United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York

Huachen Energy Co., Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in China by Minhai Liang, of Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP, as the Foreign Representative of Huachen Energy Co. Ltd., filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Frigorifico Margen Ltda et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Capital Administradora Judicial Ltda. and Luis Claudio Montoro Mendes, as the Foreign Representatives of Frigorifico Margen Ltda and others which allegedly "used multiple shell companies incorporated throughout South America to transfer and hide assets and to defraud creditors", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd. et al v. Chaffetz Lindsey LLP et al: $23M Complaint

Complaint "to obtain the proceeds from a settlement following arbitration" in IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd. (in Official Liquidation) and IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), both of the Cayman Islands v. Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, a law firm in New York; IIG TOF B.V., of the Netherlands; Trade Finance Trust, of Delaware; IIG Bank (Malta) Ltd., of Malta, and TriLinc Global Impact Fund - Trade Finance Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Universal Enterprises Ltd.: Chapter 15 Recognition Order

Order granting a Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Eleanor Fisher, of the Cayman Islands, and Hani Bishara, of the United Arab Emirates, as the Foreign Representatives of Universal Enterprises Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), described in the petition as "an investment vehicle for six brothers [from Kuwait] for the purpose of making investments in the United States", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Universal Enterprises Ltd.: Discovery Order

Order granting a motion by Eleanor Fisher, of the Cayman Islands, and Hani Bishara, of the United Arab Emirates, as the Foreign Representatives of Universal Enterprises Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), for the issuance of subpoenas to Fawzi Musaed Al Saleh, Ahmad Fawzi Al Saleh, Yasmine Al Saleh, John I. Snow, III, Steve Leese, Quabbin Capital Inc., Shields & Company, Inc., Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Loeb, Block & Partners LLP, KPMG LLP, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, Royal Bank of Canada, Morgan Stanley, and Société Générale to conduct discovery for use in legal proceedings at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ascentra Holdings Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Graham Robinson and Ivy Chua, as the Foreign Representatives of Ascentra Holdings Inc. (in Official Liquidation), which "was an e-commerce company, selling health and beauty products to the Asian market via a network of members", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Grupo Posadas SAB de CV et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Grupo Posadas S.A.B. de C.V. and Operadora del Golfo de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., collectively described as "the largest hotel operator in Mexico in terms of the number of hotels and number of rooms" which have "outstanding pre-petition debt obligations of approximately $405.6 million", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Universal Enterprises Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Eleanor Fisher, of the Cayman Islands, and Hani Bishara, of the United Arab Emirates, as Foreign Representatives of Universal Enterprises Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), described as "an investment vehicle for six brothers [from Kuwait] for the purpose of making investments in the United States", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Markel CATCo Reinsurance Fund Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Simon Appell, of England, and John McKenna, of Bermuda, as the Foreign Representatives of Markel CATCo Reinsurance Fund Ltd., CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd., Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd., and Markel CATCo Re Ltd., filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Gerobin Finances Pty Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Australia by Sheahan and Lock, as the Foreign Representatives of Gerobin Finances Pty Ltd., Erbin Finances Pty Limited, Rawbin Finances Pty Limited, Marbin Finances Pty Limited, Erma Nominees Pty Limited, and Ligon 158 Pty Limited, described as members of "a remarkably complex group of companies controlled and operated by, and used for the personal benefit of, the Binetter family, many of which companies have been the subject of a far-ranging tax investigation by the Australian Taxation Office", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

