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Agency for Policy Coordination on State Property et al v. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by the Agency for Policy Coordination on State Property, described as "the Mongolian government agency that owns and manages state-owned enterprises in various industry sectors, including energy production, mining, and transport"; Erdenet Mining Corporation, described as "a state-owned mining company that owns Mongolia's mining interests in the Erdenet mine", and Erdenes Oyu Tolgoi LLC, described as "a 34-percent shareholder of Oyu Tolgoi LLC, the project company that controls the operation of the Oyu Tolgoi mine", to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank NA for use in legal proceedings in Mongolia against Batbold Sukhbaatar, described as a former Prime Minister of Mongolia; Ganzorig Chimiddorj, Tuul Ulambayar, Nyamdalai Ochirbat, Cheong Choo Young, Kim Hak Seon, Kim Yoonjung, Lee Yu Jeong, Rhee Byung Wook, Kang Eun Joo, Battushig Batbold, Catrison Limited, Cliveden Trading AG, and Genetrade Limited for an alleged $250 million fraud involving "a complex network of offshore and onshore corporate structures and proxies across numerous jurisdictions", including the British Virgin Islands, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Seadrill Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 petitions by companies in Angola, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Hungary, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States, specifically Seadrill Limited, Seadrill Limited, Asia Offshore Drilling Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 1 Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 2 Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 3 Limited, Eastern Drilling AS, North Atlantic Alpha Ltd., North Atlantic Elara Ltd., North Atlantic Epsilon Ltd., North Atlantic Linus Charterer Ltd., North Atlantic Navigator Ltd., North Atlantic Phoenix Ltd., North Atlantic Venture Ltd., Scorpion Courageous Ltd., Scorpion Deepwater B.V., Scorpion Deepwater Ltd., Scorpion Drilling Ltd., Scorpion Freedom Ltd., Scorpion International Ltd., Scorpion Nederlandse B.V., Scorpion Offshore Inc., Scorpion Resolute Ltd., Scorpion Rigs Ltd., Scorpion Servicos Offshore Ltda, Scorpion USA Expats, Inc., Scorpion Vigilant Ltd., SDS Drilling Ltd., Sea Dragon de Mexico S de R.L. de CV, Seadrill Abu Dhabi Operations Limited, Seadrill Americas, Inc., Seadrill Angola LDA, Seadrill Ariel Ltd., Seadrill Australia Pte Ltd., Seadrill Brunei Ltd., Seadrill Callisto Ltd., Seadrill Carina Ltd., Seadrill Castor Ltd., Seadrill Castor Pte Ltd., Seadrill Common Holdings Ltd., Seadrill Cressida Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Charterer Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Contracting Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Crewing Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Holdings Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Units Pte Ltd., Seadrill Dione Ltd., Seadrill Eclipse Ltd., Seadrill Eminence Ltd., Seadrill Equatorial Guinea Ltd., Seadrill Europe Management AS, Seadrill Far East Limited, Seadrill Freedom Ltd., Seadrill GCC Operations Ltd., Seadrill Gemini Ltd., Seadrill Global Services Ltd., Seadrill Gulf Operations Neptune LLC, Seadrill Holdings Singapore Pte Ltd., Seadrill Hyperion Ltd., Seadrill Indonesia Ltd., Seadrill Insurance Ltd., Seadrill International Resourcing DMCC, Seadrill Investment Holding Company Limited, Seadrill Jack Up Holding Ltd., Seadrill Jack Up I B.V., Seadrill Jack Up II B.V., Seadrill Jack-Ups Contracting Ltd., Seadrill Jupiter Ltd., Seadrill Labuan Ltd., Seadrill Management (S) Pte Ltd., Seadrill Management AME Ltd., Seadrill Management