Japan

Itaú Unibanco v. TOG Brazil Holdings Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Itaú Unibanco SA to take discovery from TOG Brazil Holdings, Inc., Ten Oaks Management, LLC, Ten Oaks Friar Common Investors, LLC, and Ten Oaks Friar Series B Investors, LLC for use in bankruptcy proceedings in Brazil involving Brazil Holdings Ltda, Rakuten Brasil Internet Service Ltda, Rakuten Brasil Financial Services Ltda, and Rakuten Brasil Logistics Ltda., filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Aspect Properties Japan Godo Kaisha v. Jonathan Cheng et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons seeking "damages for conspiracy" in Aspect Properties Japan Godo Kaisha v. Jonathan Cheng, of Australia; Yicheng Chen, of Hong Kong; LC Capital Limited, of Hong Kong; Infinity Capital Group Limited, of the Cayman Islands; LC Capital Limited, of the Cayman Islands, and ICG I, of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Block Capital Group Ltd. v. Infinity Capital Group Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition in Block Capital Group Limited, a British Virgin Islands company based in Australia v. Infinity Capital Group Limited, described as a Cayman Islands company based in Hong Kong "website (infinitycapital.hk) states that Infinity is in the business of developing world-class luxury residences and has completed a number of projects in Singapore, Thailand and Japan", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Ascentra Holdings Inc.: ‘Court Supervision’ Petition

Petition for Court Supervision of a Voluntary Liquidation by Graham Robinson, of Crowet Cayman Ltd., as Voluntary Liquidator of Ascentra Holdings Inc. (in Voluntary Liquidation), formerly known as Interush Holdings, Inc., at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Keiichi Aritomo et al v. Julia Rhee et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint in Keiichi Aritomo, a citizen and resident of Japan, and Joy Zhang, a citizen of the United States residing in Japan v. Youngjoo 'Julia' Rhee, described as a citizen of South Korea residing in New York; Aleksey Igudesman, described as a citizen and resident of Austria, and Music Traveler GmbH, described as an Austrian company "that solicits customers to book performance and rehearsal space for music, singing, and other artistic-related purposes", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hapag-Lloyd AG v. Master of NYK Delphinus: Discovery Application

Application by Hapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft, of Germany, to take discovery from the Master of NYK Delphinus, described as "a Liberian-flagged vessel time chartered to NYK Line, a Japanese company, and sub-time chartered to Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd., a Singaporean company", for use in legal proceedings in Germany "for claims related to lost or damaged cargo", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Keiichi Aritomo et al v. Julia Rhee et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Keiichi Aritomo and Joy Zhang, both of Japan v. Youngjoo 'Julia' Rhee, of South Korea; Alekzey Igudesman, of Austria, and Music Traveler GmbH, described as being based in New York and Vienna, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hapag-Lloyd AG v. M/V ONE APUS: Discovery Application (April 30, 2021)

Ex Parte Application by Hapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft, of Germany, to take discovery from the Master of M/V ONE APUS, a "Japanese-flagged containership" that "was en route from Yantian, China to Long Beach, California when something went wrong and the ship lost at least 843 containers overboard", for use in legal proceedings in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

HMM Co. Ltd. v. Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by HMM Co. Ltd., of South Korea, to take discovery from Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Chidori Ship Holding LLC, Jessica Ship Holding SA, of Panama, and NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, for use in legal proceedings in South Korea and a London Maritime Arbitrators Association tribunal in England involving "the collapse and subsequent loss overboard of approximately 1,816 on-deck containers aboard the container ship M/V ONE APUS", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Hapag-Lloyd AG v. M/V ONE APUS: Discovery Application (March 26, 2021)

Ex Parte Application by Hapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft, of Germany, to take discovery from the Master, Chief Officer, Officer of the Watch, Chief Engineer, and Second Engineer of M/V ONE APUS, a "Japanese-flagged containership" that "was en route from Yantian, China to Long Beach, California when something went wrong and the ship lost at least 843 containers overboard", for use in legal proceedings in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

CFTC v. John Gorman III: Complaint

Complaint alleging that "a U.S. dollar swaps trader and managing director of a global investment bank, trading from Tokyo, Japan for a U.S. affiliate of the Bank, engaged in a scheme to deceive and to manipulate the price of U.S. dollar interest rate swap spreads published on a screen displaying prices from a swap execution facility broker firm in the United States" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. John Patrick Gorman III, described as a citizen of the United States residing in the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Masahiko Nishiyama: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Japan by Hiroshi Morimoto, of Kitahama Partners, as the Foreign Representative of Masahiko Nishiyama, a bankrupt who was found guilty of "fraudulently concealing his assets", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Zaif Inc. v. Binance Holdings Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "the laundering of stolen cryptocurrency" in Zaif Inc., described as "a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange" v. Binance Holdings Ltd., a Cayman Islands company described as "a 'go-to' location for cybercriminals to convert purloined cryptocurrency to other cryptocurrency or cash", and BAM Trading Services Inc. at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. v. M/V Seroja Lima: Amended Discovery Application

