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Atos Luxembourg PSF SA: €18,750 Fine

Public Notice by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed a fine of €18,750 on Atos Luxembourg PSF S.A. "for defaults of prudential obligations related to administrative and accounting organisation".

Christian Sarcuni et al v. bZx DAO et al: Class Action Complaint (‘$55M Crypto Theft’)

Class Action Complaint alleging negligence regarding the theft by hacking of cryptocurrency worth $55 million in Christian Sarcuni, of Italy; Pedro Cunha, of Portugal; Alexander Lloyd, a citizen of Canada and the United Kingdom; Skliar Viktor, of Ukraine; Marc Simon, of France; Pilici Rustam, of Moldova; Daniel Lu, of China; Clément Ométek, of France; Edison Ho, a citizen of China residing in Hong Kong; Kiro Aleksandrov, of Bulgaria; Jonas Wernecke, of Germany; Paolo Leite, of Brazil; Miras Issakhov, of Kazakhstan, and Daniele Penna, of Italy v. bZx DAO, described as "a purported Decentralized Autonomous Organization that is a general partnership" based in San Diego, California; Kyle Kistner, of San Diego, California; Tom Bean, of Alpharetta, Georgia; Hashed International LLC, of Wyoming; AGE Crypto GP LLC, of Nevada; Ooki DAO, described as "a purported Decentralized Autonomous Organization that is a general partnership" based in San Diego, California; Leveragebox LLC, of Delaware, and bZeroX LLC, of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
USA v. Julius Csurgo et al

US charges 17 entities that ‘swindled investors out of $100M+ in multiple securities fraud schemes’

Sixteen individuals and one company have been charged with securities fraud in New York regarding 'multiple schemes' that allegedly swindled more than $100 million from investors around the world. Those charged are from or operated in many onshore and offshore countries, including Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States.

USA v. Julius Csurgo et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving individuals or entities in or from the Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, France, Hungary, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Julius Csurgo and Anthony Korculanic at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Zouzar Bouka et al v. Symbion Power Services U.S. Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Zouzar Bouka, described as a citizen of France and an "entrepreneur and investor"; Vision Indian Ocean SA, of Madagascar, and ViMa Real Estate Sarl, of Madagascar, to take discovery from Symbion Power Services U.S. Inc., Symbion Power LLC, Symbion Power Holdings LLC, Symbion Power Africa LLC, Symbion Energy Holdings Ltd., and Paul Hinks for use a "contemplated proceeding in France" and a "criminal proceeding in Madagascar" regarding "Respondents' participation in a multi-million-dollar theft from the Mandroseza Power Plant, a project designed to bring reliable electricity to Madagascar, and their subsequent sale of interests in the Plant contrary to their contractual obligations and Malagasy law", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Virginia Foley et al v. Union de Banques Arabes et Françaises: Complaint (‘$2B Syrian Sanctions Evasion’)

Complaint to set aside "fraudulent conveyances made by Syria" totaling "more than $2 billion" in order to "evade US sanctions" in Virginia Foley, Estate of Laurence Michael Foley Sr., Megan Foley, Jeremie Foley Robenolt, Laurence Michael Foley Jr., Carolyn J. Maupin, Estate of Keith Matthew Maupin, Keith Maupin, Christina Menchaca, Estate of Kristian Menchaca, Pedro Menchaca, Maria Guadalupe Vasquez, Julio Cesar Vasquez Menchaca, Nadira Thuneibat, Estate of Lina Mansoor Thuneibat, Estate of Mansoor Al-Thuneibat, Omar Mansoor Thuneibat, Muhammad Mansoor Thuneibat, Tariq Ahmad Khorma, Estate of Samira Fayez Khorma, Tatsiana Ahmad Khorma, Zeid Ahmad Khorma, Frimet Roth, Estate of Malka Chana Roth, Pesia Roth, Rivka Roth Rappaport, Zvi Nehemia Roth, Shaya Elazar Roth, and Pinchas Moshe Roth v. Union de Banques Arabes et Françaises, of France, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The Family (Global Godfathers) SPC v. Oussama Ammar et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in The Family (Global Godfathers) SPC, on its own behalf and on behalf of The Family (Freya) SP and The Family (Odin) SP v. Oussama Ammar, of Paris, France; Fabuleo Limited, of Hong Kong, and Aletheis, The First Limited, of Hong Kong, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Jameena Ltd. et al v. Andrew Turner et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Jameena Limited, of Jersey, in the Channels Islands, and Hassanco SA v. Gary Spiller, of Spain; Andrew Turner, Samuel Knowles, Conrad Nunez, Richard Niguid, Ricardo Fiorilli Lozano, and Michelle Baquit, all of France, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Nouvel LLC v. Brad Pitt et al: Discovery Application

