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USA v. Carlos Kepke: Criminal Indictment

April 15, 2021 - Criminal Indictment alleging tax fraud conspiracy involving accounts or companies in Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland in USA v. Carlos E. Kepke, who was described as "an attorney specializing in creating and maintaining foreign trusts and companies for his clients", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Company et al v. Zhang Lan et al: Petition to Confirm Arbitral Awards (April 13, 2021)

April 13, 2021 - Petition to Confirm Arbitral Awards in Hong Kong and Singapore totaling $142 million in La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Company Limited and La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Group Holdings Limited, both of the Cayman Islands v. Zhang Lan, described as a citizen and resident of China; Grand Lan Holding Group (BVI) Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Qiao Jiang Lan Development Limited, formerly South Beauty Development Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Apex Lead Investment Holdings Limited, of the Seychelles, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Xiezhong International Holdings Ltd.: 'Scheme of Arrangement' Petition

April 09, 2021 - Petition for the Court's sanction of a Scheme of Arrangement in Xiezhong International Holdings Limited, a Cayman Islands "investment holding company" that is based in Hong Kong and China, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Company et al v. Zhang Lan et al: Petition to Confirm Arbitral Awards (April 9, 2021)

April 09, 2021 - Petition to Confirm Arbitral Awards in Hong Kong and Singapore totaling $142 million in La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Company Limited and La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Group Holdings Limited, both of the Cayman Islands v. Zhang Lan, described as a citizen and resident of China; Grand Lan Holding Group (BVI) Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Qiao Jiang Lan Development Limited, formerly South Beauty Development Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Metro Joy International LLC, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Winston Wen-Young Wong v. Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.: Discovery Application

April 08, 2021 - Application by Winston Wen-Young Wong, of Taiwan, as administrator of the Estate of Yung-Ching Wang, to take discovery from Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. for use in legal proceedings in Bermuda involving "billions of dollars in assets" and styled as "Wen-Young Wong v. Grand View Private Trust Company Limited, et al", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Stoneway Capital Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

April 07, 2021 - Chapter 11 Petition by Stoneway Capital Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Stoneway Capital Corporation, of Canada; Stoneway Energy International LP, of Canada; Stoneway Energy LP, of New York; Stoneway Group LP, of New York, and Stoneway Power Generation Inc., of New York, all part of a group whose "principal business" is "the construction, ownership and operation of four power-generating plants in Argentina that provide electricity to the wholesale electricity market in Argentina", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The biggest creditors include companies based in Argentina, British Virgin Islands, Canada, England, Spain, and the United States.

Ikana Holdings S. de R.L. et al v. Darby Overseas Investments td.: Discovery Application

April 05, 2021 - Application by Ikana Holdings S. de R.L., of Panama, and Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana-Macao S.A., of the Dominican Republic, to take discovery from Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd., of Delaware, for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands against Putney Capital Management Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Basic Energy (BVI) Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Snapper Investments Inc., of the Bahamas, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

China Oil Gangran Energy Group Holdings Ltd.: 'Scheme of Arrangement' Petition

April 01, 2021 - Petition for Court sanction of a Scheme of Arrangement in the matter of China Oil Gangran Energy Group Holdings Limited (in Provisional Liquidation), described as "an investment holding company of a group of subsidiaries which are principally located in Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China, and the British Virgin Islands", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Locke Capital Investments (BVI) Ltd. et al: Orders

April 01, 2021 - Public Notice by the Securities Commission Malaysia that "the Kuala Lumpur High Court declared in favour of the SC" against RBTR Asset Management Berhad, of Malaysia; Locke Guaranty Trust Limited, of New Zealand; Locke Capital Investments (BVI) Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Isaac Paul Ratnam, Nicholas Chan Weng Sung and Joseph Lee Chee Hock.

Global Gaming Philippines LLC v. Enrique Razon, Jr. et al: Complaint

March 29, 2021 - Complaint to enforce "a foreign arbitral award" for $296 million in Global Gaming Philippines LLC, of Delaware v. Enrique K. Razon, Jr., described as "a Philippine national who owns real property in New York"; Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels Inc., of the Philippines; Sureste Properties Inc., of the Philippines; Collingwood Oil & Gas Holdings LLC, of Delaware; Collingwood USA Inc., of Delaware; Collingwood Brookshire USA Inc., of Delaware; Collingwod Appalachian Minerals LLC, of Delaware; Asia Arrow Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Rizolina LLC, Ensara LLC, Nozar LLC, Bowery Bay LLC, Campanilla LLC, Fesara LLC, and 11 Essex Street Realty LLC, all of New York, 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.