Kobre & Kim

Greensill Bank AG: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Germany by Dr. Michael C. Frege, as the Foreign Representative of Greensill Bank AG, of Germany, described as "a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Australian company Greensill Capital Pty Limited" that has wholly-owned subsidiaries in Australia, Cayman Islands, and United Kingdom, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ecoprivate Business Ltd. et al v. KSL Capital Partners: Discovery Application

Application by Ecoprivate Business Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Jean Sebastian Ferrer Funke, a citizen and resident of Switzerland, to take discovery from KSL Capital Partners for use in "(1) a contemplated criminal proceeding in Switzerland, which Applicants anticipate will be brought against Mr. Sonashah Shivdasani; and (2) an arbitration proceeding commenced by Ecoprivate against Bluebay Resorts (BVI) Limited" alleging fraud and "criminal mismanagement" involving "a complex web of associated individuals and corporate entities in offshore jurisdictions such as Thailand and the British Virgin Islands", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

SKAT v. Bell Rock Group Financial Services Ltd. et al: Judicial Assistance Order

Order granting a request for international judicial assistance to obtain evidence in the Cayman Islands from Bell Rock Group Financial Services Limited, Campbell Corporate Services Limited, CO Services Cayman Limited, DMS Corporate Services Ltd., Forbes Hare Trust Company Limited, Genesis Trust & Corporate Services Ltd., Harneys Services (Cayman) Limited, now known as Harneys Fiduciary (Cayman) Limited; Intertrust Corporate Services (C.I.) Limited, now known as Intertrust Corporate Services (Cayman) Limited; Ocorian (Cayman) Limited, Sterling Trust (Cayman) Limited, Trident Trust Company (Cayman) Limited, Vistra (Cayman) Limited, and Walkers Corporate Limited for legal proceedings in Canada, Dubai, England, Malaysia, and the USA brought by Skatteforvaltningen, a.k.a. SKAT, which is Denmark's tax collection agency, issued at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Atvos Agroindustrial Investimentos SA v. WhatsApp Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Atvos Agroindustrial Investimentos S.A., described as "an indirect subsidiary of the Odebrecht Group, a leading Brazil-based global organization in the fields of engineering and construction, real estate, oil and gas, petrochemicals, infrastructure, shipbuilding and agroindustry, with a presence in several countries around the world", to take discovery from WhatsApp Inc., Google LLC, Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Yahoo! Inc. for use in "a number of ongoing and rapidly developing legal actions in Brazil" regarding "an illegal hostile takeover attempt of one of Brazil's largest agribusinesses by Lone Star Funds, a U.S.-based vulture fund", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

National Bank Trust et al v. Vadim Belyaev: Complaint

Complaint "seeking to recover hundreds of millions of dollars in assets that were misappropriated through a large-scale fraud and misconduct scheme that took place prior to the collapse of one of Russia's largest privately-owned commercial banks" involving, inter alia, entities in the British Virgin Islands and Cyprus in National Bank Trust and PJSC Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation, both of Russia v. Vadim Belyaev, a.k.a. Vadim Wolfson, described as a citizen of Russia and Cyprus residing in New York, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Benjamin Steinmetz v. Vale SA et al: Discovery Application

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.

Atvos Agroindustrial Investimentos SA v. BBVA et al: Discovery Application

Application by Atvos Agroindustrial Investimentos SA, described as "an indirect subsidiary of the Odebrecht Group", to take discovery from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, New York Branch; Lone Star Global Acquisitions Ltd., Lone Star Global Acquisitions LLC, Lone Star North America Acquisitions LP, Lone Star Global Acquisitions (NY) LLC, Lone Star North America Acquisitions LLC, LSF10 Brazil U.S. Holdings LLC, MUFG Bank Ltd., Natixis S.A., New York Branch, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil, regarding "an illegal hostile takeover attempt in Brazil of Applicant's subsidiary Atvos Agroindustrial S.A. - Em Recuperação Judicial", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Robert Kidd v. John Reynolds et al: Discovery Application

