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Kumtor Gold Company CJSC et al: Chapter 11 Petition

May 31, 2021 - Chapter 11 Petition by Kumtor Gold Company CJSC and Kumtor Operating Company CSJC, both of the Kyrgyz Republic and owned by Centerra Gold Inc., of Toronto, Canada, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Creditors include companies in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, England, Finland, Gibraltar, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Netherlands, Russia, Scotland, and Switzerland.

Businessman Patokh Chodiev to sue over 'damaging' World-Check compliance database profile

May 05, 2021 - Uzbek-Russian-Belgian businessman Patokh Chodiev intends to sue British financial data and information provider Refinitiv Limited, formerly known as Reuters Limited, over "a poorly supported and damaging report" about him in its risk and compliance database known as World-Check.

Patokh Chodiev v. Refinitiv US LLC et al: Discovery Application

May 04, 2021 - Application by Patokh Chodiev, described as a "successful international businessperson and philanthropist" and director of "Eurasian Resources Group" with a residence in London who is "originally from Uzbekistan" but also a citizen of Russia and Belgium, to take discovery from Refinitiv US LLC and Thomson Reuters Holdings Inc. for use in "contemplated English court proceedings" against Refinitiv Limited "arising from its publication in its commercial product, the World-Check Risk Intelligence Service database, of a poorly supported and damaging report on Mr. Chodiev that has harmed and continues to harm him", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kazakhstan et al v. Daniel Chapman et al: Notice of Removal

April 20, 2021 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint alleging the defendants "are conspiring with, and aiding and abetting, a fraudulent scheme led by Moldovan oligarch Anatolie Stati, his son Gabriel Stati, and a murky web of companies that they control, often secretly", in Republic of Kazakhstan and Outrider Management LLC v. Daniel Chapman, Argentem Creek Holdings LLC, Argentem Creek Partners LP, Pathfinder Argentem Creek GP LLC, and ACP I Trading LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hansi Ombregt v. Cynthia Arciaga: Fixed Date Claim Form

April 07, 2021 - Fixed Date Claim Form in Hansi Ombregt, of Belgium v. Cynthia Arciaga, of Thailand, as Administrator of the Estate of the late Jean Pierre Ombregt, deceased, who "built a successful business providing services of industrial wastewater treatment, water reuse and green energy solutions", at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Hansi Ombregt v. Enviroasia Ltd.: Stop Notice

April 07, 2021 - Stop Notice by Hansi Ombregt, of Belgium, regarding shares in Enviroasia Limited owned by the late Jean Pierre Ombregt at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Co. et al. v. Viatris Inc. et al: Complaint

February 15, 2021 - Complaint "to recover damages for losses Plaintiffs suffered in connection with their acquisition of Mylan securities between February 16, 2016 and May 24, 2019" in Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Co., Länsförsäkringar AB, both of Sweden; KBC Asset Management NV, of Belgium, and GIC Private Limited, described as a "sovereign wealth ... wholly by the Government of Singapore" v. Viatris Inc., described as being formed through a merger of Mylan NV, of the Netherlands, and Pfizer Inc.; Heather Bresch, Rajiv Malik, Kenneth S. Parks, Anthony Mauro, and James Nesta at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alexander Neuhauser v. Venezuela: Complaint

December 08, 2020 - Complaint alleging defaulted bonds in Alexander Neuhauser, of Antwerp, Belgium v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Grupo Unidos por el Canal SA et al v. Autoridad del Canal de Panama: Petition to Vacate Arbitration Award

November 25, 2020 - Petition to Vacate Arbitration Award in Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A., of Panama; Sacyr S.A., of Spain; Webuild S.p.A., formerly Salini-Impregilo S.p.A., of Italy, and Jan De Nul N.V., of Belgium v. Autoridad del Canal de Panama, of Panama, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Nika Nazarovi et al: Indictment

September 29, 2020 - Criminal Indictment against "citizens of multiple countries, including Georgia, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Belgium" who were described as being "members of a transnational organized crime network known as 'QQAAZZ'" that "provided money laundering services to significant cybercriminal organizations that stole money from unwitting victims in the United States and abroad" involving accounts at financial institutions in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom in USA v. Nika Nazarovi, a.k.a. Nika Utiashvili, a.k.a. Mihail Atansov, a.k.a. Stefan Trifonov Zhelyazkov; Martins Ignatjevs, a.k.a. Yordan Angelov Stoyanov, a.k.a. Aleksander Tihomirov, a.k.a. Svetlin Iliyanov Asenov; Aleksandre Kobiashvili, a.k.a. Antonios Nastas, a.k.a. Ognyan Krasimirov Trifonov; Dmitrijs Kuzminovs, a.k.a. Parush Gospodinov Genchev; Valentins Sevecs, a.k.a. Marek Jaswilko, a.k.a. Rafal Szczytko; Dmitrijs Slapins, Armens Vecels, Artiom Capacli, Ion Cebanu, Tomass Trescinkas, Ruslans Sarapovs, Silvestrs Tamenieks, Andelhak Hamdaoui, and Petar Iliev at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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