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FTX Trading Ltd. et al: Affidavit Supporting Chapter 11 Petitions (‘Complete Absence of Trustworthy Financial Information’)

Affidavit of John J. Ray III, including statements that "Never in my career have I seen such a complete failure of corporate controls and such a complete absence of trustworthy financial information as occurred here" and "related party loans" were made to Sam Bankman-Fried, $1 billion; Nishad Aingh, $543 million, and Ryan Salame, $55 million, in support of Chapter 11 Petitions by 102 entities comprising the FTX crypto group, including those in Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Nigeria, Panama, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, USA, and Vietnam, filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

FTX Trading Ltd. et al: Motion to Transfer & Stay Chapter 15 Petition

Emergency Motion to Stay and Transfer Chapter 15 Petition from New York to Delaware by 101 entities (reduced from 134 identified in the Chapter 11 Petition) comprising the FTX crypto group, including those in Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Nigeria, Panama, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, USA, and Vietnam, filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. In the motion, FTX's new management accused the Bahamas government and regulators of, essentially, misappropriating the group's assets, in conjunction with former FTX principals Samuel Bankman-Fried and Gary Wang, as part of an attempt to "undermine these Chapter 11 Cases".

FTX Digital Markets Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition (Bahamas)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Bahamas by Brian Simms, Kevin Cambridge, and Peter Greaves, as the Foreign Representatives of FTX Digital Markets Ltd., which operates "a digital assets business", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

FTX Trading Ltd. et al: Motion for Joint Administration (‘More Than One Million Creditors’)