Ltd., Seadrill Mimas Ltd., Seadrill Mira Hungary Kft., Seadrill Mira Ltd., Seadrill Neptune Hungary Kft., Seadrill Newfoundland Operations Ltd., Seadrill Nigeria Operations Limited, Seadrill North Atlantic Holdings Limited, Seadrill North Sea Crewing Ltd., Seadrill Norway Crew AS, Seadrill Norway Operations Ltd., Seadrill Offshore AS, Seadrill Offshore Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Seadrill Offshore Nigeria Limited, Seadrill Operations de Mexico S de R.L. de CV, Seadrill Orion Ltd., Seadrill Pegasus (S) Pte Ltd., Seadrill Prospero Ltd., Seadrill Proteus Ltd., Seadrill Rhea Ltd., Seadrill Rig Holding Company Limited, Seadrill Saturn Ltd., Seadrill Saudi I B.V., Seadrill Saudi II B.V., Seadrill Servicos de Petroleos Ltda., Seadrill Sevan Holdings Limited, Seadrill Telesto Ltd., Seadrill Tellus Ltd., Seadrill Tethys Ltd., Seadrill Titan Ltd., Seadrill Titania Sarl, Seadrill Treasury UK Limited, Seadrill Triton Ltd., Seadrill Tucana Ltd., Seadrill UK Ltd., Seadrill UK Operations Ltd., Seadrill UK Support Services Ltd., Seadrill Umbriel Ltd., Sevan Brasil Ltd., Sevan Developer Ltd., Sevan Driller Ltd., Sevan Drilling Limited, Sevan Drilling North America LLC, Sevan Drilling Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig II AS, Sevan Drilling Rig II Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig IX Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig V Pte Ltd., Sevan Louisiana Hungary Kft., and Sevan Marine Servicos de Perfuracao Ltda at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Equite Capital Pte Ltd. v. S&P Global Inc. et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Equite Capital Pte Limited, of Singapore, described as "the rightful owner of all right, title and interest in claims or causes of action of the Bear Stearns High-Grade Structured Credit Strategies Master Fund Ltd. (In Official Liquidation) and the Bear Stearns High-Grade Structured Credit Strategies Enhanced Leverage Master Fund Ltd. (In Official Liquidation)" v. S&P Global Inc. and Standard & Poor's International LLC, both of New York, NY, USA, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Eagle Hospitality Trust, Singapore et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by ASAP Cayman Atlanta Hotel LLC, of the Cayman Islands; ASAP Cayman Denver Tech LLC, of the Cayman Islands; ASAP Cayman Salt Lake City Hotel LLC, of the Cayman Islands; ASAP Salt Lake City Hotel, LLC, of Singapore; Atlanta Hotel Holdings, LLC, of Singapore; CI Hospitality Investment, LLC, of the Cayman Islands; Eagle Hospitality Trust S1 Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Eagle Hospitality Trust S2 Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; EHT Cayman Corp Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; EHT US1, Inc., of Delaware; 5151 Wiley Post Way, Salt Lake City, LLC, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Sky Harbor Atlanta Northeast, LLC, of Atlanta, Georgia; Sky Harbor Denver Holdco, LLC, of Singapore; Sky Harbor Denver Tech Center, LLC, of Greenwood Village, Colorado; UCCONT1, LLC, of Orlando, Florida; UCF 1, LLC, of Anaheim, California; UCHIDH, LLC, of Denver, Colorado; UCRDH, LLC, of Denver, Colorado; Urban Commons 4th Street A, LLC, of San Jose, California; Urban Commons Anaheim HI, LLC, of Anaheim, California; Urban Commons Bayshore A, LLC, of San Mateo, California; Urban Commons Cordova A, LLC, of Pasadena, California; Urban Commons Danbury A, LLC, of Danbury, Connecticut; Urban Commons Highway 111 A, LLC, of Palm Desert, California; Urban Commons Queensway, LLC, of Long Beach, California; Urban Commons Riverside Blvd., A, LLC, of Sacramento, California, and USHIL Holdco Member, LLC, of Singapore, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

