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Mistral Pay Ltd.: €32K Fine

October 22, 2020 - Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €32,400 on Mistral Pay Ltd. "and has allowed the Institution to start the process for the voluntary surrender of their licence under the Financial Institutions Act". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Mistral Pay Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on January 27th, 2014, its directors are Joseph Mary Formosa, a citizen of Malta; Conrad Micallef, a citizen of Malta, and David Axel Trincia, a citizen and resident of Italy, its previous directors include David Marinelli, who resigned effective October 28th, 2019, and its shareholders are DM Capital Ltd. and MPHOL International Limited, both of Malta. DM Capital Ltd.'s directors are David Marinelli and its shareholders are SAFI Holdings, of Malta, and David Marinelli, while MPHOL International Limited's sole director is Ivano Luigi Porretiello, of Italy, and its shareholders are Easy Network SRL, of Italy; Sofia Inaudi, a citizen of Argentina with an address in Italy; David Marinelli, and Ivano Luigi Porretiello.

Miami Metals I Inc. v. Minera Don Nicolas S.A.: Complaint

October 19, 2020 - Complaint for $8 million in Donna H. Lieberman, as the litigation trustee of the Miami Metals Litigation Trust v. Minera Don Nicolas S.A., of Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alapaha View Ltd. et al v. Prodigy Network LLC et al: Complaint

September 15, 2020 - Complaint "to recover their monetary damages arising out of Defendants' breaches of investment agreements, fraudulent misrepresentations/omissions, and other business torts regarding Plaintiffs' substantial investments in a luxurious New York real estate investment and development project involving Defendants" in Alapaha View Ltd., of the Bahamas; Dalaman Management Corp., of the British Virgin Islands; Jailineli Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Ecen del Centro SA de CV, of Mexico; Colle Investments Ltd., of the Bahamas; International C18 Holdings Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Artesana SA, of Panama; Miguel Gonzalez-Teja Zachrisson, of Guatemala; Pablo Miguel Marantz, of Argentina; Gonzalo Jose Vidal Devoto, of Argentina; Maria Amancay Caparros, of Argentina; Maria Victoria Ruiz de Velasco Martinez de Ercilla, of Spain; Blanca Araceli Botran Santiago, of Guatemala; Ana Lucrecia Garcia Botran, of Guatemala; Manuel Pisa Muntane, of Spain; Christine Marie Pascual Par, of Spain; Ana Mabel Roa Barrera, of Colombia; Luz Marina Roa Barrera, of Colombia; Gloria Barrera Galvis, of Colombia; Alejandro Celentano, of Argentina; Juan Carlos Timeus Rodas, of Guatemala; Iñigo Diego Eugenio Maria Raphael Aspillaga Plenge, of Peru; Nelly Maria Beatriz de Paramo Parle, of Peru; Rita Nelly Maria de Paramo Parle, of Peru; Maria Paula Arnaldo, a citizen of Argentina residing in Spain; Cesar Humberto Medina Garcia, of Virginia; Ana Maria Mate Londono, of Virginia, and Felipe Cortes Font, of Mexico v. Prodigy Network LLC, Prodigy Shorewood Investment Management LLC, 84 William Street NewCo, Inc., 84 William Street Realty Associates LLC, 84 William Mezz NewCo, Inc., and Prodigy Shorewood Domestic Feeder Rep Fund, LLC, each described as a Delaware company based in New York, NY, and Prodigy Shorewood New York Rep Co., described as a Cayman Islands company based in New York, NY, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Codere Finance 2 (UK) Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

September 14, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Manuel Martinez-Fidalgo, as the Foreign Representative of Codere Finance 2 (UK) Limited, described as being part of a group that "is a leading international gaming operator" and whose parent's shares "are listed on the Madrid stock exchange", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. David Hu: Complaint

July 17, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud involving, inter alia, funds in Curaçao and the Cayman Islands and a "borrower" in Argentina in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. David Hu at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. David Hu: Criminal Information

July 17, 2020 - Criminal Information alleging investment adviser fraud, securities fraud, and wire fraud involving, inter alia, IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV, of Curaçao; IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, in USA v. David Hu at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Calfrac Well Services Corp. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

July 13, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Ronald P. Mathison, as the Foreign Representative of Calfrac Well Services Corp., Calfrac Holdings LP;Calfrac (Canada) Inc., Calfrac Well Services Ltd., and 12178711 Canada Inc., which "provide specialized energy services to oil and natural gas producers in Canada, the United States, Russia and Argentina", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Argentina: Jaime Moises Jacubovich et al

July 02, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the Development Corporation of Israel - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Argentina - for a criminal investigation into Jaime Moises Jacubovich, Claudia Irene Jacubovich, and Patricio Sion Eduardo Emsanie for suspected fraud.

Enjoy SA: Chapter 15 Petition

June 12, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Chile by Rodrigo Larrain and Esteban Rigo-Righi, as the Foreign Representatives of Enjoy SA, described as "the parent of a holding company engaged in entertainment, restaurants, hotels, and gaming casinos", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

LATAM Airlines Group SA et al: Chapter 11 Petition

May 26, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by LATAM Airlines Group S.A., Lan Cargo S.A., Transporte Aéreo S.A., Inversiones Lan S.A., Lan Pax Group S.A., Fast Air Almacenes de Carga S.A., LATAM Travel Chile II S.A., Technical Training LATAM S.A., Lan Cargo Inversiones S.A., Holdco Colombia I SpA, Holdco Colombia II SpA, Línea Aérea Carguera de Colombia S.A., Aerovías de Integración Regional S.A., Holdco Ecuador S.A., LATAM Finance Ltd., Peuco Finance Ltd., LATAM Airlines Perú, Inversiones Aéreas S.A., Mas Investment Ltd., Lan Cargo Overseas Ltd., LATAM Airlines Ecuador S.A., Professional Airline Cargo Services, LLC, Cargo Handling Airport Services, LLC, Connecta Corporation, Prime Airport Services Inc., Maintenance Service Experts, LLC, Lan Cargo Repair Station LLC, Professional Airline Maintenance Services LLC, and Professional Airlines Services Inc., collectively described as "Latin America's leading airline group, with a history extending back ninety years, and boasting one of the largest route networks in the world", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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