Listed Securities

Athos Asia Event Driven Master Fund et al v. L & L Horizon LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Athos Asia Event Driven Master Fund, FourWorld Event Opportunities LP, BCIM Strategic Value Master Fund LP, Maso Capital Arbitrage Fund Limited, Maso Capital Investments Limited, all of the Cayman Islands, and Kevin Xin Lu, of California, to take discovery from L & L Horizon LLC for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Johnathon Householder v. Thunder Bridge Acquisition II Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities violations "in connection with the proposed merger between Thunder Bridge and Ay Dee Kay, LLC d/b/a indie Semiconductor" in Johnathon Householder v. Thunder Bridge Acquisition II Ltd., a Cayman Islands-domiciled, Virginia-based "blank check company formed in order to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities" whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Gary Simanson, David E. Mangum, Mary Ann Gillespie, Robert Hartheimer, Stewart Paperin, and Allerd Derk Stikker at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Athos Asia Event Driven Master Fund et al v. The Crawford Group Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Athos Asia Event Driven Master Fund, FourWorld Event Opportunities LP, BCIM Strategic Value Master Fund LP, Maso Capital Arbitrage Fund Limited, Maso Capital Investments Limited, all of the Cayman Islands, and Kevin Xin Lu, of California, to take discovery from The Crawford Group Inc. for use in "an appraisal proceeding pending in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands" involving eHi Car Services Limited, described as "a leading car rental and car services company in China", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Daniel Glaab v. MoneyGram International, Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving the announcement of "a strategic partnership with Ripple Labs, Inc.", described as a blockchain technology company and the developer of the cryptocurrency XRP", in Daniel Glaab v. MoneyGram International, Inc., W. Alexander Holmes, and Lawrence Angelilli at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Jing Zhang et al v. Xueyuan Han et al: First Amended Complaint

First Amended Complaint alleging fraud in Jing Zhang, Wei Fan, Minglian Zhang, and Jun Zhou, all of China v. Xueyuan Han, a.k.a. Hank Han, described as a citizen of China with an address in New York; Hanfor Holdings Co., Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; HF Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Hanfor Capital Management Co., Ltd., of China; Nuoyuan Capital Management Company Ltd., of China; George Xu, of New York; Junjun Feng, described as a citizen of China with an address in New York; Wennan Ao, described as a citizen of China with an address in New York; BZ Industrial (China), BZ Industrial (BVI), BZ Industrial (Cayman Islands), Hanfor (Cayman) Limited, of the Cayman Islands; HFRE LLC, of New York; HF Capital Management Cay Inc., of the Cayman Islands; HF Cosmopolitan Beta L.P., of the Cayman Islands, and Hengtai Securities Co., Ltd., described as "a Chinese company publicly traded in Hong Kong", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Apostolos Trovias: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging securities fraud in USA v. Apostolos Trovias, a.k.a. "TheBull", of Greece, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

P.B. Group Ltd. v. Micah Holdings Ltd.: Liquidation Application

Originating Application in P.B. Group Limited, formerly known as HangKan Group Limited and Feishang Non-Metal Materials Technology Limited, a Cayman Islands company based in China v. Micah Holdings Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Vivian Chaumont v. EHang Holdings Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Vivian Chaumont v. EHang Holdings Limited, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Huazhi Hu, Richard Jian Liu, and Edward Huaxiang Xu at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Eyobe Amberber v. EHang Holdings Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Eyobe Amberber v. EHang Holdings Limited, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "purports to be an autonomous aerial vehicle technology platform company"; Huazhi Hu, Richard Jian Liu, and Edward Huaxiang Xu at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Wafa Said-Ibrahim et al v. FuboTV Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Wafa Said-Ibrahim and Adhid Ibrahim, both of Calgary, Canada v. FuboTV Inc., described as a Florida-domiciled-, New York-based "multichannel video programming distributor, offering subscribers access to thousands of live sporting events as well as news and entertainment content" whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; David Gander, Edgar M. Bronfman, Jr., and Simone Nardi at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Michael Guttentag v. Jianpu Technology Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Michael Guttentag v. Jianpu Technology Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "purports to be the leading independent open platform for discovery and recommendation of financial products in China" and whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; David Ye, and Yilü (Oscar) Chen at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mohammed Zina et al: Criminal Proceedings

Press Release by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority announcing it has "commenced criminal proceedings" against brothers Mohammed Zina, who was employed as an analyst with Goldman Sachs International, and Suhail Zina, who was a lawyer with Clifford Chance, for suspected insider dealing involving ARM Holdings Plc, Alternative Networks Plc, Punch Taverns Plc, Shawbrook Plc, HSN Inc., and Snyder's Lance Inc.