First Monolith Inc. v. Citibank N.A. et al: Discovery Application

Application by First Monolith Inc. to take discovery from Citibank N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG US and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in a "contemplated proceeding" in Singapore "against Canwell Commerce Pte. Ltd." for suspected fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Rock International Investment Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Xing Guan, of China, as the Foreign Representative of Rock International Investment Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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".

Evenstar Master Fund SPC v. Jing Cao et al: Discovery Application

Application by Evenstar Master Fund SPC, for and on behalf of Evenstar Master Sub-Fund I Segregated Portfolio, and Evenstar Special Situations Limited to take discovery from Jing Cao, Research Center on Natural Conservation Inc., New York Military Academy, Wall Street Global Training Center Inc., and Best Work Holdings (New York) LLC for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Natixis v. M/V Torm Hardrada: Complaint

Complaint alleging damages of $12.9 million in Natixis, of France v. M/V Torm Hardrada, described as "being owned by OCM Singapore Njord Holdings Hardrada Pte Ltd., and operated and/or managed by Torm A/S", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte.: $122M Fine

Joint Statement by Singapore's Attorney General, Police Force, and Monetary Authority that they have imposed a fine of $122 million on Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte. "for its role" in bond offerings by 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB.

USA v. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding allegations of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving Malaysia Development Berhad in USA v. The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Goldman Sachs (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement regarding a conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB, in USA v. Goldman Sachs (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Goldman Sachs (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB, in USA v. Goldman Sachs (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

CP Uptake GP Ltd.: Court Supervision Petition

Petition for Court Supervision of a Voluntary Liquidation in the matter of CP Uptake GP Ltd. (in Voluntary Liquidation) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Brian Cotter et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a technical support fraud scheme utilizing call centers based in India" in USA v. Michael Brian Cotter, of Los Angeles County, California, individually and d.b.a. Tech Live Connect, Premium Techie Support, Global Digital Concierge Pte. Ltd., NE Labs Inc., Sensei Ventures Inc., Kevisoft UK Ltd., and Kevisoft LLC; Global Digital Concierge Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, d.b.a. Tech Live Connect and Saburi TLC Worldwide Services Pvt Ltd.; NE Labs Inc., of Nevada; Sensei Ventures Inc., of Nevada; Kevisoft UK Ltd., of the United Kingdom, and Kevisoft LLC, of New York,  at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Alto Opportunity Master Fund SPC v. Reebonz Holdings Ltd.: Summary Judgment Motion

Motion for Summary Judgment In Lieu of Complaint alleging default on a $3.75 million loan in Alto Opportunity Master Fund, SPC-Segregated Master Portfolio B, of the Cayman Islands v. Reebonz Holdings Limited, described as a Cayman Islands company based in Singapore, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Stewart Ashby, Jr. v. M/V Kota Bakat et al: Complaint

Complaint in Stewart Ashby, Jr., of Virginia v. M/V Kota Bakat, described as "a 161-foot Singapore-flagged general cargo ship"; PSI (2) Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Pacific International (Pte) Ltd., of Singapore, and Industrial Maritime Carriers (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Luxembourg firm Akazoo sued for securities fraud in US by SEC

Four months after its shares were delisted from NASDAQ, Luxembourg-domiciled "music streaming" firm Akazoo S.A. has been sued for securities fraud in New York by the SEC, with the alleged scheme also involving individuals and firms in England, Greece, and Scotland.

SEC v. Akazoo SA: Complaint

Complaint alleging the defendant "defrauded multiple groups of investors out of millions of dollars" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Akazoo SA, described as a Luxembourg company "with its purported principal place of business in London, United Kingdom and its actual principal place of business in Athens, Greece", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Luxembourg Business Register showed that Akazoo S.A. was incorporated on February 6th, 2019 and its directors are identified as Lewis W. Dickey, Jr., of Atlanta, Georgia; Panagiotis Dimitropoulos, of London, England; Maja Lapcevic, of Luxembourg; Asit Mehra, of New York; Colin Miles, of Singapore; Athan Stephanopoulos, of Luxembourg, and Apostolos N. Zervos, of Greece.

USA v. JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement in which the defendant agrees to pay penalties totaling $920 million regarding allegations of fraud involving "Precious Metals Desk" employees in New York, London, and Singapore in USA v. JPMorgan Chase & Co. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

USA v. JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging fraud involving "Precious Metals Desk" employees in New York, London, and Singapore in USA v. JPMorgan Chase & Co. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Ltd. v. Harman International Industries Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited, of Singapore, and CA Inc., of Delaware, to take discovery from Harman International Industries Inc. and Harman Becker Automotive Systems Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Germany regarding "patent infringement claims" against BMW AG and BMW Bank GmbH, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Batios Holdings Ltd. et al v. White Summers Caffee & James LLP: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Cosimo Borrelli, as Receiver of Batios Holdings Limited and Brasspoint Trading Limited, both of the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from White Summers Caffee & James LLP, described as a California law firm that "served as former counsel to Batios and Brasspoint, and has refused requests by Petitioner to turn over the BVI Entities' client file, including any information regarding millions of dollars of funds belonging to the BVI Entities that were apparently transferred to the White Summers' client trust account shortly before Borrelli's appointment as Receiver", for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands that, inter alia, involve claims in Cyprus regarding an allegedly "fraudulent scheme" by Mikhail Abyzov, of Russia, that caused Russian bank Alfa-Bank "more than $120 million in losses", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Yang Ban: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement regarding an alleged conspiracy to launder the proceeds of bank fraud involving North Korea and Singapore-domiciled SINSM Pte. Ltd. in USA v. Yang Ban, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "sold and traded commodities to customers in North Korea", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Yang Ban: Statement of Offense

Statement of Offense regarding an alleged conspiracy to launder the proceeds of bank fraud involving North Korea and Singapore-domiciled SINSM Pte. Ltd. in USA v. Yang Ban, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "sold and traded commodities to customers in North Korea", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.