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Sergio Grobler v. Golden Star Resources Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

April 01, 2020 - Class Action Complaint in Sergio Grobler v. Golden Star Resources Ltd., a Canadian "mid-tier gold mining company" whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Sam Coetzer, Andrew Wray, Daniel Oweridu, and Andre van Niekerk at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Credit Suisse AG v. SPV Sam Eagle Inc.: Complaint

April 01, 2020 - Complaint in Credit Suisse AG, of Switzerland v. SPV Sam Eagle Inc., of Panama, described as the owner of the Liberia-flagged M/V Sam Eagle, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Kingstown Partners Master Ltd. et al v. DXC Technology Company et al: Complaint

March 31, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud in Kingstown Partners Master Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Kingstown Partners II LP, Ktown LP, and Kingfishers LP, all of Delaware v. DXC Technology Company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Rishi Varna, Timothy C. Stonesifer, Jeremy K. Cox, Mukesh Aghi, Amy E. Alving, David Herzog, Sachin Lawande, J. Michael Lawrie, Julio A. Portalatin, Peter Rutland, Manoj P. Singh, Margaret C. Whitman, Robert F. Woods, and Paul N. Saleh at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

New lawsuit against Delaware predecessor of Bermuda crypto firm Uulala

March 31, 2020 - A Delaware company controlled by the California-based head of Bermuda cryptocurrency firm Uulala, Oscar Garcia, is being sued for allegedly defaulting on an agreement to pay $700,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by minority shareholder Gustavo Lopez, who claimed that Garcia swindled him.

Malta FSA cancels AIS Capital's investment license

March 31, 2020 - The Malta Financial Services Authority has cancelled the investment license of AIS Capital Management Investment Fund SICAV PLC, whose directors are Briton Paul Chandler and American/Maltese Richard Wight.

Gustavo Lopez v. Uulala Inc.: Complaint

March 30, 2020 - Complaint for non-payment of a promissory note of $700,000 regarding a dispute involving a cryptocurrency group that is domiciled in Bermuda in Gustavo Lopez, individually and on behalf of Uhhlala Holdings LLC v. Uulala Inc., of Delaware, at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.

deVere & Partners Holding Ltd.: Fine

March 30, 2020 - Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed an administrative penalty of €23,000 against deVere & Partners Holding Limited for providing "insurance distribution activities" without a license. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Malta Business Registry, the sole director of deVere & Partners Holding Limited is identified as Beverley Yeomans, described in filings as a citizen of Malta, and the shareholders are identified as deVere Group Limited, of Dubai, and Nigel James Green, also described as a citizen of Malta.

Bermuda crypto firm Arbitrade sues SION Trading for alleged fraud

March 30, 2020 - Bermuda-domiciled cryptocurrency firm Arbitrade Ltd. has filed a legal action in New York against Max Barber and his firm, SION Trading FZE, of Ras Al Khaimah, alleging fraud.

Robert Harrison et al v. IRS et al: Complaint

March 27, 2020 - Complaint seeking, inter alia, a refund of payments made under the IRS' Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program by clients of United Bank of Switzerland in Robert Harrison and Julianne Sprinkle, both of Virginia v. Internal Revenue Service, Charles P. Rettig, in his capacity as Commissioner of the IRS; U. S. Department of the Treasury, and Steven Mnuchin, in his capacity as U. S. Secretary of the Treasury, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

OneWeb Global Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

March 27, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by OneWeb Global Limited, of England; 1021823 B.C. Ltd., of Canada; Network Access Associates Limited, of England; OneWeb ApS, of Greenland; OneWeb Chile SpA, of Chile; OneWeb Communications Limited, of England; OneWeb G.K., of Japan; OneWeb Global Limited, of England; OneWeb Holdings LLC, of New York; OneWeb Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; OneWeb Ltd., of Malta; OneWeb Network Access Holdings Limited, of England; OneWeb Norway AS, of Norway; WorldVu Australia Pty Ltd., of Australia; WorldVu Development LLC, of Nevada; WorldVu JV Holdings LLC, of Delaware; WorldVu Mexico, S. DE R. L. DE C.V., of Mexico; WorldVu Satellites Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; WorldVu South Africa (Pty) Ltd., of South Africa, and WorldVu Unipessoal Lda, of Portugal, at the U. S. Bankruptcy 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.