Motion for Joint Administration and Motion Modifying Certain Creditor List Requirements, Authorizing the Debtors to Serve Certain Parties by E-Mail, and Granting Related Relief in the matter of Alameda Aus Pty Ltd., Alameda Global Services Ltd., Alameda Research (Bahamas) Ltd., Alameda Research Holdings Inc., Alameda Research KK, Alameda Research LLC, Alameda Research Ltd., Alameda Research Pte Ltd., Alameda Research Yankari Ltd., Alameda TR Ltd., Alameda TR Systems S. de R. L., Allston Way Ltd., Altalix Ltd., Analisya Pte Ltd., Atlantis Technology Ltd., B for Transfer Egypt, B Payment Services Nigeria, B Transfer Services Ltd., B Transfer Services Ltd. UAE, B Transfer Services Uganda, Bancroft Way Ltd., BitPesa Kenya Ltd., BitPesa RDC SARL, BitPesa Senegal Ltd., BitPesa South Africa, BitPesa Tanzania Ltd., BitPesa Uganda Ltd., Bitvo, Inc., Blockfolio Holdings, Inc., Blockfolio, Inc., Blue Ridge Ltd., BT Payment Services Ghana, BT Payment Services South Africa, BT Payments Uganda, BT Pesa Nigeria Ltd., BTC Africa S.A., BTLS Limited Tanzania, Cardinal Ventures Ltd., Cedar Bay Ltd., Cedar Grove Technology Services, Ltd., Clifton Bay Investments LLC, Clifton Bay Investments Ltd., CM-Equity AG, Corner Stone Staffing, Cottonwood Grove Ltd., Cottonwood Technologies Ltd., Crypto Bahamas LLC, DAAG Trading, DMCC, Deck Technologies Holdings LLC, Deck Technologies Inc., Deep Creek Ltd., Digital Custody Inc., Euclid Way Ltd., Exchange 4 Free Seychellen, Exchange 4Free Australia Br., Exchange 4Free Ltd., Exchange 4Free South Africa Br., Exchange 4Free Swiss Branch, Finfax Company, FTX (Gibraltar) Ltd., FTX Canada Inc., FTX Certificates GmbH, FTX Crypto Services Ltd., FTX Digital Assets LLC, FTX Digital Holdings (Singapore) Pte Ltd., FTX EMEA Ltd., FTX Equity Record Holdings Ltd., FTX Europe AG, FTX Exchange FZE, FTX Hong Kong Ltd., FTX Japan Holdings K.K., FTX Japan K.K., FTX Japan Services KK, FTX Lend Inc., FTX Marketplace, Inc., FTX Products (Singapore) Pte Ltd., FTX Property Holdings Ltd., FTX Services Solutions Ltd., FTX Structured Products AG, FTX Switzerland GmbH, FTX Trading GmbH, FTX Trading Ltd., FTX TURKEY TEKNOLOJİ VE TİCARET ANONİM ŞİRKET, FTX US Derivatives LLC, FTX US Services, Inc., FTX US Trading, Inc., FTX Vault Trust Company, FTX Ventures Ltd., FTX Ventures Partnership, FTX Zuma Ltd., GG Trading Terminal Ltd., Global Compass Dynamics Ltd., Good Luck Games, LLC, Goodman Investments Ltd., Hannam Group Inc., Hawaii Digital Assets Inc., Hilltop Technology Services LLC, Hive Empire Trading Pty Ltd., Innovatia Ltd., Island Bay Ventures Inc., K-DNA Financial Services Ltd., Killarney Lake Investments Ltd., Ledger Holdings Inc., LedgerPrime Bitcoin Yield Enhancement Fund, LLC, LedgerPrime Bitcoin Yield Enhancement Master Fund LP, LedgerPrime Digital Asset Opportunities Fund, LLC, LedgerPrime Digital Asset Opportunities Master Fund LP, Ledger Prime LLC, LedgerPrime Ventures, LP, Liquid Financial USA Inc., LiquidEX LLC, Liquid Securities Singapore Pte Ltd., LT Baskets Ltd., Maclaurin Investments Ltd., Mangrove Cay Ltd., North Dimension Inc., North Dimension Ltd., North Wireless Dimension Inc., Paper Bird Inc., Pioneer Street Inc., Quoine India Pte Ltd., Quoine Pte Ltd., Quoine Vietnam Co. Ltd., SNG INVESTMENTS YATIRIM VE DANIŞMANLIK ANONİM ŞİRKETİ, Strategy Ark Collective Ltd., Technology Services Bahamas Limited, Tigetwit Ltd., TransferZero, Verdant Canyon Capital LLC, West Innovative Barista Ltd., West Realm Shires Financial Services Inc., West Realm Shires Services Inc., Western Concord Enterprises Ltd., and ZUBR Exchange Ltd. at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

