Liquidations & Insolvencies

Universal Enterprises Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Eleanor Fisher, of the Cayman Islands, and Hani Bishara, of the United Arab Emirates, as Foreign Representatives of Universal Enterprises Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), described as "an investment vehicle for six brothers [from Kuwait] for the purpose of making investments in the United States", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy 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.

ASHINC Corp. v. Yucaipa American Alliance Fund I LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint seeking damages "in excess of $300 million" against entities in Guernsey, Luxembourg, Qatar, and the USA in Catherine E. Youngman, Litigation Trustee for ASHINC Corporation et al, as successor to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of ASHINC Corporation and its Affiliated Debtors v. Yucaipa American Alliance Fund I LLC, Yucaipa American Management LLC, American Airlines Master Fixed Benefit Pension Plan Trust, American Private Equity Partners II LP, Automotive Machinists Pension Trust, Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles, California Public Employees’ Retirement System, Carpenters Pension Trust Fund for Northern California, Coller Partners 702 LP Inc., Clouse S.A., Consolidated Retirement Fund, Lam Private Equity LLC, ILGWU Death Benefit Fund 4, International SIF SICAV SA, Locals 302 & 612 of The International Union of Operating Engineers - Employers Construction Industry Retirement Trust, Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System, National Retirement Fund, New Mexico State Investment Council, New Mexico State Investment Council Land Grant Permanent Fund, New Mexico State Investment Council Severance Tax Permanent Fund, New York City Employees’ Retirement System, New York City Fire Department Pension Fund, New York City Police Pension Fund, Northeast Carpenters Pension Fund, Pacific Coast Roofers Pension Plan, Sanba II Investment Company, State Street Bank and Trust Company (as Trustee on behalf of American Airlines Master Fixed Benefit Pension Plan Trust), Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore Inc. - International Longshoremen’s Association (AFL-CIO) Pension Fund, Teachers’ Retirement System of the City of New York, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Pension Plan for Employees, and Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Markel CATCo Reinsurance Fund Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Simon Appell, of England, and John McKenna, of Bermuda, as the Foreign Representatives of Markel CATCo Reinsurance Fund Ltd., CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd., Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd., and Markel CATCo Re Ltd., filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Gerobin Finances Pty Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Australia by Sheahan and Lock, as the Foreign Representatives of Gerobin Finances Pty Ltd., Erbin Finances Pty Limited, Rawbin Finances Pty Limited, Marbin Finances Pty Limited, Erma Nominees Pty Limited, and Ligon 158 Pty Limited, described as members of "a remarkably complex group of companies controlled and operated by, and used for the personal benefit of, the Binetter family, many of which companies have been the subject of a far-ranging tax investigation by the Australian Taxation Office", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Colin Diss et al v. Talal Qais Abdulmunem Al Zawawi et al: Complaint

Complaint in Colin Diss, Hannah Davie, and Michael Leeds, of Grant Thornton, as Foreign Representatives of the Bankruptcy Estate of Talal Qais Abdulmunem Al Zawawi, who was adjudged bankrupt in England v. Talal Qais Abdulmunem Al Zawawi and Azzan Qais Abdulminem Al Zawawi at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Luckin Coffee Inc.: ‘Scheme of Arrangement’ Petition

Petition for the Court's sanction of a Scheme of Arrangement in the matter of Luckin Coffee Inc. (in Provisional Liquidation), described as "an investment holding company with its direct and indirect subsidiaries located in the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, the United States and the PRC", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

JGC Ventures Pte. Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Application for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Singapore by William Honoris, as the Foreign Representative of JGC Ventures Pte. Ltd. and Modernland Overseas Pte. Ltd., both of Singapore and part of "one of Indonesia’s largest and most prominent property developers, with various high-profile projects", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Oak Trust (Guernsey) Ltd. v. William Dewsall: Re-Amended Complaint

Re-Amended Complaint alleging fraud involving Gable Holdings Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Gable Insurance AG, of Liechtenstein, in Kevin Alcock, Corita Metelerkamp, both of Surrey, England; Oak Trust (Guernsey) Limited, of Guernsey; Baytree Group Holdings Limited, Morvale Company Limited, Aggaris Investments Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Christopher Lawrance, Roy Campbell, both of South Africa, and CriSeren Investments Limited, of Wales v. William Dewsall, of London, England, at the High Court for England and Wales.

