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MasTec Canada Inc. v. PDP Corporation et al: Writ of Summons

October 20, 2020 - Writ of Summons in MasTec Canada Inc., of Canada v. PDP Corporation, PDP Holdings Inc., Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited, as original trustee for the Pelletier Star Trust, and Forbes Hare Trust Company Limited, as successor trustee for the Pelletier Star Trust, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

SEC v. Kik Interactive Inc.: Proposed Final Judgment

October 20, 2020 - Proposed Final Judgment to settle allegations regarding the sale of digital tokens in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Kik Interactive Inc., of Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mark Messier v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Restoration Application

October 19, 2020 - Fixed Date Claim Form regarding Wani Kanati Ltd. in Mark Messier, a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, of Greenwich, Connecticut, USA v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Tippmann US Holdco Inc. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

October 16, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by David Sieradzki, of KSV Restructuring Inc., as the Foreign Representative of Tippmann US Holdco Inc., G.I. Sportz Inc., GI Sportz Direct LLC, Tippmann Sports, LLC, Mission Less Lethal LLC, and Tippmann Finance LLC at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Anthony Franchi v. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

October 15, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Anthony Franchi v. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., described as a Canadian "international mining company focused on the operation and development of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Southern Mongolia, which is the Company’s principal and only material resource property" whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Ulf Quellmann, Brendan Lane, Luke Colton, Rio Tinto Plc, of England; Rio Tinto Limited, of Australia; Rio Tinto International Holdings Limited, of England; Jean-Sébastien Jacques, and Arnaud Soirat at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Traded Life Policies Fund v. Diversified Settlements Fund: Judgment

October 12, 2020 - Judgment granting a winding up petition in Traded Life Policies Fund (in Official Liquidation) v. Diversified Settlements Fund at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

SEC v. SAExploration Holdings Inc. et al: Complaint

October 08, 2020 - Complaint alleging "an elaborate, four-year-long fraud" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. SAExploration Holdings Inc., of Delaware, whose shares were listed on NASDAQ; Jeffrey H. Hastings, of Alaska; Brent N. Whiteley, of Houston, Texas; Brian A. Beatty, of Ontario, Canada, and Michael J. Scott, of Alberta, Canada, as Defendants, and Thomas W. O'Neill, of Houston, Texas, and Lori E. Hastings, of Alaska, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

UrtheCast Corp. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

October 06, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of Foreign Main Proceedings in Canada by Sai Chu, of Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of UrtheCast Corp., of Canada, "a technology company developing world-first technologies in data services, geo-analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence" whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange; Geosys-Int'l Inc., of Delaware; Geosys Australia Pty., of Australia; Geosys Europe SARL, of Switzerland; Geosys S.A.S., of France; Geosys do Brasil Sistemas de Informacao Agriocola Ltda, of Brazil, and Deimos Imaging S.L.U., of Spain, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota.

Stephen Lawless v. Aurora Cannabis Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

October 02, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Stephen Lawless v. Aurora Cannabis Inc., of Edmonton, Canada; Michael Singer, and Glen Ibbott at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Kik Interactive Inc.: Summary Judgment Opinion and Order

September 30, 2020 - Summary Judgment Opinion and Order regarding the alleged sale of $100 million in unregistered digital tokens in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Kik Interactive Inc., of Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.