FTX Trading Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by 134 entities comprising the FTX Group, including those in Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Nigeria, Panama, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, USA, and Vietnam, namely Alameda Aus Pty Ltd., Alameda Global Services Ltd., Alameda Research (Bahamas) Ltd., Alameda Research Holdings Inc., Alameda Research KK, Alameda Research LLC, Alameda Research Ltd., Alameda Research Pte Ltd., Alameda Research Yankari Ltd., Alameda TR Ltd., Alameda TR Systems S. de R. L., Allston Way Ltd., Altalix Ltd., Analisya Pte Ltd., Atlantis Technology Ltd., B for Transfer Egypt, B Payment Services Nigeria, B Transfer Services Ltd., B Transfer Services Ltd. UAE, B Transfer Services Uganda, Bancroft Way Ltd., BitPesa Kenya Ltd., BitPesa RDC SARL, BitPesa Senegal Ltd., BitPesa South Africa, BitPesa Tanzania Ltd., BitPesa Uganda Ltd., Bitvo, Inc., Blockfolio Holdings, Inc., Blockfolio, Inc., Blue Ridge Ltd., BT Payment Services Ghana, BT Payment Services South Africa, BT Payments Uganda, BT Pesa Nigeria Ltd., BTC Africa S.A., BTLS Limited Tanzania, Cardinal Ventures Ltd., Cedar Bay Ltd., Cedar Grove Technology Services, Ltd., Clifton Bay Investments LLC, Clifton Bay Investments Ltd., CM-Equity AG, Corner Stone Staffing, Cottonwood Grove Ltd., Cottonwood Technologies Ltd., Crypto Bahamas LLC, DAAG Trading, DMCC, Deck Technologies Holdings LLC, Deck Technologies Inc., Deep Creek Ltd., Digital Custody Inc., Euclid Way Ltd., Exchange 4 Free Seychellen, Exchange 4Free Australia Br., Exchange 4Free Ltd., Exchange 4Free South Africa Br., Exchange 4Free Swiss Branch, Finfax Company, FTX (Gibraltar) Ltd., FTX Canada Inc., FTX Certificates GmbH, FTX Crypto Services Ltd., FTX Digital Assets LLC, FTX Digital Holdings (Singapore) Pte Ltd., FTX EMEA Ltd., FTX Equity Record Holdings Ltd., FTX Europe AG, FTX Exchange FZE, FTX Hong Kong Ltd., FTX Japan Holdings K.K., FTX Japan K.K., FTX Japan Services KK, FTX Lend Inc., FTX Marketplace, Inc., FTX Products (Singapore) Pte Ltd., FTX Property Holdings Ltd., FTX Services Solutions Ltd., FTX Structured Products AG, FTX Switzerland GmbH, FTX Trading GmbH, FTX Trading Ltd., FTX TURKEY TEKNOLOJİ VE TİCARET ANONİM ŞİRKET, FTX US Derivatives LLC, FTX US Services, Inc., FTX US Trading, Inc., FTX Vault Trust Company, FTX Ventures Ltd., FTX Ventures Partnership, FTX Zuma Ltd., GG Trading Terminal Ltd., Global Compass Dynamics Ltd., Good Luck Games, LLC, Goodman Investments Ltd., Hannam Group Inc., Hawaii Digital Assets Inc., Hilltop Technology Services LLC, Hive Empire Trading Pty Ltd., Innovatia Ltd., Island Bay Ventures Inc., K-DNA Financial Services Ltd., Killarney Lake Investments Ltd., Ledger Holdings Inc., LedgerPrime Bitcoin Yield Enhancement Fund, LLC, LedgerPrime Bitcoin Yield Enhancement Master Fund LP, LedgerPrime Digital Asset Opportunities Fund, LLC, LedgerPrime Digital Asset Opportunities Master Fund LP, Ledger Prime LLC, LedgerPrime Ventures, LP, Liquid Financial USA Inc., LiquidEX LLC, Liquid Securities Singapore Pte Ltd., LT Baskets Ltd., Maclaurin Investments Ltd., Mangrove Cay Ltd., North Dimension Inc., North Dimension Ltd., North Wireless Dimension Inc., Paper Bird Inc., Pioneer Street Inc., Quoine India Pte Ltd., Quoine Pte Ltd., Quoine Vietnam Co. Ltd., SNG INVESTMENTS YATIRIM VE DANIŞMANLIK ANONİM ŞİRKETİ, Strategy Ark Collective Ltd., Technology Services Bahamas Limited, Tigetwit Ltd., TransferZero, Verdant Canyon Capital LLC, West Innovative Barista Ltd., West Realm Shires Financial Services Inc., West Realm Shires Services Inc., Western Concord Enterprises Ltd., and ZUBR Exchange Ltd. at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Bitwallet Pte Ltd. v. Meta Platforms Inc.: Discovery Application (Japan Proceedings)

Application by Bitwallet Pte Ltd., described as a Singapore company that "is in the business of developing financial software systems and providing payment services", to take discovery from Meta Platforms Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Japan involving "false statements" in Japanese that were made about the applicant on Facebook by someone "with the display name of 'Mizuta Tadashi'" and which, inter alia, caused "the Lithuanian authorities" to warn that "they may revoke our financial services license", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Mohamad Mahmoud et al v. Coinbase Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving "a defective cryptocurrency" known as GYEN that was purportedly pegged to the Japanese Yen in Mohamad Mahmoud and Muath Mahmoud v. Coinbase Inc., GMO-Z.com Payment Gateway USA Inc., and GMO-Z.com USA Inc. at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

Flower SPV 4 Ltd. v. Fantasia Holdings Group Co. Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition in Flower SPV 4 Limited v. Fantasia Holdings Group Co. Limited, described as "an investment holding company that has subsidiaries in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, BVI, USA, Singapore, Cayman Islands, Japan, and Macau", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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.

