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Nokia Technologies Oy v. Qualcomm Inc.: Discovery Application (Germany & UK)

Application by Nokia Technologies Oy, of Finland, to take discovery from Qualcomm Inc. "for use in patent infringement suits against Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd. and various subsidiaries and affiliates thereof, including OnePlus Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd." in Germany and the United Kingdom, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Nokia Technologies Oy v. Qualcomm Inc.: Discovery Application (Germany & India)

Application by Nokia Technologies Oy, of Finland, to take discovery from Qualcomm Inc. "for use in patent infringement suits against Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd. and various subsidiaries and affiliates thereof, including OnePlus Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd." in Germany and India, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Ferratum Bank: €3.75K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €3,750 on Ferratum Bank Plc for failure "to submit the Auditors' Management Letter within the regulatory deadline". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Ferratum Bank Plc was incorporated in Malta on May 9th, 2012, its directors are Charles Borg, of Malta; Fritz Krause Clemens-Matthias, a citizen and resident of Germany; Victor Alexander Denaro, of Malta; Erik Mikael Ferm, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Malta; Jorma Olavi Jokela, a citizen of Finland residing in Switzerland; Lea Ligius, a citizen and resident of Estonia; Jussi Matti Eevertti Mekkonen, a citizen and resident of Finland; Klaus Oscar Schmidt, a citizen and resident of Germany, and Esa Tapani Teravainen, a citizen and resident of Finland, and its shareholders are Ferratum (Malta) Holding Limited, of Malta, and Ferratum, of Finland.

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.

Novasigma Limited: Unlicensed Activity

Public Warning by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission that Novasigma Limited "appears to be purporting to offer company management services in Gibraltar" without a license. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at Companies House Gibraltar showed that Novasigma Limited was incorporated in Gibraltar on May 21st, 2015 and, in its most recent annual return dated May 4th, 2018, the company's sole director was identified as Jussi Olavi Hallikas, described as a Finnish "tax advisor" residing in Tbilisi, Georgia, and its sole shareholder as Novasigma Limited, of the Seychelles. The company's website at www.novasigma.com is no longer operational. In his LinkedIn profile, Hallikas is currently described as "Managing Director" of "Fidelcrest", a company purportedly domiciled in Hungary that offers "forex trading" products and services at www.fidelcrest.com.

National Bank Trust v. Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company et al: Discovery Application

Application by National Bank Trust to take discovery from Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company, Wells Fargo Bank, and Summit Investment Management Ltd. for use in legal proceedings in England alleging fraud against Ilya Yurov, Sergey Belyaev, Nikolay Fetisov, Nataliya Yurova, Irina Belyaeva, and Elena Pischulina and "in aid of enforcement of a judgment entered in the U.K. Action in the approximate amount of U.S. $900 million", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

SIC Holdings LLC v. Frank Yao: Discovery Application

Application by SIC Holdings LLC, of Nevada, to take discovery from Frank Yao, described as "Operating Partner" of Bain Capital LP, for use in legal proceedings in New York alleging fraud brought by VXI Lux Holdco Sarl, of Luxembourg, against SIC Holdings LLC, Symbio Investment Corp., of the British Virgin Islands; Flanderit Holding AB, of Sweden; CapMan Equity VII A LP, CapMan Equity VII C LP, CapMan Equity Sweden KB, Maneq 2005 AB, all of Finland; Financial Technology Ventures II (Q) LP, Financial Technology Ventures II LP, both of Delaware; Actua Holdings Inc., formerly known as ICG Holdings Inc., of Delaware; Landtek Corporation, of the British Virgin Islands; Treasure High Holdings, of the British Virgin Islands; Waterton Resources Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; University Ventures Inc., of Taiwan; Randy Lee, of California; Ethos Technologies Holding Ltd., of Delaware; Joning Ta, South China (Jersey) Holdings Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Graham Bolton, of China; Michael Keating, of North Carolina; Jean Cholka, of Maine; James Reesing, of Ohio; Paul Machle, of California; Bo Huang, of China; Gagandeep Singh, John Wagster, of Tennessee; Big Bend XI Investments LP, of Texas; Anthony Massa, Deborah Baldini, of California; Susan Kirchhoff, Jacob Hsu, of California, and Qing Lu, of California, filed at the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.

