Argentina

USA v. Ralph Steinmann et al: Criminal Complaint (‘PDVSA Corruption’)

Criminal Complaint alleging the defendants laundered the proceeds of corruption involving PDVSA in Venezuela in USA v. Ralph Steinmann, described as "a Swiss national who operated a European financial institution", and Luis Fernando Vuteff, described as a citizen of Argentina, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

LATAM Airlines Group SA et al v. Wamos Air SA: Complaint ($754,571)

Complaint to avoid allegedly fraudulent transfers totaling $754,571 in LATAM Airlines Group S.A., of Chile, described as "Latin America’s leading airline group", et al v. Wamos Air SA, of Spain, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

LATAM Airlines Group SA et al v. Travelliance: Complaint ($122,826)

Complaint to avoid allegedly fraudulent transfers totaling $122,826 in LATAM Airlines Group S.A., of Chile, described as "Latin America’s leading airline group", et al v. NHI-2 LLC, d.b.a. Travelliance, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

LATAM Airlines Group SA et al v. Gen2 Systems Ltd.: Complaint ($128,132)

Complaint to avoid allegedly fraudulent transfers totaling $128,132 in LATAM Airlines Group S.A., of Chile, described as "Latin America’s leading airline group", et al v. Gen2 Systems Limited, of England, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

LATAM Airlines Group SA et al v. Falabella SA: Complaint ($219,992)

Complaint to avoid allegedly fraudulent transfers totaling $219,992 in LATAM Airlines Group SA, of Chile, described as "Latin America’s leading airline group", et al v. Falabella S.A., of Chile, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

LATAM Airlines Group SA et al v. Comercial Ops SpA: Complaint ($1M)

Complaint to avoid allegedly fraudulent transfers totaling $1 million in LATAM Airlines Group S.A., of Chile, described as “Latin America’s leading airline group”, et al v. Comercial Ops SpA, of Chile, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

LATAM Airlines Group SA et al v. Avalco SpA: Complaint ($144,743)

Complaint to avoid allegedly fraudulent transfers totaling $144,743 in LATAM Airlines Group S.A., of Chile, described as "Latin America’s leading airline group", et al v. Avalco SpA, of Chile, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sergio Gersztein v. HSBC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Sergio Gersztein to take discovery from HSBC Republic, a division of HSBC Bank USA; Swiss Bank Corporation - New York Branch, UBS AG - New York Branch, Safra National Bank of New York, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in legal proceedings in Argentina involving an Estate's assets.

Stericycle, Inc.: $24M Penalty

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a penalty of $23,987,520 on Stericycle, Inc., described as a Delaware-domiciled "world-wide provider of medical waste and other services" for "violations of the anti-bribery, books and records, and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977" involving "wholly-owned subsidiaries in Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina".

USA v. Stericycle, Inc.: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving entities in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico in USA v. Stericycle Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Stericycle, Inc.: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving entities in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico USA v. Stericycle Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Glacial Capital LLC et al v. Buenos Aires: $14.2M Complaint

Complaint for "the principal amount of $14,200,000, plus all unpaid interest" alleging debt default in Glacial Capital LLC and TRSE Holdings LLC, both of Delaware v. The Province of Buenos Aires at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ayres Argentina Master Fund Ltd. v. TGLT SA: Complaint

Complaint alleging "missed interest payments" on "$4 million of convertible subordinated notes due August 3, 2027" in Ayres Argentina Master Fund Limited, a Cayman Islands company based in the United Kingdom v. TGLT SA, of Argentina, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Alfredo Pott v. World Capital Properties Ltd. et al: Petition to Enforce $21M Arbitral Award

Petition for Recognition and Enforcement of a $21.3 Million Arbitral Award in Argentina in Alfredo Carlos Pott, a citizen and resident of Argentina v. World Capital Properties Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Gonzalo López Jordán, described as a resident of Miami Beach, Florida, and Santiago Steed, described as a resident of Key Biscayne, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Dina Hlace v. HSBC USA Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Dina Hlace, a resident of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to take discovery from HSBC USA, Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, and Citigroup, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Argentina, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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Three indicted in NY for ‘$155M Biscayne Capital fraud’

Three men have been indicted in New York for allegedly perpetrating a $155 million fraud and money laundering scheme involving entities in or from Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Germany, Switzerland, Uruguay, and the United States.