Amended Ex Parte Emergency Application by Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. to take discovery from the Master of the M/V Seroja Lima, described as being flagged in Panama and owned by "Leo Ocean/Tokei Kaiun which were and are business entities organized and existing under the laws of Panama and Japan respectively", for use in "foreign and international legal proceedings soon to be commenced against and also by Zim", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Cayman crypto exchange Binance sues Forbes for defamation

Cayman Islands-domiciled cryptocurrency exchange Binance Holdings is suing U.S.-based news provider Forbes and two of its reporters for defamation over a recent article headlined "Leaked 'Tai Chi' Document Reveals Binance's Elaborate Scheme To Evade Bitcoin Regulators".

Garrett Motion Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Garrett Motion Inc., of Switzerland, which "designs, manufactures and sells highly engineered turbocharger, electric-boosting and connected vehicle technologies for original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket"; BRH LLC, of Switzerland; Calvari Limited, of Ireland; Friction Materials LLC, of Michigan; Garrett ASASCO Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Borrowing LLC, of Michigan; Garrett Holding Company Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett LX I Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett LX II Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett LX III Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett Motion Australia Pty Limited, of Australia; Garrett Motion Automotive Research Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., of Mexico; Garrett Motion Holdings Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Motion Holdings II Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Motion International Services S.R.L., of Romania; Garrett Motion Ireland A Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland B Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland C Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Italia S.r.l., of Italy; Garrett Motion Japan Inc., of Japan; Garrett Motion LLC, of Michigan; Garrett Motion México, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, of Mexico; Garrett Motion Romania S.R.L., of Romania; Garrett Motion Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett Motion Slovakia s.r.o., of Slovakia; Garrett Motion Switzerland Holdings Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett Motion UK A Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK B Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK C Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK D Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK Limited, of England; Garrett Transportation I Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Transportation Systems Ltd., of England; Garrett Transportation Systems UK II Ltd., of England; Garrett TS Ltd., of England, and Garrett Turbo Ltd., of England, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange Inc. v. Binance Holdings Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint alleging "the laundering of stolen cryptocurrency" in Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange Inc., described as "a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange" v. Binance Holdings Limited, a Cayman Islands cryptocurrency exchange described as "a 'go-to' location for cybercriminals to convert purloined cryptocurrency to other cryptocurrency or cash", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

JTrust Asia Pte. Ltd. v. Mitsuji Konoshita et al: Judgment

Judgment regarding an application to discharge a freezing order and receivership order in a matter that also involves proceedings in Singapore and Thailand in JTrust Asia Pte. Ltd. v. Mitsuji Konoshita and A.P.F. Group Co. Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Lisa McCarthy et al v. Intercontinental Exchange Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint against "members of a price-fixing cartel designed to eliminate price competition between and among themselves and co-conspirators to fix the intra bank interest rate used as the basis for loans to consumers, including, inter alia, mortgages, student loans, credit cards, auto loans, lines of credit, contracts, and all varieties of financial instruments" in Lisa McCarthy, Mary Katherine Arcell, Keith Dean Bradt, Jose Brito, Jan-Marie Brown, Rosemary D'Augusta, Brenda Davis, Pamela Faust, Carolyn Fjord, Donald C. Freeland, Donna Frye, Gabriel Garavanian, Harry Garavanian, Yvonne Jocelyn Gardner, Valarie Jolly, Michael Malaney, Lenard Marazzo, Timothy Nieboer, Deborah Pulfer, Bill Rubinsohn, Sondra Russell, June Stansbury, Clyde Duane Stensrud, Gary Talewsky, Diana Lynn Ultican, Pamela Ward, and Christine M. Whalen, described as "borrowers and consumers of loans and credit cards with variable interest rates" v. Intercontinental Exchange Inc., Intercontinental Exchange Holdings Inc., ICE Benchmark Administration Limited, ICE Data Services Inc., ICE Pricing and Reference Data LLC, Bank of America NA, Ban of America Corporation, Barclays Bank Plc, Barclays Capital Inc., Citibank NA, Citigroup Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Coöperatieve Rabobank UA, Credit Suisse Group AG, Credit Suisse AG, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., HSBC Holdings Plc, HSBC Bank Plc, HSBC Bank USA NA, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, JPMorgan Securities LLC, Lloyds Bank Plc, Lloyds Securities Inc., MUFG Bank Ltd., The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., MUFG Securities Americas Inc., Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, National Westminster Bank Plc, NatWest Markets Securities Inc., Royal Ban; of Canada, RBC Capital Markets LLC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd., SMBC Capital Markets Inc., The Norinchukin Bank, UBS Group AG, UBS AG, and UBS Securities LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Frontier Co., Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Japan by Fujiaki Mimura, as the Foreign Representative of Frontier Co., Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii.

