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SureFire Dividend Capture LP v. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Financial Services LLC: Complaint

April 15, 2021 - Complaint "to recover its $46,598,676.84 redeemed interest in Broad Reach Capital, LP, a liquid hedge fund controlled by Brenda Smith that purported to invest solely in equities and option trading strategies cleared by ICBC" in SureFire Dividend Capture LP, of Montreal, Canada v. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Financial Services LLC, of Delaware, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Victor Cook v. Coinsquare Ltd.: Complaint

April 09, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud in Victor J. Cook, of West Palm Breach, Florida, individually and as the Current Members' Representative of AltPay Holdings LLC v. Coinsquare Ltd., described as a Canadian company that "operates a crypto asset trading platform that facilitates the buying and selling of crypto assets, including bitcoin, litecoin and ether" and whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

H.C. Wainwright & Co. LLC v. Argo Blockchain Plc: Complaint

April 07, 2021 - Complaint alleging breach of contract H.C. Wainwright & Co. LLC, described as "one of the country's oldest and most trusted financial institutions" v. Argo Blockchain Plc, described as an English company based in Canada that is "a global leader in cryptocurrency mining services", at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

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.

Cayman broker Andrew McAlpine to plead guilty to securities fraud in U.S.

April 07, 2021 - Cayman Islands-based Canadian penny stock broker Andrew McAlpine appears set to plead guilty to securities fraud in California, with a 'Change of Plea Hearing' scheduled for April 22 "at the request of defense counsel".

Honda Aircraft Company LLC v. Matterhorn Aviation Services Ltd. et al: Complaint

April 05, 2021 - Complaint for $4.5 million alleging fraudulent inducement, breach of promissory notes, unjust enrichment, negligent misrepresentation, and conversion in Honda Aircraft Company LLC, a Delaware company based in North Carolina v. Matterhorn Aviation Services Limited, described as "an alleged Irish limited company"; Matterhorn Aviation Limited, of Ireland; MAS One USA LLC, of Delaware; Bank of Utah, as Trustee of The Matterhorn HondaJet Trust 1, of Utah; Seraph Aviation Management Limited, of Ireland; Douglas Brennan, described as "a citizen of the United States and Canada" residing in "Florida and New York", and Eugene O'Reilly, described as a citizen and resident of Ireland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Obelisk Capital Management Ltd, v. Obelisk Global Gold Focus Fund: Receivership Petition

April 01, 2021 - Petition for the appointment of Receivers for Obelisk Global Gold Focus Fund in Obelisk Capital Management Limited (in Official Liquidation) v. Obelisk Global Fund SPC and Obelisk Global Gold Focus Fund at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

OANDA Corp.: $200K Settlement

April 01, 2021 - Decision by the National Futures Association that OANDA Corporation, described as a "forex dealer member, futures commission merchant, retail foreign exchange dealer and forex firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada", has "agreed to pay a fine of $200,000" to settle a regulatory investigation.

USA v. Seyed Zangakani et al: Complaint

March 19, 2021 - Complaint alleging money laundering involving $157 million of "prohibited correspondent banking transactions" via "front and shell companies" in Canada, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States to evade U.S. economic sanctions against Iran in USA v. Seyed Ziaeddin Taheri Zangakani, Saeed Torab Abtahi, Abbas Amin, Issa Shayegh, Mojtaba Dehghani, Sara Sabri, Reza Karimi, Shantia Chupra, Salim Henareh, and Khalil Henareh at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Samir Bandali v. CoinPayments Inc. et al: Writ of Summons & Statement of Claim

March 12, 2021 - Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim alleging unjust enrichment and breach of contract in Samir Bandali, a citizen of Canada residing in the Cayman Islands v. CoinPayments Inc., described as a Cayman Islands company offering "worldwide cryptocurrency merchant processing services and individual cryptocurrency accounts, also referred to as wallets", and Oleksandr Aleksandrov, a.k.a. Alex Alexandrov, 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.