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Konstantin Zeva v. Ebang International Holdings Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

April 20, 2021 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Konstantin Zeva v. Ebang International Holdings Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based firm that "purports to be a leading application-specific integrated circuit chip design company and a leading manufacturer of Bitcoin mining machines" and whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Dong Hu, and Lei Chen at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Chris Lhamon v. Cardtronics Plc et al: Complaint

April 20, 2021 - Complaint alleging securities law violations in Chris Lhamon v. Cardtronics Plc, an English company that operates a "global network of ATMs" and whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Mark Rossi, Douglas Braunstein, Julie Gardner, Warren Jenson, Patrick Phillips, Juli Spottiswood, and Rahul Gupta at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Oak Trust et al v. Jack Pieron: Discovery Application

April 19, 2021 - Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments, LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Jack Pieron, described as "the former Chief Technology Officer at Equity US", residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for use in "an anticipated proceeding" in England regarding allegations of "a fraudulent Forex trading scheme" involving Equiti Capital UK Limited, Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

Pavel Cherkashin v. GVA Capital Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

April 19, 2021 - Writ of Summons in Pavel Cherkashin, who appears to be based in San Francisco, California, USA, individually and on behalf of GVA Capital Ltd. v. GVA Capital Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and Odrison Investments Limited, described as a Cyprus company "controlled by ... Magomed Musaev, a Russian national domiciled in the Russian Federation", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

City of St. Clair Shores Police and Fire Retirement System v. Credit Suisse Group AG et al: Class Action Complaint

April 16, 2021 - Class Action Complaint on behalf of "all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired Credit Suisse American Depositary Receipts between October 29, 2020 and March 31, 2021" alleging "materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's business metrics and financial prospects", particularly involving Greensill Capital and Archegos Capital Management, "exposing the Company to billions of dollars in losses" in City of St. Clair Shores Police and Fire Retirement System v. Credit Suisse Group AG, of Switzerland; Thomas Gottstein, Lara J. Warner, and David R. Mathers at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Spot Tech House Ltd. et al: Complaint

April 16, 2021 - Complaint alleging "a multi-million dollar fraudulent scheme involving unregistered offers and sales of security-based "binary options" to retail investors in the United States from at least April 2012 through August 2017" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Spot Tech House Ltd., formerly Spot Option Ltd.; Malhaz Pinhas Patarkazishvili, a.k.a. Pini Peter, a.k.a. Pinhas Peter, and Ran Amiran, all of Israel, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Jason Denny v. Canaan Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

April 15, 2021 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Jason Denny v. Canaan Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "designs, manufactures and sells bitcoin mining machines" whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Nangeng Zhang, and Tong He at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SureFire Dividend Capture LP v. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Financial Services LLC: Complaint

April 15, 2021 - Complaint "to recover its $46,598,676.84 redeemed interest in Broad Reach Capital, LP, a liquid hedge fund controlled by Brenda Smith that purported to invest solely in equities and option trading strategies cleared by ICBC" in SureFire Dividend Capture LP, of Montreal, Canada v. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Financial Services LLC, of Delaware, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Guernsey regulator suspends investment fund Remus Horizons

April 15, 2021 - The registration of investment fund Remus Horizons PCC Limited, which is part of a group that includes individuals and companies in or from Australia, England, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Texas, and the United Arab Emirates, has been suspended by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission less than five months after it was granted.

Remus Horizons PCC Ltd.: Registration Suspension

April 15, 2021 - Public Notice by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has suspended the registration of Remus Horizons PCC Limited, which was described as "closed ended collective investment scheme".

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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.