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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.

Aviacorp Enterprises S.A.: Chapter 11 Petition

September 21, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Aviacorp Enterprises S.A., of Panama, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

AV Loyalty Bermuda Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

September 21, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by AV Loyalty Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Garrett Motion Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

September 20, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Garrett Motion Inc., of Switzerland, which "designs, manufactures and sells highly engineered turbocharger, electric-boosting and connected vehicle technologies for original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket"; BRH LLC, of Switzerland; Calvari Limited, of Ireland; Friction Materials LLC, of Michigan; Garrett ASASCO Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Borrowing LLC, of Michigan; Garrett Holding Company Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett LX I Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett LX II Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett LX III Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett Motion Australia Pty Limited, of Australia; Garrett Motion Automotive Research Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., of Mexico; Garrett Motion Holdings Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Motion Holdings II Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Motion International Services S.R.L., of Romania; Garrett Motion Ireland A Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland B Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland C Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Italia S.r.l., of Italy; Garrett Motion Japan Inc., of Japan; Garrett Motion LLC, of Michigan; Garrett Motion México, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, of Mexico; Garrett Motion Romania S.R.L., of Romania; Garrett Motion Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett Motion Slovakia s.r.o., of Slovakia; Garrett Motion Switzerland Holdings Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett Motion UK A Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK B Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK C Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK D Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK Limited, of England; Garrett Transportation I Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Transportation Systems Ltd., of England; Garrett Transportation Systems UK II Ltd., of England; Garrett TS Ltd., of England, and Garrett Turbo Ltd., of England, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Excellence Investment Umbrella SICAV Plc: License Revocation

September 17, 2020 - Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the Collective Investment Scheme License of Excellence Investment Umbrella SICAV Plc, "including the licence granted to its four sub-funds, namely Innovative Investment Fund; Perfectum Fund; Exclusive Gold and Precious Metals Fund; and Omega Investment Fund", for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Excellence Investment Umbrella SICAV Plc was incorporated on October 24th, 2011, its directors are Paolo Bruckner, of Switzerland; Jonathan de Giovanni, a citizen of Malta, and Charles Ingham, a citizen of the United Kingdom and resident of Malta, and its shareholders are Novium AG, of Switzerland, and Raul Cortes Moreno, a citizen of Spain. The Swiss Commercial Register showed that the sole director of Novium AG (in Liquidation) is Paolo Brückner, whose nationality is listed as Italian, while previous directors include Marc Stefan Dätwyler and Raul Cortes Moreno, Michael Cohen, of Switzerland; Markus Meyer, and Michele Mugnai.

New Hillcrest Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

September 15, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by New Hillcrest Inc., a Cayman Islands company based in Beverly Hills, California, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

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.

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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.