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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.

Calfrac Well Services Corp. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

July 13, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Ronald P. Mathison, as the Foreign Representative of Calfrac Well Services Corp., Calfrac Holdings LP;Calfrac (Canada) Inc., Calfrac Well Services Ltd., and 12178711 Canada Inc., which "provide specialized energy services to oil and natural gas producers in Canada, the United States, Russia and Argentina", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Argentina: Jaime Moises Jacubovich et al

July 02, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the Development Corporation of Israel - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Argentina - for a criminal investigation into Jaime Moises Jacubovich, Claudia Irene Jacubovich, and Patricio Sion Eduardo Emsanie for suspected fraud.

Enjoy SA: Chapter 15 Petition

June 12, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Chile by Rodrigo Larrain and Esteban Rigo-Righi, as the Foreign Representatives of Enjoy SA, described as "the parent of a holding company engaged in entertainment, restaurants, hotels, and gaming casinos", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

LATAM Airlines Group SA et al: Chapter 11 Petition

May 26, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by LATAM Airlines Group S.A., Lan Cargo S.A., Transporte Aéreo S.A., Inversiones Lan S.A., Lan Pax Group S.A., Fast Air Almacenes de Carga S.A., LATAM Travel Chile II S.A., Technical Training LATAM S.A., Lan Cargo Inversiones S.A., Holdco Colombia I SpA, Holdco Colombia II SpA, Línea Aérea Carguera de Colombia S.A., Aerovías de Integración Regional S.A., Holdco Ecuador S.A., LATAM Finance Ltd., Peuco Finance Ltd., LATAM Airlines Perú, Inversiones Aéreas S.A., Mas Investment Ltd., Lan Cargo Overseas Ltd., LATAM Airlines Ecuador S.A., Professional Airline Cargo Services, LLC, Cargo Handling Airport Services, LLC, Connecta Corporation, Prime Airport Services Inc., Maintenance Service Experts, LLC, Lan Cargo Repair Station LLC, Professional Airline Maintenance Services LLC, and Professional Airlines Services Inc., collectively described as "Latin America's leading airline group, with a history extending back ninety years, and boasting one of the largest route networks in the world", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Intelligence firm Diligence accuses ex-CEO Nick Day of 'outrageous legal spending'

May 21, 2020 - Intelligence and investigations firm Diligence has accused its former CEO, Nick Day, of trying to "sink the business with his outrageous legal spending" after it was forced to advance him $788,377 to satisfy legal bills that he incurred at a rate of approximately $12,500 per day in the first two months of defending a lawsuit that the company brought against him for allegedly swindling it out of "millions of dollars".

SPS Corp I - Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizados v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

May 07, 2020 - Application by SPS Corp I - Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizados, described as "a Brazilian special purpose fund owned by passive investors and exclusively managed by the company SPS Capital Gestão de Recursos Ltda.", to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Société Générale, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank, Bank of America, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, The Claridge’s Company LLC, Manhattan Skyline Management Corp., Gabrielle Miranda Fischer, LIM College, Katherine Holman, Humphrey Willard, Andrew M. Klinger, Langen & Langen, P.A., Katz & Matz, P.C., and Tellulah LLC for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil involving Eduardo Fischer, described as "a well-known figure of the Brazilian advertising industry" who is suspected of "concealing his assets to defraud his creditors" using entities in Angola, Argentina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Colombia, Delaware, Florida, and Portugal, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Hapoalim BM et al: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

April 30, 2020 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding a scheme to launder the proceeds of bribery and corruption involving soccer's global governing body FIFA in USA v. Bank Hapoalim B.M., of Israel, and Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Jack Warner et al: Third Superseding Indictment

March 18, 2020 - Third Superseding Indictment adding four new defendants, including former executives of 21st Century Fox, Inc., of the United States, and Imagina Media Audiovisual SL, of Spain, alleging racketeering, money laundering, wire fraud, tax fraud, and unlawful procurement of naturalization regarding alleged bribery and corruption involving FIFA and other soccer organizations in USA v. Hugo Jinkis, a citizen of Argentina; Mariano Jinkis, a citizen of Argentina; Full Play Group SA, of Uruguay; Hernan Lopez, a citizen of the U.S. and Argentina; Carlos Martinez, a citizen of the U.S. and Mexico; Gerard Romy, a citizen of Spain; Ariel Alvarado, a citizen of Panama; Manuel Burga, a citizen of Peru; Luis Chiriboga, a citizen of Ecuador; Marco Polo Del Nero, a citizen of Brazil; Eduardo Deluca, a citizen of Argentina; Eugenio Figueredo, a citizen of the U.S. and Uruguay; José Luís Meiszner, a citizen of Argentina; Romer Osuna, a citizen of Bolivia; Ricardo Teixeira, a citizen of Brazil; Reynaldo Vasquez, a citizen of El Salvador, and Jack Warner, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago,  at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern 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.