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DTEK Finance Plc: Chapter 15 Petition (2021)

April 16, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Johan Bastin, as the Foreign Representative of DTEK Finance Plc, of England, described as being part of a group that "operates the largest privately-owned energy business in Ukraine, as measured by metric tons of coal produced and net output of electricity", for use in legal proceedings in England, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Dismatrix SPC et al v. Equiti US LLC et al: Discovery Application

March 09, 2021 - Application by Dismatrix SPC, Asyndeton, and Polysyndeton, all of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Equity US LLC, of North Palm Beach, Florida; Gary Dennison, of Jupiter, Florida; James Mason, of Jupiter, Florida, and Kimberly M. Kirkland, of West Palm Beach, Florida, for use in legal proceedings against Equity Capital UK Limited in England and Wales regarding "a fraudulent Forex trading scheme operated by Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

The Deposit Guarantee Fund v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

February 23, 2021 - Application by The Deposit Guarantee Fund, of Ukraine, to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG US and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in a "contemplated proceeding ... against PJSC National Credit Bank, Eastmond Sales LLP, Bank Frick & Co. AG, and other unknown fraudsters" in England for suspected fraud involving several jurisdictions, including England, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Seychelles, Switzerland, and Ukraine, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Tetiana Lukianiuk: Forfeiture Complaint

February 22, 2021 - Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. "All Funds Previously Seized From Binance Holdings Limited", a cryptocurrency exchange domiciled in the Cayman Islands, in an account that "is registered to a 20-year-old Ukrainian national named Tetiana Lukianiuk" and is associated with an alleged extortion scheme against three unidentified U.S.-based companies involving ransomware known as NetWalker, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

USA v. Ihor Kolomoisky et al: Forfeiture Complaint

December 30, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Real Property Located at 55 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio which is "traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "a Ukrainian financial institution", whose beneficial owners were identified as Ihor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Boholiubov, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Real Exchange (REX) Ltd.: 'No New Clients' Order

December 18, 2020 - Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it was directed Real Exchange (REX) Limited "to cease the on-boarding of new clients with immediate effect". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Real Exchange (REX) Limited was incorporated in Malta on September 3rd, 2018, its directors are Adriano Cefai, of Malta; Viktor Kochetov, and Alexander Yelsky, both citizens of Ukraine, and its sole shareholder is K-Worldwide Group 18 Ltd., which was incorporated in Malta on September 25th, 2019, whose directors are Adriano Cefai, Viktor Kochetov, and Alexander Yelsky, and whose shareholders are Kyrrex Holding Limited, of Cyprus; Peter's Lab Spolka z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia, of Poland; RV70 Holding Limited, of England; Adriano Cefai, Darko Perovic, of Marbella, Spain; Yermek Tursunov, of Kazakhstan, and Clarissa Zammit Maempel, of Malta. According to records maintained by the Cyprus Registrar of Companies, Kyrrex Holding Limited was incorporated on October 2nd, 2018 and its directors are Viktor Kochetov and Lazarus Ioannou. According to Companies House for England and Wales, RV70 Holding Limited was incorporated on November 20th, 2014 and its sole director and controlling person is Ruggero Venturini, described as a citizen of Italy residing in Malta. On the website of Real Exchange (REX) Limited at kyrrex.com, it is stated: "Founded in June 2016, Kyrrex is a digital wallet and professional platform where traders and consumers can trade in new digital assets - cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, Monero and many others."

PJSC Bank Finance and Credit: Chapter 15 Petition

November 06, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Ukraine by Svitlana Vasylivna Groshova, as the Foreign Representative of PJSC Bank Finance and Credit, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Arricano Real Estate Plc v. Stockman Interhold SA: Liquidation Application

November 02, 2020 - Originating Application in Arricano Real Estate Plc v. Stockman Interhold S.A. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

USA v. Yuriy Andrienko et al: Indictment

October 15, 2020 - Indictment against six "officers" of a Russian "military intelligence agency" alleging a computer hacking and fraudulent scheme "to undermine, retaliate against, or otherwise destabilize: (1) Ukraine; (2) the country of Georgia; (3) France's elections; ( 4) efforts to hold Russia accountable for its use of a weapons-grade nerve agent on foreign soil; and (5) the 2018 Winter Olympics after a Russian government-sponsored doping effort led to Russian athletes being unable to participate under the Russian flag" in USA v. Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel Valeryevichfrolov, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev, Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko, and Petr Nikolayevich Pliskinat the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Artem SJSHC v. Gray Fox Logistics: Petition to Confirm Arbitral Award

August 21, 2020 - Petition to Confirm and Enforce Final Foreign Arbitral Award of $8.3 million in State Joint Stock Holding Company Artem, of Ukraine v. Gray Fox Aviation and Logistics Inc., d.b.a. Gray Fox Logistics, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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