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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.

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.

SEC v. Todd Lahr et al: Complaint

March 23, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Todd Lahr, of Pennsylvania, and Thomas Megas, described as "a British national and resident of Verbier, Switzerland", at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Getma International et al v. Republic of Guinea: Petition to Enforce Arbitral Award

August 08, 2019 - Petition to Enforce Arbitral Award in Frederique Levy and Xavier Brouard, as liquidators of Getma International, Necotrans Holding, formerly known as NCT Necotrans; Getma International Investissements, and NCT Infrastructure & Logistique, all of France v. The Republic of Guinea at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

BSG Resources Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

June 03, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Guernsey by William Callewaert and Malcolm Cohen, as the Foreign Representatives of BSG Resources Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Vale SA v. BSG Resources Ltd.: Petition

April 23, 2019 - Petition for Recognition and Enforcement of a Foreign Arbitration Award in Vale SA, of Brazil v. BSG Resources Limited, of Guernsey, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nysco Management Corporation Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, which is owned by the Balda Foundation, of Liechtenstein, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

HiTs Africa Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

November 27, 2018 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Claire Loebell and Keiran Hutchison, as the Foreign Representatives of HiTs Africa Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank v. Kosmos Energy Operating: Stop Notice Re. Shares in Kosmos Energy Equatorial Guinea

September 05, 2018 - Stop Notice by Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank regarding shares in Kosmos Energy Equatorial Guinea owned by Kosmos Energy Operating, filed at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

BNP Paribas v. Kosmos Energy Equatorial Guinea: Stop Notice Re. Shares in Kosmos-Trident International Petroleum, Inc.

March 23, 2018 - Stop Notice by BNP Paribas regarding shares in Kosmos-Trident International Petroleum, Inc. owned by Kosmos Energy Equatorial Guinea, filed at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

BNP Paribas v. Kosmos Energy Operating: Stop Notice Re. Shares in Kosmos Energy Equatorial Guinea

March 23, 2018 - Stop Notice by BNP Paribas regarding shares in Kosmos Energy Equatorial Guinea owned by Kosmos Energy Operating, filed at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
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