Telecommunications

USA v. Wanzhou Meng: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement in USA v. Wanzhou Meng, a citizen of China who is the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

CC/Devas (Mauritius) Ltd. et al v. Air India Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint "to resolve questions of actual controversy involving the relationship between India's wholly owned national airline, Air India, and India, and in particular, for a determination that Air India is the alter ego of India" in CC/Devas (Mauritius) Ltd., Devas Employees Mauritius Private Limited, and Telecom Devas Mauritius Limited v. Air India Ltd. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Polygon Global Partners LLP v. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts et al: Discovery Application

Application by Polygon Global Partners LLP to take discovery from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP law firm, Jason Carss, described as KKR's "Managing Director of Legal", and Terence Gallagher, described as KKR's "Managing Director on the Finance team", for use in legal proceedings in Spain "brought to challenge administrative decisions of the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores, hereafter "CNMV"), by which the CNMV authorized Lorca Telecom BidCo, S.A.U. to take over and delist Spanish telecommunications company, MasMovil Ibercom, S.A.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Polygon Global Partners LLP v. Providence Equity Partners LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Polygon Global Partners LLP to take discovery from Providence Equity Partners LLC "for use in two proceedings before the Audiencia Nacional ("Spanish National High Court") in Madrid, where Polygon is contesting decisions taken by the CNMV, Spain's principal securities regulator, in a challenged takeover bid", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

VoIP Guardian Partners I LLC v. VoIP Guardian LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint for damages of at least $172 million alleging fraudulent transfers, breach of fiduciary duty, and unjust enrichment in VoIP Guardian Partners I LLC, described as "a telecom factoring company" v. VoIP Guardian LLC, of Delaware; Rodney Omanoff, of California; Omanoff America LLC, of Delaware; Omanoff America Telecom LLC, of Delaware; Contacts & Contracts Inc., of Delaware; Mudmonth LLC, of Nevada; Philipson International LLC, of Delaware; Richard Omanoff, Owl America Inc., of Delaware; Mark Proto, of California; Joseph Rahman, of New Jersey; Youssef Rahman, Zoom Telecom Inc., of Nevada; John O. Philipson, of California; DealDefenders LLC, of Delaware; Ikarim Business Services Ltd., of the United Kingdom; I Karim Business Services LLC, of Delaware; IKB Services Ltd., of the United Kingdom; IKBS LLC, of Delaware; Mohammed Shakeel Mughal, of England; Najd Technologies Limited, of Dubai; Indigo11 Services Limited, of the United Kingdom; Indigo 11 Services LLC, of Delaware; Nazmul Hoque, of England; Telacme Limited, of Hong Kong; Balaji Mahadevan, of India; Colin Bernard Eccles, of Ireland; LtdTel SL, of Spain; Inter-Switch Ltd., of Hong Kong; Vineet Singh Notwal, of Hong Kong; Shirley Sabia Therese van Kerkhove, of Hong Kong; Arco Telecom Limited, of Gibraltar; Tee Telecommunications Inc., of New Jersey; 2365 Azure LLC, of Florida, and Tarek Katis, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

VoIP Guardian Partners I LLC v. Wavecrest (UK) Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint for damages of $13 million alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment in Timothy Yoo, Chapter 7 Trustee of VoIP Guardian Partners I LLC, described as "a telecom factor financier" v. Wavecrest (UK) Ltd., of the United Kingdom; Interstach GmbH, Ewa Barbara Madraszek, Plus Ama Plus AG, Thangarajah Gunabalsinkam, all of Germany, and VoIP Guardian Partners II LLC, of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

VoIP Guardian Partners I LLC v. British Telecommunications Plc et al: Complaint

Complaint for damages of $34 million alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment in Timothy Yoo, Chapter 7 Trustee of VoIP Guardian Partners I LLC, described as "a telecom factor financier" v. Hilf Telecom BV, of the Netherlands; BT Nederland NV, of the Netherlands; British Telecommunications Plc, of the United Kingdom, and Ofer Hilf, of the Netherlands, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Insolvent Bermuda Digicel firm files for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in New York

An insolvent Bermuda holding company within the Digicel Group, which provides mobile phone, cable television, Internet, and other communications services in the Caribbean and South Pacific, has filed for Chapter 15 recognition of its Bermuda provisional liquidation at bankruptcy court in Manhattan as part of a plan to restructure debt that totals $7.4 billion.

