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Michael Ben-Ari: Chapter 15 Petition

August 03, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Israel by Lior Dagan, as the Foreign Representative of Michael David Greenfield, a.k.a. Michael Ben-Ari, whose Israeli investment company, EGFE Israel Ltd., "is suspected of being one of the largest known Ponzi schemes in Israel", in which losses to "victims" are estimated to be "between NIS 300 to 600 million" (approx. US$93 million and $186 million at current exchange rates), filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Heng Cheong Pacific Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

July 06, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Cosimo Borrelli and Meade Malone, as the Foreign Representatives of Heng Cheong Pacific Limited, World-Wide Investment Services Limited, and New Century Properties Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah.

Vitaly Smagin: Chapter 15 Petition

June 30, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Russia by Evgeniy Nikolaevich Ratnikov, as the Foreign Representative of Vitaly Ivanovich Smagin, described as a Russian debtor who, inter alia, "recently took actions in the country of Liechtenstein aimed at concealing his assets", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Oceanroad Global Services Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

June 24, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Man Proceeding in England by Nicholas Wood, Colin Diss, and Michael Leeds, as the Foreign Representatives of Oceanroad Global Services Limited, which allegedly "took part in laundering the proceeds of a significant, complex, and multinational fraud believed to have been committed against SCB [Standard Chartered Bank] (and other banks) originating with one of its customers, Winsome Diamonds and Jewellery Limited" and, inter alia, involved activity in England, India, United Arab Emirates, and USA, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Holdwave Trading Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

June 24, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Man Proceeding in England by Nicholas Wood, Colin Diss, and Michael Leeds, as the Foreign Representatives of Holdwave Trading Limited, which allegedly "took part in laundering the proceeds of a significant, complex, and multinational fraud believed to have been committed against SCB [Standard Chartered Bank] (and other banks) originating with one of its customers, Winsome Diamonds and Jewellery Limited" and, inter alia, involved activity in England, India, United Arab Emirates, and USA,, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

TZG Capital Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

June 23, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Cosimo Borrelli and Philip Smith, of Cosimo Borrelli, as the Foreign Representatives of TZG Capital Limited (in Liquidation), described as "a holding company for investments in early-stage companies doing business in China", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Addoox Media Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

June 18, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Israel by Uri Braun, as the Foreign Representative of Addoox Media Ltd., filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.

KG Manhattan 126 Finance Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

June 07, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Philip Smith, of the British Virgin Islands, and Cosimo Borelli, of Hong Kong, as the Foreign Representatives of KG Manhattan 126 Finance Limited, which has "failed to repay a secured US$85,000,000 loan given by Bank of Shanghai (Hong Kong) Limited and China Minsheng Bank Corporation Ltd., HK Branch" and was involved in "suspicious transactions", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

PT Sri Rejeki Isman Tbk et al: Chapter 15 Petition

June 07, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of Foreign Main Proceedings in Indonesia and Singapore by Geoffrey Simms, as the Foreign Representative of PT Sri Rejeki Isman Tbk, PT Sinar Pantja Djaja, PT Bitratex Industries, PT Primayudha Mandirijaya, all of Indonesia; Golden Legacy Pte Ltd., and Golden Mountain Textile and Trading Pte Ltd., both of Singapore, filed 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.