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SEC v. William Stack: Complaint

January 15, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. William Andrew Stack, described as a lawyer and "nominal chief executive officer, president, treasurer, secretary, and director of Preston Corp., a penny stock issuer that purported to provide royalty financing to gold mining operations" whose "control person" was William S. Marshall, a resident of Canada and Mexico, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Frank Gallo v. Nielsen Holdings Plc et al: Class Action Complaint

January 15, 2021 - Class Action Complaint in Frank Gallo v. Nielsen Holdings Plc, described as a British "global measurement and data analytics company providing a view of consumers and markets worldwide" and whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; James A. Attwood, Jr., David Kenny, Thomas H. Castro, Guerrino de Luca, Karen M. Hoguet, Harish Manwani, Janice Marinelli Mazza, Jonathan Miller, Robert C. Pozen, David Rawlinson, Nancy Tellem, Javier G. Teruel, and Lauren Zalaznick at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Saba Capital CEF Opportunities 1 Ltd. et al v. Nuveen Floating Rate Income Fund et al: Complaint

January 14, 2021 - Complaint in Saba Capital CEF Opportunities 1 Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and Saba Capital Management LP, of Delaware v. Nuveen Floating Rate Income Fund, Nuveen Floating Rate Income Opportunity Fund, Nuveen Short Duration Credit Opportunities Fund, Nuveen Global High Income Fund, Nuveen Senior Income Fund, Terence J. Toth, Jack B. Evans, William C. Hunter, Albin F. Moschner, John K. Nelson, Judith M. Stockdale, Carole E. Stone, Margaret L. Wolff, Robert L. Young, and Matthew Thornton III at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Susquehanna International Group Ltd. v. Hibernia Express (Ireland) Ltd.: Petition to Confirm Arbitration Award

January 11, 2021 - Petition to Confirm Arbitration Award in Susquehanna International Group Limited, described as "an Irish company based in Dublin, Ireland that engages in proprietary securities trading on the New York Stock Exchange and other markets around the world" v. Hibernia Express (Ireland) Limited, described as "an Irish company based in Ireland that provides high-speed low-latency cable transport services from Slough, UK to Secaucus, New Jersey via a transatlantic cable", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Deutsche Bank AG: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

January 08, 2021 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding allegations of bribery and fraud activity involving, inter alia, entities in Abu Dhabi, British Virgin Islands, Italy, and Saudi Arabia in USA v. Deutsche Bank AG at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Deutsche Bank AG: $43M Penalty

January 08, 2021 - Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a penalty of $43.3 million on Deutsche Bank AG for regulatory breaches involving, inter alia, entities in Abu Dhabi, British Virgin Islands, China, Italy, and Saudi Arabia.

Elissa Hess v. Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

January 07, 2021 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Elissa Hess, as Trustee for the EH Living Trust v. Alibaba Group Holding Limited, described as a Cayman Islands company, based in Hong Kong which is "the largest e-retailer in the world" and whose securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Daniel Zhang, and Maggie Wu at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Huifu Limited: Petition

January 04, 2021 - Petition seeking the Court's sanction for a Scheme of Arrangement in the matter of Huifu Limited, described as a Cayman Islands company based in China and Hong Kong that is "a leading independent third party payment service provider in the PRC", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Nicholas Petruzzi v. Qiwi Plc et al: Class Action Complaint

January 04, 2021 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Nicholas Petruzzi v. Qiwi Plc, described as a Cyprus company that "purports to operate electronic online payment systems primarily in Russia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, and internationally" in Boris Kim, Sergey Solonin, Alexander Karavaev, and Varvara Kiseleva at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

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

December 24, 2020 - Application by Evenstar Master Fund SPC and Evenstar Special Situations Limited, both of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Jing Cao Mo for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands alleging "self-dealing" by her husband, Vincent Mo, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

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