Alger SICAV et al v. WageWorks Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "accounting fraud" in Alger SICAV, Alger Small Cap Growth Institutional Fund, Alger Small Cap Growth Fund, Alger Small Cap Focus Fund, Alger Small Cap Focus Fund, Alger small Cap Growth Portfolio, Alger Weatherbie Specialized Growth Portfolio, Alger Weatherbie Specialized Growth Fund, Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund, and Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund, all of Luxembourg v. WageWorks Inc., Joseph L. Jackson, and Colm M. Callan at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Christian Iovin v. Keith Gill et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving trading in shares of GameStop Corp. in Christian Iovin v. Keith Patrick Gill, a.k.a. "Roaring Kitty" on YouTube and "DeepF***ing Value" on Reddit's WallStreetBets message board" in MML Investors Services LLC, and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Co. et al. v. Viatris Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint "to recover damages for losses Plaintiffs suffered in connection with their acquisition of Mylan securities between February 16, 2016 and May 24, 2019" in Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Co., Länsförsäkringar AB, both of Sweden; KBC Asset Management NV, of Belgium, and GIC Private Limited, described as a "sovereign wealth ... wholly by the Government of Singapore" v. Viatris Inc., described as being formed through a merger of Mylan NV, of the Netherlands, and Pfizer Inc.; Heather Bresch, Rajiv Malik, Kenneth S. Parks, Anthony Mauro, and James Nesta at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Luckin Coffee Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Alexander Lawson and Wing Sze Tiffany Wong, both of Alvarez & Marsal, as the Foreign Representatives of Luckin Coffee Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Polarcus DMCC v. Polarcus Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition alleging a debt of $31 million and seeking the appointment of liquidators in the Cayman Islands and England in Polarcus DMCC, of Dubai v. Polarcus Limited, described as being "part of a group of 23 entities incorporated in various jurisdictions, including but not limited to Norway, Cayman Islands, United Arab Emirates, England, Brazil, Egypt, Cyprus, Nigeria, France, Singapore and United States of America", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

William B. Federman Living Trust Trust No. 1 v. S&P Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint regarding Bermuda-domiciled, London-based IHS Markit Ltd. in William B. Federman Living Trust Trust No. 1 v. S&P Global Inc., Richard E. Thornburgh, Marco Alvera, William J. Amelio, William D. Green, Charles E. Haldeman, Jr., Stephanie C. Hill, Rebecca Jacoby, Monique F. LeRoux, Ian Paul Livingston, Maria R. Morris, Douglas L. Peterson, Edward B. Rust, Jr., and Kurt L. Schmoke at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Harrington Global Opportunity Fund Ltd. v. CIBC World Markets Corp. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "Defendants' market manipulation scheme involving spoofing and abusive naked short selling that caused Harrington to lose tens of millions of dollars in connection with its sale of approximately 9 million shares of Concordia International Corp." in Harrington Global Opportunity Fund Limited, described as "a Bermuda investment company" managed by Harrington Global Limited v. CIBC World Markets Corp., CIBC World Markets Inc., Bank of America Securities Inc., Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., Merrill Lynch Professional clearing Corp., TD Securities Inc., TD Securities (USA) LLC, Cormark Securities Inc., UBS Financial Services Inc., UBS Securities Canada Inc., Société Générale Capitale Canada Inc., and SG Americas Securities LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Brendon Nelson v. Robinhood Financial LLC et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint accusing an "online brokerage firm" of "purposefully, willfully, and knowingly removing the stock "GME" [GameStop Corp.] from its trading platform in the midst of an unprecedented stock rise thereby deprived retail investors of the ability to invest in the open-market and manipulating the open-market" in Brendon Nelson v. Robinhood Financial LLC, Robinhood Securities LLC, and Robinhood Markets Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Michelle Sovereign v. Urovant Sciences Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Michelle Sovereign v. Urovant Sciences Ltd., of Bermuda; James A. Robinson, Myrtle S. Potter, James Hindman, Sef P. Kurstjens, Pierre Legault, and Shigeyuki Nishinaka at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Claudia Cisneros v. Urovant Sciences Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint alleging the defendants made "untrue statements of fact and/or omitted material facts" in Claudia Cisneros v. Urovant Sciences Ltd., described as a Bermuda-domiciled "clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company" whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; James Robinson and whose parent is domiciled in the Cayman Islands; Myrtle Potter, James Hindman, SEF P Kurstjens, Pierre Legault, and Shigeyuki Nishinaka at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

