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Michael Pearson et al v. Ernesto Weisson et al: Complaint

January 11, 2021 - Complaint alleging "a scheme to loot the accounts of investors in the Biscayne Capital group of companies, by stuffing these accounts with purported investments in various structured note offerings made by the Note Issuers" involving entities in Argentina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela in Michael Pearson, Stephen Briscoe, Andrew Childe, and Anna Silver, solely in their capacities as joint official liquidators and foreign representatives, Preferred Income Collateralized Interest Ltd., Diversified Real Estate Development Ltd. (f.k,a. ORC Senior Secured Limited), GMS Global Market Step Up Note Ltd., SG Strategic Income Ltd., Sentinel Investment Fund SPC, and Biscayne Capital Holdings Ltd., Biscayne Capital (BVI) Ltd., Sentinel Mandate & Escrow Ltd., and Vanguardia Group, Inc. v. Ernesto Weisson, Weisson Holding, LLC, Inmobilaria del Norte INORSA LLC, Empacadora Grupo Granmar SA, CVNet Distribution LLC, Latitude Foods and Bakery, LLC, Tucson Securities, Corp., Fernando Haberer, Gliker Trading Ltd., Dario Epstein, WinWer S.A., Domingo L. Bustillos, Galileoenergy S.A., Nicolas Barcia, Atanasio Mattheou, Yiwu Passion Import and Export, EGL Income Properties LLC, Diego Mussio, Ernesto Liurner, Miguel Verdias, Christoph Schaer, Arca International Bank, Inc., Jorge Chacin Landaeta, Marco Eduardo Vanzini, Afa Legal Resources (Cayman) Ltd., Cono Sur Logistics Corp., Catalina Guevara, EPC Multi Family Partners, Joyas Le Yaku, C.A., Solu Capital LLC, Havan Chang Holdings Limited, Promotora HTO C.A., Properties Investment Fund III, Servicios Petroleros, Select Industries PLC, Mercedes Cepeda Rivera, Marcelo Jorcin, Forum Globe LLC, Fresh Organics LLC, Yellow Stone Park Ltd., Patricia Aviles, ACA Ventures Ltd., John Doe 1, Importaciones y Servicios Ruso, Silmar C.A., Pablo Perrotta, Falcon Group Asset Management, Goban Trading Inc., Aceros y Metales Dos Mil, S.A., Alvaro Muscio, Globaldeg Logistic LLC, Voitto Corp., John Doe 2, Gevabra S.A., Agricola Nuova Terra Guatemala, S.A., Kingdom Trust Company, Columbus Exploration Corporation, Global Retail Information Ltd., Galier Partners, Atlantic Sky Consulting Group Ltd., John Doe 3, John Doe 4, Societe Generale R&S Business Center S.A., Atis Strategic, Federico Gil, Autogil Puerto Ordaz C.A., Juan Xavier Ribas, Avior Airlines CA, Sidor C.A., Diego Young, LGT Bank (Schweiz) AG, Faroy S.A., Pritt Investments Co., AD Markets Ltd., Agropecuaria Sanfiz C.A., Full Piscinas Corp., Gems Limited, J.I.K. S.A., John Doe 5, Pixelart Cocinas, C.A., Fredy Roberto Sandoval Cerda, Wendy Maria Vera, Advanced Fund Administration, Pablo Costabile, Edificio Mendoza LLC, Cauchos Del Sur, C.A., Asia Latina Trading Co., Ltd., Girbra S.A., Dilo Administracao de Bens Proprios Ltda., Emporio Group Entertainment, and Arkdale Investments Limited at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Beauregarde Holdings LLP et al v. Province of Entre Rios: Complaint

January 04, 2021 - Complaint alleging breach of contract regarding a "failure to make contractually-mandated interest payments on certain debt securities" in Beauregarde Holdings LLP, of England; Beauregarde Holdings II LLP, of England; City National Rochdale Fixed Income Opportunities Fund, of Delaware; Blue Hiawatha, LLC, of Delaware; White Beech SNC, LLC, of Delaware; Ginkgo Tree, LLC, of Delaware; Crown Managed Accounts SPC – Crown/GT Segregated Portfolio, of the Cayman Islands; MA Multi-Sector Opportunistic Fund, LP, of Delaware; San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association, of California; High Yield and Bank Loan Series Trust, of the Cayman Islands; Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, of Louisiana; Guadalupe Fund, LP, of Texas; GT NM, LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree Credit Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GN3 SIP Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; GoldenTree Insurance Fund Series Interests of the SALI Multi-Series Fund, L.P., of Delaware, and GoldenTree V1 Master Fund, L.P., of the Cayman Islands v. The Province of Entre Rios, described as "a political subdivision of the Republic of Argentina", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ape Group SpA et al v. The Republic of Argentina: Complaint

