Brazil

Chapecó Companhia Industrial de Alimentos S.A. et al: Chapter 15 Petition (Brazil)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Alexandre Brito de Araujo, of Cavallazzi, Restanho & Araujo Advogados Associados S/C, as the Foreign Representative of Chapecó Companhia Industrial de Alimentos S.A. and S.A. lndústria e Comércio Chapecó, filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Brazil: Paulo Retz et al (‘Tax Evasion’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Delta Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Brazil - for a criminal investigation into "Paulo Roberto Retz and Grethen Financial Inc. for tax evasion".

Rocinante Fund: Directors

Director Details for Rocinante Fund, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on November 1st, 2022.

Olinda Star Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition (British Virgin Islands, 2022)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Eleanor Fisher, as the Foreign Representative of Olinda Star Ltd. (in Provisional Liquidation), at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia S.A. et al: Chapter 15 Petition (Brazil)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Gustavo Braga Mercher Coutinho, as the Foreign Representative of Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia S.A., AG Construções e Serviços S.A., Andrade Gutierrez Investimentos em Engenharia S.A., Andrade Gutierrez International S.A., Zagope Sgps, S.A., which are part of the AG Group, described as "one of the largest engineering and heavy construction companies in Brazil and Latin America", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Arnage Holdings Ltd. et al v. Walkers: Judgment Dismissing Action

Judgment dismissing an application by the First to Fourth Plaintiffs to set aside or vary an order of the Court of Appeal in respect of security for costs and granting an application by the Defendant for the dismissal of the proceedings with costs against the First to Fourth Plaintiffs in Arnage Holdings Limited, Brooklands Holdings Limited, East Farthing Holdings Limited, Katia Rabello, of Brazil, and Fernando Toledo, of Brazil v. Walkers law firm at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. In the judgment, it was stated that the Fifth Plaintiff's claim "had been resolved" and that he had entered into a "Settlement".

Anglo Ferrous Brazil Participações SA et al v. Zamin Ferrous Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint in Anglo Ferrous Brazil Participações S.A., Anglo American Níquel Brasil Ltda., and Anglo American Minério de Ferro Brasil S.A., collectively described as being "part of the Anglo American Group, one of the largest mining conglomerates in the world" v. Zamin Ferrous Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands company based in London, England, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes SA: $70M Penalty

Administrative Order by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it has imposed disgorgement and interest totaling $70 million on GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes SA, a.k.a. GOL Intelligent Airlines Inc., of São Paulo, described as "the second largest domestic airline in Brazil by market share", for "a scheme to bribe government officials in Brazil in exchange for certain payroll tax and fuel tax reductions that financially benefited Gol, along with other airlines".

Pollafko Inc. et al v. Okulos Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$360K Fraud’)

Complaint for $360,000 alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud regarding "the sale of 70% of the assets and shares of the Okulos Defendants from Zukin to Pollafko" in Pollafko Inc., Joel Lefkowitz, and Joel Pollak v. Okulos Comércio Varejista de Produtos Ópticos Ltda, a.k.a. Okulos Ltd., of Brazil; Ótica Lentes de Grau Comércio Varejista de Produtos Ópticos Eireli, a.k.a. Okulos II Ltd., of Brazil, and Marcio Zukin, described as a citizen and resident of Brazil, at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Ridgeview Asset Management Partners LLC: $70K Fine

Administrative Order by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a fine of $70,000 on Ridgeview Asset Management Partners LLC for regulatory breaches involving entities in Brazil and USA.

Mina Tucano Ltda.: Chapter 15 Petition (Brazil)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Sandra Daycock, of Canada, as the Foreign Representative of Mina Tucano Ltda., described as "a precious metals producer operating a gold mine located in the north of Brazil", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

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.

SEC v. EmpiresX et al: Complaint (‘$40M Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "an illegal offering fraud scheme" in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida v. Empires Consulting Corp., d.b.a. EmpiresX; Emerson Sousa Pires, described as a citizen and resident of Brazil; Flavio Mendes Gonçalves, described as a citizen and resident of Brazil, and Joshua David Nicholas, described as a resident of Stuart, Florida, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

CFTC v. Mirror Trading International Pty. Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$1.7B Bitcoin Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "an international fraudulent multi-level marketing scheme" that received "at least 29,421 Bitcoin - with a value of over $1,733,838,372" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Mirror Trading International Proprietary Limited and Cornelius, of South Africa, Johannes Steynberg, described as a citizen of South Africa who "was recently detained in the Federative Republic of Brazil on an INTERPOL arrest warrant", at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Fundo de Liquidação Financeira v. American Express Bank et al: Discovery Application (‘BRL85M Claim)

Ex Parte Application by Fundo de Liquidação Financeira - Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizado to take discovery from American Express Bank, Citibank N.A., Standard Chartered Bank, The Bank of New York Mellon, Novo Banco S.A., Wells Fargo Bank N.A., and JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil "against, inter alia, K.G. Serviços e Participações Eireli, Alvaro Maluf a/k/a Maluf Jabur Alvaro, and Paulo Maluf a/ka Maluf Jabur Paulo", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Equipav S.A. v. Silmar Roberto Bertin: Petition to Enforce Foreign Arbitration Award ($40M)

