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Qasimi Law Partners v. Tanya Chuck Habib: Discovery Application

July 21, 2021 - Application by the Law Office of Shaikh Fahim Al Qasimi, a.k.a. Qasimi Law Partners, of Abu Dhabi, to take discovery from Tanya Chuck Habib, of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, "for use in a proceeding in the United Arab Emirates" to enforce a judgment for AED7.2 million "against John Lawrence Habib and M.E.N.A. Bridge Advisors FZE", of Abu Dhabi, for alleged "financial misappropriations and defalcation", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

ENG LLC v. Trax Ltd.: Stop Notice

July 15, 2021 - Stop Notice by ENG LLC, of Delaware, regarding shares in Trax Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, registered to Topmost Access Limited and Tron LP, filed at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Dorset Ltd. v. Trax Ltd.: Stop Notice

July 15, 2021 - Stop Notice by Dorset Limited, of the Marshall Islands, regarding shares in Trax Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, registered to Panagiotis Triantafyllidis, filed at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Servicios Parlamentarios Remo SA de CV v. R D Precious Metals Inc.: Complaint

June 28, 2021 - Complaint alleging "a fraudulent scheme involving the theft, conversion and misappropriation by defendants in New York of funds and/or gold belonging to plaintiff" in Servicios Parlamentarios Remo SA de CV, of Mexico v. R D Precious Metals Inc., Rafael Davidov, Roni Amrussi, a.k.a. Roni Amrusi, a.k.a. Roni Ambrussi; Yaniv Ben Hamo, a.k.a. Yaniv Benhamo, and Gold 7 of Miami Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Howard Shapiro v. Toula Varvitsiotis et al: Discovery Application

May 19, 2021 - Application by Howard Shapiro, of Hollywood, Florida, to take discovery from Toula Varvitsiotis and Georgia Varvitsiotis for use in legal proceedings in Hong Kong involving "corporate governance irregularities and the use of corporate funds at a Hong Kong corporation called Asia Interactive Services (Hong Kong) Ltd.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Lansdale Capital Ltd. v. Leslie Wulf et al: Motion to Quash Subpoena

May 18, 2021 - Motion to Quash Subpoena asking PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP "to produce the privileged and confidential documents of non-party movant Lansdale Capital Ltd., a BVI company" in Lansdale Capital Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. Leslie A. Wulf, Bruce A. Hall, John E. Rea, and James Rea at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

'Remove content about my client or be sued,' writes Sergi Pujol's 'reputation manager'

April 26, 2021 - Letter to the Editor from Josep Coll Rodríguez, described as a reputation management lawyer in Barcelona representing Sergi Pujol, seeking the removal from OffshoreAlert's website and de-indexing from search engines of an application to collect evidence filed by the USA at federal court in Washington, D.C. regarding a Spanish criminal investigation into Pujol for suspected fraud and misappropriation, claiming that publication of the document violates European privacy laws.

SEC v. Sheng-Wen Cheng: Complaint

April 20, 2021 - Complaint alleging "misappropriation of investor funds and material misrepresentations in connection with the offering of equity and digital asset securities to investors in Alchemy Finance, Inc., Alchemy Company, Ltd., and Alchemy Coin, Ltd.", which are domiciled in Delaware and Hong Kong, in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Sheng-Wen Cheng, of New York, USA, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Performance Insurance Company SPC: Chapter 15 Petition

March 19, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Kenneth Krys and Neil Dempsey, of KRyS Global, as the Foreign Representatives of Performance Insurance Company SPC, described as a Special Portfolio Company that "operates in the captive insurance industry through 12 segregated portfolios" which were identified as Bottini Insurance LP, Gen 1 Insurance Company LP, Goldenstar Holdings Company SP, Greystone Insurance SP, Hudson York Insurance Company, Omega Insurance Company LP, Performance 5 SP, Prewett Insurance Company LP, Smart Insure LP, SSS Insurance LP, Sustainable Insurance Company SP, and Triangle RGK SP, and which has been accused of participating in a scheme involving "counterfeit insurance policies", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Huy Vietnam Group Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

February 24, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Cosimo Borrelli and Mitchell Mansfield, as the Foreign Representatives of Huy Vietnam Group Limited (in Official Liquidation), whose Founder, Nhat Huy, "may have misappropriated approximately $59 million", 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.