British ‘crypto-friendly’ travel booking firm Travala facing strike-off

UPDATED: Shortly after OffshoreAlert reported that British 'blockchain-based, cryptocurrency-friendly' online travel booking start-up Travala, which has raised over £2 million from investors and is now owned by a Cayman Islands firm, was facing compulsory strike off for failure to file its accounts, the firm filed unaudited "Micro-entity Accounts" with Companies House that contained scant details.

Leo Schumacher v. IHS Markit Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Leo Schumacher v. IHS Markit Ltd., described as "a Bermuda exempted company headquartered in London"; Lance Uggla, John Browne, Dinyar S. DeVitre, Ruann F. Ernst, Jacques Esculier, William E. Ford, Nicoletta Giadrossi, Gay Huey Evans, Robert P. Kelly, Deborah Doyle McWhinney, Jean-Paul L. Montupet, Deborah Orida, and James A. Rosenthal at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jing Ye v. IHS Markit Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Jing Ye v. IHS Markit Ltd., of Bermuda; Lance Uggla, John Browne, Dinyar S. DeVitre, Ruann F. Ernst, Jacques Esculier, William E. Ford, Nicoletta Giadrossi, Gay Huey Evans, Robert P. Kelly, Deborah Doyle McWhinney, Jean-Paul L. Montupet, Deborah Orida, James A. Rosenthal, S&P Global inc., and Sapphire Subsidiary Ltd., of Bermuda, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Craig Holland v. 9F Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Craig J. Holland v. 9F Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company "primarily engaged in the provision of financial investment services in China through a digital financial account platform" whose securities are listed on NASDAQ; Lei Sun, Yanjun Lin, Yifan Ren, Changxing Xiao, Flynn Xuxian Huang, Ivan Xu, Junsheng Zhang, Wing Hon Cheung, Fangxiong Gong, David Cui, Lei Liu, Siu Fung Ming, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, of Los Angeles, California; Haitong International Securities Company Limited, of Hong Kong; CLSA Limited, of Hong Kong; China Investment Securities International Brokerage Limited, of Hong Kong; 9F Primasia Securities Limited, of Hong Kong, and Cogency Global Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Anthony Pauwels v. Bit Digital, Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Anthony Pauwels v. Bit Digital, Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled "holding company that purports to engage in the bitcoin mining business through its wholly owned subsidiaries in U.S. and Hong Kong" and whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Min Hu, and Erke Huang at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Yoav Gutman v. Lizhi Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Yoav Gutman v. Lizhi Inc., of China; Jinnan Lai, Ning Ding, Zelong Li, Xi Chen, Tao Huang, Ye Yuan, Richard Arthur, Colleen A. de Vries, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Haitong International Securities Company Limited, of Hong Kong; AMTD Global Markets Limited, of Hong Kong; Needham & Company LLC, of New York; Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited, of New Zealand; China Merchants Securities (HK) Co. Limited, of Hong Kong; Valuable Capital Limited, of Hong Kong; Prime Number Capital LLC, and Cogency Global Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Tian Shi v. IHS Markit Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Tian Shi v. IHS Markit Ltd., described as a Bermuda company that "provides critical information, analytics, and solutions for vrious industries and markets worldwide" whose securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Lance Uggla, John Browne, Dinyar S. DeVitre, Ruann F. Ernst, Jacques Esculier, William E. Ford, Nicoletta Giadrossi, Gay Huey Evans, Robert P. Kelly, Deborah Doyle McWhinney, Jean-Paul L. Montupet, Deborah Orida, and James A. Rosenthal at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. v. M/V E.R. Tianping: Discovery Application

Application by Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., of Israel, to take discovery from representatives of M/V E.R. Tianping, described as "a Liberian-flagged containership", for use in legal proceedings in Israel, London, and New York, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

