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Brazil: Robert Nahas Naji

December 12, 2019 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Audi Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Brazil - for a criminal investigation into Robert Nahas Naji for suspected money laundering and corruption regarding Brazil's National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL), its Anti-Trust Agency (CADE), Italian telecommunications provider Telecom Italia Public, and Brasil Telecom.

ENRC v. Deloitte LLP: Discovery Application

December 12, 2019 - Application by Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited, of England, to take discovery from Deloitte LLP for use in legal proceedings at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales against its former attorneys, Dechert LLP and David Neil Gerrard, for alleged misconduct, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Durant International Corp. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

December 11, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Matthew Richardson and Kevin Hellard, of Grant Thornton, as the Foreign Representatives of Durant International Corp., Kildare Finance Ltd., and McDoel Investment Limited, which were "controlled and beneficially owned by Paulo Salim Malif", described as a former mayor os São Paulo, Brazil, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

ENRC v. Glenn Simpson: Discovery Application

December 06, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited, of England, to conduct discovery from Glenn Simpson, of Fusion GPS, for use in legal proceedings at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales against Mark Hollingsworth for "breach of confidence", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

SEC v. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson: Complaint

December 06, 2019 - Complaint arising from "violations of the anti-bribery, recordkeeping, and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, of Sweden, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Poland: Dariusz Hepert et al

November 22, 2019 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Dropbox Inc. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into Dariusz Hepert, Jaroslaw Turski, Michal Chmielewski, Tomasz Durzalski, and Pawel Patulski for suspected abuse of public authority, fraud, and money laundering.

SEC v. Jerry Li: Complaint

November 14, 2019 - Complaint alleging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Securities Exchange Act in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jerry Li, a citizen and resident of China, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Inversiones Lugon 48 v. Equinor US Operations LLC et al: Discovery Application

November 07, 2019 - Application by Inversiones Lugon 48, of Venezuela, to take discovery from Equinor US Operations LLC, described as Texas-based subsidiary of "a publicly traded Norwegian corporation"; Miguel Strauss, and Carlos Izquierdo for use in legal proceedings in Venezuela, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Iraq Telecom Ltd. v. Dechert LLP: Discovery Application

November 05, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Iraq Telecom Limited to conduct discovery from non-party Dechert LLP for use in a pending arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce and contemplated legal proceedings in the United Kingdom regarding "massive fraud and corruption", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Slovenia: Robert Mravljak et al

October 23, 2019 - Ex Parte Application of the USA - on behalf of the Republic of Slovenia - for an order requiring Facebook Inc. to disclose records for a criminal investigation into Robert Mravljak, former Secretary General of the Police Officers Trade Union of Slovenia, and others for suspected abuse of office and bribery, filed at the at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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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.