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Anthony Franchi v. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

October 15, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Anthony Franchi v. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., described as a Canadian "international mining company focused on the operation and development of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Southern Mongolia, which is the Company’s principal and only material resource property" whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Ulf Quellmann, Brendan Lane, Luke Colton, Rio Tinto Plc, of England; Rio Tinto Limited, of Australia; Rio Tinto International Holdings Limited, of England; Jean-Sébastien Jacques, and Arnaud Soirat at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Caleb and Brown Pty. Ltd. v. Jon Barry Thompson et al: Complaint

October 15, 2020 - Complaint alleging a "racketeering scheme to embezzle funds from Plaintiff and multiple other victims, by fraudulently inducing them to enter into sham transactions orchestrated by Defendants for the purchase of digital currency" in Caleb and Brown Pty. Ltd., "a cryptocurrency trading and brokerage firm located in Melbourne, Australia" v. Jon Barry Thompson, Leland Nolan, Lee Jason Ratner, FTL Holding LLC, and Volantis Escrow Platform LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Irene Krystal v. Mesoblast Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

October 08, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Irene Krystal v. Mesoblast Limited, described as an Australian firm whose securities are listed on NASDAQ; Silviu Itescu, and Josh Muntner at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

UrtheCast Corp. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

October 06, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of Foreign Main Proceedings in Canada by Sai Chu, of Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of UrtheCast Corp., of Canada, "a technology company developing world-first technologies in data services, geo-analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence" whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange; Geosys-Int'l Inc., of Delaware; Geosys Australia Pty., of Australia; Geosys Europe SARL, of Switzerland; Geosys S.A.S., of France; Geosys do Brasil Sistemas de Informacao Agriocola Ltda, of Brazil, and Deimos Imaging S.L.U., of Spain, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota.

Christopher Bachinski: $36K Penalty

September 25, 2020 - Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a penalty of $36,590 on Christopher D. Bachinski for alleged insider trading involving Buckeye Partners LP, of Houston, Texas, and IFM Investors Pty Ltd., of Australia.

USA v. Arthur Hayes et al: Indictment

September 21, 2020 - Indictment alleging violations of the Bank Secrecy Act regarding an "online trading platform" known as BitMEX or the "Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange" in USA v. Arthur Hayes, described by the U.S. Department of Justice in a news release announcing the indictment as being "of Buffalo, New York, and Hong Kong"; Benjamin Delo, described as being "of the United Kingdom and Hong Kong"; Samuel Reed, described as being "of Massachusetts", and Gregory Dwyer, described as being "of Australia and Bermuda", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Garrett Motion Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

September 20, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Garrett Motion Inc., of Switzerland, which "designs, manufactures and sells highly engineered turbocharger, electric-boosting and connected vehicle technologies for original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket"; BRH LLC, of Switzerland; Calvari Limited, of Ireland; Friction Materials LLC, of Michigan; Garrett ASASCO Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Borrowing LLC, of Michigan; Garrett Holding Company Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett LX I Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett LX II Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett LX III Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett Motion Australia Pty Limited, of Australia; Garrett Motion Automotive Research Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., of Mexico; Garrett Motion Holdings Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Motion Holdings II Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Motion International Services S.R.L., of Romania; Garrett Motion Ireland A Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland B Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland C Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Italia S.r.l., of Italy; Garrett Motion Japan Inc., of Japan; Garrett Motion LLC, of Michigan; Garrett Motion México, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, of Mexico; Garrett Motion Romania S.R.L., of Romania; Garrett Motion Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett Motion Slovakia s.r.o., of Slovakia; Garrett Motion Switzerland Holdings Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett Motion UK A Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK B Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK C Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK D Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK Limited, of England; Garrett Transportation I Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Transportation Systems Ltd., of England; Garrett Transportation Systems UK II Ltd., of England; Garrett TS Ltd., of England, and Garrett Turbo Ltd., of England, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Unikrn settles SEC action regarding $31M 'unregistered' Bermuda crypto sale

September 15, 2020 - Seattle-based online sports gaming operator Unikrn Inc. has agreed to pay a fine of $6.1 million to settle an administrative action by the SEC alleging it raised $31 million through the sale of unregistered securities by its Bermuda subsidiary in the form of digital tokens.

Unikrn, Inc.: $6.1M Penalty

September 15, 2020 - Administrative Order imposing a $6.1 million penalty on Unikrn, Inc., described as Delaware-domiciled, Washington State-based "operator of an online eSports gaming and gambling platform", regarding an unregistered securities offering of a digital token known as UnikoinGold that, inter alia, involved Bermuda-domiciled Unikrn Bermuda Ltd., before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Editor's Note: Registers of Directors & Officers and Members for Unikrn Bermuda Ltd. that were obtained by OffshoreAlert from the company's registered agent in 2018 showed that, as of August 16, 2018, the sole shareholder of the company was Unikrn Inc. and that its directors were David Antivilo, of Las Vegas, Nevada, who was also Chief Compliance Officer; Kingsley Edwards, of Las Vegas, Nevada; Christopher G. Garrod, and Jacqueline King, both of Bermuda. On the Government of Bermuda's website, the current directors of the company are identified as Karl Flores, of Australia; Rahul Sood, of Washington State, USA; Christopher Garrod, and Jacqueline King. On Unirkn's website at www.unikrn.com, it is stated that the group was "Established in 2014 as a collaboration between Rahul Sood and Karl Flores".

ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Ltd.: Share Capital Reduction Petition

September 07, 2020 - Petition in the matter of ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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