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Shigekazu Torikai v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

January 07, 2020 - Application by Shigekazu Torikai, a lawyer in Japan, to take discovery from Google LLC for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Japan "for trespass, privacy invasion, unlawful business interference under Japanese civil law, related torts, and to prevent harm to Mr. Torikai, his staff or clients", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC-targeted fund sues law firm for advising that 'Crypto Assets are not securities'

January 02, 2020 - US law firm Faegre Baker Daniels is being sued for legal malpractice for allegedly advising a cryptocurrency fund that "Crypto Assets are not securities", only for the Fund - controlled by Timothy Enneking - to be later targeted by the SEC, eventually paying $200,000 to settle an Enforcement Action.

Quality Law Services v. Remmie Cayasso: Writ of Summons

December 30, 2019 - Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim in Quality Law Services, a Cayman Islands law firm v. Remmie Elbert Cayasso at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Future Media Architects, Inc. v. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLC: Complaint

December 19, 2019 - Complaint in Future Media Architects, Inc., of the British Virgin Islands v. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLC at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Malta regulator declares E&S Consultancy 'unfit', cancels corporate services provider registration

November 25, 2019 - The Malta Financial Services Authority has cancelled the registration of corporate services provider E&S Consultancy Limited for various regulatory breaches, including not being "fit and proper".

Stephen Merz v. Burford Capital (UK) Ltd. et al: Amended Class Action Complaint

November 20, 2019 - Amended Class Action Complaint for alleged securities fraud in Stephen Merz v. Burford Capital (UK) Limited, a litigation funding company domiciled in Guernsey, based in England; Peter Middleton, Burford's Chairman during the Class Period; Christopher Bogart, Burford's CEO; Jonathan Molot, Burford's Chief Investment Officer, and Charles Parkinson, a Burford Director, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Kevin Manning: Public Statement

November 20, 2019 - Public Statement by the Jersey Financial Services Commission that Kevin Robert Manning, a former lawyer, is "not fit and proper to work in any capacity in or for any business regulated by the JFSC".

Cori Brown v. Trott & Duncan Ltd.: Writ of Summons

November 19, 2019 - Specially Endorsed Writ of Summons for alleged negligence in Cori Brown v. Trott & Duncan Ltd., a law firm, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

King & Spalding LLP v. Turn8 Innovation Fund GP Ltd.: Writ of Summons

November 13, 2019 - Writ of Summons in King & Spalding LLP v. Turn8 Innovation Fund GP Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Nakia Thompson v. DV Bermuda Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

November 12, 2019 - Specially Endorsed Writ of Summons in Nakia Merano Thompson, a paralegal v. DV Bermuda Limited, a law firm, and Tyrone S. Quinn, a lawyer, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

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EXPOSED: Symtomax Group's fraudulent €12M Bond Offering
A €12 million bond offering by British nationals Minette Coetzee, a.k.a. Minette Compson, and Paul Segal via their Symtomax Group for a purported medical cannabis production facility in Portugal is fraudulent, OffshoreAlert can reveal. The scheme involves entities and individuals in the BVI, Canada, Dubai, England, Gibraltar, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, and Switzerland.
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.