United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

FourWorld Event Opportunities LP et al v. Li Dong: Discovery Application (Cayman Islands)

Application by FourWorld Event Opportunities LP and Genesis Emerging Markets Investment Company to take discovery from Li Dong, a.k.a. Lily Dong, "for use in an appraisal proceeding pending before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands concerning the take-private merger of 58.com", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sabby Volatility Warrant Master Fund Ltd. et al v. Kevin Kennedy et al: Complaint

Complaint in Sabby Volatility Warrant Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; SZOP Multistrat LP, Alto Opportunity Master Fund SPC-Segregated Master Portfolio B, of the Cayman Islands; Hudson Bay Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and Walleye Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Kevin J. Kennedy, Patrick Archambault, Jim DiSanto, Karen Francis, Tamer Hassanein, Lisa Kelley, Thomas M. Rohrs, and Tianyue Yu at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Avraham Eisenberg: Complaint (‘$116M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging the defendant "drained approximately $116 million from a crypto asset trading platform known as Mango Markets after manipulating the trading price and volume of the “MNGO token,” a so-called “governance token” of Mango Markets that was purchased and sold as a crypto asset security" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Avraham Eisenberg at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Ltd. v. Goldman Sachs et al: Discovery Application (‘$300M Debt of Inter Milan FC President Steven Zhang’, Hong Kong & Italy)

Application by China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited to take discovery from The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., The Raine Group LLC, Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., Bain Capital, L.P., Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, Citibank, N.A., BNY Mellon, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., Deutsche Bank AG, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC regarding, inter alia, "the corporate financing and executive compensation structures of F.C. Internazionale Milano S.p.A", a.k.a. Inter Milan FC, an Italian soccer club, for use in legal proceedings in Hong Kong and Italy involving an allegation that Inter Milan's president, Zhang Kangyang, a.k.a. Steven Zhang, owes "more than US $300 million to China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Terrance Reagan et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving broker-dealers in the United Kingdom and USA in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Terrance Reagan and Nathaniel Clay at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

National Bank Trust PJSC v. Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas et al: Discovery Application (British Virgin Islands)

Application by National Bank Trust PJSC, of Russia, to take discovery from Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, Bank of New York Mellon, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, Societe Generale USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, and Citibank NA for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands alleging fraud "perpetrated by the Russian bank B&N Bank, the Russian businessman Mikail Shishkhanov, and a number of businesses affiliated with Mr. Shishkhanov, with the apparent connivance of a number of commodity brokers and traders", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Avraham Eisenberg: Criminal Indictment (‘$110M Crypto Fraud’)

Criminal Indictment alleging "a scheme to fraudulently obtain approximately $110 million worth of cryptocurrency from a cryptocurrency exchange called Mango Markets and its investors" in USA v. Avraham Eisenberg at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alcazar Capital Partners v. Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq: Complaint to Enforce ‘$490M Kuwait Judgment’

Complaint to enforce a $490 million "Kuwait Judgment" in Alcazar Capital Partners, described as "a private equity firm regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority with its registered offices at Ugland House, South Church Street, George Town, Cayman Islands" v. Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CFTC v. Avraham Eisenberg: Complaint (‘$100M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "a manipulative and deceptive scheme to artificially inflate the price of swaps offered by Mango Markets, a decentralized digital asset exchange, culminating in the misappropriation of over $100 million from the platform" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Avraham Eisenberg at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Andrew DeFrancesco et al: Complaint (‘Securities Fraud’)

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving entities in several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Canada, and USA, in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Andrew DeFrancesco, Marlio Mauricio Dioaz Cardona, Carlos Felipe Rezk, Nikola Faukovic, and Catherine DeFrancesco, described as "resident of Miami Beach, Toronto, and Gstaad, Switzerland", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Francisley da Silva et al: Superseding Indictment (‘Crypto-Based Investment Fraud’)

Superseding Indictment alleging fraud and money laundering regarding "a purported cryptocurrency mining and trading company that promised to earn its victim-investors profits in exchange for their purchase of cryptocurrency-related investment products" in USA v. Francisley da Silva, a citizen of Brazil; Juan Tacuri, Antonia Perez Hernandez, and Ramon Perez at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SCLiquor LLC v. Equitable Holdings Inc. et al: Discovery Application (Bermuda, ‘Jay-Z Dispute’)

