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Multiplus Corredora de Seguros Ltda.: Chapter 11 Petition

July 09, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Multiplus Corredora de Seguros Ltda., of São Paulo, Brazil, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

TAM SA et al: Chapter 11 Petition

July 09, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by TAM SA, TAM Linhas Aereas SA, Multiplus Corredora de Seguros Ltda., Prismah Fidelidade Ltda., Fidelidade Viagens e Turismo SA, TP Franchising Ltda., Aerolinhas Brasileiras SA, and Holdco I SA at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Luis Martinelli et al: Criminal Complaint

June 27, 2020 - Criminal Complaint against the sons of former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli alleging participation in a bribery and money laundering scheme involving Brazil's Odebrecht SA and other companies, including those in the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, and Switzerland, in USA v. Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares and Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Linares, described as citizens of Italy and Panama, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Ana Degens v. JPMorgan Chase Bank et al: Discovery Application

June 23, 2020 - Application by Ana Christina Degens, of São Paulo, Brazil, to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, JPMorgan Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Bank, NA, HSBC Bank USA, NA, Safra National Bank of New York, Favil LLC, Tavil Group, Ltd., Arvil International Corp., Kavil Investments Limited, Vilvil Group Limited, Grant, Herman, Schwartz & Klinger LLP, and Loeb, Block & Partners LLP for divorce proceedings in Brazil between Ana Degens and Pedro Weil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Leif-Erik Hvide v. Holt Financial Ltd. et al: Complaint

June 01, 2020 - Complaint alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment, fraudulent inducement, and conspiracy to defraud in Leif-Erik Hvide, of Brazil v. Holt Financial Ltd., of the Bahamas; Holdun Family Office (Bahamas) Limited, of the Bahamas; Holt Accelerator Inc., of Canada; Holt Accelerator LP, of Canada; Brendan Holt Dunn, of the Bahamas; Margaret 'Maggie' Dunphy, Jan Christopher Arp, and Gordon Dempsey, all of Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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.

Benjamin Steinmetz v. Vale SA et al: Discovery Application

May 21, 2020 - Application by Benjamin Steinmetz, of Israel, described as an "adviser" to BSG Resources Limited, "a Guernsey-based international mining and natural resources company", to take discovery from Vale SA, described as a Brazil company that is "one of the largest mining companies in the world"; Vale Americas Inc., Rio Tinto Plc, and Rio Tinto Limited for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom involving Vale S.A., of Brazil; Vale Holdings B.V., of the Netherlands, and Vale International S.A., of Switzerland, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Atvos Agroindustrial Investimentos SA v. BBVA et al: Discovery Application

May 20, 2020 - Application by Atvos Agroindustrial Investimentos SA, described as "an indirect subsidiary of the Odebrecht Group", to take discovery from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, New York Branch; Lone Star Global Acquisitions Ltd., Lone Star Global Acquisitions LLC, Lone Star North America Acquisitions LP, Lone Star Global Acquisitions (NY) LLC, Lone Star North America Acquisitions LLC, LSF10 Brazil U.S. Holdings LLC, MUFG Bank Ltd., Natixis S.A., New York Branch, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil, regarding "an illegal hostile takeover attempt in Brazil of Applicant's subsidiary Atvos Agroindustrial S.A. – Em Recuperação Judicial", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SPS Corp I - Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizados v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

May 07, 2020 - Application by SPS Corp I - Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizados, described as "a Brazilian special purpose fund owned by passive investors and exclusively managed by the company SPS Capital Gestão de Recursos Ltda.", to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Société Générale, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank, Bank of America, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, The Claridge’s Company LLC, Manhattan Skyline Management Corp., Gabrielle Miranda Fischer, LIM College, Katherine Holman, Humphrey Willard, Andrew M. Klinger, Langen & Langen, P.A., Katz & Matz, P.C., and Tellulah LLC for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil involving Eduardo Fischer, described as "a well-known figure of the Brazilian advertising industry" who is suspected of "concealing his assets to defraud his creditors" using entities in Angola, Argentina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Colombia, Delaware, Florida, and Portugal, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Vale SA et al v. HFZ Capital Group LLC et al: Discovery Application

April 24, 2020 - Application by Vale SA, of Brazil; Vale Holdings BV, of the Netherlands, and Vale International SA, of Switzerland, to take discovery from HFZ Capital Group LLC, Ziel Feldman, Helene Feldman, Nir Meir, John Shannon, the Feldman Family 2007 Trust, Kenneth Henderson, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Chatsworth Realty 340 LLC, HFZ 344 West 72nd Street Owner LLC, Chatsworth Realty Corp., 215 Chrystie LLC, HFZ 40 Broad Street LLC, HFZ Highline Property Owner LLC, HFZ Highline Retail Owner LLC, HFZ Highline LLC, HFZ 501 West LLC, 20 West 40 Bryant Park Owner LLC, HFZ Bryant Park Owner LLC, Tarpley Belnord Corp., Perfectus Real Estate Corp., HFZ 235 West 75th Street Owner LLC, HFZ 301 West 53rd Street Owner LLC, HFZ 88 Lexington Avenue Owner LLC, HFZ 90 Lexington Avenue Owner LLC, HFZ KIK 30th Street Owner LLC, HFZ West 30th Street Partners LLC, HFZ KIK 30th Street LLC, HFZ KIK 30th Street Mezzanine LLC, 76 Eleventh Avenue Property Owner LLC, Fine Arts NY LLC, RFR Holding LLC, Aby Rosen, R&S Chrysler LLC and RFR Realty LLC for use in legal proceedings in England against Benjamin (Beny) Steinmetz, Dag Lars Cramer, Marcus Struik, Asher Avidan, Joseph Tchelet, David Clark, the Balda Foundation, of Liechtenstein, and Nysco Management Corp., of the British Virgin Islands, alleging the fraudulent inducement of $1.2 billion for "a scheme to illegally gain valuable mining rights through bribery of government officials in the Republic of Guinea", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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