Petition to Recognize and Enforce Foreign Arbitration Award totaling $40.7 million in Equipav S.A. Pavimentação, Engenharia e Comercio Ltda., of São Paulo, Brazil v. Silmar Roberto Bertin, described as "a citizen of Brazil, a business mogul, and is among the richest individuals in Brazil" who "has engaged in a decades-long scheme to evade contractual, judicial, and tax liabilities" that involved using "complex schemes to remove his assets from Brazil and conceal them in US bank accounts, shell corporations and pretextual foreign investments", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tenaris SA: $25M Fine

Administrative Order by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a fine of $25 million on Tenaris S.A., described as "a global manufacturer and supplier of steel pipe products and related services, headquartered in Luxembourg", for "violations of the anti-bribery, books and records, and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 by Tenaris, as a result of a bribe scheme involving agents and employees of its Brazilian subsidiary to obtain and retain business from a Brazil state-owned entity Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.".

Banco Santander (Brasil) SA v. Buritirama Mineração SA et al: Brazil Judgment Registration

Registration of a Brazilian Judgment in Banco Santander (Brasil) SA v. Buritirama Mineração SA, João José Oliveira de Araújo, Skypar Empreendimentos e Participações Eireli, Skypar Inernational Inc., Eurotech Yachting Management Ltda, Fazendas Nacionais Participações Ltda, and Buritipar Holding SA at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Colombo Agroindústria SA v. Eloy Rodrigo Colombo: Discovery Application

Application by Colombo Agroindústria SA, described as "a family-owned company whose mission is to provide food, energy, and related products for sustainable development", to take discovery from Eloy Rodrigo Colombo, described as "a minority shareholder of Colombo and a member of the Colombo family", for us in "two foreign criminal and civil proceedings that Colombo intends to file in Brazil" alleging defamation, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Itáu Unibanco SA v. Title Team: Discovery Application

Application by Itáu Unibanco SA to take discovery from Martha L. Mendez, P.A., d.b.a. Title Team, of Coral Gables, Florida, for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil, regarding "various loan agreements, import credit agreements, and derivative contracts with a Brazilian company named MapTrade Indústria e Comércio de Produtos Ltda.", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Bureau Veritas Brazil et al v. Gaivota LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Bureau Veritas do Brasil Sociedade Classificadora e Certificadora Ltda, BVQI do Brasil Sociedade Certificadora Ltda, and Kuhlmann Monitoramento Agricola Ltda, all of Brazil, to take discovery from Gaivota, LLC, of Delaware; Alexandre Spitz, and Ram Rajagopal for use in "ongoing judicial proceedings in Brazil and an international tribunal in the International Chamber of Commerce regarding Eduardo Chabassus Kuhlmann Junior and Leila Maria Martins Kuhlmann's various breaches of a Quota Purchase Agreement", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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.

USA v. Glencore International AG: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to "obtain and retain business in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Brazil, Venezuela, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo" in USA v. Glencore International AG, described as "a multinational commodity trading and mining company headquartered in Baar, Switzerland", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Nexgenesis Holdings Ltda. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for the Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding by Eliza Fazan, of Expertisemais Serviços Contábeis e Administrativos Ltda., as the Foreign Representative of Nexgenesis Holdings Ltda., Gencomm Financial Services do Brasil Ltda., Gencomm Internet Services do Brasil Ltda., and Gencomm Logistics Services do Brasil Ltda., all described as being "part of the Rakuten Group's Brazilian operations", for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil, filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. et al v. Carlos Ghosn et al: Judgment

Judgment regarding an application by the claimants to "re-re-amend their Statement of Claim" and by the defendants to "strike out the claim, or parts of it and/or for reverse summary judgment" in Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and Nissan Middle East FZE v. Carlos Ghosn, Carole Nahas Ghosn, and Beauty Yachts Pty Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Susan Devine v. Spears & Imes LLP: Judicial Assistance (Liechtenstein)

Ex Parte Request for Judicial Assistance by Susan Elaine Devine, described as "a citizen of the United States and Brazil and a resident of Florida" and a former wife of Florian Homm, a German citizen who was indicted in California in 2013 for alleged investment fraud and is currently a fugitive, to obtain evidence from law firm Spears & Imes LLP for use "in connection with criminal proceedings that have been launched against Ms. Devine in Liechtenstein relating to alleged money laundering" involving "nine hedge funds that were incorporated in the Cayman Islands", namely Absolute Activist Value Master Fund Limited, Absolute East West Fund Limited, Absolute East West Master Fund Limited, Absolute European Catalyst Fund Limited, Absolute Germany Fund Limited, Absolute India Fund Limited, Absolute Octane Fund Limited, Absolute Octane Master Fund Limited, and Absolute Return Europe Fund Limited, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.