USA

USA v. Meta Platforms Inc.: Grand Jury Subpoena (‘Crypto Fraud & Money Laundering Investigation into Gavin Mayo, Gabriel Hay, and Ali Saghi’)

Application for Non-Disclosure Order regarding a criminal investigation into Gavin Mayo, Gabriel Hay, and Ali Saghi for suspected fraud and money laundering in which they are "suspected of creating several Non-Fungible Token (NFT) rug pull scams that have defrauded investors of millions of dollars in various cryptocurrencies", in USA v. Meta Platforms Inc. at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Tonon Bioenergia SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition (Brazil)

Chapter 15 Petition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Orlando Geraldo Pampado, as the Foreign Representative of Tonon Bioenergia S.A., Tonon Holding S.A., both of Brazil, and Tonon Luxembourg S.A., of Luxembourg, which are all part of the Tonon Group, which "operated three industrial ethanol plants in the States of São Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul" and whose "corporate purpose comprised the manufacture, commercialization and export of sugar and ethanol, the cultivation of sugar cane, as well as the generation of electric power", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Poland: Newfold Digital Inc. (‘SwissTrade Exchange Fraud Investigation’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Newfold Digital Inc. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into "G.R. and other individuals for fraud offenses" involving "the fraudulent SwissTrade Exchange platform".

Poland: GoDaddy.com LLC (‘SwissTrade Exchange Fraud Investigation’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from GoDaddy.com LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into "G.R. and other individuals for fraud offenses" involving "the fraudulent SwissTrade Exchange platform".

FourWorld Event Opportunities LP et al v. Li Dong: Discovery Application (Cayman Islands)

Application by FourWorld Event Opportunities LP and Genesis Emerging Markets Investment Company to take discovery from Li Dong, a.k.a. Lily Dong, "for use in an appraisal proceeding pending before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands concerning the take-private merger of 58.com", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Anatoly Motylev: Chapter 15 Petition (England & Wales)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Kevin Hellard, Robert Starkins, and Nick Nicholson, as the Foreign Representatives of Anatoly Leonidovich Motylev, a citizen of Russia who, in his bankruptcy, "disclosed an interest" in companies in several jurisdictions, including Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Seychelles, and Turkey, filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Clara Boustany v. Antonio Ellek: Discovery Application (Monaco)

Application by Clara Moussa Boustany to take discovery from Antonio Ellek for use in "divorce proceedings her husband, Fadi Boustany, initiated in Monaco in 2022", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation et al: Chapter 15 Petition (Canada)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Naveed Manzoor, as the Foreign Representative of Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Acerus Pharmaceuticals USA LLC, and Acerus Biopharma Inc., filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

David Bernahl v. Eversheds Sutherland Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘Abuse of Process & Invasion of Privacy’)

Complaint alleging "an orchestrated effort by the defendant law firms and attorneys to simultaneously process across multiple jurisdictions eleven separate civil subpoenas duces tecum on an ex parte basis to obtain private and confidential information of Plaintiff, David Bernahl, for use in a highly publicized European domestic squabble to which he is not a party" in David Bernahl v. Eversheds Sutherland Ltd., of England; Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, of England; Eversheds Sutherland (Europe) Limited, of England; Eversheds Sutherland Bitãns, of Latvia; Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, Sergenian Ashby LLP, Ian S. Shelton, Joseph R. Ashby, and Sarah E. Paul at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Prince Salman bin Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud v. Cave Cay LP et al: Complaint (‘Bahamas Island Acquisition & Development’)

Complaint "to enjoin a discriminatory capital call that will risk irreparably harming Plaintiff beginning on January 27, 2023" regarding the acquisition of "a 220-acre island located in the Exumas archipelago, the Bahamas, that includes Big Cave Cay, Little Cave Cay and 3,383 acres connecting Little Cave Cay to Big Cave Cay" in Prince Salman bin Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, of Saudi Arabia v. Cave Cay LP, of Delaware; Cave Cay General Partner Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Yntegra Capital LLC, of Florida, at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

