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Ogier v. SPI Energy Co. Ltd.: Complaint

June 03, 2021 - Complaint in Ogier, a Hong Kong law firm v. SPI Energy Co. Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based "renewable energy" company whose shares are listed on NASDAQ, at the Summary Court of the Cayman Islands.

Colleges of Applied Arts & Technology Pension Plan et al v. Grupo Televisa S.A.B. et al: Order Dismissing Robbins Geller

May 19, 2021 - Opinion and Order dismissing Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd law firm from a class action lawsuit on the grounds of "fraud" and being "misleading" in Colleges of Applied Arts & Technology Pension Plan et al v. Grupo Televisa S.A.B., of Mexico; Emilio Fernando Azcárraga Jean, and Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

James Ellwood: Revocation

May 19, 2021 - Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority regarding the revocation of the registration of James Ellwood, an English lawyer, for regulatory breaches.

Maples Group: CIMA 'Disappointment and Extreme Concern'

May 14, 2021 - Press Release by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority entitled "CIMA Defends Decision to Impose AML Obligations on Maples Group".

USA v. MoneyGram: 'John Doe' Summons Petition

May 04, 2021 - Ex Parte Petition for Leave to Serve 'John Doe' Summons as part of an IRS investigation into U.S. taxpayers who are suspected of tax evasion using the services of Panama Offshore Legal Services, described as "a Panamanian firm that assists clients in concealing their beneficial ownership of assets", in USA v. MoneyGram Payment Systems Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

USA v. Western Union: 'John Doe' Summons Petition

May 04, 2021 - Ex Parte Petition for Leave to Serve 'John Doe' Summons as part of an IRS investigation into U.S. taxpayers who are suspected of tax evasion using the services of Panama Offshore Legal Services, described as "a Panamanian firm that assists clients in concealing their beneficial ownership of assets", in USA v. Western Union Financial Services Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

USA v. Federal Express et al: 'John Doe' Summonses Petition

May 04, 2021 - Ex Parte 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, described as "a Panamanian law firm that has been providing offshore services since 2000", allegedly offering legal structures formed in several jurisdictions, including Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Delaware, Nevis, Nevada, Panama, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Switzerland, 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.

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.

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.

USA v. Carlos Kepke: Criminal Indictment

April 15, 2021 - Criminal Indictment alleging tax fraud conspiracy involving accounts or companies in Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland in USA v. Carlos E. Kepke, who was described as "an attorney specializing in creating and maintaining foreign trusts and companies for his clients", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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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.