Application by Robert Gordon Kidd to take discovery from John Thomas Reynolds and Mark McCall for use in "a proceeding pending before Scotland's Court of Session" in which Kidd is "asserting fraud-based claims" and claiming damages of "in excess of $210 million" against Lime Rock Management LLP, of Scotland; Lime Rock Management LP, of Delaware; Lime Rock Partners V, LP, of the Cayman Islands; Hamish Hector Lawrence Ross, of Scotland; Jason Smith, of Scotland; Ledingham Chalmers LP, of Scotland; Malcolm Laing, of Scotland, and Rodney Alphonsious Magill Hutchison, of Scotland, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Dooga Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Steven Parker and Trevor Binyon, of Opus Restructuring, as the Foreign Representatives of Dooga Ltd., a Maltese-owned British firm whose "Cubits" cryptocurrency exchange closed down in 2018 following an alleged €27 million fraud involving "payment processor" Pay Secure Online Limited, d.b.a. Paysec, and "three Chinese nationals called Lui Caifeng, Liu Lin, and Yajuan She", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Malta Business Registry, the owner of Pay Secure Online Limited is identified as David Murphy, a British national with an address in Thailand, while directors have included Richard John Barry, a British national residing in Dubai, and Dimitar Stefanov Georgiev, a citizen and resident of Bulgaria, who both resigned on March 2nd, 2018, and the auditor is Antoine Borg, of Malta. On May 15th, 2019, the Malta Financial Services Authority issued a "warning" that Paysec "is NOT licenced NOR authorised by the MFSA to provide any investment or other financial services which are required to be licenced or otherwise authorised under Maltese law".

Tesco Plc v. Templeton Investment Counsel LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Tesco Plc, described as "an English publicly traded company and the United Kingdom's largest supermarket company", to take discovery from Templeton Investment Counsel LLC for use in legal proceedings at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SDO International Equity Inc. v. Christelle Nzololo: Claim Form

Claim Form regarding a Monaco company called SCI Kiomo in SDO International Equity Inc., of the British Virgin Islands v. Christelle Fila Nzololo, described as a citizen of the Reublic of the Congo and Belgium residing in Hong Kong, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Douglas Italia SpA v. Piofrancesco Borghetti et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a pattern of creating and using sham companies to steal millions of dollars worth of assets from the plaintiff, to conceal the criminal proceeds and to frustrate plaintiff's ability to recover on civil money judgments rendered against him" in Douglas Italia SpA, formerly Limoni SpA, of Milan, Italy v. Piofrancesco Borghetti, a convicted embezzler, of Italy; Anacod Real Estate LLC, of Delaware; Kellerton Group Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, allegedly controlled by Borghetti through "his Hong Kong-based facilitator and nominee, Nilesh Sajnanivia", and Briguglio & Associates LLP, of New York, NY, at the State of New York Supreme Court, County of New York.

NCI New Capital Invest Oil & Gas 11 GmbH et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Germany by Rolf Pohlmann, as the Foreign Representative of NCI New Capital Invest Oil & Gas 11 GmbH, NCI New Capital Invest Oil & Gas 16 GmbH, and NCI New Capital Invest Oil & Gas 19 GmbH, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Tatiana Akhmedova v. Farkhad Akhmedov et al: Summary Judgment Motion

Notice of Motion for Summary Judgment in Lieu of Complaint recognizing judgments for 166 million and $478 million in England in Tatiana Akhmedova, a British citizen residing in England v. Farkhad Akhmedov, "believed to be domiciled in and a resident of Azerbaijan"; Cotor Investment SA, of Panama; Qubo 1 Establishment, Qubo Establishment, Straight Establishment, all of Liechtenstein, and Avenger Assets Corporation, of Panama, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Patokh Chodiev et al v. Joseph Szlavik et al: Discovery Application

Application by Patokh Chodiev, described as "a naturalized Belgian citizen", and International Mineral Resources B.V., of the Netherlands v. Joseph Szlavik and Rinat Akhmetshin for use in legal proceedings in Belgium alleging "a smear campaign aimed at harming Applicant Patokh Chodiev financially and subjecting him to criminal liability", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Life Premium Fund SPC: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding by Andrew Morrison and David Griffin, as the Foreign Representatives of Life Premium Fund SPC, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mappin Telecomunicacoes Ltda. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Afonso Henrique Alves Braga, as the Foreign Representative of Massa Falida de Mappin Lojas de Departamento S.A., Mappin Telecomunicacoes Ltda., and Casa Anglo Brasileira S.A., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Alexandre Tajra, as the Foreign Representative of Viação Aérea São Paulo SA, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.