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VB Investco Pty Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

August 13, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Australia by Vaughan Strawbridge, Richard Hughes, John Greig and Salvatore Algeri, as the Foreign Representatives of VB Investco Pty Ltd. and VAH Newco No. 2 Pty Ltd., which are both owned by Virgin Australia Airline Holdings Pty Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tatiana Akhmedova v. Humaid Abdulla Mohammed al Masaood al Muhairbi: Discovery Application

August 11, 2020 - Application by Tatiana Akhmedova to take discovery from Humaid Abdulla Mohammed al Masaood al Muhairbi for use in "two pending foreign adjudicative proceedings" in Dubai involving the applicant and her "ex-husband" Farkhad Akhmedov, a Russian businessman, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Frontier Co., Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

August 07, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Japan by Fujiaki Mimura, as the Foreign Representative of Frontier Co., Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii.

BlueBay Asset Management LLP et al v. Etihad Airways PJSC: Discovery Application

August 06, 2020 - Application by BlueBay Asset Management LLP, GML Capital LLP, IVO Capital LLP, RAI Investments PTE LTD., Sancta Capital Partners LP, Sandglass Opportunity Fund, LP, Sandglass Petrus Opportunity Fund, LP, and VR Global Partners, L.P. to take discovery from Etihad Airways PJSC, of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, for use in "an administrative (restructuring) proceeding currently pending before a foreign tribunal in the Republic of Italy", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Grupo Famsa SAB de CV: Chapter 15 Petition

August 06, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Mexico by Paloma Elizabeth Arellano Bujanda, as the Foreign Representative of Grupo Famsa S.A.B. de C.V., described as a Mexican company that "offers furniture, electronics, household appliances, clothing, and other durable consumer goods through approximately 430 retail stores, including approximately 22 stores located in the United States", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Vinmar Overseas Ltd. v. The Clearing House Payments LLC: Discovery Application

August 05, 2020 - Application by Vinmar Overseas Ltd., a Bahamas company based in Texas, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments LLC regarding PT Sumi Asih, of Indonesia, and PT Sumi Asih Oleochemical Industry for use in "a civil proceeding" and "two criminal investigations" in Indonesia involving allegations of "fraudulent misrepresentation" and "contempt of court" against PT Sumi Asih Oleochemical Industry and its directors, Alexius Darmadi Karjantoputro and Mulyadi Budiman, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Switzerland v. CS Bio Ltd.: Discovery Application

August 04, 2020 - Application by the District Court of Lugano, Switzerland, to take discovery from CS Bio Ltd., of Menlo Park, California, for use in divorce proceedings captioned 'Sarah Baccianti v. Grant Boldt', filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

August 04, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Shai Weiss, as the Foreign Representative of Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Poland: New York State Department of Health

August 03, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the New York State Department of Health - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into an "unknown subject(s) for forgery".

Karam Salah Al Din Awni Al Sadeq v. Dechert LLP: Discovery Application

July 31, 2020 - Application by Karam Salah Al Din Awni Al Sadeq, described as "a lawyer and Jordanian citizen who is a resident of the United Arab Emirates" who "For the past six years, ... has been incarcerated in Ras Al Khaimah", to take discovery from Dechert LLP (US) for use in legal proceedings in England captioned "Karam Salah Al Din Awni Al Sadeq v. Dechert, LLP, [UK] Neil Gerrard, David Hughes, and Caroline Black" involving allegations that the defendants committed "serious wrongs against him in the course of an investigation undertaken by them, at the behest of the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, into alleged fraud committed by Dr. Khater Massaad and others, including Mr. Al. Sadeq, against their former employer, the RAK Investment Authority", filed 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.