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Crypto Asset Fund LLC et al v. Worldwide Asset eXchange et al: Judicial Assistance

December 23, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Defendants for Judicial Assistance to take discovery from Thomas Graham, described as "an Australian national located in the United Kingdom" regarding an alleged cryptocurrency-based securities fraud in Crypto Asset Fund LLC, of Delaware, and Digital Capital Management LLC, of Delaware v. OPSkins Group Inc., d.b.a. Worldwide Asset eXchange, a Canadian company based in Santa Monica, California; Exposition Park Holdings SEZC, of the Cayman Islands; William Quigley, of California; Jonathan Yantis, of California; John Brechisci, Jr., of California, and Malcolm CasSelle, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd. v. William Silverstein et al: Discovery Application

October 04, 2019 - Application by ED&F Man Capital Markets Limited, of England and Wales, to take discovery from William Silverstein and Steven Springer for use in legal proceedings in England and Wales regarding an alleged fraud "by individuals and entities located in Hong Kong and California", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Anthony Warner v. Sanderstead Ltd. et al: Restoration Application

September 18, 2019 - Fixed Date Claim Form in Anthony John Warner v. Sanderstead Limited, The Registrar of Companies, and The Financial Secretary at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

USA v. Steve Pursley: Jury Verdict

September 06, 2019 - Jury Verdict in USA v. Jack Stephen Pursley, a.k.a. Steve Pursley, an attorney based in Houston, Texas, regarding an offshore tax evasion scheme involving, inter alia, companies in Australia and the Isle of Man and a nominee in Brazil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Tethyan Copper Company Pty Ltd. v. Pakistan: Petition to Enforce Arbitral Award

August 09, 2019 - Petition to Enforce Arbitral Award of $4 billion in Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited, of Australia v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Mayhem Crude Inc. v. Borrelli Walsh Pte Ltd. et al: Complaint

August 09, 2019 - Complaint in Admiralty in Mayhem Crude Inc., of the Marshall Islands v. Borrelli Walsh Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Cosimo Borrelli, described as a citizen of Australia and resident of Hong Kong; Jason Kardachi, described as a citizen of Australia and resident of Singapore, and Standard Chartered Bank, of England, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd. v. Matthew Olivo et al: Discovery Application

August 06, 2019 - Application by ED&F Man Capital Markets Limited, of England, described as "the victim of a large fraud arising out of its purported purchase of nickel for trading purposes", to take discovery from Matthew Ryan Olivo and Ian McGuinn for legal proceedings in England against Come Harvest Holdings Limited, of Hong Kong; Mega Wealth International Trading Limited, of Hong Kong; Steven Kai Shing Kao, of California; Genesis Resources Inc., of California; Genesis Properties Holding LLC, of California; Genesis KingHwa LLC, of California; Transcendent Global Finance, Inc., of California; Transcendent (SG) Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Sampo International Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Straits (Singapore) Pte Ltd., of Singapore, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

NN2 Newco Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

July 09, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Jane Moriarty, as the Foreign Representative of NN2 Newco Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Nyrstar N.V., of Belgium and Switzerland, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Steve Pursley: USA's Trial Brief

June 24, 2019 - USA's Trial Brief in USA v. Jack Stephen Pursley, a.k.a. Steve Pursley, an attorney based in Houston, Texas, regarding an offshore tax evasion scheme involving, inter alia, companies in Australia and the Isle of Man and a nominee in Brazil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Mundo Media Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

June 18, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of Mundo Media Ltd., 2538853 Ontario Ltd., M Zone Marketing Inc., and AppThis Holdings, Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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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.