USA v. Roberto Cortes et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering involving entities in or from Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Germany, Switzerland, Uruguay, and the United States in USA v. Roberto Gustavo Cortes Ripalda, described as a citizen of Ecuador and the U.S.; Fernando Haberer Bergson, described as a citizen of Germany and Uruguay and a resident of Argentina, and Ernesto Heraclito Weisson Pazmino, described as a citizen of Ecuador and the U.S., at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

SEC v. Medsis International Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in which the individuals defendants "told prospective investors Medsis had entered into large lucrative contracts with Central and South American customers" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Medsis International Inc., described as a Delaware-domiciled, Florida-based subsidiary of Medsis Medical Systems SA, of Panama; Joshua Dax Cabrera, of Miami, Florida, and Paul Hess, of Braintree, Massachusetts, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Nunez Tennis Training: Discovery Application

Application by the USA, on behalf of the Civil Court of First Instance No. 3, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to take discovery from Nunez Tennis Training for use in legal proceedings in Argentina styled as 'Promanagement Group SA v. Juan Mónaco", the latter of whom is a former professional tennis player, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Palladian Partners LP v. Province of Buenos Aires: Complaint

Complaint for €2.7 million, plus interest, costs, and fees, for the alleged default of sovereign bonds in Palladian Partners, L.P., of the Cayman Islands v. Province of Buenos Aires, described as "a political subdivision of the Republic of Argentina", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging Bank Julius Baer conspired to launder bribes to soccer officials for the rights to the World Cup, Copa Libertadores, and Copa América soccer tournaments in a scheme allegedly involving individuals in or from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay in USA v. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding an alleged scheme to launder the proceeds of bribery involving soccer organizations FIFA, CONMEBOL, and others in USA v. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Luis Berkman et al: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering involving "bribery of a public official and public servant" in USA v. Luis Berkman, a citizen of the United States; Bryan Samuel Berkman, a citizen of the United States; Philip Lichtenfeld, a United Sates citizen of the United States residing in Argentina, and Sergio Rodrigo Mendez Mendizabal, described as "a citizen of Bolivia who served as an official in the Bolivian Ministry of Government from at least in or around 2019 through at least in or around 2020", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Beauregarde Holdings LLP et al v. The Province of La Rioja: Complaint

Complaint alleging the default of bond payments in Beauregarde Holdings LLP, of England; Beauregarde Holdings II LLP, Crown Managed Accounts SPC - Crown/GT Segregated Portfolio, of the Cayman Islands; GN3 SIP Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; GoldenTree Co-Invest Master Fund II Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Credit Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Emerging Markets Master Fund ICAV, of Ireland; GoldenTree Insurance Fund Series Interests of the SALI Multi-Series Fund, L.P., of Delaware; GoldenTree Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Multi Sector-C LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree V1 Master Fund, L.P., of the Cayman Islands; GT NM, L.P., of Delaware; GTAM 110 Designated Activity Company, of Ireland; Guadalupe Fund, LP, of Texas; High Yield And Bank Loan Series Trust, of the Cayman Islands; MA Multi-Sector Opportunistic Fund, LP, of Delaware; Sandglass Opportunity Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; Sandglass Petrus Opportunity Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands, and Sandglass Select Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands v. The Province of La Rioja, of Argentina, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

FundHaven Ltd. et al v. Bahamas Securities Commission: Judgment

Judgment in FundHaven Ltd. and South American Investment Fund Ltd., described as "a private investment holding vehicle for an Argentinian family" v. The Executive Director of the Securities Commission of the Bahamas at the Privy Council of the United Kingdom.

SEC v. Martin Silver: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving Interntional Investment Group LLC in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Martin Silver, of Long Branch, New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Argentina: Pandora Jewelry LLC

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Pandora Jewelry LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Argentina - for use in a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for aggravated smuggling".

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.

Beauregarde Holdings LLP et al v. Buenos Aires: Complaint

Complaint for damages of $30 million alleging the default of bonds in Amia Capital Macro Master Fund Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Investment Funds - Emerging Markets Sovereign Bond, of Luxembourg; Caius Capital Master Fund, of the Cayman Islands; Corbin ERISA Opportunity Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Crown Managed Accounts SPC - Crown/GT Segregated Portfolio, of the Cayman Islands; FS Credit Income Fund, of Delaware; GN3 SIP Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; GoldenTree Co-Invest Master Fund II Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Distressed Master Fund III Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Distressed Onshore Master Fund III LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree Emerging Markets Master Fund ICAV, of Ireland; GoldenTree Insurance Fund Series Interests of the SALI Multi-Series Fund, L.P., of Delaware; GoldenTree Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Multi Sector-C LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree NJ Distressed Fund 2015 LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree VI Master Fund, L.P., of the Cayman Islands; GT Credit Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; GT G Distressed Fund 2020 LP, of Delaware; GT NM, LP, of Delaware; Guadalupe Fund, LP, of Texas; High Yield and Bank Loan Series Trust, of the Cayman Islands; Kapitalforeningen Industriens Pension Portfolio - Emerging Markets Obligationer I, of Denmark; Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, of Louisiana; MA Multi-Sector Opportunistic Fund, LP, of Delaware; Pinehurst Partners, L.P., of Delaware; San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association, of California, and Beauregarde Holdings LLP, of England v. The Province of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Amia Capital Macro Master Fund Ltd. et al v. Buenos Aires: Complaint