Digicel Group One Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Mike Morrison, Charles Thresh, and James Bennett, as the Foreign Representatives of Digicel Group One Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

ViaSat Inc. et al v. Hughes Network Systems LLC: Discovery Application

Application by ViaSat Inc., described as "a satellite operator based in Carlsbad, California, with offices in Switzerland and elsewhere", and ViaSat Broadband Holdings BV, of the Netherlands, to take discovery from Hughes Network Systems LLC "for use in pending civil proceedings in the Switzerland and in arbitral proceedings seated in London, England" regarding a dispute with "their joint venture partner, Eutelsat SA [of France], and their joint venture vehicle, Euro Broadband Infrastructure Sàrl [of Switzerland]", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Intelsat SA et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Intelsat SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Virginia Holdings LLC, of Virginia; Intelsat Connect Finance SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat (Luxembourg) SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Envision Holdings LLC, of Luxembourg; Intelsat US LLC, of Virginia; Intelsat Investment Holdings Sarl, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Holdings SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Investments SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat UK Financial Services Ltd., of England; Intel Jackson Holdings SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Align Sarl, of Luxembourg; Intelsat License Holdings LLC, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Subsidiary (Gibraltar) Limited, of Gibraltar; Intelsat Holdings LLC, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Finance Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda; Intelsat Satellite LLC, of Luxembourg; Intelsat License LLC, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Ventures Sarl, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Global Sales & Marketing Ltd., of England; Intelsat International Systems, LLC, of Virginia; PanAmSat International Holdings, LLC, of Virginia; Intelsat International Employment LLC, of Virginia; PanAmSat Europe Corporation, of Virginia; Intelsat Genesis GP LLC, of Virginia; Intelsat Service and Equipment LLC, of Virginia; Southern Satellite LLC, of Virginia; Southern Satellite Licensee LLC, of Virginia; PanAmSat International Sales, LLC, of Virginia; Intelsat Genesis Inc., of Virginia; Intelsat Alliance LP, of Virginia; Intelsat US Finance LLC, of Virginia; PanAmSat India LLC, of Virginia; PanAmSat India Marketing LLC, of Virginia, and Intelsat Asia Carrier Services, LLC, of Virginia, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

SpeedCast Communications, Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition by SpeedCast Communications, Inc., of Texas; SpeedCast International Limited, of Australia; SpeedCast UK Holdings Limited, of England; CapRock UK Limited, of Scotland; CapRock Communications Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; CapRock Communications Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Speedcast Cyprus Ltd., of Cyprus; SpeedCast Limited, of Hong Kong; SpeedCast Group Holdings Pty Ltd., of Australia; SpaceLink Systems, LLC, of Texas; SpeedCast Australia Pty Limited, of Australia; Satellite Communications Australia Pty Ltd., of Australia; Oceanic Broadband Solutions Pty Ltd., of Australia; SpeedCast Managed Services Pty Limited, of Australia; Maritime Communication Services, Inc., of Texas; Telaurus Communications LLC, of New Jersey; CCI Services Corp., of Texas; HCT Acquisition, LLC, of New York; Cosmos Holdings Acquisition Corp., of New York; Globecomm Network Services Corporation, of New York; Hermes Datacommunications International Limited, of England; SpeedCast Singapore Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; SpaceLink Systems II, LLC, of Texas; CapRock Comunicacoes do Brasil Ltda., of Brazil; CapRock Participacoes do Brasil Ltda., of Brazil; Speedcast Canada Limited, of Canada; CapRock Communications (Australia) Pty Ltd., of Australia; SpeedCast Norway AS, of Norway; Globecomm Europe BV, of the Netherlands; NewCom International, Inc., of Miami; Evolution Communications Group Limited, of New York; Speedcast Netherlands BV, of the Netherlands; SpeedCast Americas, Inc., of Texas; and SpeedCast France SAS, of France, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

