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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.

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.

Chint Electrics (Hong Kong) Ltd. v. AmpNova Corp. et al: Writ of Summons

September 27, 2019 - Writ of Summons in Chint Electrics (Hong Kong) Limited, of Hong Kong, "suing on behalf of itself and all shareholders in the first defendant, other than the third and fifth defendants and their associates" v. AmpNova Corporation, of the Cayman Islands; Terence Tan, of China; Yuqing Xu, of California, USA; Baoyi Tong, of China, and IPV Capital II HK Limited, of Hong Kong, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.: $20M Penalty

September 27, 2019 - Order Instituting Proceedings, Making Findings and Imposing a $20 million penalty against Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., a Cayman Islands-domiciled, Los Angeles-based multi-level marketing firm whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, regarding "false and misleading public statements in numerous U.S. regulatory filings regarding its China business model", before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

HNA Group Ltd.: Press Release on 'serious breach of disclosure obligations'

September 25, 2019 - Press Release by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding China-based HNA Group Ltd.'s "false reporting" of its beneficial owners during its acquisition of Dufry AG, a Switzerland-based, publicly-listed, travel retailer.

HNA Group Co. Ltd.: Report on 'False Disclosure' of Beneficial Owners

September 25, 2019 - Report by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding the "false disclosure" by HNA Group Co. Ltd., of China, of its beneficial owners, specifically the omission of Feng Chen and Jian Wang.

Strong Wealth Ltd. et al v. Arcsoft Inc. et al: Complaint

September 18, 2019 - Complaint alleging securities fraud in Marc Chan, a citizen of Canada residing in Hong Kong; Lei Li, Strong Wealth Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Pacific Smile Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Arcsoft Inc., of California, whose shares are traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange; Michael Deng, Daniel MacKeigan, Timothy Lin, Huatai United Securities Company Limited, of China; Beijing Huatai New Industry Growth Investment Fund, of China; Shenzhen Huatai Ruilin Equity Investment Fund Partnership, of China, and Wavelet Capital Management Ltd., of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Reward Science and Technology Industry Group Co. Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

September 09, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in China by Dr. Yin Zhengyou, as the Foreign Representative of Reward Science and Technology Industry Group Co. Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sinnalba Group Ltd. et al v. Dirk van Daele: Writ of Summons

September 06, 2019 - Writ of Summons in Sinnalba Group Limited, "a consultancy business" based in Scotland, and Dinosco Group Limited, of the Cayman Islands v. Dirk van Daele, of Switzerland, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Illumina Cambridge Ltd. v. Complete Genomics, Inc. et al: Discovery Application

September 06, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Illumina Cambridge Ltd., "a United Kingdom subsidiary of Illumina Inc., which is a California based, NASDAQ listed company", to take discovery from Complete Genomics, Inc., BGI Americas Corp., and MGI Americas Inc. . which are "owned by or affiliated with the BGI Group, a competitor of Illumina Cambridge based in the People's Republic of China", for use in patent infringement proceedings in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, and Turkey, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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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.