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Winterbrook Capital Ltd. v. Lazard Group LLC et al: Discovery Application

December 04, 2020 - Application by Winterbrook Capital Limited, described as a London-based asset manager, to take discovery from Lazard Group LLC, Lazard Ltd., LionTree LLC, LionTree Advisors LLC, and Dexter Goei for use in legal proceedings in the Netherlands involving "a shareholders' challenge in a Dutch court to an attempted takeover of Altice Europe N.V. by its majority shareholder, Patrick Drahi", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Martin & Harris Private Ltd. v. Merck & Co. Inc.: Discovery Application

November 24, 2020 - Application by Martin & Harris Private Limited, described as "an India-based pharmaceutical company that manufactures, imports, and distributes various pharmaceutical products throughout India", to take discovery from Merck & Co. Inc. for use in legal proceedings in India "against Organon India, Organon B.V. and Merck", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Girobank NV et al v. Trade Finance Trust et al: Complaint

November 20, 2020 - Complaint "to set aside certain fraudulent conveyances and to secure a preliminary and permanent injunction enjoining defendants from transferring certain funds in accounts at Bank Leumi USA without first allocating Girobank its fair share of those funds, in which Girobank holds an equitable trust interest" in Girobank NV and Girobank International NV, both of Curaçao v. Trade Finance Trust, of Delaware; IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; TriLinc Global Impact Fund – Trade Finance Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and IIG Bank (Malta), Ltd., of Malta, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Budget-Marine N.V. v. Regions Bank: Discovery Application

November 11, 2020 - Application by Budget-Marine N.V., of Sint Maarten, in the Netherlands Antilles, to take discovery from Regions Bank for use in legal proceedings brought by Yacht Chandlers, Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in Sint Maarten, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Rolta International Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

October 29, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Rolta International, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama; Rolta LLC, of Alpharetta, Georgia; Rolta Americas LLC, of Alpharetta, Georgia; Rolta Global B.V., of the Netherlands; Rolta Middle East FZ-LLC, of Dubai, and Rolta UK Limited, of Reading, England, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Spliethoff Transport BV v. Duet Adriatic Ltd.: Complaint

October 26, 2020 - Complaint in Spliethoff Transport B.V., described as a Netherlands-based "international yacht transport company, transporting yachts on board larger vessels around the world" v. Duet Adriatic Ltd., of England, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Galina Trunina et al v. Peters International (Cayman) Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

October 14, 2020 - Writ of Summons alleging "a dishonest scheme" in Galina Trunina and 114 other individuals v. Peters International (Cayman) Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Peters International Investment BV, of Curaçao; Promsvyaz Capital BV, of the Netherlands, and Dmitri Ananyev, of Cyprus, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Selecta Finance UK Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

October 08, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Andreas Schneiter, as the Foreign Representative of Selecta Finance UK Limited, of England, and Selecta Group B.V., of the Netherlands, described as being part of a group that "is the leading route-based, unattended, self-service coffee and convenience food provider in Europe by revenue", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

USA v. Nika Nazarovi et al: Indictment

September 29, 2020 - Criminal Indictment against "citizens of multiple countries, including Georgia, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Belgium" who were described as being "members of a transnational organized crime network known as 'QQAAZZ'" that "provided money laundering services to significant cybercriminal organizations that stole money from unwitting victims in the United States and abroad" involving accounts at financial institutions in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom in USA v. Nika Nazarovi, a.k.a. Nika Utiashvili, a.k.a. Mihail Atansov, a.k.a. Stefan Trifonov Zhelyazkov; Martins Ignatjevs, a.k.a. Yordan Angelov Stoyanov, a.k.a. Aleksander Tihomirov, a.k.a. Svetlin Iliyanov Asenov; Aleksandre Kobiashvili, a.k.a. Antonios Nastas, a.k.a. Ognyan Krasimirov Trifonov; Dmitrijs Kuzminovs, a.k.a. Parush Gospodinov Genchev; Valentins Sevecs, a.k.a. Marek Jaswilko, a.k.a. Rafal Szczytko; Dmitrijs Slapins, Armens Vecels, Artiom Capacli, Ion Cebanu, Tomass Trescinkas, Ruslans Sarapovs, Silvestrs Tamenieks, Andelhak Hamdaoui, and Petar Iliev at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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