SIC Holdings LLC v. Bain Capital LP: Discovery Application

Application by SIC Holdings LLC, of Nevada, to take discovery from Bain Capital LP for use in legal proceedings in New York alleging fraud brought by VXI Lux Holdco Sarl, of Luxembourg, against SIC Holdings LLC, Symbio Investment Corp., of the British Virgin Islands; Flanderit Holding AB, of Sweden; CapMan Equity VII A LP, CapMan Equity VII C LP, CapMan Equity Sweden KB, Maneq 2005 AB, all of Finland; Financial Technology Ventures II (Q) LP, Financial Technology Ventures II LP, both of Delaware; Actua Holdings Inc., formerly known as ICG Holdings Inc., of Delaware; Landtek Corporation, of the British Virgin Islands; Treasure High Holdings, of the British Virgin Islands; Waterton Resources Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; University Ventures Inc., of Taiwan; Randy Lee, of California; Ethos Technologies Holding Ltd., of Delaware; Joning Ta, South China (Jersey) Holdings Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Graham Bolton, of China; Michael Keating, of North Carolina; Jean Cholka, of Maine; James Reesing, of Ohio; Paul Machle, of California; Bo Huang, of China; Gagandeep Singh, John Wagster, of Tennessee; Big Bend XI Investments LP, of Texas; Anthony Massa, Deborah Baldini, of California; Susan Kirchhoff, Jacob Hsu, of California, and Qing Lu, of California, filed at the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.

Peter Nygard’s Sons v. Peter Nygard et al: Complaint

Complaint in Jane Doe, as guardian, on behalf of John Doe No. 1, a minor, and John Doe No. 2, described as "the biological sons of Peter Nygard" who "experienced, first-hand, the destruction caused by Peter Nygard's sex trafficking venture" and who "bring this action to shine the light of truth on their father's sexual abuse" v. Peter J. Nygard, described as "a Finnish and Canadian citizen" with residences in the Bahamas, Canada, and the U.S.; Nygard Inc., Nygard International Partnership, and Nygard Holdings Limited at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jane Does v. Peter Nygard et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging "rape and sexual assault" of "young, impressionable, and often impoverished children and women" in the Bahamas, Canada, USA, and elsewhere in Jane Does Nos. 1-10, described as nine citizens of the Bahamas and one of the United States v. Peter J. Nygard, described as "a Finnish and Canadian citizen with permanent residences in the United States"; Nygard Inc., of Delaware; Nygard International Partnership, of Canada, and Nygard Holdings Limited, of the Bahamas, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Robert Seiden v. Link Motion Inc.: Ruling

Ruling in Robert Seiden, of the United States, as Temporary Receiver of Link Motion Inc. v. Link Motion Inc., a Cayman Islands firm based in China, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Alexander Lawson and Christopher Kennedy, of Alvarez and Marsal Cayman Islands Ltd., as the Foreign Representatives of IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Peter Nygard v. Frederick Smith et al: Contempt of Court Appeal Judgment

Judgment allowing an application by Peter Nygard, a Finnish-Canadian fashion businessman, to stay a Court Order committing and sentencing him to prison for 90 days for contempt of court in Peter John Nygard v. Frederick Smith QC, The Coalition to Protect Clifton Bay, and Callenders & Co. at the Court of Appeal in the Bahamas.

Peter Nygard et al v. Louis Bacon: Defendant’s Opposition to Leave to File Amended Complaint

Defendant's Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to Amend Complaint in Peter J. Nygard, a Finnish-Canadian fashion entrepreneur; Nygard International Partnership, and Nygard, Inc. v. Louis M. Bacon, an American hedge fund manager, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In his Motion, Bacon alleged that "two Bahamian resident witnesses" had given statements that they were hired to kill him and others.

VXI Lux Holdco Sarl et al v. SIC Holdings LLC et al: Second Amended Complaint

Second Amended Complaint alleging fraud in VXI Lux Holdco Sarl, of Luxembourg v. SIC Holdings LLC, of Nevada; Symbio Investment Corp., of the British Virgin Islands; Flanderit Holding AB, of Sweden; CapMan Equity VII A LP, CapMan Equity VII C LP, CapMan Equity Sweden KB, Maneq 2005 AB, all of Finland; Financial Technology Ventures II (Q) LP, Financial Technology Ventures II LP, both of Delaware; Actua Holdings Inc., formerly known as ICG Holdings Inc., of Delaware; Landtek Corporation, of the British Virgin Islands; Treasure High Holdings, of the British Virgin Islands; Waterton Resources Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; University Ventures Inc., of Taiwan; Randy Lee, of California; Ethos Technologies Holding Ltd., of Delaware; Joning Ta, South China (Jersey) Holdings Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Graham Bolton, of China; Michael Keating, of North Carolina; Jean Cholka, of Maine; James Reesing, of Ohio; Paul Machle, of California; Bo Huang, of China; Gagandeep Singh, John Wagster, of Tennessee; Big Bend XI Investments LP, of Texas; Anthony Massa, Deborah Baldini, of California; Susan Kirchhoff, Jacob Hsu, of California, and Qing Lu, of California, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

USA v. Bank of America et al: Petition to Serve ‘John Doe’ Summonses

Ex Parte Petition for Leave to Serve 'John Doe' Summonses regarding an investigation into suspected tax evasion by taxpayers in Finland in USA v. Bank of America, Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., and TD Bank NA at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

Lawndale Group SA: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by John Ayres, as the Foreign Representative of Lawndale Group SA, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