Complaint for damages of $336 million alleging the default of bonds in Amia Capital Macro Master Fund Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Fondi Italia - Amundi Obbligazionario Paesi Emergenti a distribuzione, of Italy; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Blended Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Hard Currency Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Short Term Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Funds - Strategic Bond, of Luxembourg; Fondi Amundi - Amundi Obbligazionario Dinamico, of Italy; Amundi Funds - Optimal Yield Short Term, of Luxembourg; Amundi S.F. - Emerging Markets Bond 2024, of Luxembourg; Amundi S.F. - Emerging Markets Bond 2025, of Luxembourg; Caius Capital Master Fund, of the Cayman Islands; Callaway Strategic Opportunity Fund I, LP, of the Cayman Islands; BayernInvest Alternative Loan Fonds-Segment GoldenTree 2, of Luxembourg; Corbin ERISA Opportunity Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Crown Managed Accounts SPC - Crown/GT Segregated Portfolio, of the Cayman Islands; FS Credit Income Fund, of Delaware; Ginkgo Tree, LLC, of Delaware; GN3 SIP Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; GoldenTree Co-Invest Master Fund II Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Distressed Master Fund III Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Distressed Onshore Master Fund III LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree Emerging Markets Master Fund ICAV, of Ireland; GoldenTree Insurance Fund Series Interests of the SALI Multi-Series Fund, L.P., of Delaware; GoldenTree Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Multi Sector-C LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree NJ Distressed Fund 2015 LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree Vl Master Fund, L.P., of the Cayman Islands; GT Credit Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; GT G Distressed Fund 2020 LP, of Delaware; GT NM, LP, of Delaware; Guadalupe Fund, LP, of Texas; High Yield and Bank Loan Series Trust, of the Cayman Islands; Kapitalforeningen Industriens Pension Portfolio - Emerging Markets Obligationer I, of Denmark; Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, of Louisiana; MA Multi-Sector Opportunistic Fund, LP, of Delaware; Pinehurst Partners, L.P., of Delaware; San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association, of California; Greylock Global Opportunity Master Fund, Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Greylock Global Focus Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Beauregarde Holdings LLP, of England; Beauregarde Holdings II LLP, of England, and Mandrake Holdings, LLC, of Delaware v. The Province of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Buenos Aires sued by investors for ‘$366M bonds default’

The Province of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, is being sued for allegedly defaulting on bonds totaling $366 million by investment vehicles in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Delaware, Denmark, England, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, and Luxembourg.

Bybrook Capital Master Fund LP et al v. Republic of Argentina: Complaint

Complaint alleging "breach of contract action arising from Argentina's failure to make contractually-mandated principal and interest payments on certain bonds held by Plaintiffs and issued by Argentina pursuant to a Fiscal Agency Agreement, dated October 19, 1994 between Argentina and Bankers Trust Company, as Fiscal Agent" in Bybrook Capital Master Fund LP and Bybrook Capital Hazelton Master Fund LP, both of the Cayman Islands v. The Republic of Argentina at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sebastian Lima et al v. Intermarine Investments LLC et al: Notice of Removal

