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Universal-Investment-Luxembourg SA: €45K Fine

January 18, 2021 - Public Notice by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed a fine of €45,000 on Universal-Investment-Luxembourg S.A., described as an "investment fund manager", for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Luxembourg Business Registry, Universal-Investment-Luxembourg S.A.'s principals are identified as Frank Eggloff, Markus Neubauer, Michael Reinhard, Matthias Muller, and Sean O'Driscoll, and on the website of Universal-Investment-Luxembourg S.A. at https://www.universal-investment.com/, it is stated that the company is "a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH, Frankfurt am Main" and that the "Management Board of Universal-Investment Group" comprises Michael Reinhard, "Chief Executive Officer"; Stephan Scholl, "Chief Operational Officer"; Ian Lees, "Chief Financial Officer"; Frank Eggloff, "Chief Regulatory Officer", and Katja Müller, "Chief Customer Officer".

Almagest Wealth Management SA: €150K Fine

January 15, 2021 - Public Notice by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed an administrative fine of €150,000 on Almagest Wealth Management SA for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register, the representatives of Almagest Wealth Management SA are identified as Olivier Assa, Philippe Donjon de Saint Martin, and Jihad Taleb, while the company's "Managing Partner" has been identified as Benjamin Benedetto in news articles.

FB Marine Group v. 'Roberto Geissini' Yacht et al: Complaint

January 13, 2021 - Complaint in FastBoats.com Sales Company LLC, d.b.a. FB Marine Group, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida v. "Roberto Geissini", described as a "2009 38' Donzi Marine "Donzi 38 ZFX" cuddy outboard powered center console yacht"; Ghost Shipping Company Incorporated S.A., of Luxembourg, and Geiss TV GmbH, of Germany, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Aura Financial Corporation: Amended Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition

January 11, 2021 - Amended Chapter 7 Petition in the matter of Aura Financial Corporation, a.k.a. FDBA Insikt Inc., of Delaware, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl v. DeWitty and Associates CHTD: Discovery Application

January 06, 2021 - Application by Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl, of Luxembourg, to take discovery from DeWitty and Associates CHTD "for use in an international arbitration brought by Mr. Ebrahim Al-Jassim against FDH (and two other respondents) pursuant to the arbitration rules of the Dubai International Finance Centre-London Court of International Arbitration", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

DXC Technology Luxembourg SA: €125K Fine

December 10, 2020 - Public Notice by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed a fine of €125,000 on DXC Technology Luxembourg S.A. for regulatory breaches.

Seadrill Polaris Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

December 01, 2020 - Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition by Seadrill Polaris Ltd., of Bermuda; Seadrill Partners LLC, of England; Seadrill OPCO Sub LLC, of England; Seabras Rig Holdco Kft., of Hungary; Seadrill Operating GP LLC, of England; Seadrill Auriga Hungary Kft., of Hungary; Seadrill Operating LP, of the Marshall Islands; Seadrill Canada Ltd., of Canada; Seadrill Partners B.V., of the Netherlands; Seadrill Capricorn Holdings LLC, of the Marshall Islands; Seadrill Partners Finco LLC, of England; Seadrill China Operations Ltd., of Luxembourg; Seadrill Partners Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., of Malaysia; Seadrill Deepwater Drillship Ltd., of England; Seadrill Partners Operating LLC, of the Marshall Islands; Seadrill Ghana Operations Ltd., of England; Seadrill Mobile Units (Nigeria) Ltd., of Nigeria; Seadrill T-15 Ltd., of Bermuda; Seadrill Gulf Operations Auriga LLC, of England; Seadrill T-16 Ltd., of Bermuda; Seadrill Gulf Operations Sirius LLC, of England; Seadrill Texas LLC, of England; Seadrill Gulf Operations Vela LLC, of England; Seadrill US Gulf LLC, of England; Seadrill Hungary Kft., of Hungary; Seadrill Vela Hungary Kft., of Hungary; Seadrill International Ltd., of England; Seadrill Vencedor Ltd., of Bermuda, and Seadrill Leo Ltd., of England, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

LFP I SICAV SIF SA et al v. Alter Domus Management Company S.A.: Complaint

November 25, 2020 - Complaint in LFP I SICAV SIF S.A., of Luxembourg, and World Accord Limited, of Hong Kong v. Alter Domus Management Company S.A., of Luxembourg, at Luxembourg Commercial Court.

Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl v. GitHub, Inc.: Discovery Application

November 24, 2020 - Application by Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl, of Luxembourg, to take discovery from GitHub, Inc. "for use in an international arbitration brought by Mr. Ebrahim Al-Jassim against FDH (and two other respondents) pursuant to the arbitration rules of the Dubai International Finance Centre-London Court of International Arbitration", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

VXI Lux Holdco Sarl v. Bain Capital Private Equity LP: Petition to Issue Subpoena

November 24, 2020 - Petition for the Issuance of a Subpoena in VXI Lux Holdco Sarl, of Luxembourg v. Bain Capital Private Equity LP, formerly known as Bain Capital LLC, for use in legal proceedings in New York, filed at the Superior Court for New Castle County, Delaware.

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