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Hematite Holdings Inc. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

September 22, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by John Pavanel, as the Foreign Representative of Hematite Holdings Inc., Hematite Industrial Products Inc., Hematite Manufacturing Inc., Canadian Pavaco Inc., Pavaco Holdings U.S. Inc., Hematite, Inc., and Hematite Automotive Products Inc., described as being part of a group that is "primarily a tier 1 supplier of component parts to the automotive manufacturing industry and counts Toyota, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford among its major customers", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

September 22, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. (in Controllership), at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. Editor's Note: The "Foreign Main Proceeding" in this matter, which includes allegations of fraud, was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands on September 17th, 2020 and remains sealed as of today, with the entry in the Court's public register reading "Confidential Matter". It is often only when Cayman insolvency practitioners seek recognition in the United States that the mere existence of cases becomes publicly-known.

Culligan Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

September 17, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Michael Morrison and Charles Thresh, of KPMG Advisory Limited, as the Foreign Representatives of Culligan Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: The "Foreign Main Proceeding" in this matter was filed at Bermuda Supreme Court in July, 2019 under seal as part of Bermuda Supreme Court's blanket policy to conceal insolvency proceedings from the public, with the entry in the Court's public register at the time reading "Space Taken". It is typically only when Bermuda insolvency practitioners seek recognition in the United States that details become publicly-available.

CX Reinsurance Company Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

September 14, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Richard Barker and Simon Edel, as the Foreign Representatives of CX Reinsurance Company Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Codere Finance 2 (UK) Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

September 14, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Manuel Martinez-Fidalgo, as the Foreign Representative of Codere Finance 2 (UK) Limited, described as being part of a group that "is a leading international gaming operator" and whose parent's shares "are listed on the Madrid stock exchange", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Groupe Dynamite Inc. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

September 08, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Andrew Lutfy, as the Foreign Representative of Groupe Dynamite Inc., GRG USA LLC, and GRG USA Holdings Inc., described as "a fashion retailer specializing in women’s apparel and accessories that is sold online and in stores around the world", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Magazine Incorporações SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

September 08, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Laurence Bica Medeiros, of Medeiros & Medeiros Administração Judicial, as the Foreign Representative of Magazine Incorporações S.A., Aldeia Shop Investimentos e Participações Societárias Ltda, Allmalls Participações LTDA., Atlas Investiments LTDA, Bertol Aerotáxi Ltda, Bottosso Serviços Administrativos LTDA. – ME, BR.Agroadm Participações Ltda., Brasilwoods Participações LTDA., Brpark Estacionamentos LTDA, Cápsula Eventos LTDA, Centermall Participações LTDA., City Hotéis Administração S.A., Cne Adm Participações Societárias LTDA., Cne Centro Oeste Participações Societárias LTDA, Cne Credit Participações Societárias LTDA., Cne Editora e Gráfica LTDA., Cne Franquias LTDA., Cne Nordeste Participações Societárias LTDA., Cne Norte Participações Societárias LTDA., Cne Participações Societárias LTDA., Cne Properties Empresariais Imobiliárias LTDA., Cne Sudeste Participações Societárias LTDA., Cne Sul Participações Societárias LTDA, Cnetech Participações Societárias LTDA, Condomínio Shopping Gravataí Ltda, Diamond Participações Societárias LTDA, Diamondmall Participações LTDA., E-global Marketplace Participações e Administração de Shopping Center, Egm I Participações LTDA, Egm III Participações LTDA., Egm IV Participações LTDA., Egm V Participações LTDA, Egm VI Participações LTDA, Egm VII Participações LTDA, Fazenda 4R Participações Ltda., Fazenda Graciosa Participações LTDA., Fazenda Jk Participações LTDA, Fazenda Ribeirão Preto Participações LTDA., Fazenda São Carlos Participações S.A, Fullagro Participações LTDA., Ggp Adm Participações Societárias LTDA, Ggp Bh Participações Societárias Ltda, Ggp Bsb Participações Societárias LTDA, Ggp Cj Participações Societárias LTDA., Ggp Cwb Participações Societária LTDA., Ggp Fln Participações Societárias LTDA., Ggp Mia Participações Societárias LTDA., Ggp Ny Participações Societárias LTDA., Ggp Paris Participações Societárias LTDA., Ggp Ssa Participações Societárias LTDA, Globalfinance Participações LTDA, Globalmalls Participações e Administração de Shopping Center S.A., Gmalls Editora e Distribuidora LTDA., Gmcard Participações Ltda., Gmtv Participações LTDA, Go Mall Assessoria Para Shopping Centers LTDA., Gravataí Shop Investimentos e Participações Societárias Ltda, Groenlândia Properties Empreendimentos e Participações S.A., Guepardo Global Properties Participações LTDA., Guepardo Tecnologia e Participações S.A, Haus Mídia e Merchandising LTDA, Imperiale Participações Ltda., Irrbrasil LTDA, Jvl Equity Participações Societárias LTDA, Jvl Participações LTDA., Latan Participações Societárias LTDA., Lorival Rodrigues 5813226010419, M. Invest Planejamento e Administração de Shopping Center S.A., M. Africa Participações Ltda, M. América Participações Ltda, M. Asia Participações Ltda, M Blue Participações Ltda, M. Continental Participações SPE Ltda, M Europa Participações Ltda, M. Fit Participações Ltda., M. Fortaleza Participações Ltda., M Gold Center Participações Ltda, M Infinity Participações Ltda, M. Plaza Participações SPE LTDA., M. Rental Participações Ltda, M. Royal Participações SPE LTDA., Magazine Sul Representações Ltda ME, Mineração Rio Azul LTDA –ME, Mineral Agro Participações S/A, MPAR Participações S. A, Multi Mix Comunicação Corporativa LTDA – EPP, Multihotéis Planejamento e Administração de Hotéis S.A, Nacional Agro Participações Ltda., Olive Fomento Cultural LTDA, Oneagro Participações LTDA., Onemall Participações LTDA., Península Participações Societárias LTDA., Phoenix Floresta Participações LTDA., Sma Participações LTDA., Sul Forte Soluções Imobiliárias Ltda – Me, Topcom Comunicação LTDA., Topmall Participações LTDA., Trademalls Participações LTDA., Twb Participações S.A., União Participações Ltda., Vila Rica Agro Participações Ltda., and Wish Gestão de Talentos LTDA., regarding an alleged scheme "to defraud and conceal assets from creditors" involving Lorival Rodrigues, Tania Rodrigues, Cyro Santiago Rodrigues, Camila Santiago Rodrigues, and Norma Botosson, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Just Energy Group Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

September 04, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by James Brown, as the Foreign Representative of Just Energy Group Inc. and 12175592 Canada, Inc., described as "retail energy providers specializing in electricity and natural gas commodities, energy efficiency solutions, and renewable energy options", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Trium Bank & Trust Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

September 02, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Antigua & Barbuda by Robert Wilkinson, of Grant Thornton, as the Foreign Representative of Trium Bank & Trust Limited, which had operations in Antigua and Venezuela, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Legion N.A. Investments Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

August 21, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Isle of Man by Carl Jackson, Simon Bonney, and Amy Louise Slee, as the Foreign Representatives of Legion N.A. Investments Ltd., described as being "part of a larger group of companies called the 'Arena Group', which also includes, among others, Sulby Alternatives Limited, Square Mile Services, Limited, Misprint Limited, Land Consultants Limited, and Local Protectors Limited", 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.