507 Summit LLC v. Kroll LLC et al: Discovery Application (Cayman Islands)

Application by 507 Summit LLC to take discovery from Kroll LLC, formerly known as Kroll LLC, and Kroll Securities LLC, formerly known as Duff & Phelps Securities LLC, for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands regarding "the fair value of the shares of 51job, Inc.", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

The Hextall Family Living Trust et al v. Christopher Kirchner et al: Petition (‘$245K Investment Fraud To Buy Derby County FC’)

Petition alleging fraud regarding an investment of $245,340 in Christopher Kirchner's "bid to purchase" Derby County FC, a professional soccer club in England, in The Hextall Family Living Trust and Stephen Dawkins, described as "lifelong fans and supporters of the Derby County Football Club" v. Christopher Kirchner, KFIM LLC, and 9CK Sports Ventures DCFC LLC at the District Court, for Tarrant County, Texas.

Americanas SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition (Brazil)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Antonio Reinaldo Rabelo Filho, as the Foreign Representative of Americanas S.A., of Brazil; B2W Digital Lux S.à.r.l., and JSM Global S.à.r.l., both of Luxembourg, collectively described as being part of a group that is "one of the largest retail chains in Brazil", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Naveed Sherwani et al v. Farhat Jahangir: Complaint

Complaint that "arises from the blatantly illegal acts of a rogue former employee" involving entities in the Cayman Islands and USA in Naveed Sherwani, described as "a world-renowned semiconductor expert, researcher, serial entrepreneur, author and academician", and Ali Sana v. Farhat Jahangir, as Defendant, and GS Microelectronics US Inc., as "Nominal Party", at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

Rockley Photonics Holdings Ltd.: Petition for Restructuring Officers

Petition for the Appointment of Restructuring Officers in the matter of Rockley Photonics Holdings Limited, described as "the holding company of a group of companies" that is headquartered in the United Kingdom and which "employs 224 total employees", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Sabby Volatility Warrant Master Fund Ltd. et al v. Kevin Kennedy et al: Complaint

Complaint in Sabby Volatility Warrant Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; SZOP Multistrat LP, Alto Opportunity Master Fund SPC-Segregated Master Portfolio B, of the Cayman Islands; Hudson Bay Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and Walleye Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Kevin J. Kennedy, Patrick Archambault, Jim DiSanto, Karen Francis, Tamer Hassanein, Lisa Kelley, Thomas M. Rohrs, and Tianyue Yu at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Andrew McAlpine: USA’s Sentencing Memorandum (‘Six Months’ Home Confinement’)

USA's Sentencing Memorandum recommending a sentence of six months' home confinement and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to "conspiracy to commit securities fraud and manipulative trading" in USA v. Andrew McAlpine, a citizen of Canada residing in the Cayman Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Atalaya Special Purpose Investment Fund II LP et al v. Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corp.: Complaint

Complaint in Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corp., now known as TMC the metals company Inc. v. Atalaya Special Purpose Investment Fund II LP, of the Cayman Islands; ACM DGOP LLC, ACM ASOF VII (Cayman) Holdco LP, of the Cayman Islands; Glazer Enhanced Offshore Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Glazer Enhanced Fund LP, and Highmark Limited, on behalf of its Segregated Account Highmark Multi-Strategy 2, of the Cayman Islands at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

BCC Trade Credit Pty Ltd. v. Bluestone Resources Inc. et al: Discovery Application (Australia, ‘Greensill Capital Insurance Coverage’)

Application by BCC Trade Credit Pty Ltd. to take discovery from Bluestone Resources Inc. and Bluestone Coal Sales Corporation for use in legal proceedings in Australia "against Insurance Australia Limited" seeking indemnities under policies whose insureds are Greensill Capital (UK) Limited, Greensill Bank AG and Greensill Capital Pty Limited, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Urban Commons Danbury LLC et al v. Claydon Hill Investments Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$120M Fraud’)

