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Addoox Media Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

June 18, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Israel by Uri Braun, as the Foreign Representative of Addoox Media Ltd., filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.

Roman Spiridonov v. JPMorgan Chase Bank et al: Discovery Application

June 15, 2021 - Application by Roman Vladimirovich Spiridonov to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank and Citibank N.A. for use in "a pending Russian Bankruptcy Proceeding concerning Igor Vladislavovich Soglaev", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

LeGuide.com SAS v. Google LLC et al: Discovery Application

June 14, 2021 - Application by LeGuide.com SAS, described as a French wholly-owned subsidiary of British firm Whitewater Capital Limited, to take discovery from Google LLC and Alphabet Inc. for use in legal proceedings "against Google LLC, Alphabet, Inc., Google Ireland Ltd. and Google France before the Paris Commercial Court filed on February 10, 2017 regarding the defendants' anti-competitive practices in the online comparison shopping market", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Whitewater Capital Ltd. v. Google LLC et al: Discovery Application

June 14, 2021 - Application by Whitewater Capital Limited, described as a United Kingdom-domiciled company that "holds the assets of the online comparison shopping business known as Ciao", to take discovery from Google LLC and Alphabet, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom regarding "anti-competitive conduct and breaches of competition law by Google", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Turkey: Wells Fargo Bank

June 08, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Turkey - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for benefiting through the misuse of bank or credit cards".

KG Manhattan 126 Finance Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

June 07, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Philip Smith, of the British Virgin Islands, and Cosimo Borelli, of Hong Kong, as the Foreign Representatives of KG Manhattan 126 Finance Limited, which has "failed to repay a secured US$85,000,000 loan given by Bank of Shanghai (Hong Kong) Limited and China Minsheng Bank Corporation Ltd., HK Branch" and was involved in "suspicious transactions", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

PT Sri Rejeki Isman Tbk et al: Chapter 15 Petition

June 07, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of Foreign Main Proceedings in Indonesia and Singapore by Geoffrey Simms, as the Foreign Representative of PT Sri Rejeki Isman Tbk, PT Sinar Pantja Djaja, PT Bitratex Industries, PT Primayudha Mandirijaya, all of Indonesia; Golden Legacy Pte Ltd., and Golden Mountain Textile and Trading Pte Ltd., both of Singapore, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Aldini AG v. Silvaco, Inc.: Discovery Application

June 02, 2021 - Application by Aldini AG, which is described as having offices in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Silvaco, Inc., described as a Delaware company based in Santa Clara, California, for use in civil and criminal proceedings in France alleging securities fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Portugal: PNC Bank et al

June 01, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from PNC Bank, N.A. and First Tennessee Bank, N.A. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into fraud and money laundering.

Exential Investments Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

May 27, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Russell Crumpler and David Standish, as the Foreign Representatives of Exential Investments Inc., which is part of the Dubai-based Exential Group that allegedly perpetrated a fraud in which "investors lost investments in the range of at least $250 - $500 million", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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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.