Application by Nouvel LLC, a California company that, until last year, was the "holding company" of actress Angelina Jolie, to take discovery from William Bradley Pitt, an actor and Angelina Jolie's former husband; Mondo Bongo LLC, described as a California company that is Brad Pitt's "holding company", and Warren Grant, described as "Mr. Pitt's agent and a purported current director of Chateau Miraval", for use in legal proceedings in France and Luxembourg involving Chateau Miraval, described as "a 700-acre estate in the south of France that produces what Wine Spectator magazine has called 'the best rosé in the world'", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Thanassi Fakatselis v. Kazan Soda Elektrik Üretim AŞ et al: Discovery Application

Application by Thanassi Fakatselis to take discovery from Kazan Soda Elektrik Üretim A.Ş., Ciner iç ve diş Ticaret A.Ş., We Soda Kimya Yatirimlari A.Ş., We Soda Ltd., Kew Soda Ltd., and Traxys Europe S.A. for use in "a patent infringement proceeding brought by Solvay S.A., Solvay Chemicals International S.A., and Solvay Opérations France S.A.S. in District Court in The Hague of The Netherlands", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Insignia Cards Ltd.: €142K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €142,000 and other penalties on Insignia Cards Limited for regulatory breaches.

Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company, of Ireland, part of a group that is "the world’s largest regional aircraft lessor and the sixth largest commercial aircraft lessor, offering leasing and lease management solutions to airlines and aircraft investors worldwide" and comprises companies in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, and United States, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Solon Director (Malta) Ltd.: €2.5K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €2,500 on Solon Director (Malta) Limited for a regulatory breach.

