Application

Ecuador: Jorge Cherrez Miño et al (‘Organized Crime’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Apollo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Ecuador - for a criminal investigation into "Ecuadorian citizen Jorge Oswaldo Cherrez Mino, IBCORP Investment and Business Group, S.A., International Business IBCORP S.A., and IBCORP Investment S.A. Ecuador, High Yield Bond Funding Corporation, Institutional Custody Services, the Centralized Depository of Securities Clearing and Settlement (DECEVALE), Citadel, and the Investment Commission of ISSPOL for organized crime".

Cyprus: Western Union et al (‘Computer Fraud Investigation’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Western Union and Money Gram - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Cyprus - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for computer fraud, obtaining goods by false pretenses, and money laundering" regarding an alleged scheme in which some of the proceeds were sent to individuals in England and the United States.

Caterpillar Crédito v. T-Mobile US Inc.: Discovery Application (Curaçao Proceedings)

Application by Caterpillar Crédito, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple, Entidad Regulada, of Mexico, to take discovery from T-Mobile US Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Curaçao “brought by Mrs. Carolina Elizabeth Várady de Bellosta … to annul two personal guarantees given by Mrs. Bellosta’s husband, Carlos Marcelino Jose Bellosta Pallares to Caterpillar Crédito”, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Caterpillar Crédito v. American Express: Discovery Application (Curaçao Proceedings)

Application by Caterpillar Crédito, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple, Entidad Regulada, of Mexico, to take discovery from American Express Company for use in legal proceedings in Curaçao “brought by Mrs. Carolina Elizabeth Várady de Bellosta … to annul two personal guarantees given by Mrs. Bellosta’s husband, Carlos Marcelino Jose Bellosta Pallares to Caterpillar Crédito”, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Caterpillar Crédito v. Banco San Juan Internacional: Discovery Application (Curaçao Proceedings)

Application by Caterpillar Crédito, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple, Entidad Regulada, of Mexico, to take discovery from Banco San Juan Internacional for use in legal proceedings in Curaçao "brought by Mrs. Carolina Elizabeth Várady de Bellosta ... to annul two personal guarantees given by Mrs. Bellosta's husband, Carlos Marcelino Jose Bellosta Pallares to Caterpillar Crédito", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Caterpillar Crédito v. Mastercard Inc. et al: Discovery Application (Curaçao Proceedings)

Application by Caterpillar Crédito, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple, Entidad Regulada, of Mexico, to take discovery from Mastercard Inc. and Visa Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Curaçao "brought by Mrs. Carolina Elizabeth Várady de Bellosta ... to annul two personal guarantees given by Mrs. Bellosta's husband, Carlos Marcelino Jose Bellosta Pallares to Caterpillar Crédito", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Core Compass Ltd. v. Evolve Bank & Trust: Discovery Application (Serbia Proceedings)

Application by Core Compass Limited, described as "a Hong Kong-registered company that provides payment consulting services to internet businesses", to take discovery from Evolve Bank & Trust for use in legal proceedings in Serbia alleging misappropriation by Boom Financial Management d.o.o., filed at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

Malta: Yorgen Fenech et al (‘Dark Web Firearms Purchase’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from crypto exchanges Poloniex and Coinbase - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Malta - for a criminal investigation into Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech and Maltese lawyer Aron Mifsud Bonnici for "the unlawful acquisition of firearms".

China Financial Services Holdings Ltd. v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application (‘Hong Kong Proceedings’)

Application by China Financial Services Holdings Ltd., of Hong Kong, to take discovery from Citibank N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Well Fargo Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Bank of China, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank US, and Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, for use in legal proceedings in Hong Kong against Luo Rui and Guan Zueling, a.k.a. Guan Xue Ling, alleging fraud that caused losses totaling RMB1.37 billion ($198 million), filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sailed Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd. v. Amazon.com Inc. et al: Discovery Application (China Proceedings)

Application by Sailed Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd. to take discovery from Amazon.com Inc. and Amazon.com Services LLC for use in legal proceedings "in the Nanjing Intellectual Property Court" in China "alleging that Amazon Echo series products, Fire series products, and Fire tablets infringe one or more Sailed patents", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Fourteen IP Communications Ltd. v. Marriott International Inc.: Discovery Application (England Proceedings)

Application by Fourteen IP Communications Limited to take discovery from Marriott International Inc. for use in legal proceedings in England between The Voice Factory Limited and TVF Cloud Inc., as plaintiffs, and Fourteen IP Communications Limited, Fourteen IP Network Services Limited, Fourteen IP Inc., Evolution Voice Inc., Neil Tolley, Vicki Havard, and Alan Poole, as defendants, filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