Complaint alleging fraud, breach of contract and conversion in Urban Commons Danbury LLC, Urban Commons Frontera LLC, Urban Commons Highway 111 LLC, Urban Commons 4th Street LLC, Urban Commons Anaheim LLC, Urban Commons HIDH LLC, Urban Commons Bayshore LLC, Urban Commons Continental LLC, UCQ Holding LLC, Urban Commons Hialeah LLC, Urban Commons RDH LLC, Urban Commons Cordova LLC, and Urban Commons Riverside Blvd LLC v. Claydon Hill Investments Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Compass Cove Assets Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Bounty Green Assets Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Frank Yuan, Robert Yuan, Norbert Yuan, and Jerome Yuan at the Superior Court of the State of California, Los Angeles County.

Inscape Inc. et al: Chapter 15 Petition (Canada)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Eric Ehgoetz, of Inscape Corporation, as the Foreign Representative of Inscape (New York) Inc., Inscape Corporation, and Inscape Inc., part of a group that "is in the business of designing, manufacturing and selling office furniture and architectural walls to customers across North America and Europe", at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Rockley Photonics Holdings Ltd.: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Rockley Photonics Holdings Limited, described as a Cayman Islands company based in England that "specializes in the research and development of integrated silicon photonics chipsets", at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Pioneer Merger Corp.: Directors

Director Details for Pioneer Merger Corp., obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on January 22nd, 2023.

Yuga Labs Inc. v. Thomas Lehman: Complaint (‘Knockoff Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs’)

Complaint alleging the defendant "is a central part of a business venture designed to explicitly mislead consumers into thinking that his and his accomplices' knockoff non-fungible tokens are affiliated, sponsored, or associated with Yuga Labs" in Yuga Labs Inc. v. Thomas Lehman at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.

SEC v. Avraham Eisenberg: Complaint (‘$116M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging the defendant "drained approximately $116 million from a crypto asset trading platform known as Mango Markets after manipulating the trading price and volume of the “MNGO token,” a so-called “governance token” of Mango Markets that was purchased and sold as a crypto asset security" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Avraham Eisenberg at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Genesis Global Holdco LLC et al: Chapter 11 Petition (‘Crypto Lender Bankruptcy’)

Chapter 11 Petition by Genesis Global Holdco LLC, of New York; Genesis Global Capital, LLC, of New York, and Genesis Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, which collectively "provide lending and borrowing, spot trading, derivatives and custody services for digital assets and fiat currency", at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Anglo Ferrous Brazil Participações SA v. Zamin Ferrous Ltd.: Petition (‘$17M Claim’)

Petition to restore Zamin Ferrous Ltd. to the corporate register so the petitioner can pursue a claim for $17 million in Anglo Ferrous Brazil Participações SA, of Belo Horizonte, Brazil v. Zamin Ferrous Ltd., described as "a holding company with interests that included ownership of, or investments, in entities involved in mining activities", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Ltd. v. Goldman Sachs et al: Discovery Application (‘$300M Debt of Inter Milan FC President Steven Zhang’, Hong Kong & Italy)

Application by China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited to take discovery from The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., The Raine Group LLC, Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., Bain Capital, L.P., Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, Citibank, N.A., BNY Mellon, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., Deutsche Bank AG, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC regarding, inter alia, "the corporate financing and executive compensation structures of F.C. Internazionale Milano S.p.A", a.k.a. Inter Milan FC, an Italian soccer club, for use in legal proceedings in Hong Kong and Italy involving an allegation that Inter Milan's president, Zhang Kangyang, a.k.a. Steven Zhang, owes "more than US $300 million to China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hungary: János Góczi et al (‘Bar Employees Extorting Tourists’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from AT&T Corporation - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Hungary - for a criminal investigation into János Góczi, Ferenc Szepesvari, Ilona Maria Bakro, Olga Baski, and István Nagy for suspected "extortion offenses" involving an alleged scheme in which the suspects were employed by a bar and allegedly prevented customers - believed to be tourists - from leaving "until the customers handed over cash they did not owe".