Income Collecting 1-3 Months T-Bills Mutual Fund: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Russell Homer and Karen Scott, as the Joint Voluntary Liquidators of Income Collecting 1-3 Months T-Bills Mutual Fund, of the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Enigma Diagnostics Ltd. v. Harvey Boulter et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint alleging fraud and dishonest assistance involving the Cayman Islands-domiciled "Porton Group" in Enigma Diagnostics Limited (in Liquidation), Paul David Allen, and Geoffrey Lambert Carton-Kelly, as Liquidators of Enigma Diagnostics Limited, all of England v. Harvey Boulter, DLA Piper UK LLP, a law firm, and Charles Cook, a lawyer, all of England, at High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Best Meridian Insurance Company et al v. Lake Cecile Resort Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Best Meridian Insurance Company and Best Meridian International Insurance Company SPC, of the Cayman Islands v. Lake Cecile Resort Inc., CCH FL 2 LLC, Citrus Capital Holdings LLC, Florida Department of Revenue, Keys Funding LLC – 1019, Keys Tax Funding LLC – 19, Kissimmee Utility Authority, Osceola County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida; Bruce Vickers, Osceola County Tax Collector, Premier Elevator Company Inc., Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., TLGFY, LLC, J.T. Shaw, Inc., and Tohopekaliga Water Authority at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

D&V Pegasus Real Estate AIF VCIC Plc: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has revoked the license of D&V Pegasus Real Estate AIF VCIC Plc. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Cyprus Registrar of Companies showed that the directors of D&V Pegasus Real Estate AIF VCIC Plc were identified as Gunther Glatzel, Gunter Jurgen Vorbauer, and Andreas Dimitriou, while the company's website at pegasusfm.com identified its "Board of Directors" as "Gunter J Vorbauer - Chairman; Andreas Demetriou - Vice Chairman; Christos Vakis - Member; Dr. Gunther Glatzel - Member", "External Manager" as MFO Asset Management Ltd., "Depositary" as Eurobank Cyprus Ltd., "External Auditors" as KPMG Ltd., "Legal Advisor" as Clerides Anastassiou Neophytou LLC, and "Investment Advisors" as Planet Properties (London) Ltd. and PPM Valuations LLC.

Banco Nacional SA: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Reginaldo Brandt Silva, as the Foreign Representative of Banco Nacional SA, which has been accused of fraud, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

China Medical Technologies Inc. et al v. KPMG: Discovery Application

Application by China Medical Technologies Inc. (in Liquidation), described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled "holding company of a group of companies incorporated in Hong Kong, Mainland China, the British Virgin Islands and Singapore", and CMED Technologies Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from KPMG LLP for use in legal prceddings in Hong Kong, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Luboš Pánek: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Czech Republic by Martin Litvan, as the Foreign Representative of Luboš Pánek, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Motociclo SA: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Uruguay by Asociacion Uruguaya de Peritos, a.k.a. AUPE, as the Foreign Representative of Motociclo SA, which "imports and manufactures bicycles, motorcycles, and spare parts" and was allegedly rendered insolvent by the "reckless administration" and "improper diversion of assets" by its shareholders, Leonardo Rozenblum and Fabian Rozenblum, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Leonardo Rozenblum et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Uruguay by Daniel Germán and Gabriel Ferreira, as the Foreign Representatives of Leonardo Rozenblum Trosman and Fabian Elias Rozenblum Gorel, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Pearl Holding III Ltd.: ‘Scheme of Arrangement’ Petition

Petition for Court Sanction of a Scheme of Arrangement in the matter of Pearl Holding III Limited, which "acts as an intermediate holding company with its direct and indirect subsidiaries being located in Singapore, Hong Kong, the United States, Thailand, Malaysia and the PRC", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Global Fidelity Bank Ltd.: Judgment

Judgment rejecting an objection by Ascentra Holdings Inc. (in Voluntary Liquidation), a creditor with a claim for over $8 million, to the appointment of Adam Keenan and Michael Pearson, of FFP, as Joint Official Liquidators of Global Fidelity Bank Ltd. (in Voluntary Liquidation) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Greensill Capital (UK) Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Trevor O'Sullivan, Christine Laverty, and William Stagg, as the Foreign Representatives of Greensill Capital (UK) Limited, described as "the main trading entity for the Greensill group, a global financial services firm" and "principally in the business of arranging supply chain and other working capital financing solutions for its customers by acquiring receivables, with related rights, and onselling such assets to investors either directly or in the form of receivables-backed notes issued by bankruptcy remote special purpose vehicles", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Magna Group: Forced Liquidation

Press Release from the United Kingdom's Insolvency Service announcing that it "shut down" seven "mini-bond companies" that were part of Magna Group as a result of the "mis-selling of over £20m of loan notes".

