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    Vitaly Smagin v. CMB Monaco et al: Second Amended Complaint (‘$170M Fraud’)

    Second Amended Complaint in Vitaly Ivanovich Smagin, described as a citizen and resident of Russia v. Compagnie Monégasque de Banque, a.k.a. CMB Bank, of Monaco; Ashot Yegiazaryan, a.k.a. Ashot Egiazaryan, described as "a Russian criminal on the Interpol “Red” list living amongst us in a luxury estate in Beverly Hills as a citizen of California"; Suren Yegiazaryan, a.k.a. Suren Egiazarian; Artem Yegiazaryan, a.k.a. Artem Egiazaryan; Stephan Yegiazaryan, a.k.a. Stephan Egiazaryan; Vitaly Gogokhia, described as a resident of London, England; Natalia Dozortseva, described as a citizen of Russia residing in France; Murielle Jouniaux, described as a resident of France; Alexis Gaston Thielen, described as a resident of Luxembourg; Ratnikov Evgeny Nikolaevich, described as a citizen of Russia who "falsely and fraudulently held himself out to be an impartial Russian bankruptcy officer overseeing Plaintiff’s bankruptcy filing in Russia"; H. Edward Ryals, described as a lawyer residing in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, and Prestige Trust Company, Ltd., described as "a Nevis company" whose "managing director, Stevyn L. Bartlette, is an individual residing in Florida", at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

    Mercon Coffee Corporation et al: Chapter 11 Petition

    Chapter 11 Petition by Mercon Coffee Corporation, of Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Cisa Export S.A., of the British Virgin Islands; Mercon B.V., of the Netherlands; Mercon Brasil Comercio de Cafe Ltda., of Brazil; Agro International Holding B.V., of Curaçao; Mercapital de Nicaragua, S.A., of Nicaragua; Distribuidora de Granos de Nicaragua, Sociedad Anonima, of Nicaragua; Comercial Internacional de Granos de Honduras, S.A., of Honduras; Mercon Guatemala, S.A., of Guatemala; Mercafe Vietnam Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Comercial Internacional Exportadora, S.A., of Nicaragua, all part of the "Mercon Coffee Group", which was described as "a global, green coffee supplier with the purpose of building a better coffee world", at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Vitaly Smagin v. CMB Monaco et al: First Amended Complaint (‘$165M Fraud’)

    First Amended Complaint in Vitaly Ivanovich Smagin, described as a citizen and resident of Russia v. Compagnie Monégasque de Banque, a.k.a. CMB Bank, of Monaco; Ashot Yegiazaryan, a.k.a. Ashot Egiazaryan, described as "a Russian criminal on the Interpol “Red” list living amongst us in a luxury estate in Beverly Hills as a citizen of California"; Suren Yegiazaryan, a.k.a. Suren Egiazarian; Artem Yegiazaryan, a.k.a. Artem Egiazaryan; Stephan Yegiazaryan, a.k.a. Stephan Egiazaryan; Vitaly Gogokhia, described as a resident of London, England; Natalia Dozortseva, described as a citizen of Russia residing in France; Murielle Jouniaux, described as a resident of France; Alexis Gaston Thielen, described as a resident of Luxembourg; Ratnikov Evgeny Nikolaevich, and H. Edward Ryals, described as a lawyer residing in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

    Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. v. Leonardo Cornide et al: Complaint

    Complaint "arising out of the fraudulent, undisclosed, unlawful and manipulative activities by the Insider Defendants to misappropriate tens of millions of dollars of assets from the Debtor for the ultimate use and benefit of the Founder Defendants and Family Trusts, in violation of their legal and fiduciary obligations to the Debtor under applicable United States and Cayman Islands law" in Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Leonardo L. Cornide, individually and as Trustee of The Falcon Family Irrevocable Trust; Jorge E. Falcon, individually and as Trustee of The Cornide Family Irrevocable Trust; Javier Jimenez, Jr.; Andres Alos, Maria Sarduy, as Trustee of the Andres Alos Family Irrevocable Trust; Silverback Capital Partners LLC, Beast Capital LLC, 117 Albatross LLC, 301 Dale LLC, 900 Dale LLC, 975 Dale LLC, Preferred Business Services Inc., PA Marketing Ltd., 45 SBH LLC, 1736 SBH LLC, 2000 SBH LLC, 2170 SBH LLC, 74560 SBH LLC, Silverback Investments LLC, 248 Silverback Investments LLC, 1901 Silverback Investments LLC, 1919 Silverback Investments LLC, Silverback Equity Partners LLC, Silverback Management Services LLC, SBH Management Services LLC, Silverback Midtown LLC, and Silverback Ventures LLC at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. v. Lyncpay LLC et al: Complaint ($28M)

