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

SEC v. Raquel Moura Borges et al: Complaint

December 01, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud and misappropriation involving, inter alia, companies in the British Virgin Islands, Brazil, and the USA in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Raquel Moura Borges, a citizen of Brazil, and Global Access Investment Advisor, LLC, described as a New York-based company that "provides investment advisory services to clients who are primarily from Brazil", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Torgovy Dom KAToil OOO v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

November 27, 2020 - Application by Torgovy Dom KAToil OOO, described as a Russian company that is "a wholly owned subsidiary of C.A.T. oil AG, a publicly-traded Austrian company", to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Bank of New York Mellon, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank N.A., and The Clearing House Payments Company L.L.C. for use in "contemplated legal proceedings" in Russia against Victoria Sokolova for suspected fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Liberated Syndication Inc. v. Hongcheng Zhang et al: Complaint

November 25, 2020 - Complaint "to protect itself and its stockholders from the effects of an intertwined, interwoven, concealed and hidden chain of fraud and other wrongdoing by certain of the defendants" in Liberated Syndication Inc., a Nevada Corporation, individually on its own behalf and derivatively on behalf of FAB Universal Corporation v. Hongcheng Zhang, Jing Zhang, Chong Zhang, Junhao International Investment Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Bohaihong International Investment Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tengda International Investment Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Beijing Jingjcai Wuxian Cultural Communications Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong; FAB Universal Corporation, of Colorado, and Issuer Direct Corporation, of North Carolina, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Grupo Unidos por el Canal SA et al v. Autoridad del Canal de Panama: Petition to Vacate Arbitration Award

November 25, 2020 - Petition to Vacate Arbitration Award in Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A., of Panama; Sacyr S.A., of Spain; Webuild S.p.A., formerly Salini-Impregilo S.p.A., of Italy, and Jan De Nul N.V., of Belgium v. Autoridad del Canal de Panama, of Panama, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

CLDN Cobelfret Pte Ltd. v. Triorient LLC: Petition To Confirm Arbitration Awards

November 25, 2020 - Petition to Confirm Arbitration Awards in CLDN Cobelfret Pte Ltd., of Singapore v. Triorient LLC, of Connecticut, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Natalino D'Amato: Indictment

November 25, 2020 - Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering regarding Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, "the state-owned and state-controlled oil company of Venezuela" in USA v. Natalino D'Amato, described by the U.S. Department of Justice as a dual citizen of Venezuela and Italy who, inter alia, "owned and controlled a Nevis-based corporation called Kronos Enterprises Corp.", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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