December 10, 2020 - Complaint alleging "defaulted" bonds in Ape Group SpA, Romano Consulting SpA, Icaro SRL, and Elazar Romano, all of Italy v. The Republic of Argentina at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tempest PE Fund 6 v. Energicon Holdings (Caymans): Winding Up Petition

November 05, 2020 - Winding Up Petition in Tempest PE Fund 6 v. Energicon Holdings (Caymans) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Mistral Pay Ltd.: €32K Fine

October 22, 2020 - Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €32,400 on Mistral Pay Ltd. "and has allowed the Institution to start the process for the voluntary surrender of their licence under the Financial Institutions Act". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Mistral Pay Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on January 27th, 2014, its directors are Joseph Mary Formosa, a citizen of Malta; Conrad Micallef, a citizen of Malta, and David Axel Trincia, a citizen and resident of Italy, its previous directors include David Marinelli, who resigned effective October 28th, 2019, and its shareholders are DM Capital Ltd. and MPHOL International Limited, both of Malta. DM Capital Ltd.'s directors are David Marinelli and its shareholders are SAFI Holdings, of Malta, and David Marinelli, while MPHOL International Limited's sole director is Ivano Luigi Porretiello, of Italy, and its shareholders are Easy Network SRL, of Italy; Sofia Inaudi, a citizen of Argentina with an address in Italy; David Marinelli, and Ivano Luigi Porretiello.

Miami Metals I Inc. v. Minera Don Nicolas S.A.: Complaint

October 19, 2020 - Complaint for $8 million in Donna H. Lieberman, as the litigation trustee of the Miami Metals Litigation Trust v. Minera Don Nicolas S.A., of Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alapaha View Ltd. et al v. Prodigy Network LLC et al: Complaint

September 15, 2020 - Complaint "to recover their monetary damages arising out of Defendants' breaches of investment agreements, fraudulent misrepresentations/omissions, and other business torts regarding Plaintiffs' substantial investments in a luxurious New York real estate investment and development project involving Defendants" in Alapaha View Ltd., of the Bahamas; Dalaman Management Corp., of the British Virgin Islands; Jailineli Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Ecen del Centro SA de CV, of Mexico; Colle Investments Ltd., of the Bahamas; International C18 Holdings Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Artesana SA, of Panama; Miguel Gonzalez-Teja Zachrisson, of Guatemala; Pablo Miguel Marantz, of Argentina; Gonzalo Jose Vidal Devoto, of Argentina; Maria Amancay Caparros, of Argentina; Maria Victoria Ruiz de Velasco Martinez de Ercilla, of Spain; Blanca Araceli Botran Santiago, of Guatemala; Ana Lucrecia Garcia Botran, of Guatemala; Manuel Pisa Muntane, of Spain; Christine Marie Pascual Par, of Spain; Ana Mabel Roa Barrera, of Colombia; Luz Marina Roa Barrera, of Colombia; Gloria Barrera Galvis, of Colombia; Alejandro Celentano, of Argentina; Juan Carlos Timeus Rodas, of Guatemala; Iñigo Diego Eugenio Maria Raphael Aspillaga Plenge, of Peru; Nelly Maria Beatriz de Paramo Parle, of Peru; Rita Nelly Maria de Paramo Parle, of Peru; Maria Paula Arnaldo, a citizen of Argentina residing in Spain; Cesar Humberto Medina Garcia, of Virginia; Ana Maria Mate Londono, of Virginia, and Felipe Cortes Font, of Mexico v. Prodigy Network LLC, Prodigy Shorewood Investment Management LLC, 84 William Street NewCo, Inc., 84 William Street Realty Associates LLC, 84 William Mezz NewCo, Inc., and Prodigy Shorewood Domestic Feeder Rep Fund, LLC, each described as a Delaware company based in New York, NY, and Prodigy Shorewood New York Rep Co., described as a Cayman Islands company based in New York, NY, at the U. S. District 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.

SEC v. David Hu: Complaint

July 17, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud involving, inter alia, funds in Curaçao and the Cayman Islands and a "borrower" in Argentina in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. David Hu at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. David Hu: Criminal Information

July 17, 2020 - Criminal Information alleging investment adviser fraud, securities fraud, and wire fraud involving, inter alia, IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV, of Curaçao; IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, in USA v. David Hu at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.