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Odebrecht Engenharia e Construção S.A. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

November 24, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Adriana Henry Meirelles, as the Foreign Representative of Odebrecht Engenharia e Construção S.A., CNO S.A., and OECI S.A., all of São Paulo, Brazil, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Luiz Mussnich v. Rodrigo Teixeira et al: Complaint

October 21, 2020 - Complaint alleging investment fraud in Luiz Mussnich, of Brazil v. Rodrigo Teixieira, described as "a self-proclaimed film producer", of Brazil; RT Features US, LLC, described as a Delaware company based in California; US One Comercio e Serviços de Criação e Produção de Obras Com Direitos Autorais, S.A., of Brazil; RT Comércio e Serviços de Criação e Produção de Obras com Direitos Autoraism Ltda., of Brazil; Camisa Treze Cultural SS Ltda., of Brazil; Joseph B. Gues, of California; J.G. Business Management, Inc., of California, and Leonardo Maia, of Brazil, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Sutterton Overseas Corp.: Restoration Application

October 20, 2020 - Originating Application in the matter of Sutterton Overseas Corp. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

IP Holdings International: Restoration Application

October 19, 2020 - Originating Application in the matter of IP Holdings International at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Tambore International: Restoration Application

October 16, 2020 - Originating Application in the matter of Tambore International at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

JBS SA et al: $27M Penalties

October 14, 2020 - Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties totaling $27,416,565 on JBS S.A., Joesley Batista, and Wesley Batista, all of Brazil, regarding "a bribery scheme".

USA v. J&F Investimentos SA: Plea Agreement

October 13, 2020 - Plea Agreement regarding a "bribery scheme" in USA v. J&F Investimentos SA, of São Paulo, Brazil, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. J&F Investimentos SA: Criminal Information

October 13, 2020 - Criminal Information under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act alleging bribery in USA v. J&F Investimentos SA, of São Paulo, Brazil, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Atvos Agroindustrial Investimentos SA v. WhatsApp Inc. et al: Discovery Application

October 08, 2020 - Application by Atvos Agroindustrial Investimentos S.A., described as "an indirect subsidiary of the Odebrecht Group, a leading Brazil-based global organization in the fields of engineering and construction, real estate, oil and gas, petrochemicals, infrastructure, shipbuilding and agroindustry, with a presence in several countries around the world", to take discovery from WhatsApp Inc., Google LLC, Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Yahoo! Inc. for use in "a number of ongoing and rapidly developing legal actions in Brazil" regarding "an illegal hostile takeover attempt of one of Brazil's largest agribusinesses by Lone Star Funds, a U.S.-based vulture fund", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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.

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