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Alexandre Golovanov v. Innate Pharma SA et al: Class Action Complaint

October 23, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Alexandre Golovanov v. Innate Pharma S.A., described as being a French company that "purports to be a clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in discovering and developing first-in-class therapeutic antibodies that harness the innate immune system to improve cancer treatment and clinical outcomes for patients" and whose securities were listed on NASDAQ; Mondher Mahjoubi, and Laure-Helene Mercieret at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Big Time Holdings Inc.: Securities Registration Revocation

October 19, 2020 - Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission revoking the registration of securities issued by Big Time Holdings, Inc., described as a "forfeited Delaware corporation located in Douglas, Isle of Man". Editor's Note: In a filing with the SEC on October 29th, 2018, Big Time Holdings Inc. identified its CEO and sole director as David Smeed, its former directors and officers as Thomas DeNunzio, Brian Kistler, and Mandla Gwadiso, and its principal shareholders as Ascot Group Plc, of the Isle of Man, and Palewater Global Management, Inc., of New York, NY. Records filed with the Isle of Man's Companies Registry show that the directors of Ascot Group Plc are David Gordon Smeed, of Dublin, Ireland, and Lee John Bernard Murphy, of the Isle of Man.

TEM Holdings Ltd.: 'Scheme of Arrangement' Petition

October 15, 2020 - Petition for the Court to sanction a Scheme of Arrangement in the matter of TEM Holdings Limited, described as the "investment holding company" for a group that is "principally engaged in the manufacture and sale of wire/cable harnesses and power supply cords assembled products, with its manufacturing operations in Malaysia and the People's Republic of China, and trading of terminals, connectors and others", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Anthony Franchi v. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

October 15, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Anthony Franchi v. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., described as a Canadian "international mining company focused on the operation and development of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Southern Mongolia, which is the Company’s principal and only material resource property" whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Ulf Quellmann, Brendan Lane, Luke Colton, Rio Tinto Plc, of England; Rio Tinto Limited, of Australia; Rio Tinto International Holdings Limited, of England; Jean-Sébastien Jacques, and Arnaud Soirat at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

JBS SA et al: $27M Penalties

October 14, 2020 - Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties totaling $27,416,565 on JBS S.A., Joesley Batista, and Wesley Batista, all of Brazil, regarding "a bribery scheme".

Irene Krystal v. Mesoblast Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

October 08, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Irene Krystal v. Mesoblast Limited, described as an Australian firm whose securities are listed on NASDAQ; Silviu Itescu, and Josh Muntner at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. SAExploration Holdings Inc. et al: Complaint

October 08, 2020 - Complaint alleging "an elaborate, four-year-long fraud" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. SAExploration Holdings Inc., of Delaware, whose shares were listed on NASDAQ; Jeffrey H. Hastings, of Alaska; Brent N. Whiteley, of Houston, Texas; Brian A. Beatty, of Ontario, Canada, and Michael J. Scott, of Alberta, Canada, as Defendants, and Thomas W. O'Neill, of Houston, Texas, and Lori E. Hastings, of Alaska, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

City of Riviera Beach General Employees Retirement System v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

October 07, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in City of Riviera Beach General Employees Retirement System v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., described as a Liberia-domiciled company based in Miami whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Richard Fain, Jason Liberty, and Michael Bayley at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

UrtheCast Corp. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

October 06, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of Foreign Main Proceedings in Canada by Sai Chu, of Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of UrtheCast Corp., of Canada, "a technology company developing world-first technologies in data services, geo-analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence" whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange; Geosys-Int'l Inc., of Delaware; Geosys Australia Pty., of Australia; Geosys Europe SARL, of Switzerland; Geosys S.A.S., of France; Geosys do Brasil Sistemas de Informacao Agriocola Ltda, of Brazil, and Deimos Imaging S.L.U., of Spain, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota.

HealthCor Offshore Master Fund LP v. Mallinckrodt Plc et al: Complaint

October 05, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud in HealthCor Offshore Master Fund LP, a Cayman Islands entity based in New York; HealthCor Sanatate Offshore Master Fund LP, a Cayman Islands entity based in New York; Blackstone Alternative Multi-Strategy Fund, of Massachusetts, and Blackstone Alternative Investment Fund Plc, of Ireland v. Mallinckrodt Plc, described as an Irish company based in England; Mark Trudeau, and Matthew K. Harbaugh at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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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.