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Insolvent Bermuda Digicel firm files for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in New York

May 16, 2020 - An insolvent Bermuda holding company within the Digicel Group, which provides mobile phone, cable television, Internet, and other communications services in the Caribbean and South Pacific, has filed for Chapter 15 recognition of its Bermuda provisional liquidation at bankruptcy court in Manhattan as part of a plan to restructure debt that totals $7.4 billion.

ViaSat Inc. et al v. Hughes Network Systems LLC: Discovery Application

May 15, 2020 - Application by ViaSat Inc., described as "a satellite operator based in Carlsbad, California, with offices in Switzerland and elsewhere", and ViaSat Broadband Holdings BV, of the Netherlands, to take discovery from Hughes Network Systems LLC "for use in pending civil proceedings in the Switzerland and in arbitral proceedings seated in London, England" regarding a dispute with "their joint venture partner, Eutelsat SA [of France], and their joint venture vehicle, Euro Broadband Infrastructure Sàrl [of Switzerland]", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Digicel Group One Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

May 15, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Mike Morrison, Charles Thresh, and James Bennett, as the Foreign Representatives of Digicel Group One Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Intelsat SA et al: Chapter 11 Petition

May 14, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Intelsat SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Virginia Holdings LLC, of Virginia; Intelsat Connect Finance SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat (Luxembourg) SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Envision Holdings LLC, of Luxembourg; Intelsat US LLC, of Virginia; Intelsat Investment Holdings Sarl, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Holdings SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Investments SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat UK Financial Services Ltd., of England; Intel Jackson Holdings SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Align Sarl, of Luxembourg; Intelsat License Holdings LLC, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Subsidiary (Gibraltar) Limited, of Gibraltar; Intelsat Holdings LLC, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Finance Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda; Intelsat Satellite LLC, of Luxembourg; Intelsat License LLC, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Ventures Sarl, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Global Sales & Marketing Ltd., of England; Intelsat International Systems, LLC, of Virginia; PanAmSat International Holdings, LLC, of Virginia; Intelsat International Employment LLC, of Virginia; PanAmSat Europe Corporation, of Virginia; Intelsat Genesis GP LLC, of Virginia; Intelsat Service and Equipment LLC, of Virginia; Southern Satellite LLC, of Virginia; Southern Satellite Licensee LLC, of Virginia; PanAmSat International Sales, LLC, of Virginia; Intelsat Genesis Inc., of Virginia; Intelsat Alliance LP, of Virginia; Intelsat US Finance LLC, of Virginia; PanAmSat India LLC, of Virginia; PanAmSat India Marketing LLC, of Virginia, and Intelsat Asia Carrier Services, LLC, of Virginia, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

SpeedCast Communications, Inc. et al: Chapter 11

April 23, 2020 - Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition by SpeedCast Communications, Inc., of Texas; SpeedCast International Limited, of Australia; SpeedCast UK Holdings Limited, of England; CapRock UK Limited, of Scotland; CapRock Communications Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; CapRock Communications Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Speedcast Cyprus Ltd., of Cyprus; SpeedCast Limited, of Hong Kong; SpeedCast Group Holdings Pty Ltd., of Australia; SpaceLink Systems, LLC, of Texas; SpeedCast Australia Pty Limited, of Australia; Satellite Communications Australia Pty Ltd., of Australia; Oceanic Broadband Solutions Pty Ltd., of Australia; SpeedCast Managed Services Pty Limited, of Australia; Maritime Communication Services, Inc., of Texas; Telaurus Communications LLC, of New Jersey; CCI Services Corp., of Texas; HCT Acquisition, LLC, of New York; Cosmos Holdings Acquisition Corp., of New York; Globecomm Network Services Corporation, of New York; Hermes Datacommunications International Limited, of England; SpeedCast Singapore Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; SpaceLink Systems II, LLC, of Texas; CapRock Comunicacoes do Brasil Ltda., of Brazil; CapRock Participacoes do Brasil Ltda., of Brazil; Speedcast Canada Limited, of Canada; CapRock Communications (Australia) Pty Ltd., of Australia; SpeedCast Norway AS, of Norway; Globecomm Europe BV, of the Netherlands; NewCom International, Inc., of Miami; Evolution Communications Group Limited, of New York; Speedcast Netherlands BV, of the Netherlands; SpeedCast Americas, Inc., of Texas; and SpeedCast France SAS, of France, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

PT Ventures SGPS SA v. Vidatel Ltd.: Judgment

March 16, 2020 - Judgment regarding an application to enforce a $646 million arbitration award in PT Ventures SGPS SA, of Portugal v. Vidatel Ltd., a British Virgin Islands firm "owned by Ms. Isabel dos Santos ... daughter of a former president of Angola and ... reputed to be the richest woman in Africa", at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Global Network Management, Ltd. v. CenturyLink Latin American Solutions LLC: Notice of Removal

February 20, 2020 - Defendant's Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint, in Global Network Management, Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. CenturyLink Latin American Solutions LLC, formerly known as Level 3 Latin American Solutions LLC, of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

RSB Limited: Restoration Application

December 11, 2019 - Petition in the matter of T'Deana Rosanne Spencer v. RSB Limited at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Link Life Co., Ltd. v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

October 29, 2019 - Application by Link Life Co., Ltd., d.b.a. Broad WiMAX, a telecommunications company domiciled in Japan, to take discovery from Google LLC for use in legal proceedings in Japan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Johann Pacher v. RF Networks Opportunity Company Ltd.: Fixed Date Claim Form

October 24, 2019 - Fixed Date Claim Form in Johann Michael Pacher, of Singapore v. RF Networks Opportunity Company Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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As any fule kno, the biggest enemy of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial crime is transparency, while their best friend is secrecy. That's why the unprecedented mass sealing of cases that's taking place at the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands is repugnant to anyone with a genuine concern for financial crime.