Defendants' Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint to enforce a $4 million injunction in Argentina, in Sebastian Ricciardi Lima and Martin Richard O'Farrell, citizens of Argentina v. Intermarine Investments LLC and Interterra Investments Group LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Amissima Assicurazioni Multi-Credit Strategy Fund et al v. BAF Latam Fund: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition in Amissima Assicurazioni Multi-Credit Strategy Fund, a Sub-Fund of Amissima Diversified Income ICAV, of Ireland; Amissima Vita Multi-Credit Strategy Fund, a Sub-Fund of Amissima Diversified Income ICAV, of Ireland; Multi Credit Strategy, a compartment of Athora Lux Invest S.C.Sp., of Luxembourg, and Tranquilidade Multi-Credit Strategy Fund, a Sub-Fund of Tranquilidade Diversified Income ICAV, of Ireland, all of whose portfolio manager is Apollo Management International LLP v. BAF Latam Credit Fund at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Michael Pearson et al v. Ernesto Weisson et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a scheme to loot the accounts of investors in the Biscayne Capital group of companies, by stuffing these accounts with purported investments in various structured note offerings made by the Note Issuers" involving entities in Argentina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela in Michael Pearson, Stephen Briscoe, Andrew Childe, and Anna Silver, solely in their capacities as joint official liquidators and foreign representatives, Preferred Income Collateralized Interest Ltd., Diversified Real Estate Development Ltd. (f.k,a. ORC Senior Secured Limited), GMS Global Market Step Up Note Ltd., SG Strategic Income Ltd., Sentinel Investment Fund SPC, and Biscayne Capital Holdings Ltd., Biscayne Capital (BVI) Ltd., Sentinel Mandate & Escrow Ltd., and Vanguardia Group, Inc. v. Ernesto Weisson, Weisson Holding, LLC, Inmobilaria del Norte INORSA LLC, Empacadora Grupo Granmar SA, CVNet Distribution LLC, Latitude Foods and Bakery, LLC, Tucson Securities, Corp., Fernando Haberer, Gliker Trading Ltd., Dario Epstein, WinWer S.A., Domingo L. Bustillos, Galileoenergy S.A., Nicolas Barcia, Atanasio Mattheou, Yiwu Passion Import and Export, EGL Income Properties LLC, Diego Mussio, Ernesto Liurner, Miguel Verdias, Christoph Schaer, Arca International Bank, Inc., Jorge Chacin Landaeta, Marco Eduardo Vanzini, Afa Legal Resources (Cayman) Ltd., Cono Sur Logistics Corp., Catalina Guevara, EPC Multi Family Partners, Joyas Le Yaku, C.A., Solu Capital LLC, Havan Chang Holdings Limited, Promotora HTO C.A., Properties Investment Fund III, Servicios Petroleros, Select Industries PLC, Mercedes Cepeda Rivera, Marcelo Jorcin, Forum Globe LLC, Fresh Organics LLC, Yellow Stone Park Ltd., Patricia Aviles, ACA Ventures Ltd., John Doe 1, Importaciones y Servicios Ruso, Silmar C.A., Pablo Perrotta, Falcon Group Asset Management, Goban Trading Inc., Aceros y Metales Dos Mil, S.A., Alvaro Muscio, Globaldeg Logistic LLC, Voitto Corp., John Doe 2, Gevabra S.A., Agricola Nuova Terra Guatemala, S.A., Kingdom Trust Company, Columbus Exploration Corporation, Global Retail Information Ltd., Galier Partners, Atlantic Sky Consulting Group Ltd., John Doe 3, John Doe 4, Societe Generale R&S Business Center S.A., Atis Strategic, Federico Gil, Autogil Puerto Ordaz C.A., Juan Xavier Ribas, Avior Airlines CA, Sidor C.A., Diego Young, LGT Bank (Schweiz) AG, Faroy S.A., Pritt Investments Co., AD Markets Ltd., Agropecuaria Sanfiz C.A., Full Piscinas Corp., Gems Limited, J.I.K. S.A., John Doe 5, Pixelart Cocinas, C.A., Fredy Roberto Sandoval Cerda, Wendy Maria Vera, Advanced Fund Administration, Pablo Costabile, Edificio Mendoza LLC, Cauchos Del Sur, C.A., Asia Latina Trading Co., Ltd., Girbra S.A., Dilo Administracao de Bens Proprios Ltda., Emporio Group Entertainment, and Arkdale Investments Limited at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Nigeria v. VR Advisory Services Ltd. et al: Discovery Application

Application by The Federal Republic of Nigeria to take discovery from VR Advisory Services Ltd., VR Advisory Services (USA) LLC, VR Global Onshore Fund LP, VR Argentina Recovery Onshore Fund II LP, Jeffrey Johnson, and Ashok Raju for use in legal proceedings in England "against Process & Industrial Developments Ltd.", of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Beauregarde Holdings LLP et al v. Province of Entre Rios: Complaint

Complaint alleging breach of contract regarding a "failure to make contractually-mandated interest payments on certain debt securities" in Beauregarde Holdings LLP, of England; Beauregarde Holdings II LLP, of England; City National Rochdale Fixed Income Opportunities Fund, of Delaware; Blue Hiawatha, LLC, of Delaware; White Beech SNC, LLC, of Delaware; Ginkgo Tree, LLC, of Delaware; Crown Managed Accounts SPC - Crown/GT Segregated Portfolio, of the Cayman Islands; MA Multi-Sector Opportunistic Fund, LP, of Delaware; San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association, of California; High Yield and Bank Loan Series Trust, of the Cayman Islands; Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, of Louisiana; Guadalupe Fund, LP, of Texas; GT NM, LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree Credit Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GN3 SIP Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; GoldenTree Insurance Fund Series Interests of the SALI Multi-Series Fund, L.P., of Delaware, and GoldenTree V1 Master Fund, L.P., of the Cayman Islands v. The Province of Entre Rios, described as "a political subdivision of the Republic of Argentina", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ape Group SpA et al v. The Republic of Argentina: Complaint

Complaint alleging "defaulted" bonds in Ape Group SpA, Romano Consulting SpA, Icaro SRL, and Elazar Romano, all of Italy v. The Republic of Argentina at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.