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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.

Unión Fenosa Gas S.A. v. Egypt et al: Complaint

November 02, 2020 - Complaint "to invalidate, at least as to UFG, Egypt's fraudulent agreement purporting to transfer funds into a trust, with BNY Mellon serving as the purported trustee, for the sole purpose of shielding those funds from attachment by UFG, which holds a judgment against Egypt for over US$ 2 billion" in Unión Fenosa Gas S.A., of Spain v. Arab Republic of Egypt, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, and The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, Luxembourg Branch at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Yuriy Andrienko et al: Indictment

October 15, 2020 - Indictment against six "officers" of a Russian "military intelligence agency" alleging a computer hacking and fraudulent scheme "to undermine, retaliate against, or otherwise destabilize: (1) Ukraine; (2) the country of Georgia; (3) France's elections; ( 4) efforts to hold Russia accountable for its use of a weapons-grade nerve agent on foreign soil; and (5) the 2018 Winter Olympics after a Russian government-sponsored doping effort led to Russian athletes being unable to participate under the Russian flag" in USA v. Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel Valeryevichfrolov, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev, Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko, and Petr Nikolayevich Pliskinat the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Altana Credit Opportunities Fund SPC et al v. Venezuela: Complaint

October 08, 2020 - Complaint alleging "a breach-of-contract action arising out of Venezuela's failure to pay principal, interest, or both, on a series of bonds" in Altana Credit Opportunities Fund SPC, Altana Credit Opportunities Fund 1 SP, and Altana Funds Ltd. Cayman, all of the Cayman Islands v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Pierre Fattouch et al v. The Republic of Lebanon et al: Complaint

September 15, 2020 - Complaint to recognize judgments totaling $556 million in Pierre Fattouch, Moussa Fattouch, and United Lebanese Quarries and Crushers Company S.A.L., all of the Lebanon v. The Republic of Lebanon and Marie-Claud Najim, as Minister of Justice, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

BVI v. Lester Hyman: Motion to Amend Relief

August 21, 2020 - Applicant's Motion to Amend Relief regarding an investigation into suspected fraud and corruption in the Attorney General of the British Virgin Islands v. Lester S. Hyman at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

BVI v. XR Association: Discovery Application

August 21, 2020 - Application by the Attorney General of the British Virgin Islands to take discovery from XR Association, whose CEO was identified as Elizabeth A. Hyman, for use in contemplated legal proceedings in the BVI against Elizabeth Hyman's father, Lester Hyman, involving suspected fraud and corruption, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Contrarian Emerging Markets LP et al v. The Republic of Ecuador: Class Action Complaint

July 29, 2020 - Complaint "for violations of the federal securities laws arising from a coercive exchange, or tender offer for $17.4 billion of the Republic's outstanding bonds, based on materially false and misleading statements" in Contrarian Emerging Markets LP, of Delaware; GMO Emerging Country Debt Fund, of Massachusetts; GMO Emerging Country Debt Investment Fund Plc, of Ireland, and GMO Emerging Country Debt (UCITS) Fund, of Ireland v. The Republic of Ecuador at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cimontubo - Tubagens e Soldadura Lda v. Petróleos de Venezuela SA et al: Notice of Removal

July 13, 2020 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint seeking damages of $38 million, in Cimontubo - Tubagens e Soldadura Lda, of Portugal v. Petróleos de Venezuela SA and PDVSA Petróleo SA, both of Venezuela, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Cube Infrastructure Fund SICAV et al v. The Kingdom of Spain: Complaint

June 23, 2020 - Complaint to recognize and enforce an arbitral award of €33.7 million in losses, plus costs of €1.5 million and $262,500, in Cube Infrastructure Fund SICAV, of Luxembourg; Cube Infrastructure Managers SA, of Luxembourg; Cube Energy SCA, now Cube Energy Sarl, of Luxembourg; Demeter Partners SA, of France, and Demeter 2 FPCI, of France v. The Kingdom of Spain at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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