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Firestar Diamond Inc. et al v. Ami Modi et al: Complaint

February 25, 2020 - Complaint alleging racketeering regarding "the largest bank fraud in Indian history" and involving companies and individuals in Belgium, the British Virgin Islands, Delaware, Dubai, England, Hong Kong, New York, South Dakota, and Texas in Firestar Diamond Inc., Firestar Diamond Inc., Fantasy Inc., and Old AJ Inc., f.k.a. Jaffe Inc. v. Ami Javeri, a.k.a. Ami Modi; Purvi Mehta, a.k.a. Purvi Modi; Nehal Modi, Neeshal Modi, Central Park Real Estate LLC, Central Park South 50 Properties LLC, Trident Trust Company (South Dakota) Inc., as Trustee of the Ithaca Trust; Twin Fields Investments Ltd., Auragem Company Ltd., Brilliant Diamonds Ltd., Eternal Diamonds Corporation Ltd., Fancy Creations Company Ltd., Hamilton Precious Traders Ltd., Sino Traders Ltd., Sunshine Gems Ltd., Unique Diamond and Jewellery FZC, World Diamond Distribution FZE, Vista Jewelry FZE, Empire Gems FZE, Universal Fine Jewelry FZE, Diagems FZC, Tri Color Gems FZE, Pacific Diamonds FZE, Himalayan Traders FZE, Unity Trading FZE, Fine Classic FZE, and DG Brothers FZE at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Asia Private Credit Fund Ltd. v. Paul Heffner: Writ of Summons

February 19, 2020 - Writ of Summons in Asia Private Credit Fund Limited (in Official Liquidation) v. Paul Lincoln Heffner, of Hong Kong, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Asia Private Credit Fund Ltd. v. Adamas Global Alternative Investment Management Inc.: Writ of Summons

February 19, 2020 - Writ of Summons in Asia Private Credit Fund Limited (in Official Liquidation) v. Adamas Global Alternative Investment Management Inc. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Asia Private Credit Fund Ltd. v. Barry Lau Wang Chi: Writ of Summons

February 19, 2020 - Writ of Summons in Asia Private Credit Fund Limited (in Official Liquidation) v. Barry Lau Wang Chi, of Hong Kong, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Asia Private Credit Fund Ltd. v. Conor MacNamara: Writ of Summons

February 19, 2020 - Writ of Summons in Asia Private Credit Fund Limited (in Official Liquidation) v. Conor MacNamara, of Japan, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Trium Bank & Trust Ltd.: License Revocation

February 17, 2020 - Public Notice by the Financial Services Regulatory Commission of Antigua & Barbuda announcing the license revocation and receivership of Trium Bank & Trust Limited.

Dooga Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

February 14, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Steven Parker and Trevor Binyon, of Opus Restructuring, as the Foreign Representatives of Dooga Ltd., a Maltese-owned British firm whose "Cubits" cryptocurrency exchange closed down in 2018 following an alleged €27 million fraud involving "payment processor" Pay Secure Online Limited, d.b.a. Paysec, and "three Chinese nationals called Lui Caifeng, Liu Lin, and Yajuan She", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Malta Business Registry, the owner of Pay Secure Online Limited is identified as David Murphy, a British national with an address in Thailand, while directors have included Richard John Barry, a British national residing in Dubai, and Dimitar Stefanov Georgiev, a citizen and resident of Bulgaria, who both resigned on March 2nd, 2018, and the auditor is Antoine Borg, of Malta. On May 15th, 2019, the Malta Financial Services Authority issued a "warning" that Paysec "is NOT licenced NOR authorised by the MFSA to provide any investment or other financial services which are required to be licenced or otherwise authorised under Maltese law".

The McClatchy Company et al: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition

February 13, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by The McClatchy Company, Cypress Media, Inc., Aboard Publishing, Inc., Bellingham Herald Publishing, LLC, Belton Publishing Company, Inc., Biscayne Bay Publishing, Inc., Cass County Publishing Company, Columbus-Ledger Enquirer, Inc., Cypress Media, LLC, East Coast Newspapers, Inc., El Dorado Newspapers, Gulf Publishing Company, Inc., Herald Custom Publishing of Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V., HLB Newspapers, Inc., Idaho Statesman Publishing, LLC, Keltatim Publishing Company, Inc., Keynoter Publishing Company, Inc., Lee's Summit Journal, Incorporated, Lexington H-L Services, Inc., Macon Telegraph Publishing Company, Mail Advertising Corporation, McClatchy Big Valley, Inc., McClatchy Interactive LLC, McClatchy Interactive West, McClatchy International Inc., McClatchy Investment Company, McClatchy Management Services, Inc., McClatchy Newspapers, Inc, McClatchy News Services, Inc., McClatchy Property, Inc., McClatchy Resources, Inc, McClatchy Shared Services, Inc., McClatchy U.S.A., Inc., Miami Herald Media Company, N & O Holdings, Inc., Newsprint Ventures, Inc., Nittany Printing and Publishing Company, Nor-Tex Publishing, Inc., Olympian Publishing, LLC, Olympic-Cascade Publishing, Inc., Pacific Northwest Publishing Company, Inc., Quad County Publishing, Inc., Quad County Publishing, Inc., San Luis Obispo Tribune, LLC, Star-Telegram, Inc., Tacoma News, Inc., The Bradenton Herald, Inc., The Charlotte Observer Publishing Company, The News and Observer Publishing Company, The State Media Company, The Sun Publishing Company, Inc., Tribune Newsprint Company, Tru Measure, LLC, Wichita Eagle and Beacon Publishing Company, Inc., and Wingate Paper Company at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Colville LLC v. Duet Real Estate Partners 1 LP: Winding Up Petition

February 12, 2020 - Winding Up Petition in Colville LLC, of Delaware v. Duet Real Estate Partners 1 LP, of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Robert Seiden v. Link Motion Inc.: Order

February 04, 2020 - Order Recognizing U.S. Order Appointing Temporary Receiver in Robert Seiden, of the United States, as Temporary Receiver of Link Motion Inc. v. Link Motion Inc., a Cayman Islands firm based in China, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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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.