Boart Longyear Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Australia by Nora Pincus, as the Foreign Representative of Boart Longyear Limited, Boart Longyear Australia Pty Limited, Boart Longyear Management Pty Limited, Boart Longyear Investments Pty Limited, and Votraint No. 1609 Pty Limited, collectively described as "the world's leading provider of drilling services, orebody-data-collection technology, and innovative, safe, and productivity-driven drilling equipment", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

BDO Canada Ltd. v. Truist Bank: Discovery Application

Application by BDO Canada Limited, as the Receiver for 1635536 Ontario Inc., operating as Versitec Marine & Industrial and Versitec Marine USA Inc., to take discovery from Truist Bank and Bank of America Corporation for use in legal proceedings in Toronto, Canada "commenced by a creditor of Debtors, Liquid Capital Exchange Corp.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Allianz Life Bermuda Ltd.: $1.7M Fine

Press Release by the Bermuda Monetary Authority announcing that it has imposed "civil penalties" totaling $1.7 million on Allianz Life Bermuda Limited for regulatory breaches, including the Proceeds of Crime (Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2008, and that the company has agreed to go into liquidation. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, on the Allianz Group's website, the address for Allianz Life Bermuda Limited is given as "105, Allianz SNA Bldg 56, Jisr el Bacha Hazmieh Beirut, Lebanon P.O.Box: 16-6516".

Sean McCoshen: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Edmonton, Canada by John Hendriks, of A. Farber & Partners Ltd., as the Foreign Representative of Sean Frederick McCoshen, described as "a Canadian resident that until recently resided in a residential medical care facility in British Columbia, Canada", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon.

Tintra AIF VCIC Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission announcing that it has withdrawn the authorization of five "Investments Compartments" of Tintra AIF Variable Capital Investment Company Ltd., an Alternative Investment Fund, because "the minimum assets were not raised within the extended timeframe". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Cyprus Registrar of Companies showed that Tintra AIF Variable Capital Investment Company Ltd. was incorporated in Cyprus on July 4th, 2016 and its sole director is Richard Shearer, of the United Kingdom.

TCA Fund Management Group Corp. et al v. American Express Company et al: Complaint

Complaint "to recover fraudulent transfers" in Jonathan Perlman, as court-appointed Receiver of TCA Fund Management Group Corp., of Florida; TCA Global Credit Fund GP Ltd., TCA Global Credit Fund LP, TCA Global Credit Fund Ltd., TCA Global Credit Master Fund LP, all of the Cayman Islands, and TCA Global Lending Corp., of Nevada v. American Express Company, American Express National Bank, and American Express Travel Related Services Co. Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Heng Cheong Pacific Ltd. et al: Motion to Withdraw Reference

Motion to Withdraw Bankruptcy Reference regarding "a long-running saga to collect the $20 million-plus tax liabilities of Ronald and Annette Talmage" and "a transparent attempt to collaterally attack three prior federal judgments in favor of the United States" in USA v. Cosimo Borrelli and Colin Wilson, as the Foreign Representatives of Heng Cheong Pacific Limited, World-Wide Investment Services (BVI) Limited, and New Century Properties Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

Michael Ben-Ari: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Israel by Lior Dagan, as the Foreign Representative of Michael David Greenfield, a.k.a. Michael Ben-Ari, whose Israeli investment company, EGFE Israel Ltd., "is suspected of being one of the largest known Ponzi schemes in Israel", in which losses to "victims" are estimated to be "between NIS 300 to 600 million" (approx. US$93 million and $186 million at current exchange rates), filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alpha Latam Management LLC et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Alpha Latam Management LLC, of Delaware; Acsa Atento SAS, of Colombia; Alpha Capital SAS, of Colombia; AlphaCredit Latam SAS, of Colombia; AlphaCredit Sudamérica, S de RL, of Panama; AlphaDebit, SA de CV, of Mexico; and Vive Créditos Kusida SAS, of Colombia, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.