Topic: Fraud investigations

FTX authorised to retain S&C in face of “incendiary” last-minute allegations

Sullivan & Cromwell has won court approval to represent FTX, despite facing what partner Jim Bromley described as “assault by twitter” and accusations of misconduct by the exchange’s former chief compliance officer.

20 January 2023

Celsius ruling “should be helpful” to FTX customers, ex-CEO faces fraud suit

After a New York court ruled this week that bankrupt crypto brokerage Celsius owns funds deposited by thousands of investors, lawyers in the US and Singapore tell GRR the decision provides important drafting lessons and may prove a useful precedent for FTX customers.

06 January 2023

White & Case advising as Adler Group enters lock-up with bondholders

German real estate group Adler has reached an agreement with its bondholders to extend maturities on notes that were due in July next year and secure almost €1 billion of new financing, after it was rocked by fraud allegations last year.

30 November 2022

Voyager restarts bidding process as FTX founder faces lawsuit in Miami

Bankrupt cryptocurrency brokerage Voyager Digital has reopened the Chapter 11 bidding process for its assets, having confirmed hours after FTX entered bankruptcy last week that their US$1.4 billion court-sanctioned deal had collapsed.

16 November 2022

White & Case advising as French care homes group opens creditor talks

Scandal-hit French care home operator Orpea has opened negotiations with creditors to restructure its multi-billion dollar debt pile after allegations of accounting fraud and mistreatment of residents surfaced earlier this year.

31 October 2022

Blow to Bedzhamov as Russian trustee’s recognition re-instated

The former owner of insolvent Russian bank Vneshprombank, who has been fighting recognition of a Russian bankruptcy order against him in the UK, has failed to convince an English court that documents material to the order were forged.

28 October 2022

Liquidators of 1MDB-linked BVI funds secure recognition in Singapore

The joint liquidators of three British Virgin Island funds believed to have links to scandal-hit Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad have secured recognition of their appointments in Singapore.

20 October 2022

Vneshprombank investor asks English court to deny Russian bankruptcy recognition

Russian banker Georgy Bedzhamov has asked an English court to refuse recognition of his Russian bankruptcy, claiming in cross-examination this week that a loan guarantee on which the bankruptcy rests was forged.

07 October 2022

ADGM court issues US$1bn freezing order against former NMC chief

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank has secured a worldwide freezing order against the former CEO of Middle Eastern healthcare group NMC, who it accuses of being part of a major fraud that led to the group’s collapse.

05 October 2022

Firestar Diamond lenders disallowed claims in New York liquidation

Lenders who financed the operations of an Indian jeweller at the centre of a multi-billion-dollar fraud investigation will not be able to make claims in its US liquidation based on credit facilities they extended to non-debtor affiliates, after a court found the facilities were transfers that were disallowable under US bankruptcy law.

14 September 2022

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