JGC Ventures Pte. Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Singapore by William Honoris, as the Foreign Representative of JGC Ventures Pte. Ltd. and Modernland Overseas Pte. Ltd., both of Singapore and part of "one of Indonesia’s largest and most prominent property developers, with various high-profile projects", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Income Collecting 1-3 Months T-Bills Mutual Fund: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Russell Homer and Karen Scott, as the Joint Voluntary Liquidators of Income Collecting 1-3 Months T-Bills Mutual Fund, of the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Greensill Capital (UK) Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Trevor O'Sullivan, Christine Laverty, and William Stagg, as the Foreign Representatives of Greensill Capital (UK) Limited, described as "the main trading entity for the Greensill group, a global financial services firm" and "principally in the business of arranging supply chain and other working capital financing solutions for its customers by acquiring receivables, with related rights, and onselling such assets to investors either directly or in the form of receivables-backed notes issued by bankruptcy remote special purpose vehicles", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Boart Longyear Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Australia by Nora Pincus, as the Foreign Representative of Boart Longyear Limited, Boart Longyear Australia Pty Limited, Boart Longyear Management Pty Limited, Boart Longyear Investments Pty Limited, and Votraint No. 1609 Pty Limited, collectively described as "the world's leading provider of drilling services, orebody-data-collection technology, and innovative, safe, and productivity-driven drilling equipment", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Frederico da Costa Pinto v. Loeb Block & Partners: Discovery Application

Application by Frederico da Costa Pinto, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to take discovery from Loeb Block & Partners law firm, its attorneys Yuisa Montañez and Steven Rasch; The Clearing House Payments Company L.L.C., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Citibank, N.A. and Bank of America N.A. for use in a pending "probate proceeding" and "a reasonably contemplated civil action for fraud-related claims" in Brazil "concerning the estate of Applicant's deceased father, Humberto Da Costa Pinto", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Michael Ben-Ari: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Israel by Lior Dagan, as the Foreign Representative of Michael David Greenfield, a.k.a. Michael Ben-Ari, whose Israeli investment company, EGFE Israel Ltd., "is suspected of being one of the largest known Ponzi schemes in Israel", in which losses to "victims" are estimated to be "between NIS 300 to 600 million" (approx. US$93 million and $186 million at current exchange rates), filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners II LP et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition that "would appropriately place before this Court any dispute over the enforceability against U.S. assets of a Cayman judgment upholding a Brazilian arbitration award that U.S. courts have already determined is unenforceable in the United States" by MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners (Cayman) II L.P., of the Cayman Islands; MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners II L.P., MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners (SUB) II L.P., MatlinPatterson Global Partners II LLC, MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC, MatlinPatterson PE Holdings LLC, and Volo Logistics LLC, all of Delaware, which are part of a group that specializes in "distressed investing", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

TZG Capital Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Cosimo Borrelli and Philip Smith, of Cosimo Borrelli, as the Foreign Representatives of TZG Capital Limited (in Liquidation), described as "a holding company for investments in early-stage companies doing business in China", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

PT Sri Rejeki Isman Tbk et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of Foreign Main Proceedings in Indonesia and Singapore by Geoffrey Simms, as the Foreign Representative of PT Sri Rejeki Isman Tbk, PT Sinar Pantja Djaja, PT Bitratex Industries, PT Primayudha Mandirijaya, all of Indonesia; Golden Legacy Pte Ltd., and Golden Mountain Textile and Trading Pte Ltd., both of Singapore, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

KG Manhattan 126 Finance Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Philip Smith, of the British Virgin Islands, and Cosimo Borelli, of Hong Kong, as the Foreign Representatives of KG Manhattan 126 Finance Limited, which has "failed to repay a secured US$85,000,000 loan given by Bank of Shanghai (Hong Kong) Limited and China Minsheng Bank Corporation Ltd., HK Branch" and was involved in "suspicious transactions", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Zuca Properties LLC: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Zuca Properties LLC, a Delaware company based in Geneva, Switzerland, that "was established to acquire property investments", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The seven largest unsecured creditors, with claims totaling more than $55 million, include those based in Brunei Darussalam, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the United States.

Kumtor Gold Company CJSC et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Kumtor Gold Company CJSC and Kumtor Operating Company CSJC, both of the Kyrgyz Republic and owned by Centerra Gold Inc., of Toronto, Canada, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Creditors include companies in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, England, Finland, Gibraltar, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Netherlands, Russia, Scotland, and Switzerland.

PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd. v. Erie Properties LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint in John Johnston and Rachelle Frisby, as Joint Provisional Liquidators of PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd., of Bermuda v. Erie Properties LLC, Global Growth, formerly Eli Global LLC; Greg E. Lindberg, and Century 21 Riverstone at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd. v. Bank Leumi USA: Complaint

Complaint for $446,186 in IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd. (in Official Liquidation) and IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), both of the Cayman Islands v. Bank Leumi USA at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bagir Group Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Israel by Ilan Shavit-Stricks, as the Foreign Representative of Bagir Group Limited, described as am Israeli apparent company that "had interests in five companies in foreign countries - Egypt, Ethiopia, the United States, England and the British Virgin Islands as well as a representative regional office in Vietnam" and whose shares are listed "on the Alternative Investment Market, a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Samarco Mineração SA: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Cristina Morgan Cavalcanti, as the Foreign Representation of Samarco Mineração S.A., of Belo Horizonte, described as "a privately held Brazilian mining company that started its operations in 1977", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

DTEK Finance Plc: Chapter 15 Petition (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.

VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Michael Morrison and Mark Allitt, of KPMG Advisory, as the Foreign Representatives of VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd., Valor Group Ltd., and Valor Management Ltd., described as Bermuda companies that are part of a group that also includes companies in Barbados, Ireland, Liechtenstein, and the United States and which are "victims of activity perpetrated between 2013 and 2016 by Jason Sugarman - a former director of the VL Bermuda Debtor - and others, including Jason Galanis, that ultimately led to the insolvency of the VL Bermuda Debtors", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Automotores Gildemeister SpA et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Automotores Gildemeister SpA, Marc Leasing S.A., Comercial Gildemeister S.A., Maquinarias Gildemeister S.A., Fortaleza S.A., RTC S.A., Maquinaria Nacional S.A., Carmeister S.A., AG Créditos SpA, Fonedar S.A., all of Chile; Lodinem S.A., Camur S.A., both of Uruguay, and Bramont Montadora Industrial e Comercial de Veículos S.A., of Brazil, collectively described as "a vehicle importer and distributor primarily operating in Chile and Peru, as well as in Uruguay, Costa Rica and Brazil", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Stoneway Capital Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Stoneway Capital Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Stoneway Capital Corporation, of Canada; Stoneway Energy International LP, of Canada; Stoneway Energy LP, of New York; Stoneway Group LP, of New York, and Stoneway Power Generation Inc., of New York, all part of a group whose "principal business" is "the construction, ownership and operation of four power-generating plants in Argentina that provide electricity to the wholesale electricity market in Argentina", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The biggest creditors include companies based in Argentina, British Virgin Islands, Canada, England, Spain, and the United States.

PB Investment Holdings Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Rachelle Frisby and John Johnston, both of Deloitte (Bermuda), as the Foreign Representatives of PB Investment Holdings Ltd., whose owner Greg Lindberg was convicted of "conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds" last year in the United States, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Banco Privado Portugues (Cayman) Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Simon Conway and Jess Shakespeare, as the Foreign Representatives of Banco Privado Portugues (Cayman) Ltd., filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Greensill Capital Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Greensill Capital Inc., a Delaware-domiciled "financial services company" that "arranged factoring and reverse factoring programs for clients globally" and which is directly owned by Greensill Capital Management (UK) Limited, of the United Kingdom, and indirectly owned by Greensill Capital Pty Limited, of Australia, and is part of a group that includes companies in Australia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Germany, India, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Gregory Messer v. Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Gregory Messer, as Chapter 7 Trustee of Lee Alexander Bressler v. Alex Duering Trust UAD 11/14/1996, Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Ltd., of Bermuda; Lee Bressler, and Scott Bressler, of San Francisco, California, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of Foreign Proceedings in Norway and Ireland by Geir Karlsen, as the Foreign Representative of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, of Norway, and Arctic Aviation Assets DAC, of Ireland, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Huy Vietnam Group Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Cosimo Borrelli and Mitchell Mansfield, as the Foreign Representatives of Huy Vietnam Group Limited (in Official Liquidation), whose Founder, Nhat Huy, "may have misappropriated approximately $59 million", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Comair Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in South Africa by Shaun Collyer and Richard A. Ferguson, as the Foreign Representatives of Comair Limited (in Business Rescue), described as "one of the largest regional commercial airline companies in Southern Africa", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cimento Tupi SA: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Alberto Koranyi Ribeiro, as the Foreign Representative of Cimento Tupi S.A., which "has been producing cement and related products in Brazil and providing those products to the Brazilian market for more than 70 years", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Novelion Therapeutics Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Anthony Tillman, of Alvarez & Marsal, as the Foreign Representative of Novelion Therapeutics Inc., which "formerly operated as a British Columbia biopharmaceutical business dedicated to developing and commercializing treatments and therapies for individuals living with rare diseases", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Luckin Coffee Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Alexander Lawson and Wing Sze Tiffany Wong, both of Alvarez & Marsal, as the Foreign Representatives of Luckin Coffee Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Purdue Pharma LP et al v. Chubb Bermuda et al: Complaint