SEC v. Marc Demane Debih: Complaint

Complaint alleging the defendant "traded on inside information and tipped others ahead of numerous market-moving corporate announcements in an international insider trading ring that generated tens of millions in illicit profits for the participants, with Debih himself netting at least $49 million" in a scheme allegedly involving individuals in or from England, France, Greece, Israel, Switzerland, and Thailand, in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Marc Demane Debih, described as a resident of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial SA v. Bank of China Ltd. et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint “for unjust enrichment on behalf of thousands of creditors of the Schahin Group – a Brazilian oil and gas conglomerate with subsidiaries around the world, including in the United States – to recover more than $310 million that Defendants unlawfully obtained at those creditors’ expense” in AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial S.A., solely as Judicial Administrator and foreign representative of Schahin Holding S/A, Agropecuária Alto do Turiassú Ltda, Agropecuária Maranhense S/A, Âmbar Empreendimentos e Participações S/C Ltda, Aquática Comunicações Ltda, Base Engenharia e Serviços De Petróleo e Gás S/A, Base Petróleo e Gas S/A, Companhia Ms De Participações, Companhia Schahin de Ativos, Companhia Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros S/S Ltda, Construtora Mogno Ltda, Deep Black Drilling LLP, Foxborough Participações Ltda, Habitécnica Participações S/A, Habitécnica S/A Empreendimentos Imobiliários, Administração E Planejamento, HBF Participações Ltda, HHS Participações S/A, Intelis Automação e Controle Ltda, MTS Participações Ltda, S&S Holding Elétrica S/A, S2 Participações Ltda, Satasch Participações Ltda, SCH 14 Sondas de Produções Marítimas S/A, SCH07 Participações Ltda, SCH08 Participações Ltda, SCH13 Participações Ltda, SCH15 Participações Ltda, Schahin Administração e Informática Ltda, Schahin Ativos Companhia Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros S/A, Schahin Capital SPE 1 S/A, Schahin Capital SPE 2 S/A, Schahin Desenolvimento Imobiliário S/A, Schahin Empreendimentos Imobiliários Ltda, Schahin Energia S/A, Schahin Participações Ltda, Schahin Securitizadora De Créditos Financeiros S/A, and SM Participações S/A v. Bank of China Limited, of China; China Development Bank, of China; Dexia Crédit Local SA, New York Branch; International Finance Corporation, of Washington, D.C.; KFW, of Germany, and Portigon AG, New York Branch, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial SA v. BBVA et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint “for unjust enrichment on behalf of thousands of creditors of the Schahin Group – a Brazilian oil and gas conglomerate with subsidiaries around the world, including in the United States – to recover more than $465 million that Defendants unlawfully obtained at those creditors’ expense” in AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial S.A., solely as Judicial Administrator and foreign representative of Schahin Holding S/A, Agropecuária Alto do Turiassú Ltda, Agropecuária Maranhense S/A, Âmbar Empreendimentos e Participações S/C Ltda, Aquática Comunicações Ltda, Base Engenharia e Serviços De Petróleo e Gás S/A, Base Petróleo e Gas S/A, Companhia Ms De Participações, Companhia Schahin de Ativos, Companhia Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros S/S Ltda, Construtora Mogno Ltda, Deep Black Drilling LLP, Foxborough Participações Ltda, Habitécnica Participações S/A, Habitécnica S/A Empreendimentos Imobiliários, Administração E Planejamento, HBF Participações Ltda, HHS Participações S/A, Intelis Automação e Controle Ltda, MTS Participações Ltda, S&S Holding Elétrica S/A, S2 Participações Ltda, Satasch Participações Ltda, SCH 14 Sondas de Produções Marítimas S/A, SCH07 Participações Ltda, SCH08 Participações Ltda, SCH13 Participações Ltda, SCH15 Participações Ltda, Schahin Administração e Informática Ltda, Schahin Ativos Companhia Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros S/A, Schahin Capital SPE 1 S/A, Schahin Capital SPE 2 S/A, Schahin Desenolvimento Imobiliário S/A, Schahin Empreendimentos Imobiliários Ltda, Schahin Energia S/A, Schahin Participações Ltda, Schahin Securitizadora De Créditos Financeiros S/A, and SM Participações S/A v. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., of Spain; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., Grand Cayman Branch, of the Cayman Islands; Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, of Delaware; Crédit Industriel et Commercial, of France; Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, of England; Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, of New York; Hamburg Commercial Bank AG, of Germany; Intesa Sanpaolo, S.p.A., New York Branch; Itau BBA International Plc, of England; Mitsubishi Corporation, of Japan; Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (U.S.A.) Inc., of Delaware; Mizuho Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MS Drillship I S.A., of Panama; Nomura Corporate Funding Americas, LLC, of Delaware; Shinhan Bank, of South Korea; Standard Chartered Bank, of England, and UniCredit Bank AG, of Germany, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

JSC BTA Bank v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application (‘$7.5B Fraud’)

