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IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

January 17, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Alexander Lawson and Christopher Kennedy, of Alvarez and Marsal Cayman Islands Ltd., as the Foreign Representatives of IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jeffrey Cooley: Sentencing Announcement

January 16, 2020 - News Release by the United States Department of Justice announcing the sentencing for filing a false tax return of Jeffrey Cooley, described as an owner of Southpac Trust (BVI) Limited.

Joseph Ebanks v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

January 16, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving Bitcoin cryptocurrency in Joseph Ebanks, of Stow, Ohio v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., DigFinex Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Limited, and Tether Operations Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Jean-Louis van der Velde, of Hong Kong; Giancarlo Devasini, of France, and Philip Potter, of Ocean Beach, NY, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bryan Faubus v. iFinex, Inc. et al: Complaint

January 09, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving Bitcoin cryptocurrency in Bryan Faubus, of New York v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., and BFXWW Inc., each described as a British Virgin Islands company based in Hong Kong; DigFinex Inc., of the BVI; Tether Holdings Limited, described as a BVI company based in Taiwan; Tether Limited, described as a Hong Kong company based in Taiwan; Tether Operations Limited, of Hong Kong, and Tether International Limited, of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Eric Young et al v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint (New York)

January 08, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving Bitcoin cryptocurrency in Eric Young, of Pennsylvania; Adam Kurtz, of New York, and David Crystal, of Florida v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., and BFXWW Inc., each described as a British Virgin Islands company based in Hong Kong; DigFinex Inc., of the BVI; Tether Holdings Limited, described as a BVI company based in Taiwan; Tether Limited, described as a Hong Kong company based in Taiwan; Tether Operations Limited, of Hong Kong, and Tether International Limited, of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: This is a re-filing of a class action complaint that was first filed at federal court in Seattle, Washington on November 22nd, 2019 and voluntarily dismissed on January 7th, 2020.

Willis Electric Co., Ltd. v. Polygroup Ltd. et al: The Michaels Companies' Motion to Quash Subpoenas

January 03, 2020 - Motion by Non-Party The Michaels Companies, Inc. to Quash Subpoenas and for Protection in Willis Electric Co., Ltd., of Taiwan v. Polygroup Ltd., of Macau; Polygroup Macau Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Polytree (HK) Co., Ltd., of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Thong Soon Seng v. Pharmally International Holding Company Ltd. et al: Claim Form

December 27, 2019 - Fixed Date Claim Form in Thong Soon Seng, of Singapore v. Pharmally International Holding Company Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Longterm Lista Limied, of the British Virgin Islands; Wang Mingliang, of China, and Huang Wenlie, of China, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Capital WW Investment Ltd. v. Tall Trade Ltd.: Liquidation Application

December 27, 2019 - Originating Application in Capital WW Investment Limited v. Tall Trade Ltd., whose "agent" was identified as Roland Yakovlevich Isaev, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Savlamor Investments Ltd. v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Restoration Application

December 24, 2019 - Fixed Date Claim Form in Savlamor Investments Limited v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Mark McDonald et al v. Michael Gubbay: Originating Application

December 23, 2019 - Originating Application in Mark McDonald and Matthew Richardson, both of Grant Thornton, as Liquidators of Tuscola Group Limited (in Liquidation) v. Michael Gubbay, evidently a resident of Israel, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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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.