    Complaint in Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Lyncpay LLC, Premier Assurance Advisors LLC, Premier Assurance Group LLC, PA Group Administration Corp., PA Marketing Ltd., Preferred Business Services Inc., Providence Insurance Company I.I., acting for and on behalf of protected cell Premier Assurance Segregated Portfolio Puerto Rico SAP; Beast Capital LLC, Leonardo L. Cornide, Jorge E. Falcon, and Javier Jimenez at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. v. Lyncpay LLC et al: Complaint

    Complaint regarding "approximately $2.9 million held in an account established at BANA" in Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Lyncpay LLC, Bank of America NA, and JV Wind Down LLC, as successor by merger to Banc of America Merchant Services LLC, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    Kuwait Ports Authority et al v. Crowell & Moring LLP: Discovery Application (Cayman Islands ‘Port Fund’ Litigation)

    Application by Kuwait Ports Authority and The Public Institution for Social Security, both of Kuwait, to take discovery from Crowell & Moring LLP, a law firm, for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands involving "direct and derivative claims for multiple frauds committed by the general partner of a Cayman limited partnership, The Port Fund, L.P., and persons and entities acting in concert with the general partner", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    Pan Brothers Tbk: Chapter 15 Petition (Singapore)

    Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Singapore by Geoffrey David Simms, as the Foreign Representative of PT Pan Brothers Tbk, described as "Indonesia's largest listed garment manufacturer, conducting business operations in Indonesia, Singapore, and other countries", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

    VUZ-Bank JSC v. Agropex International Inc. et al: Discovery Application

    Application by VUZ-Bank JSC, of Russia, to take discovery from Agropex International Inc. and Hakan Holdings Limited for use in "reasonably contemplated criminal proceedings in Dubai, United Arab Emirates" regarding "a fraud perpetrated on VUZ Bank by a number of parties, including, but not limited to, Rus-AgroExport LLC, Hakan Holdings Limited, and Hakan Agro DMCC", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

    Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Does: Complaint

    Complaint alleging hackers "misappropriated from Plaintiff's computer systems and databases extremely sensitive and confidential personal data relating to certain former employees of Credit Suisse" in Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, of Delaware, described as "a U.S. subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group AG, a global wealth manager and investment bank with operations in over 50 countries and approximately 50,000 employees worldwide" v. Does at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

    TCA Global Credit Fund Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition (Cayman Islands)

    Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Eleanor Fisher and Tammy Fu, as the Foreign Representatives of TCA Global Credit Fund Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd.: Amended Chapter 15 Petition

    Amended Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, of KPMG, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. (in Provisional Liquidation), at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

    Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. (in Controllership), at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. Editor's Note: The "Foreign Main Proceeding" in this matter, which includes allegations of fraud, was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands on September 17th, 2020 and remains sealed as of today, with the entry in the Court's public register reading "Confidential Matter". It is often only when Cayman insolvency practitioners seek recognition in the United States that the mere existence of cases becomes publicly-known.

    Logtale Ltd. v. James Canton et al: Complaint

    Complaint alleging fraud in Logtale Ltd., a British Virgin Islands company based in Hong Kong v. James Canton, Gayle Canton, and The Institute for Global Futures, described as being based in California, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

    MedMen Enterprises Inc. et al v. Brent Cox et al: Petition to Compel Arbitration

    Petition to Compel Arbitration before ADR Services Inc. in MedMen Enterprises Inc., of Canada; MM CAN USA Inc., of California; MM Enterprises USA LLC, of Delaware; Adam Bierman, and Andrew Modlin v. Brent Cox and MMMG-MC Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.

    GET Group FZE v. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation et al: Discovery Application (England, Ghana & Netherlands)

    Application by GET Group FZE, of the United Arab Emirates, to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, JPMorgan Chase, N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of China, Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank N.A., The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, Commerzbank AG, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Société Générale S.A., Standard Chartered Bank USA, UBS AG, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Bank of America, N.A. for use in legal proceedings in England, Ghana, and the Netherlands "to enforce and collect upon two arbitral awards issued in GET's favor against a Ghanaian company called Bankswitch Ghana Limited", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Vitaly Smagin v. Ashot Yegiazaryan et al: Complaint

    Complaint for recovery of alleged fraudulent conveyance in Vitaly Ivanovich Smagin v. Ashot Yegiazaryan, a.k.a. Ashot Egiazaryan, described as a citizen of Russia residing in Beverly Hills, California, and CTX Treuhand AG, as Trustee for the Alpha Trust, of Liechtenstein, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

    MtGox Co. Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

    Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Japan by Robert Marie Mark Karpeles, as Foreign Representative of MtGox Co. Ltd., a.k.a. MtGox KK, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas.

    Condor Insurance Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

    Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Nevis by Richard Fogerty and William Tacon, as Foreign Representatives of Condor Insurance Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.