Himeka Kaminaguchi v. Facebook, Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Himeka Kaminaguchi, described as an 18-year-old reality TV show participant in Japan, to take discovery from Facebook, Inc. for use in "an anticipated lawsuit in Japan" for alleged defamation, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Himeka Kaminaguchi v. Twitter Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Himeka Kaminaguchi, described as a contestant on "a Japanese dating and relationship reality television series", to take discovery from Twitter Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Japan regarding "certain Twitter Accounts posting certain anonymous statements which, under Japanese law, constitute defamation and invasion of privacy against Applicant", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Quadre Investments LP v. Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Quadre Investments LP v. Sky Solar Holdings Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company "in the renewable energy business" whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Square Acquisition Co., of the Cayman Islands; Square Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Sino-Century HX Investments Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Jing Kang, described as a citizen of Canada; Bin Shi, described as a citizen of China; Kai Ding, described as a citizen of China; Japan NK Investment K.K., of Japan; IDG Accel China Capital LP, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled limited partnership based in Hong Kong; IDG-Accel China Capital Investors LP, described as a Cayman Islands limited partnership based in Hong Kong; Jolmo Solar Capital Ltd., described as a British Virgin Islands company based in China; CES Holding Ltd., of Hong Kong; TCL Transportation Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Esteem Venture Investment Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Mamaya Investments Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Xanadu Investment Ltd., of Hong Kong; Development Holding Company Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Abdulateef A. Al-Tammar, described as a citizen of Kuwait, and Bjoern Ludvig Ulfsson Nilsson, described as a citizen of Sweden, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Presidio Inc. v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Presidio Inc. to take discovery from Google LLC "in connection with an anticipated lawsuit and criminal investigation in Japan against those who unlawfully uploaded YouTube videos", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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.

SEC v. Zhuobin Hong et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging insider trading in the securities of Delaware-domiciled Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. using "Hong Kong-based trading accounts held in the names of China-based relatives" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Zhuobin Hong, a.k.a. Ben Hong, and Caixia Jiang, both described as former residents of California currently residing in China, as Defendants, and Zhuoyan Hong and Haotao Jiang, both of China, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Petroleum Tanker Nautic: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "the unlawful use of the U.S. financial system to support and finance Iran's transport and sale of oil products to benefit sanctioned Iranian entities" in USA v. $12,3 million fo funds "associated with petroleum tanker Nautic", a.k.a. Gulf Sky, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Amir Abdolaziz Dianat et al: Arrest Warrant Affidavit

Affidavit in support of application for arrest warrant alleging "knowingly and willfully conspiring with each other and persons in Iran to use the U.S. financial system to procure a petroleum tanker named Nautic, and later renamed to the Gulf Sky, in violation of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations" in USA v. Amir Abdolaziz Dianat, a.k.a. Ameer Abdulaazeez Jaafar, and Kamran Ali Lajmiry, a.k.a. Kamran Ali Lajmiri, at the U. S. District Curt for the District of Columbia.

Eric Lee et al v. Binance et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging the sale of unregistered securities involving digital tokens known as EOS, BNT, SNT, QSP, KNC, TRX, FUN, ICX, OMG, LEND, ELF, and CVC in Eric Lee and Chase Williams v. Binance, described as the Malta-domiciled "largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, with a market capitalization of $1.3 billion"; Changpeng Zhao, described as a resident of Taiwan; Yi He, described as a resident of Malta, and Roger Wang, described as a resident of Malta, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Chase Williams v. Quantstamp Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging the sale of unregistered securities involving digital tokens known as QSP in Chase Williams v. Quantstamp Inc., described as a Delaware-domiciled "blockchain-focused software development company ... with offices in San Francisco, Toronto, Taipei, and Tokyo"; Richard Ma, described as a resident of San Francisco, California, and Steven Stewart, described as a resident of Toronto, Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