JSC MCC EuroChem et al v. Valery Rogalskiy et al: Claim Form

Claim Form in JSC MCC EuroChem and EuroChem Trading GmbH v. Valery Rogalskiy, Dimitry Pomytkin, Livingston Poperties Equities Inc., Rumbay Assets Corp., Nimati International Trading Limited, Nautilus Services Limited, Global Med Services Inc., Sevan Properties Management Limited, Dearborn Enterprises Limited, Gianthill Management Limited, Pastourelle Group Foundation, Kopist Holding Limited, Nejdet Baysan, iTrade Fertilisers S.A., Dreymoor Fertilizers Overseas Pte Limited, Hauho Chalets, Horgen Enterprises, Darlow Investments LP, Darlow Enterprises, Reniksa Enterprise, Saukko Holidays, Banter Industries Ltd., Irina Rubanova, Fabio Scalambrin, Nina Tovashova, George Savvides, and Savvides Audit at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Jussi K. Kivisto: Discovery Application

Application by Jussi K. Kivisto to conduct discovery for use in foreign proceedings, specifically requiring Michael David Soifer to appear for a deposition, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Kim Dotcom et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Kim Dotcom, Megaupload Limited, Vestor Limited, Finn Batato, Julius Bencko, Sven Echternach, Mathias Ortmann, Andrus Nomm, and Bram Van Der Kolk at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Robert D. Ferguson et al v. Travelers Indemnity Company et al: Complaint

Complaint in Robert D. Ferguson, Kansa International Corporation, Ltd., bankruptcy estate, of Finland; Milo Family Limited Partnership, domiciled in Delaware, based in New York; Imipolex LLC, domiciled and based in Florida, as successor in interest to CJH Investments LP, of Nevada; Omphalos LLC, domiciled in Delaware, based in Florida, all as judgment creditors of Raydon Underwriting Management Company Limited, of Bermuda, v. Travelers Indemnity Company and Executive Risk Specialty Insurance Company at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Steve Segal et al v. Raymond Bitar et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint filed by Steve Segal, Nick Hammer, Robin Hougdahl, and Todd Terry against Raymond Bitar, Nelson Burtnick, Full Tilt Poker Ltd., Tiltware LLC, Vantage Ltd., Filco Ltd., Kolyma Corp. AVV, Pocket Kings Ltd., Pocket Kings Consulting Ltd., Ranston Ltd., Mail Media Ltd., Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, Christopher 'Jesus' Ferguson, John Juanda, Jennifer Harman-Traniello, Phillip Gordon, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andrew Bloch, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, Allen Cunningham, and Patrik Antonius at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Finland seeks testimony from Miami resident Luis Villar

Finland has requested testimony from a Miami based "uncharged suspect" in a tax fraud investigation.Details are contained in an application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Finland -

Finland: Luis A. Villar et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Finland into Pekka Mantyla, Kirsti Kyllikki Takki and Luis Villar for alleged tax fraud.

Nortel GmbH et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the United Kingdom by Alan Bloom, Christopher Hill, Alan Hudson, Stephen Harris, and David Hughes, as the Foreign Representative of Nortel GmbH, Nortel Networks (Austria) GmbH, Nortel Networks (Ireland) Limited, Nortel Networks AB, Nortel Networks BV, Nortel Networks Engineering Service Kft, Nortel Networks France SAS, Nortel Networks Hispania, SA, Nortel Networks International Finance & Holding BV, Nortel Networks NV, Nortel Networks OY, Nortel Networks Polska Sp. zoo, Nortel Networks Portugal SA, Nortel Networks Romania SRL, Nortel Networks SA, Nortel Networks SpA, Nortel Networks Slovensko, sro, and Nortel Networks, sro, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Finland: Timo Tapio Mustonen

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Finland - for a criminal investigation into Timo Tapio Mustonen for alleged participation in the kidnapping of Olli Valtteri Saarni. Case was unsealed on November 18, 2011.

Russia: Yanna Borisovna Radzhabova et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Russia into alleged customs fraud by Yanna Borisovna Radzhabova, Sergey Victorovich Nosov and Edward Nickolaevich Kurbakhovskih.

Kaupthing Bank hf.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Iceland by Olafur Gardarsson, as the Foreign Representative of Kaupthing Bank hf., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Finland makes sealed request ‘in the Criminal Matter of Tone Hogsten’

Article based on an application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Finland - was filed under seal at federal court in the USA on December 12, 2007. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Tone Hogsten, Markku Tanninen, and TMH Development OY.

Finland: Tone Hogsten et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Finland involving Tone Hogsten, Markku Tanninen and TMH Development OY. OffshoreAlert obtained this document from the court shortly before the entire case was sealed.

Russia: Ural-Export Limited

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Russia into alleged fraud by Ural-Export Limited.

Finland seeks evidence in Pennsylvania for criminal investigation

An application for an order appointing a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation involving Matti Johannes Mommo - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Finland - was filed under seal at federal court in the USA on December 21, 2006.
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