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European Lithium Ltd.: €160K Fine

June 15, 2021 - Public Notice by the Austrian Financial Market Authority that it has imposed a fine of €160,000 on European Lithium Limited "for the dissemination of information and messages that sent out false and misleading signals to the market in relation to a financial instrument". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, on its website at https://europeanlithium.com/, European Lithium's "Directors and Senior Management" are described as Tony Sage – Non-Executive Chairman; Dietrich Wanke – Chief Executive Officer; Kimon Gkomozias – Executive Director; Malcolm Day – Non-Executive Director; and Melissa Chapman – CFO & Company Secretary.

CFTC v. Jiongsheng Zhao: Consent Order

June 04, 2021 - Consent Order for Permanent Injunction and Other Equitable Relief in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Jiongsheng Zhao, a resident of New South Wales, Australia, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Exential Investments Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

May 27, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Russell Crumpler and David Standish, as the Foreign Representatives of Exential Investments Inc., which is part of the Dubai-based Exential Group that allegedly perpetrated a fraud in which "investors lost investments in the range of at least $250 - $500 million", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

FCI Markets Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

May 14, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Paul Pretlove, of Kalo (BVI) Limited, as the Foreign Representatives of FCI Markets Inc., described as part of "a group of Dubai-based forex trading companies ...  known as Exential Group" that was found by a Dubai court to be "a Ponzi scheme disguised as a forex trading program" that defrauded investors out of more than $200 million, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Adamas Asia Strategic Opportunity Fund Ltd. v. Adamas Asian Opportunity Fund Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

April 26, 2021 - Winding Up Petition in Adamas Asia Strategic Opportunity Fund Limited v. Adamas Asian Opportunity Fund Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Greensill Bank AG: Chapter 15 Petition

April 20, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Germany by Dr. Michael C. Frege, as the Foreign Representative of Greensill Bank AG, of Germany, described as "a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Australian company Greensill Capital Pty Limited" that has wholly-owned subsidiaries in Australia, Cayman Islands, and United Kingdom, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District 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.

Tethyan Copper Company Pty Ltd. v. Aimbridge Hospitality LLC et al: Discovery Application

March 26, 2021 - Application by Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited, of Australia, to take discovery from Aimbridge Hospitality LLC, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, and White & Case LLP for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands that "arise from an arbitral award worth more than $6 billion made on July 12, 2019 under the auspices of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes in TCC's favor against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Greensill Capital Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

March 25, 2021 - Chapter 11 Petition by Greensill Capital Inc., a Delaware-domiciled "financial services company" that "arranged factoring and reverse factoring programs for clients globally" and which is directly owned by Greensill Capital Management (UK) Limited, of the United Kingdom, and indirectly owned by Greensill Capital Pty Limited, of Australia, and is part of a group that includes companies in Australia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Germany, India, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Colorado Property et al: Forfeiture Complaint

March 18, 2021 - Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Property in Colorado and $77 million held in the name of Edge Capital Investments Ltd., of Nevis, at Mirabaud Bank, in Switzerland, that are "directly traceable" to a "debt buyback fraud scheme" involving, inter alia, Robert Brockman, Robert Smith, Evatt Tamine, and companies and accounts in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

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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.