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Joseph Acerno v. XP Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

March 21, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities law violations in Joseph Acerno v. XP Inc., described as a NASDAQ-listed, Cayman Islands-domiciled company that "purports to be a leading, technology-driven financial services platform and a trusted provider of low-fee financial products and services in Brazil"; Guilherme Dias Fernandes Benchimol, Bruno Constantino Alexandre dos Santos, Bernardo Amaral Botelho, Carlos Alberto Ferreira Filho, Gabriel Klas da Rocha Leal, Fabricio Cunha de Almeida, Guilherme Sant'Anna Monteiro da Silva, Julio Capua Ramos da Silva, Martin Emiliano Escobari Lifchitz, Geraldo José Carbone, Francisco Eduardo de Almeida Pinto, Maria Helena dos Santos Fernandes de Santana, Jared Wilson, Goldman Sachs & Co.. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, XP Investments US LLC, Itau BBA USA Securities Inc., BofA Securities Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, and UBS Securities LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Olinda Star Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

March 06, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Eleanor Fisher, as the Foreign Representative of Olinda Star Ltd. (in Provisional Liquidation), whose "operational management team is based in Brazil, its treasury function is located in Panama, and its sole director resides in the Cayman Islands", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Coöperatieve Rabobank UA et al v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC et al: Discovery Application

February 14, 2020 - Application by Coöperatieve Rabobank UA, of Argentina; Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, of New York; ING Bank NV, of Brazil; the International Finance Corporation, of Washington, DC; Natixis, New York Branch, and Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden NV, of the Netherlands, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, of New York; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentina SA, of Spain; Banco do Brasil SA, of Brazil; Bank Leumi US, of New York; Bank of America, NA, of North Carolina; Barclays Bank PLC, of England; Citibank, NA, of New York; Deutsche Bank AG, of Germany; Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas, of New York; HSBC Bank USA, of New York; Itau Unibanco SA - New York Branch, of Brazil; JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, of New York; Mizuho Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MUFG Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MUFG Union Bank, NA, of New York; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, of Japan; The Bank of New York Mellon, of New York; UBS AG, of Switzerland; Wells Fargo Bank NY INTL, of New York, and Wells Fargo Bank, of California, for use in legal proceedings in Argentina regarding suspected "major international financial impropriety" involving Vincentin SAIC, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Seabras 1 USA LLC et al v. Seabras Group LLC et al: Complaint

January 24, 2020 - Complaint in Seabras 1 USA LLC, of Delaware, and Seabras 1 Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda v. Seabras Group LLC, Partners Group Seabras, LLC, and Partners Group Seabras Holding, LLC, all of Delaware, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

SP Video USA Ltd.: Restoration Application

January 09, 2020 - Originating Application in the matter of SP Video USA Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Mauricio Mota v. Colorado Investment Holdings LLC: Discovery Application

December 27, 2019 - Application by Mauricio Mota to take discovery from Colorado Investment Holdings LLC, formerly known as Blessed Holdings LLC, for use in legal proceedings in Brazil styled as 'Maurício Jorge Pereira de Mota v. Joesley Mendonça Batista, et al' regarding "a massive and widely-reported corruption and bribery scandal", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Seabras 1 Bermuda Ltd. v. Seabras Group LLC et al: TRO Motion

December 26, 2019 - Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order in Seabras 1 Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda v. Seabras Group LLC and Partners Group Searbas, LLC at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Seabras 1 Bermuda Ltd. v. Seabras Group LLC et al: Complaint

December 26, 2019 - Complaint alleging breach of contract in Seabras 1 Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda v. Seabras Group LLC and Partners Group Seabras LLC at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Embraer Overseas Ltd.: Restoration Application

December 20, 2019 - Originating Application in the matter of Embraer Overseas Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Mauricio Mota v. JPMorgan Chase & Co. et al: Discovery Application

December 13, 2019 - Application by Mauricio Mota to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase & Co., Fabio Pegas, Patricia Pratini De Moraes, and Blessed Holdings Inc. regarding several individuals and entities, including those in the Bahamas, Brazil, Cayman Islands, and Luxembourg, for use in legal proceedings in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, against "Joesley and Wesley Mendonça Batista and their companies, including Brazilian meat-processing conglomerate JBS S.A. and J&F Investimentos S.A., to recover billions of dollars of public funds the Batistas admittedly obtained illicitly as part of a massive and widely-reported corruption and bribery scandal", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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