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Roman Spiridonov v. JPMorgan Chase Bank et al: Discovery Application

June 15, 2021 - Application by Roman Vladimirovich Spiridonov to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank and Citibank N.A. for use in "a pending Russian Bankruptcy Proceeding concerning Igor Vladislavovich Soglaev", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

BVI participant in Exential Group's '$200M Ponzi scheme' applies for Chapter 15 in Miami

May 16, 2021 - A British Virgin Islands company that is part of the Dubai-based Exential Group of forex trading companies that perpetrated a $200 million Ponzi scheme has applied for Chapter 15 bankruptcy recognition in the United States.

RSS Judgment Enforcement LLC v. Symbion Power Tanzania Ltd. et al: Complaint

May 13, 2021 - Complaint to enforce "a foreign arbitral award ... in the amount of nearly $30 million" alleging fraud against "a New York based group of companies that are operated under the "Symbion Power" name who develop, build and operate power generation, transmission and distribution projects in the Middle East, Asia and Africa" in RSS Judgment Enforcement LLC, as the assignee of Rental Solutions and Services LLC v. Symbion Power Tanzania Ltd., of Tanzania; Symbion Power Holdings, LLC, of Delaware; Symbion Energy Holdings Limited, of Cyprus; Symbion Power, LLC, of Delaware; Symbion Power Africa, LLC, of Delaware; Symbion Power Services U.S., Inc., of Delaware; Paul Hinks, of New York; Richard Westbury, a.k.a. Richard Bethell, described as "a citizen of the United Kingdom", and R.W. Chelsea Holdings Ltd., of Cyprus, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Makhpal Karibzhanova v. Aidan Karibzhanov: Discovery Application

May 12, 2021 - Application by Makhpal Karibzhanova, who "is a citizen of Kazakhstan and is the former wife of a wealthy and politically-connected Kazakh businessman, Aidan Karibzhanov", for an order of judicial assistance "to obtain testimony and documentary evidence to assist in discovery for use in prospective Kazakhstan civil proceedings" involving her former husband, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cayman hedge fund VR Global fights for share of 'Pakistan claims proceeds'

April 23, 2021 - Cayman Islands hedge fund VR Global Partners is seeking evidence from U.S. lawyer Stuart Newberger for litigation in the Isle of Man in which it claims to have not received its share of $28.7 million of alleged proceeds from legal claims against the Pakistan Government.

Tatiana Akhmedova v. Farkhad Akhmedov et al: Judgment

April 21, 2021 - Judgment for hundreds of millions of dollars in favor of a "wife" who "has been the victim of a series of schemes designed to put every penny of the Husband's wealth beyond her reach" involving individuals, companies, and structures in Bermuda, Cyprus, Dubai, England, France, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Panama, Russia, and Switzerland in Tatiana Akhmedova v. Farkhad Teimur Ogly Akhmedov, a citizen of Russia; Woodblade Limited, of Cyprus; Cotor Investment SA, of Panama; Qubo 1 Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Qubo 2 Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Straight Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Avenger Assets Corporation, of Panama; Counselor Trust Reg, of Liechtenstein, as Trustee of certain Trusts; Sobaldo Establishment, of Liechtenstein, as Trustee of certain Trusts; Temur Akhmedov, described as "a British citizen who lives in London", and Borderedge Limited, of Cyprus, at the High Court of Justice, for England and Wales.

VR Global Partners LP v. Stuart Newberger: Discovery Application

April 16, 2021 - Application by VR Global Partners LP, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Stuart Newberger, described as "a partner in the law firm of Crowell & Moring", for legal proceedings in the Isle of Man involving Broadsheet LLC (in Liquidation) and claims against the Government of Pakistan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Tethyan Copper Company Pty Ltd. v. Aimbridge Hospitality LLC et al: Discovery Application

March 26, 2021 - Application by Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited, of Australia, to take discovery from Aimbridge Hospitality LLC, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, and White & Case LLP for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands that "arise from an arbitral award worth more than $6 billion made on July 12, 2019 under the auspices of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes in TCC's favor against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Commercial Bank of Dubai v. Bavaguthu Shetty: Complaint

March 08, 2021 - Complaint in Commercial Bank of Dubai PSC, of Dubai v. Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty, whom it was claimed in the complaint was described as "India's richest billionaire" by Forbes magazine "a little over a year ago" but whose "empire has collapsed in accounting frauds of astonishing scope" since then, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

February 11, 2021 - Application by Sakab Saudi Holding Company, Alpha Star Aviation Services Company, Enma Al Ared Real Estate Investment and Development Company, Kafa'at Business Solutions Company, Security Control Company, Armour Security Industrial Manufacturing Company, Saudi Technology & Security Comprehensive Control Company, Technology Control Company, New Dawn Contracting Company, and Sky Prime Investment Company, all of Saudi Arabia, to take discovery from Citibank NA, HSBC Bank USA NA, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, and Jonathan Wainwright for use in legal proceedings in Canada alleging "a massive fraudulent scheme perpetrated by a former high-ranking government official in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saad Khalid Al Jabri, which resulted in at least $3.5 billion (USD) being stolen from the Applicant companies and used for the personal benefit of one man, Al Jabri, and his family and associates", 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.