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Charlotte Bouvier d'Yvoire v. Olivier Bouvier d'Yvoire: Discovery Application

January 23, 2020 - Application for Judicial Assistance on behalf of Charlotte Bouvier d'Yvoire to take discovery from E*Trade Securities and UBS for use in legal proceedings in Switzerland against Olivier Bouvier d'Yvoire, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Daselina Investments Ltd. v. Maxim Finskiy et al: Discovery Application

January 22, 2020 - Application by Daselina Investments Ltd. to take discovery from Maxim Finskiy and Vladislava Finskaya for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands brought by Onexim Group Management Limited against Kirkland Intertrade Corp., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Motu Novu LLC v. Joye Percival et al: Discovery Application

January 17, 2020 - Ex Parte Application for Judicial Assistance by Motu Novu LLC, of Delaware, to take discovery from Joye Percival, described as the "ex-wife of John K. Percival", Synovus Financial Corporation, of Atlanta, GA, and Elizabeth Mabry, of Fayetteville, GA, for use in legal proceedings in England regarding "Motu Novu's ability to collect on a €3,266,900 judgment it holds against John Kenneth Percival" who allegedly "has gone to great lengths to avoid paying", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Escal UGS SL v. Ruben Juanes et al: Discovery Application

January 16, 2020 - Application by Escal UGS S.L. to take discovery from Ruben Juanes and Bradford H. Hager for use in legal proceedings in Spain regarding the Castor Natural Gas Submarine Storage Project, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

HES (Caribbean) International Holdings SRL v. Northern Trust International Banking Corp.: Discovery Application

January 15, 2020 - Application by HES (Caribbean) International Holdings SRL, of Barbados, to take discovery from The Northern Trust International Banking Corporation regarding Henrique Rodriguez Guillén, a citizen of Venezuela, for use in "contemplated civil and criminal proceedings in the Dominican Republic and Barbados", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Christof Pfaff v. Deutsche Bank AG et al: Discovery Application

January 14, 2020 - Supplemental Petition by Christof Pfaff, of Germany, to take discovery from Deutsche Bank AG, of Germany; DZ Bank AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, of Germany, and Commodity Exchange, Inc., d.b.a. COMEX, of New York, for use in legal proceedings in Germany alleging fraud against Deutsche Bank, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

XiO Fund LLP v. Silicon Valley Bank: Discovery Application

January 14, 2020 - Application by Gwynn Hopkins, of Perun Consultants Limited, in Hong Kong, and Gordon MacRae, of Kalo (Cayman) Limited, of the Cayman Islands, as Joint and Several Interim Receivers of XiO Fund LLP, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Silicon Valley Bank for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Editor's Note: This discovery application includes, as an exhibit, a copy of the underlying complaint alleging fraud involving hundreds of millions of dollars that was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands on May 8th, 2019 and, eight months later, remains sealed as part of the Cayman Court's secretly-imposed mass-sealing policy - implemented by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie - that conceals from public view even the existence of many cases involving allegations of impropriety and insolvency against the jurisdiction's hedge funds.

Romania: Gigi-Vadik Zavera et al

January 13, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America, Citibank, and First Federal Savings Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Romania - for a criminal investigation into Gigi-Vadik Zavera, Cornel Pana, and Gabriel Soreav for suspected "setting up an organized crime group, computer intrusion, performance of fraudulent financial operations, illegal operations with information devices or software, counterfeiting bonds or payment instruments, circulation of counterfeited securities, and possession of tools used for the counterfeit of securities".

Azattyk Media Institution v. Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas: Discovery Application

January 09, 2020 - Application by Azattyk Media Institution to take discovery from Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas for use defending a libel action filed in Kyrgyzstan by Iskender Ismailovich Matraimov, Raimbek Ismailovich Matraimov, Minovar Shabyevna Jumaeva, Uulkan Sulaymanovna Turgunova, and Ismail Matraimov Foundation, all of Kyrgyzstan, against Ali Toktakunov, of the Czech Republic; Azattyk Media Institution, Kloop Media Public Foundation, and 24 kg Information Agency, all of Kyrgyzstan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Proyecto Alimente et al v. The Coca-Cola Company: Discovery Application

January 08, 2020 - Application by Proyecto Alimente and Alejandro Calvillo Unna, collectively described as "a consumer rights organization and a sociologist/consumer based in Mexico City", to take discovery from The Coca-Cola Company for use in legal proceedings in Mexico against the Mexican Government, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

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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.