Application by SCLiquor LLC to take discovery from Equitable Holdings Inc., Gerber Life Insurance Company, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Renaissance Reinsurance U.S. Inc., and SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Bermuda regarding "a dispute between Bacardi, one of the world’s largest spirits companies, and SCLiquor, LLC, a company majority-owned by the world-renowned musical artist and entrepreneur Shawn Carter - better known as Jay-Z", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Cooper Morgenthau: Complaint & Proposed Judgment (‘$5M Fraud Against Cayman Entities’)

Complaint (and Proposed Judgment) alleging the defendant "stole more than $5 million" from his employer, African Gold Acquisition Corp., and from investors in Strategic Metals Acquisition Corp. I and Strategic Metals Acquisition Corp. II, all of the Cayman Islands, in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Cooper J. Morgenthau at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Funicular Funds LP v. Pioneer Merger Corp. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging "a planned misappropriation of a $32.5 million corporate asset by the sponsor of a special purpose acquisition company" in Funicular Funds LP v. Pioneer Merger Corp., Pioneer Merger Sponsor LLC, Jonathan Christodoro, Rick Gerson, Oscar Salazar, Ryan Khoury, Scott Carpenter, Matthew Corey, Mitchell Caplan, and Todd Davis at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Proskauer Rose LLP v. Jonathan O’Brien: TRO Application

Application for a Temporary Restraining Order in Proskauer Rose LLP v. Jonathan O’Brien, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in New York who, until recently, was Proskauer Rose’s Chief Operating Officer, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Proskauer Rose LLP v. Jonathan O’Brien: Complaint (‘COO’s Theft of Trade Secrets’)

Complaint alleging "theft of Proskauer’s trade secrets and other confidential and proprietary information" in Proskauer Rose LLP v. Jonathan O'Brien, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in New York who, until recently, was Proskauer Rose's "Chief Operating Officer", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kazakhstan v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC: Discovery Application (‘Anatolie Stati et al’, Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands)

Application by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC regarding "(1) ongoing criminal proceedings against Moldovan oligarch Anatolie Stati, his son Gabriel Stati, and their companies Ascom Group S.A. and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd. in Luxembourg; (2) ongoing civil proceedings in the Netherlands between the Statis and Petitioner; and (3) ongoing and anticipated proceedings against the Statis in the courts of Belgium and other jurisdictions" regarding "a series of complex, multi-faceted fraud schemes, including money laundering schemes, engineered by the Statis", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The Funicular Fund LP et al v. Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in The Funicular Fund LP, Anson Investments Master Fund LP, a Cayman Islands entity based in Canada, and Anson East Master Fund LP, a Cayman Islands entity based in Canada v. Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. and Jeffrey Kirt at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Adrienne Halbertsam v. Myovant Sciences Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Adrienne Halbertsam v. Myovant Sciences Ltd., described as a Bermuda company based in London, England; Terrie Curan, Mark Gunan, Adele Gulfo, David Marek, Shigeyuki Nishinaka, Myrtle Potter, and Nancy Valente at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Patokh Chodiev v. RenCap Securities Inc.: Discovery Application (England)

Application by Patokh Chodiev to take discovery from RenCap Securities Inc. for use in legal proceedings in England against Refinitiv Limited "under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and the United Kingdom’s applicable implementing legislation, the Data Protection Act 2018" regarding "Refinitiv’s publication in World-Check of false and misleading information about Mr. Chodiev", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CFTC v. Glen Point Capital Advisors LP et al: Complaint (‘$30M Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "a deceptive and manipulative scheme to illegally trigger payouts on two large option contracts totaling $30 million" that, inter alia, involved a Cayman Islands-domiciled feeder fund in U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Glen Point Capital Advisors LP, Glen Point Capital LLP, and Neil Phillips, described as having "a last known residence in the United Kingdom", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Francisley da Silva et al: Complaint (‘International Pyramid Scheme’)

Complaint alleging "an international pyramid scheme case involving a fake crypto asset trading and mining company" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Francisley Valdevino da Silva, a citizen and resident of Brazil; Ramon Antonio Perez Arias, Juan Antonio Tacuri Fajardo, and Jose Ramiro Coronado Reyes at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.