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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.

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.

Odebrecht Engenharia e Construção S.A. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

November 24, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Adriana Henry Meirelles, as the Foreign Representative of Odebrecht Engenharia e Construção S.A., CNO S.A., and OECI S.A., all of São Paulo, Brazil, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Girobank NV et al v. Trade Finance Trust et al: Complaint

November 20, 2020 - Complaint "to set aside certain fraudulent conveyances and to secure a preliminary and permanent injunction enjoining defendants from transferring certain funds in accounts at Bank Leumi USA without first allocating Girobank its fair share of those funds, in which Girobank holds an equitable trust interest" in Girobank NV and Girobank International NV, both of Curaçao v. Trade Finance Trust, of Delaware; IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; TriLinc Global Impact Fund – Trade Finance Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and IIG Bank (Malta), Ltd., of Malta, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Black Gold Sarl: Chapter 15 Petition

November 20, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Monaco by Jean-Paul Samba, as the Foreign Representative of Black Gold Sarl, described as "a trading company and distributor offering a variety of oil and lubricant products with a presence in Europe, Africa, and Asia", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.

Rock International Investment Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

November 20, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Xing Guan, of China, as the Foreign Representative of Rock International Investment Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

BDO Cayman Ltd. et al v. Ardent Harmony Fund Inc.: Ruling

November 19, 2020 - Ruling dismissing "BDO Cayman's application for leave to commence proceedings against Ardent for an injunction to restrain them from continuing the New York proceedings" in BDO Cayman Ltd. , of the Cayman Islands, and BDO Trinity Ltd. , of Trinidad and Tobago v. Ardent Harmony Fund Inc. (in Official Liquidation) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Evenstar Master Fund SPC v. Jing Cao et al: Discovery Application

November 18, 2020 - Application by Evenstar Master Fund SPC, for and on behalf of Evenstar Master Sub-Fund I Segregated Portfolio, and Evenstar Special Situations Limited to take discovery from Jing Cao, Research Center on Natural Conservation Inc., New York Military Academy, Wall Street Global Training Center Inc., and Best Work Holdings (New York) LLC for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Swissport Fuelling Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition (November 2020)

November 17, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Chris Mallon, as the Foreign Representative of Swissport Fuelling Ltd., described as "the world’s leading independent provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Evenstar Master Fund SPC et al v. Vincent Mo et al: Winding Up Petition

November 13, 2020 - Winding Up Petition in Evenstar Master Fund SPC, on behalf of Evenstar Master Sub-Fund I Segregated Portfolio, and Evenstar Special Situations Limited v. Vincent Tianquan Mo and Fang Holdings Limited, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "holds itself out as conducting the largest real estate internet listing and search portal in the PRC named Fangtianxia" and whose securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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