Application by JSC BTA Bank, of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC and "thirteen intermediary banks", namely Bank of America NA, Bank of China, The Bank of New York, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company, HSBC Bank USA NA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Société Générale AG, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA regarding Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-domiciled Panolos Limited for use in legal proceedings in England "against BTA Bank's former chairman, and primary shareholder, Mukhtar Ablyazov, upon BTA Bank's discovery that Ablyazov had illegally misappropriated as much as $7.5 Billion of BTA Bank’s assets and subsequently laundered the proceeds through multiple financial institutions all over the world", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Robert Lhez et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging a "fraudulent mass-mailing operation" in USA v. Robert Lhez, described as a resident of France, individually and as an officer of Arcana Center Corp. and of Partners VAD International Sàrl, d.b.a. Lynco; Mireille Dayer, a citizen of Switzerland; Julie Poulleau, a citizen of France; Arcana Center Corp., of Delaware, and Partners VAD International Sàrl, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Peace United Ltd. v. 1906 Collins LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Peace United Ltd., of England, to take discovery from 1906 Collins LLC, Mathieu Massa, Sabadell United Bank, HSBC Bank USA, Gero Evaul & McClockey, Fiske & Company, and Beilinson Gomez Architects PA for use in legal proceedings in France, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Makhpal Karibzhanova v. Mubadala Fund et al: Discovery Application

Application by Makhpal Karibzhanova, described as "a citizen of Kazakhstan and is the former wife of a wealthy and politically-connected Kazakh businessman, Aidan Karibzhanov" whose "wealth is held in offshore structures and through nominee ownership around the world, making it necessary to gather evidence from a number of countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore, as well as Kazakhstan and a number of offshore jurisdictions", including the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, and Singapore, to take discovery from Mubadala Fund, Extell Developrnent, Edward Mermelstein, One and Only Realty, Eduard Ogai, Credit Suisse, American Express and others for use in legal proceedings in Kazakhstan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial SA v. Bank of China Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint “for unjust enrichment on behalf of thousands of creditors of the Schahin Group – a Brazilian oil and gas conglomerate with subsidiaries around the world, including in the United States – to recover more than $310 million that Defendants unlawfully obtained at those creditors’ expense” in AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial S.A., solely as Judicial Administrator and foreign representative of Schahin Holding S/A, Agropecuária Alto do Turiassú Ltda, Agropecuária Maranhense S/A, Âmbar Empreendimentos e Participações S/C Ltda, Aquática Comunicações Ltda, Base Engenharia e Serviços De Petróleo e Gás S/A, Base Petróleo e Gas S/A, Companhia Ms De Participações, Companhia Schahin de Ativos, Companhia Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros S/S Ltda, Construtora Mogno Ltda, Deep Black Drilling LLP, Foxborough Participações Ltda, Habitécnica Participações S/A, Habitécnica S/A Empreendimentos Imobiliários, Administração E Planejamento, HBF Participações Ltda, HHS Participações S/A, Intelis Automação e Controle Ltda, MTS Participações Ltda, S&S Holding Elétrica S/A, S2 Participações Ltda, Satasch Participações Ltda, SCH 14 Sondas de Produções Marítimas S/A, SCH07 Participações Ltda, SCH08 Participações Ltda, SCH13 Participações Ltda, SCH15 Participações Ltda, Schahin Administração e Informática Ltda, Schahin Ativos Companhia Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros S/A, Schahin Capital SPE 1 S/A, Schahin Capital SPE 2 S/A, Schahin Desenolvimento Imobiliário S/A, Schahin Empreendimentos Imobiliários Ltda, Schahin Energia S/A, Schahin Participações Ltda, Schahin Securitizadora De Créditos Financeiros S/A, and SM Participações S/A v. Bank of China Limited, of China; China Development Bank, of China; Dexia Crédit Local SA, New York Branch; International Finance Corporation, of Washington, D.C.; KFW, of Germany, and Portigon AG, New York Branch, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial SA v. BBVA et al: Complaint

