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SEC v. Telegram Group Inc. et al: TRO Motion

October 11, 2019 - Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Telegram Group Inc., domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, based in Dubai, and TON Issuer Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, whose "principals and owners are citizens of Russia and St. Kitts and Nevis", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Telegram Group Inc. et al: Complaint

October 11, 2019 - Complaint to stop an "illegal offering of digital-asset securities" involving entities and parties in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Dubai in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Telegram Group Inc., described as a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Dubai-based company owned by Pavel Durov, "a Russian and St. Kitts and Nevis citizen", and TON Issuer Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

HSBC v. Youyuan International Holdings Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

October 08, 2019 - Winding Up Petition in The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, of Hong Kong v. Youyuan International Holdings Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Rishi Gupta v. New Silk Route Advisors LP et al: Complaint

October 07, 2019 - Complaint alleging "Retaliation in Violation of the Dodd-Frank" in Rishi Gupta, of New York, NY, described as "a SEC Whistleblower" v. New Silk Route Advisors LP, of the Cayman Islands; New Silk Route Partners Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Parag Saxena, of New York, NY; New Silk Route PE Associates LP, of the Cayman Islands; New Silk Route PE Asia Fund-A LP, of the Cayman Islands; New Silk Route Asia Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; New Silk Route Holdings LLC, of Mauritius, as Defendants, and New Silk Route Mauritius Advisors LLC, of Mauritius; Arduino Holdings Limited, of Cyprus; InGain Traders LLC, of Mauritius; South Asia Gastronomy Enterprises LLC, of Mauritius; Orisen MedTech Limited, of Mauritius; A H Holdings (BVI) Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and A H Holdings Sarl, of Luxembourg, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

$1.4 Trillion class action against crypto exchange Bitfinex & cryptocurrency Tether for 'largest bubble in human history'

October 07, 2019 - A class action securities fraud complaint for damages that "likely surpasses $1.4 trillion" for creating "the largest bubble in human history" has been filed against cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and cryptocurrency Tether, with defendants from the BVI, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Panama, Switzerland, and the US.

David Leibowitz et al v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

October 06, 2019 - Class Action Complaint alleging cryptocurrency-based fraud, market manipulation, and RICO in David Leibowitz, of West Palm Beach, Florida; Benjamin Leibowitz, of New York, NY; Jason Leibowitz, of New York, NY; Aaron Leibowitz, of Westchester, NY, and Pinchas Goldshtein, of Miami, Florida v. iFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; BFXNA Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; BFXWW Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Operations Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, of Hong Kong; Tether International Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; DigFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; Philip G. Potter, a resident of New York; Giancarlo Devasini, a citizen of Italy; Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, a citizen of the Netherlands; Reginald Fowler, a citizen of the United States; Crypto Capital Corp., of Panama, and Global Trade Solutions AG, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Caterpillar Financial Services Corp. v. M/V La Guerca: Complaint

October 04, 2019 - Complaint in Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, of Nashville, Tennessee v. M/V La Guerca, described as "a private pleasure yacht" registered in the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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.

Pamela Hall v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Fixed Date Claim Form

October 02, 2019 - Fixed Date Claim Form regarding Belago Holding SA (in Liquidation) in Pamela Hall, of Panama v. Myrna Herbert, in her capacity as Registrar of Corporate Affairs, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Lee Kwok Wah v. Q-TZG Leasing Holdings Ltd.: Writ of Summons

September 30, 2019 - Writ of Summons in Lee Kwok Wah, of China v. Q-TZG Leasing Holdings Ltd. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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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.