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Diligence Global Business Intelligence v. Michael Holtzman: Discovery Application

April 19, 2021 - Application by Diligence Global Business Intelligence SA, described as "a Swiss company located in Geneva that specializes in intelligence services and private investigations", to take discovery from Michael Holtzman, described as "the President/Managing Partner of SECNewGate, a public relations firm based in Washington, and the President of Bellwether Strategies, a public relations firm based in New York", for use in legal proceedings in England and Switzerland involving "DGBI’s investigation into allegations of corruption and money laundering in connection with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar", filed at the U. S. District 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.

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.

Argentina: Pandora Jewelry LLC

April 09, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Pandora Jewelry LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Argentina - for use in a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for aggravated smuggling".

Portugal: Wilson Freitas de Barros et al

April 09, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Citibank and Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for use in a criminal investigation into Wilson Freitas de Barros and "other unknown subjects" for suspected fraud and money laundering.

Winston Wen-Young Wong v. Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.: Discovery Application

April 08, 2021 - Application by Winston Wen-Young Wong, of Taiwan, as administrator of the Estate of Yung-Ching Wang, to take discovery from Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. for use in legal proceedings in Bermuda involving "billions of dollars in assets" and styled as "Wen-Young Wong v. Grand View Private Trust Company Limited, et al", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Oak Trust et al v. Douglas Bassett: Discovery Application

April 08, 2021 - Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments, LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Douglas M. Bassett, for use in legal proceedings in England regarding allegations of "a multi-million dollar fraudulent Forex trading and investment scheme" involving Equiti Capital UK Limited, Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Oak Trust et al v. Hayden Wertz: Discovery Application

April 08, 2021 - Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments, LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Hayden Wertz, of Austin, Texas, for use in legal proceedings in England regarding allegations of "a multi-million dollar fraudulent Forex trading and investment scheme" involving Equiti Capital UK Limited, Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

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.

The Liverpool LP v. JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Discovery Application (April 8, 2021)

April 08, 2021 - Application by The Liverpool Limited Partnership, of Bermuda, to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase & Co. for use in a foreign "appraisal proceeding", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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