Kenneth Donovan et al v. GMO-Z.com Trust Company Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging negligence, conversion, and fraud involving a cryptocurrency called GYEN, described as a "stablecoin" that is "purportedly 'pegged' to the Japanese yen at a rate of one-to-one", in Kenneth Donovan and Hussien Kassfy v. GMO-Z.com Trust Company Inc., described as a New York company that was created by "a Tokyo-based internet services industry company" called GMO Internet Group; Coinbase Global Inc., and Coinbase Inc., both of Delaware, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Adenium Energy Capital Ltd.: $1.2M Fine

Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority imposing a fine of $1.2 million on Adenium Energy Capital Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), described as a Cayman Islands company that "secured and developed solar energy Projects in a number of countries, including Jordan, Japan, Egypt and Italy", for regulatory breaches, including "carrying on unauthorised financial services", "making unauthorised financial promotions", and "offering fund units" without authorization.

SEC v. Francis Biller et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "the Defendants schemed to operate a call center in Medellin, Colombia through which they used high pressure sales tactics fraudulently to sell the stocks of numerous small United States-based public companies to United States investors" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Francis Biller, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Colombia; Raymond Dove, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Japan; Chester Alvarez, described as a citizen of the USA residing in Colombia and Oakland Park, Florida, USA; Troy Gran-Brooks, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Colombia or Canada, and Justin Plaizier, described as a citizen of the Netherlands residing in Colombia or Canada, as Defendants, and Lia Patricia Sepulveda Salazar, Edward Lopez Giraldo, Edward Clarke, and Shredderz International Corp., of Saint Kitts and Nevis, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Tsukasa Akimoto v. Apple Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Tsukasa Akimoto, described as "a member of the House of Representatives of Japan" who was "recently convicted of bribery charges, and is now appealing said conviction", to take discovery from Apple Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Japan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Hey Inc. v. Twitter Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Hey Inc., described as "a growing start-up company established in 2012, planning, developing and operating internet business", to take discovery from Twitter Inc. for Hey Inc. for "an anticipated lawsuit in Japan" for alleged defamation, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Kelly Barbey et al v. Cerego Inc.: Complaint

Complaint "to invalidate all actions taken at the purported Board meeting convened without notice to Barbey and in his absence on September 17, 2021i" n Kellogg 'Kelly' Barbey, of Bermuda, and The Bermuda Hesed Foundation, a Bermuda Trust whose Trustee is Swiss Fidelity Trust Company Limited v. Cerego Inc., described as a Delaware company that is "in the business of education software and touts itself as being an innovative adaptive personal memory management learning technology platform based on principles of neuroscience and cognitive science", at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

USA v. Bitcoin: Forfeiture Complaint (Rei Ishii)

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. 3879.16242937 Bitcoin that are allegedly the proceeds of a $154 million alleged fraud by Rei Ishii, described as "a dual national of the United States and Japan" and "a former employee of Sony Life Insurance Company Ltd.", involving accounts in Bermuda, Japan and the USA, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Amy Huber v. Gerhard Huber et al: Complaint

Complaint in Amy Clark Huber, of Massachusetts v. Gerhard Huber, described as a resident of Germany and Japan; Huber Investments Limited, described as being domiciled in the British Virgin Islands; Trident Trust Company Limited, Trident Director Services Limited, and Strategic Management Limited, all of Jersey, in the Channel Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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.
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