PT Ventures SGPS SA v. Vidatel Ltd.: Judgment

Judgment regarding an application to enforce a $646 million arbitration award in PT Ventures SGPS SA, of Portugal v. Vidatel Ltd., a British Virgin Islands firm "owned by Ms. Isabel dos Santos ... daughter of a former president of Angola and ... reputed to be the richest woman in Africa", at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

USA v. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. et al: Third Superseding Indictment

Third Superseding Indictment alleging racketeering, conspiracy to steal trade secrets, and fraud in USA v. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., of China; Huawei Device Co. Ltd., of Huawei; Huawei Device USA Inc., of the USA; Futurewei Technologies Inc., of the USA; Skycom Tech Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong, and Wanzhou Meng, a.k.a. Cathy Meng, a.k.a. Sabrina Meng, a citizen of China, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Link Life Co., Ltd. v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Link Life Co., Ltd., d.b.a. Broad WiMAX, a telecommunications company domiciled in Japan, to take discovery from Google LLC for use in legal proceedings in Japan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Maxcom USA Telecom Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Maxcom USA Telecom Inc., of White Plains, NY, and Maxcom Telecomunicaciones, S.A.B. de C.V., of Mexico, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

LIC Telecommunications Sarl et al v. Michael Tennenbaum et al: Discovery Application

Application by LIC Telecommunications Sarl, of Luxembourg, and Empreno Ventures Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, which are both owned by Dmitry Kosarev, of Russia, to take take discovery from Michael Tennenbaum, Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC, and Tennenbaum Opportunities Partners V LP for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom against VTB Capital Plc, of the United Kingdom; Spas Rusev, of Bulgaria; Delta Capital International AD, of Luxembourg; Maze Sarl, of Luxembourg; Milen Veltchev, a former Minister of Finance of Bulgaria; Viva Telecom (Luxembourg) SA, of Luxembourg; V Telecom Investment SCA, of Luxembourg, and V2 Investment Sarl, of Luxembourg, "for allegedly orchestrating a sham "auction" as a means to obtain ownership and control of the "Vivacom Group"", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Subscriber Holdings LLC v. Brightstar Corp. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Subscriber Holdings LLC v. Brightstar Corp., Brightstar Device Protection LLC, formerly eSecuritel Holdings LLC; Brightstar Re Ltd., formerly eSecuritel Re Ltd., of Bermuda; Brightstar US Inc., Brightstar Logistics Pty Limited, of Australia; Brightstar Telecommunications India Ltd., of India; Sprint Corporation, SoftBank Group Corp., of Japan, and Mobile Leasing Solutions LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

PT Bakrie Telecom Tbk: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Indonesia by Jastiro Abi, as the Foreign Representative of PT Bakrie Telecom Tbk, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

DataLink, Ltd. v. Utility, Regulation Competition Office: Judicial Review

Application for Leave to Apply for Judicial Review in DataLink, Ltd. v. Utility, Regulation Competition Office at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. Interested Parties: Infinity Broadband Ltd., trading as C3; WesTel Ltd., trading as Logic; and Cable and Wireless (Cayman Islands) Ltd., trading as Flow.

PT Holdco Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by FTI Consulting Canada Inc., as the Foreign Representative of PT Holdco Inc., PTUS Inc., Primus Telecommunications, Inc., Lingo Inc., and Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

France: Russian Satellite Communications Company

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from France - for a criminal investigation into suspected fraud by British Virgin Islands-domiciled Orion Satellite Communication Inc. to the detriment of alleged victim Russian Satellite Communications Company.

Grant Thornton sues TeleCayman for $40,000

Accounting firm Grant Thornton (Cayman) is suing local telecommunications provider TeleCayman Limited for allegedly failing to pay a nine-month-old invoice for $40,000. The lawsuit was filed at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands on December 23.
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