Complaint regarding insurance coverage for "the staggering costs of litigating an increasing number of claims seeking to hold them liable for their alleged role in creating and perpetuating the nationwide opioid crisis" in Purdue Pharma LP, Purdue Pharma Inc., Purdue Pharma Manufacturing LP, Purdue Pharmaceuticals LP, Purdue Transdermal Technologies LP, Purdue Pharmaceutical Products LP, Purdue Pharma of Puerto Rico, Rhodes Pharmaceuticals LP, Rhodes Technologies, and Avrio Health LP v. AIG Specialty Insurance Company (f/k/a American International Specialty Lines Insurance Company), Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd., American Guarantee and Liability Insurance Company, American International Reinsurance Company (f/k/a Starr Excess Liability Insurance International Limited), Arch Reinsurance Ltd., Aspen American Insurance Company, Certain Member Companies of the International Underwriting Association of London Subscribing to Policy No. 823/KE0002108, Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd. (f/k/a ACE Bermuda Insurance Ltd.), Evanston Insurance Company, Gulf Underwriters Insurance Company, HDI Global SE (f/k/a Gerling-Konzern General Insurance Company), Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company (f/k/a TIG Specialty Insurance Company), Liberty Insurance Corporation, Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SE (f/k/a Liberty International Insurance Company), National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA, Navigators Specialty Insurance Company, North American Elite Insurance Company, St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Steadfast Insurance Company, Swiss Re International S.E. (f/k/a SR International Business Insurance Company also f/k/a Zurich Reinsurance (London) Limited, Tenecom Limited (f/k/a Winterthur Swiss Insurance Company), XL Bermuda Ltd. (f/k/a XL Insurance Company, Ltd.), and XL Insurance America, Inc. at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Xenfin Fund 1 Trading Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Guernsey by Matthew Wright, Benjamin Rhodes, and James Toynton, as the Foreign Representatives of Xenfin Fund 1 Trading Limited (in Voluntary Liquidation), which "served as a special purpose vehicle to invest in real estate in the United States and around the world" and is "wholly owned by GFG Funds PCC Limited (in Voluntary Liquidation)", of Guernsey, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Savari Systems Pvt. Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition in the matter of VTES Inc., of New York, NY; Savari Inc., of Santa Clara, CA, and Savari Systems Pvt. Ltd., of Bangalore, India, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Europcar Mobility Group SA: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in France by Luc Péligry, as the Foreign Representative of Europcar Mobility Group S.A., described as "an innovator and leader of the mobility services industry", operating Europcar, Goldcar, InterRent, and Ubeeqo vehicle renting and car-sharing brands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Petra Diamonds US$ Treasury Plc: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Jacques Breytenbach, as the Foreign Representative of Petra Diamonds US$ Treasury Plc, described as being part of "an independent diamond mining group and supplier of gem quality rough diamonds to the international market", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.