SEC v. William Stack: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. William Andrew Stack, described as a lawyer and "nominal chief executive officer, president, treasurer, secretary, and director of Preston Corp., a penny stock issuer that purported to provide royalty financing to gold mining operations" whose "control person" was William S. Marshall, a resident of Canada and Mexico, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Frank Gallo v. Nielsen Holdings Plc et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Frank Gallo v. Nielsen Holdings Plc, described as a British "global measurement and data analytics company providing a view of consumers and markets worldwide" and whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; James A. Attwood, Jr., David Kenny, Thomas H. Castro, Guerrino de Luca, Karen M. Hoguet, Harish Manwani, Janice Marinelli Mazza, Jonathan Miller, Robert C. Pozen, David Rawlinson, Nancy Tellem, Javier G. Teruel, and Lauren Zalaznick at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Saba Capital CEF Opportunities 1 Ltd. et al v. Nuveen Floating Rate Income Fund et al: Complaint

Complaint in Saba Capital CEF Opportunities 1 Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and Saba Capital Management LP, of Delaware v. Nuveen Floating Rate Income Fund, Nuveen Floating Rate Income Opportunity Fund, Nuveen Short Duration Credit Opportunities Fund, Nuveen Global High Income Fund, Nuveen Senior Income Fund, Terence J. Toth, Jack B. Evans, William C. Hunter, Albin F. Moschner, John K. Nelson, Judith M. Stockdale, Carole E. Stone, Margaret L. Wolff, Robert L. Young, and Matthew Thornton III at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Shiva Stein v. IHS Markit Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Shiva Stein v. IHS Markit Ltd., described as a Bermuda-domiciled, England-based company whose securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Lance Uggla, The Lord Browne Madingley, Dinyar S. DeVitre, Ruann F. Ernst, Jacques Esculier, William E. Ford, Nicoletta Giadrossi, Gay Huey Evans OBE, Robert P. Kelly, Deborah Doyle McWhinney, Jean-Paul L. Montupet, Deborah Orida, James A. Rosenthal, S&P Global Inc., of New York, and Sapphire Subsidiary Ltd., described as "a Bermuda exempted company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of S&P Global", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bitauto Holdings Ltd.: Petition

Petition in the matter of Bitauto Holdings Limited, described as "a provider of internet content and marketing services and transactions services for China's automotive industry" whose securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Susquehanna International Group Ltd. v. Hibernia Express (Ireland) Ltd.: Petition to Confirm Arbitration Award

Petition to Confirm Arbitration Award in Susquehanna International Group Limited, described as "an Irish company based in Dublin, Ireland that engages in proprietary securities trading on the New York Stock Exchange and other markets around the world" v. Hibernia Express (Ireland) Limited, described as "an Irish company based in Ireland that provides high-speed low-latency cable transport services from Slough, UK to Secaucus, New Jersey via a transatlantic cable", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Deutsche Bank AG: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding allegations of bribery and fraud activity involving, inter alia, entities in Abu Dhabi, British Virgin Islands, Italy, and Saudi Arabia in USA v. Deutsche Bank AG at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Deutsche Bank AG: $43M Penalty

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a penalty of $43.3 million on Deutsche Bank AG for regulatory breaches involving, inter alia, entities in Abu Dhabi, British Virgin Islands, China, Italy, and Saudi Arabia.

Elissa Hess v. Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Elissa Hess, as Trustee for the EH Living Trust v. Alibaba Group Holding Limited, described as a Cayman Islands company, based in Hong Kong which is "the largest e-retailer in the world" and whose securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Daniel Zhang, and Maggie Wu at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Nicholas Petruzzi v. Qiwi Plc et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Nicholas Petruzzi v. Qiwi Plc, described as a Cyprus company that "purports to operate electronic online payment systems primarily in Russia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, and internationally" in Boris Kim, Sergey Solonin, Alexander Karavaev, and Varvara Kiseleva at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Huifu Limited: Petition

Petition seeking the Court's sanction for a Scheme of Arrangement in the matter of Huifu Limited, described as a Cayman Islands company based in China and Hong Kong that is "a leading independent third party payment service provider in the PRC", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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

Application by Evenstar Master Fund SPC and Evenstar Special Situations Limited, both of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Jing Cao Mo for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands alleging "self-dealing" by her husband, Vincent Mo, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.