Complaint “for unjust enrichment on behalf of thousands of creditors of the Schahin Group – a Brazilian oil and gas conglomerate with subsidiaries around the world, including in the United States – to recover more than $465 million that Defendants unlawfully obtained at those creditors’ expense” in AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial S.A., solely as Judicial Administrator and foreign representative of Schahin Holding S/A, Agropecuária Alto do Turiassú Ltda, Agropecuária Maranhense S/A, Âmbar Empreendimentos e Participações S/C Ltda, Aquática Comunicações Ltda, Base Engenharia e Serviços De Petróleo e Gás S/A, Base Petróleo e Gas S/A, Companhia Ms De Participações, Companhia Schahin de Ativos, Companhia Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros S/S Ltda, Construtora Mogno Ltda, Deep Black Drilling LLP, Foxborough Participações Ltda, Habitécnica Participações S/A, Habitécnica S/A Empreendimentos Imobiliários, Administração E Planejamento, HBF Participações Ltda, HHS Participações S/A, Intelis Automação e Controle Ltda, MTS Participações Ltda, S&S Holding Elétrica S/A, S2 Participações Ltda, Satasch Participações Ltda, SCH 14 Sondas de Produções Marítimas S/A, SCH07 Participações Ltda, SCH08 Participações Ltda, SCH13 Participações Ltda, SCH15 Participações Ltda, Schahin Administração e Informática Ltda, Schahin Ativos Companhia Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros S/A, Schahin Capital SPE 1 S/A, Schahin Capital SPE 2 S/A, Schahin Desenolvimento Imobiliário S/A, Schahin Empreendimentos Imobiliários Ltda, Schahin Energia S/A, Schahin Participações Ltda, Schahin Securitizadora De Créditos Financeiros S/A, and SM Participações S/A v. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., of Spain; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., Grand Cayman Branch, of the Cayman Islands; Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, of Delaware; Crédit Industriel et Commercial, of France; Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, of England; Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, of New York; Hamburg Commercial Bank AG, of Germany; Intesa Sanpaolo, S.p.A., New York Branch; Itau BBA International Plc, of England; Mitsubishi Corporation, of Japan; Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (U.S.A.) Inc., of Delaware; Mizuho Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MS Drillship I S.A., of Panama; Nomura Corporate Funding Americas, LLC, of Delaware; Shinhan Bank, of South Korea; Standard Chartered Bank, of England, and UniCredit Bank AG, of Germany, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Horus Malta Ltd.: License Cancellation

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has cancelled the license of Horus Malta Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Horus Malta Limited was incorporated on September 14th, 2015, its sole director is Gilles Farrugia, described as a citizen of France residing in Switzerland, former directors include Xavier Rubio, who resigned effective June 1st, 2020; David Raphael Busuttil, who resigned effective April 16th, 2020; Thierry Leger, a citizen of France residing in London, England, who resigned effective November 6th, 2017, and Diandra Muscat, who resigned effective September 1st, 2017, and its sole shareholder is Horus Europe Holdings Limited, which was incorporated in Malta on September 10th, 2015, whose directors are Gilles Farrugia and Thierry Leger, and whose shareholders are 5G Limited, a Maltese company whose sole director and shareholder is Gilles Farrugia; Jeanval S.A.R.L., of Luxembourg; Salvino Busuttil, of Malta, and Michael Fornara, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in France.

K-fee System GmbH v. Nespresso USA et al: Discovery Application

Application by K-fee System GmbH to take discovery from Nespresso USA and Nestlé Holdings, Inc., d.b.a. Nestlé USA, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Austria, France, and Germany, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

New Mexico State Investment Council v. Bank of America et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint "to obtain compensation for putative Class members who have suffered billions of dollars in injuries" regarding "a conspiracy to manipulate" the "financial auction price" of credit default swaps in New Mexico State Investment Council v. Bank of America Corporation, Bank of America, NA, BofA Securities, Inc., Barclays Bank Plc, Barclays Capital Inc., BNP Paribas S.A., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Inc., Citibank N.A., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Credit Suisse Group AG, Credit Suisse AG, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Credit Suisse Capital LLC, Credit Suisse International, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co., LLC, Goldman Sachs International, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., JPMorgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc, Morgan Stanley Capital Services, LLC, NatWest Group Plc, NatWest Markets Plc, NatWest Markets Securities, Inc., The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., Creditex Group Inc., and IHS Markit, Ltd. at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