OneWeb Global Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by OneWeb Global Limited, of England; 1021823 B.C. Ltd., of Canada; Network Access Associates Limited, of England; OneWeb ApS, of Greenland; OneWeb Chile SpA, of Chile; OneWeb Communications Limited, of England; OneWeb G.K., of Japan; OneWeb Global Limited, of England; OneWeb Holdings LLC, of New York; OneWeb Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; OneWeb Ltd., of Malta; OneWeb Network Access Holdings Limited, of England; OneWeb Norway AS, of Norway; WorldVu Australia Pty Ltd., of Australia; WorldVu Development LLC, of Nevada; WorldVu JV Holdings LLC, of Delaware; WorldVu Mexico, S. DE R. L. DE C.V., of Mexico; WorldVu Satellites Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; WorldVu South Africa (Pty) Ltd., of South Africa, and WorldVu Unipessoal Lda, of Portugal, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cosimo Borrelli et al v. RiverCliff Farm Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint regarding "a fraudulent investment scheme" by Ronald Talmage that raised "approximately $55 million in investments from predominately Japanese investors" in Cosimo Borrelli and Colin Wilson, both of Borrelli Walsh, as the Foreign Representatives of Heng Cheong Pacific Limited, World-Wide Investment Services Limited, and New Century Properties Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands v. RiverCliff Farm Inc. and the USA at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Cosimo Borrelli et al v. Western Land & Livestock, LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint regarding "a fraudulent investment scheme" by Ronald Talmage that raised "approximately $55 million in investments from predominately Japanese investors" in Cosimo Borrelli and Colin Wilson, as the Foreign Representatives of Heng Cheong Pacific Limited, World-Wide Investment Services Limited, and New Century Properties Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands v. Western Land & Livestock, LLC and the USA at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

United American Corp. v. Bitmain Inc. et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint alleging "a scheme by a tight knit network of individuals and organizations to manipulate the cryptocurrency market for Bitcoin Cash" in United American Corp., of Florida v. Bitmain Inc., of Delaware; Roger Ver, described as a resident of Japan; Bitmain Technologies Ltd., described as a Hong Kong company based in China; Jihan Wu, described as a resident of China; Payward Ventures Inc., d.b.a. Kraken, of Delaware; Jesse Powell, Shammah Chancellor, and Jason Cox, all of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Coöperatieve Rabobank UA et al v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Coöperatieve Rabobank UA, of Argentina; Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, of New York; ING Bank NV, of Brazil; the International Finance Corporation, of Washington, DC; Natixis, New York Branch, and Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden NV, of the Netherlands, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, of New York; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentina SA, of Spain; Banco do Brasil SA, of Brazil; Bank Leumi US, of New York; Bank of America, NA, of North Carolina; Barclays Bank PLC, of England; Citibank, NA, of New York; Deutsche Bank AG, of Germany; Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas, of New York; HSBC Bank USA, of New York; Itau Unibanco SA - New York Branch, of Brazil; JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, of New York; Mizuho Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MUFG Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MUFG Union Bank, NA, of New York; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, of Japan; The Bank of New York Mellon, of New York; UBS AG, of Switzerland; Wells Fargo Bank NY INTL, of New York, and Wells Fargo Bank, of California, for use in legal proceedings in Argentina regarding suspected "major international financial impropriety" involving Vicentin SAIC, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Shigekazu Torikai v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Shigekazu Torikai, a lawyer in Japan, to take discovery from Google LLC for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Japan "for trespass, privacy invasion, unlawful business interference under Japanese civil law, related torts, and to prevent harm to Mr. Torikai, his staff or clients", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. Steve Bajic et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Steve M. Bajic, described as a dual citizen of Canada and Croatia; Rajesh Taneja, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Vietnam; Norfolk Heights Ltd., described as "a Seychelles company owned by a dual Mexican and Canadian citizen"; Fountain Drive Ltd., Island Fortune Global Ltd., Crystalmount Ltd., and Wisdom Chain Ltd., each described as "a Seychelles corporation with a registered address in Hong Kong"; SSID Ltd., of Hong Kong; Sure Mighty Ltd., described as "a Seychelles corporation owned by a Japanese citizen"; Tamarind Investments Inc., described as "an Anguillan corporation with registered addresses in Hong Kong and Thailand"; Kenneth Ciapala, described as "a citizen of Switzerland and the United Kingdom"; Anthony Killarney, described as "a citizen of the United Kingdom, a resident of Switzerland"; Blacklight SA, of Switzerland; Christopher Lee McKnight, of Canada, and Aaron Dale Wise, of Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.