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Banco BVA S/A: Chapter 15 Petition

July 29, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Eduardo Barbosa de Seixas, of Alvarez & Marsal Administração Judicial Ltda, as the Foreign Representative of Banco BVA S/A - Chapter 15 Petition - U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida - July 29, 2021

Elliott Associates LP et al v. Bank of America: Discovery Application

July 27, 2021 - Application by Elliott Associates LP, of Delaware; Elliott International LP, of the Cayman Islands, and The Liverpool Limited Partnership, of Bermuda, to take discovery from the Bank of America for use in legal proceedings in Germany regarding "what the financial press called 'a short squeeze of historic proportions', as Porsche orchestrated a takeover of Volkswagen AG at the height of the financial crisis", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

FourWorld Event Opportunities LP et al v. Houlihan Lokey Inc.: Discovery Application

July 23, 2021 - Application by FourWorld Event Opportunities LP and Genesis Emerging Markets Investment Company to take discovery from Houlihan Lokey Inc. for use in "an appraisal proceeding pending before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California .

IDT Financial Services Ltd.: £298K Settlement

July 22, 2021 - Public Notice by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission that IDT Financial Services Limited has agreed to pay £298,387 to settle a regulatory investigation. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at Gibraltar's Companies House showed that the directors of IDT Financial Services Limited, as disclosed in its 2021 annual return, were Timothy Streatfeild-James, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Gibraltar; James Robert Raanan, a citizen and resident of Israel; Marcelo Fischer, a citizen and resident of the United States; Damian Asquez, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Gibraltar, and Gareth Meredith Williams, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Gibraltar.

MaplesFS Ltd. v. Bank Otkritie et al: Originating Application

July 22, 2021 - Originating Application in MaplesFS Limited v. B&B Protector Services Limited, of the Cayman Islands; PJSC National Bank Trust, of Russia, and PJSC Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation, of Russia, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

California Asphalt Production Inc. v. UBS AG et al: Summons With Notice

July 19, 2021 - Summons With Notice for $100 million alleging fraud in California Asphalt Production Inc. v. UBS AG, of Switzerlnd, and UBS AG, London Branch, of England, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Bavaguthu Shetty et al v. Bank of Baroda et al: Complaint

July 16, 2021 - Complaint for more than $7 billion "brought by two victims of Defendants' massive financial fraud surrounding NMC Health Plc and its related entities" that was "exposed when an investigative market research firm, Muddy Waters Research LLC, released a report questioning the integrity of NMC's audited financials" in Dr. Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty and Neopharma LLC v. Bank of Baroda, of New York; Credit Europe Bank NV, of the Netherlands; Ernst & Young Global Limited, of England; Ernst & Young EMEIA Limited, of England; Prasanth Manghat, Promoth Manghat, Suresh Kumar Vadakke Kootala, and Suresh Kumar Nandiraju, all of India, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Uralsib Bank v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

July 16, 2021 - Application by Uralsib Bank PJSC, of Russia, to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank Plc, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, The Bank of Nova Scotia, New York Agency; UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC, Paypal, Inc., and MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Russia "to recover a debt" of $4.3 million allegedly owed by Denis Smyslov, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Federal Express et al: Order

July 15, 2021 - Order granting a petition for Leave to Serve 'John Doe' Summonses as part of an IRS investigation into U.S. taxpayers who are suspected of tax evasion using the services of Panama Offshore Legal Services in USA v. Federal Express Corporation, a.k.a. FedEx Express; Fed Ex Ground Package System, Inc., a.k.a. FedEx Ground; DHL Express (USA), Inc., United Parcel Service, Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Citibank, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Bank of America, N.A. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Portugal: Bank of America (2021)

July 14, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for use in a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud, illegal access, and forgery".

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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.