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Alger II Dynamic Opportunities Fund - Weatherbie Capital et al v. Stamps.com Inc. et al: Complaint

July 29, 2021 - Complaint alleging securities fraud in Alger II Dynamic Opportunities Fund - Weatherbie Capital; Alger SICAV - Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund - Weatherbie Capital; Alger SICAV - Alger Small Cap Focus Fund; Alger SICAV - Alger Weatherbie Specialized Growth Fund; Alger Small Cap Focus Fund; Alger Weatherbie Specialized Growth Fund; Alger Weatherbie Specialized Growth Portfolio; Weatherbie Growth Fund L.P.; and Weatherbie Long/Short Fund, L.P. v. Stamps.com Inc., Kenneth McBride, Kyle Huebner, and Jeff Carberry at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Banco BVA S/A: Chapter 15 Petition

July 29, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Eduardo Barbosa de Seixas, of Alvarez & Marsal Administração Judicial Ltda, as the Foreign Representative of Banco BVA S/A - Chapter 15 Petition - U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida - July 29, 2021

Northlight European Fundamental Credit Fund et al v. Intralot Capital Luxembourg SA et al: Complaint

July 28, 2021 - Complaint in Northlight European Fundamental Credit Fund, HCN LP, and Bardin Hill Event-Driven Master Fund LP, all of the Cayman Islands v. Intralot Capital Luxembourg SA, of Luxembourg; Intralot SA, of Greece; Intralot Global Holdings BV, of the Netherlands; Intralot Inc., of Georgia, USA, and Intralot US Securities BV, of the Netherlands, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Oak Trust et al v. Mushegh Tovmasyan: Discovery Application

July 27, 2021 - Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments, LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Mushegh Tovmasyan, described as a resident of Puerto Rico, for use in "an anticipated proceeding" in England against Equity Capital UK Limited regarding "a multi-million dollar fraudulent Forex trading and investment scheme", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Elliott Associates LP et al v. Bank of America: Discovery Application

July 27, 2021 - Application by Elliott Associates LP, of Delaware; Elliott International LP, of the Cayman Islands, and The Liverpool Limited Partnership, of Bermuda, to take discovery from the Bank of America for use in legal proceedings in Germany regarding "what the financial press called 'a short squeeze of historic proportions', as Porsche orchestrated a takeover of Volkswagen AG at the height of the financial crisis", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

Brittany Stout v. Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. et al: Complaint

July 27, 2021 - Complaint in Brittany Stout v. Harvest Health & Recreation Inc., of British Columbia, Canada, described as "one of the largest multi-state, vertically integrated operators in the United States cannabis industry that operates from 'seed to sale'"; Mark N. Barnard, Steven M. White, Elroy P. Sailor, Ana Dutra, Eula L. Adams, and Michael Scott Atkison at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Gilbane Federal v. United Infrastructure Projects FZCO: Chapter 7 Petition

July 27, 2021 - Involuntary Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition regarding an alleged debt of $8.8 million in Gilbane Federal, formerly ITSI Gilbane Company v. United Infrastructure Projects FZCO, of Dubai, UAE, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.

Belgium FPSF v. AOI Pension Plan et al: '€5.9M Tax Fraud' Complaint

July 27, 2021 - Complaint for €5.9 million alleging "a fraudulent scheme that caused FPSF Belgium to pay large amounts of money to putative entities in the United States claiming to be owed tax refunds relating to corporate dividends" in Kingdom of Belgium Federal Public Service Finance v. AOI Pension Plan, of New York; Adam LaRosa, of New Jersey; Matthew Stein, of New York; FGC Securities LLC, of New York, and Stephen Wheeler, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Belgium FPSF v. Delvian LLC Pension Plan et al: '€6.3M Tax Fraud' Complaint

July 27, 2021 - Complaint for €6.3 million alleging "a fraudulent scheme that caused FPSF Belgium to pay large amounts of money to putative entities in the United States claiming to be owed tax refunds relating to corporate dividends" in Kingdom of Belgium Federal Public Service Finance v. Delvian LLC Pension Plan, of New York; Alicia Colodner, of New York; Richard Markowitz, of New York; John van Merkensteijn, of New York; FGC Securities LLC, of New York, and Stephen Wheeler, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Belgium FPSF v. Michelle Investments LLC Pension Plan et al: '€6M Tax Fraud' Complaint

July 27, 2021 - Complaint for €6 million alleging "a fraudulent scheme that caused FPSF Belgium to pay large amounts of money to putative entities in the United States claiming to be owed tax refunds relating to corporate dividends" in Kingdom of Belgium Federal Public Service Finance v. Michelle Investments LLC Pension Plan, of New York; Richard Markowitz, of New York; John van Merkensteijn, of New York; FGC Securities LLC, of New York; Alicia Colodner, of New York, and Stephen Wheeler, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Cayman Court Secrecy: A Huge Red Flag for Foreign Investors & Clients
David Marchant
As any fule kno, the biggest enemy of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial crime is transparency, while their best friend is secrecy. That's why the unprecedented mass sealing of cases that's taking place at the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands is repugnant to anyone with a genuine concern for financial crime.