BSV Claims Ltd. v. Bittylicious Ltd. et al: Application (‘£9.9B Crypto Dispute’)

Notice of Application "for a collective proceedings order permitting it to act as the class representative bringing opt-out collective proceedings on behalf of UK based holders of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin Satoshi Vision against various cryptocurrency exchanges who it is contended colluded to de-list BSV in 2019" in BSV Claims Limited, of England v. Bittylicious Limited, of England; Payward Limited, of England; ShapeShift Global Limited, of England; Payward, Inc., d.b.a. Kraken, of California, USA; ShapeShift AG, a Swiss company based in Denver, USA, and Binance Europe Services Limited, of Malta, at the United Kingdom's Competition Appeal Tribunal.

Cook Deutschland GmbH v. Boston Scientific Corp. et al: Discovery Application (Germany Proceedings)

Application by Cook Deutschland GmbH, of Germany, "a member of the Cook Medical group of companies, which includes entities that develop, manufacture, and supply medical devices, including devices in the field of gastroenterology", to take discovery from Boston Scientific Corp. and Boston Scientific Scimed Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Germany styled as 'Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. v. Cook Deutschland GmbH et al' alleging patent infringement, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Portugal: Bank of America (‘Fraud Investigation’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud".

Banco BNP Paribas Brasil SA v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application (Brazil Proceedings)

Application by Banco BNP Paribas Brasil NA to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, The Bank of Nova Scotia, New York Agency, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in legal proceedings in Alagoas, Brazil involving Empresa Alagoana de Terminais Ltda. and Copertrading Comércio Exportação e Importação S.A., filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Austria:. Snap Inc. (‘Nude Photos’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Snap Inc. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Austria - for a criminal investigation into "an unknown suspect and their alleged unknown accomplice for attempted coercion offenses" involving "nude photos".

USA v. Lukoil-Owned Boeing 737-7EM Aircraft: Seizure Warrant Application (‘Russia Sanctions Regime’)

Seizure Warrant Application in USA v. Boeing 737-7EM Aircraft "owned and controlled" via entities in Austria, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, and the Netherlands" by PJSC Lukoil, described as "a Russian multinational energy company headquartered in Moscow, Russia that has been subject to sectoral sanctions imposed by the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control since September 2014", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

SEC v. Empirex Capital LLC et al: ‘Subpoena Compliance’ Application (‘Crypto-Based Investment Fraud’)

Application for an order compelling compliance with administrative subpoenas for an investigation into "a potential fraudulent offering scheme by Empirex" that "may have raised as much as $55 million from investors" and, inter alia, involved cryptocurrency in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Empirex Capital LLC, AKC Management LLC, Rafael Alberto Vargas Gonzalez, a.k.a. Rafael Vargas, and Paola A. Vargas at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Czech Republic: U.S. Military

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the U.S. Military - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Czech Republic - for a criminal investigation into "A, B, C, and D, Czech military officials (collectively, the defendants), for extortion, disobeying order, breach of guard duty, and failure to provide assistance".

Romania: Meta Platforms Inc.

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Meta Platforms Inc. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Romania - for a criminal investigation into Adrian Bila and Raul Pasula for suspected murder.

Energía Costa Azul S. de R.L. de C.V. v. Shell Energy North America et al: Discovery Application (Mexico & Netherlands Proceedings)

Application by Energía Costa Azul, S. de R.L. de C.V., of Mexico, to take discovery from Shell Energy North America (US) L.P., Shell NA LNG LLC, Shell USA, Inc., Shell Trading (US) Company, and Gazprom Marketing & Trading U.S.A. Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Mexico and the Netherlands, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Forensic News LLC et al v. Mark Rossini: Discovery Application (England Proceedings)

Application by Forensic News LLC and Scott Stedman to take discovery from Mark Rossini, described as "a former FBI Agent" who worked for "security consultancy firm USG Security Limited", for their "defense of a defamation action filed in England by British-Israeli "security consultant" Walter Soriano" regarding "alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Aguila Energia e Participações Ltda. v. JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Discovery Application (Brazil Proceedings)

Application by Aguila Energia e Participações Ltda., described as a Rio de Janeiro-based "startup oil company founded by an entrepreneur with significant experience in the Brazilian oil and gas segment", to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase & Co. for use in legal proceedings in Brazil against JPMorgan Brazil and Petrobras, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.