Dolfin Financial (UK) Ltd.: Special Administration

Public Notice by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority that Dolfin Financial (UK) Ltd., described as a "wealth management firm", has entered "Special Administration". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at Companies House for England and Wales showed that the directors of Dolfin Financial (UK) Ltd. are Rodney Pennington Baker-Bates and Amir Mohammad Nabi, who are citizens of the United Kingdom, while former directors are Stephen Michael Kinglsey, a citizen of the U.K. and France, who resigned effective March 31st, 2021; Sanjay Maraj, a citizen of the U.K., who resigned effective September 30th, 2020; Denisz Andras Nagy, a citizen of Hungary, who resigned effective April 30th, 2020; Donald Dimitri Percival, a citizen of the U.K., who resigned effective October 25th, 2016; Henrik Segerberg, a citizen of Sweden, who resigned effective September 20th, 2013; Kai Yeu Tang, a citizen of the U.K., who resigned effective September 20th, 2013; Adrian van den Bok, a citizen of the U.K., who resigned effective February 10th, 2014, and Dr. Fadi Zaher, a citizen of Sweden, who resigned effective April 14th, 2016.

LeGuide.com SAS v. Google LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by LeGuide.com SAS, described as a French wholly-owned subsidiary of British firm Whitewater Capital Limited, to take discovery from Google LLC and Alphabet Inc. for use in legal proceedings "against Google LLC, Alphabet, Inc., Google Ireland Ltd. and Google France before the Paris Commercial Court filed on February 10, 2017 regarding the defendants' anti-competitive practices in the online comparison shopping market", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Aldini AG v. Silvaco, Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Aldini AG, which is described as having offices in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Silvaco, Inc., described as a Delaware company based in Santa Clara, California, for use in civil and criminal proceedings in France alleging securities fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Comité Economique et Social Central d’Office Depot France et al v. The ODP Corporation: Discovery Application

Application by Comité Economique et Social Central d'Office Depot France, a.k.a. Works Council, which is "the employee representative body of OFFICE DEPOT FRANCE tasked with defending the rights, holding the duties and obligation of collective expression of the employees of OFFICE DEPOT FRANCE", and Alter, described as "the certified public accountant appointed by the Works Council to assist it with the analysis and understanding of OFFICE DEPOT FRANCE's finances and strategy", to take discovery from The ODP Corporation "(i) for use by Applicants in pending insolvency proceedings before the French Commercial Court of Lille (Tribunal de Commerce de Lille) and (ii) for use in a pending criminal investigation instigated by the Works Council's complaint to the Attorney General of Lille", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Makhpal Karibzhanova v. Aidan Karibzhanov: Discovery Application

Application by Makhpal Karibzhanova, who "is a citizen of Kazakhstan and is the former wife of a wealthy and politically-connected Kazakh businessman, Aidan Karibzhanov", for an order of judicial assistance "to obtain testimony and documentary evidence to assist in discovery for use in prospective Kazakhstan civil proceedings" involving her former husband, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tatiana Akhmedova v. Farkhad Akhmedov et al: Judgment

Judgment for hundreds of millions of dollars in favor of a "wife" who "has been the victim of a series of schemes designed to put every penny of the Husband's wealth beyond her reach" involving individuals, companies, and structures in Bermuda, Cyprus, Dubai, England, France, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Panama, Russia, and Switzerland in Tatiana Akhmedova v. Farkhad Teimur Ogly Akhmedov, a citizen of Russia; Woodblade Limited, of Cyprus; Cotor Investment SA, of Panama; Qubo 1 Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Qubo 2 Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Straight Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Avenger Assets Corporation, of Panama; Counselor Trust Reg, of Liechtenstein, as Trustee of certain Trusts; Sobaldo Establishment, of Liechtenstein, as Trustee of certain Trusts; Temur Akhmedov, described as "a British citizen who lives in London", and Borderedge Limited, of Cyprus, at the High Court of Justice, for England and Wales.

Nagravision SA v. Amazon Technologies Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Nagravision SA, of Switzerland, to take discovery from Amazon Technologies Inc. for use in legal proceedings in France regarding "an unauthorized Internet rebroadcasting service that provides television programming of Nagravision's customer in France", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Nagravision SA v. 101Domain Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Nagravision SA, of Switzerland, described as being "part of the Kudelski Group, a world leader in digital security and convergent media solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive content", to take discovery from 101Domain Inc. and Digital Privacy Corporation Inc. for use in legal proceedings in France involving allegations of "piracy", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Moody’s Investors Service Ltd. et al: Penalties

Public Notice by the European Securities and Markets Authority that it has imposed penalties on Moody's Investors Service Ltd., Moody's France S.A.S., Moody's Deutschland GmbH, Moody's Italia S.r.l., and Moody's Investors Service España S.A.

Nicolas Plowiecki v. Piper Sandler & Co.: Discovery Application

Application by Nicolas Plowiecki to take discovery from investment bank Piper Sandler & Co. for use in legal proceedings in France alleging "a majority shareholder's attempt to covertly sell a company in complete disregard of Petitioner's rights under a shareholders' agreement" involving Balt, Inc., which "specializes in neuroendovascular medical devices", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota.

Axeria Re Ltd.: €23K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €23,000 on Axeria Re Limited for a regulatory breach. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Axeria Re Limited was incorporated in Malta on December 28th, 2007, recently changed its name to Axeria Limited, its directors are Andre Gabriel Arrago, a citizen of Germany; Jahide Assim Rajpar, Emmanuel Henri Maillet, both citizens of France, and Rosanne Tanti, of Malta, previous directors include Brian Borg, who resigned effective March 21st, 2020, and Ray Schembri, who resigned effective January 31st, 2019, and its shareholders are April Mediterranean Limited, of Malta, and April Group SA, of France.

Stream TV Networks Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Stream TV Networks Inc., which "was founded in 2009 as a "new media" company to pursue new technologies that enhance user entertainment and communications experiences", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Creditors include those from Bermuda, Dubai, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, India, Ireland, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Italy, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

USA v. Curtis Lehner et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving individuals or entities in or from the Bahamas, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA in USA v. Curtis Lehner, Courtney Vasseur, Hasan Sario, and Domenic Calabrigo at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank (CI) Ltd. et al: £719K Fines

Public Statement by the Jersey Financial Services Commission that it has imposed fines totaling £719,451 on SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank (CI) Limited, SG Kleinwort Hambros Trust Company (CI) Limited, and SG Kleinwort Hambros Corporate Services (CI) Limited, which "form part of the Societe Generale Group, a French regulated banking group and are part of a smaller sub-group, headed by SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank Limited, a UK regulated bank", for regulatory breaches.

Europcar Mobility Group SA: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in France by Luc Péligry, as the Foreign Representative of Europcar Mobility Group S.A., described as "an innovator and leader of the mobility services industry", operating Europcar, Goldcar, InterRent, and Ubeeqo vehicle renting and car-sharing brands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tethyan Copper Company Pty Ltd. v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan et al: Receivership Order

Order for the Appointment of a Receiver for PIA Investments Limited, Minhal Inc., and PIA Hotels Limited and for a Provisional Charging Order in Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited, of Australia v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airways Corporation Limited, PIA Investments Limited, Minhal Inc., Virgin Islands Registrar of Companies, Citco BVI Limited, and Harneys Corporate Services Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Banoka Sarl et al v. Westmont International Development Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Banoka Sarl, of Luxembourg; ATYS S.A., of Luxembourg; Renato Picciotto, a citizen of Italy; Jacques Champy, and Jean Bissonnet, both citizens of France, from Westmont International Development Inc. "for use in a contemplated foreign proceeding" in England, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.