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Jason Denny v. Canaan Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

April 15, 2021 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Jason Denny v. Canaan Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "designs, manufactures and sells bitcoin mining machines" whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Nangeng Zhang, and Tong He at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Company et al v. Zhang Lan et al: Petition to Confirm Arbitral Awards (April 13, 2021)

April 13, 2021 - Petition to Confirm Arbitral Awards in Hong Kong and Singapore totaling $142 million in La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Company Limited and La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Group Holdings Limited, both of the Cayman Islands v. Zhang Lan, described as a citizen and resident of China; Grand Lan Holding Group (BVI) Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Qiao Jiang Lan Development Limited, formerly South Beauty Development Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Apex Lead Investment Holdings Limited, of the Seychelles, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Xiezhong International Holdings Ltd.: 'Scheme of Arrangement' Petition

April 09, 2021 - Petition for the Court's sanction of a Scheme of Arrangement in Xiezhong International Holdings Limited, a Cayman Islands "investment holding company" that is based in Hong Kong and China, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Company et al v. Zhang Lan et al: Petition to Confirm Arbitral Awards (April 9, 2021)

April 09, 2021 - Petition to Confirm Arbitral Awards in Hong Kong and Singapore totaling $142 million in La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Company Limited and La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Group Holdings Limited, both of the Cayman Islands v. Zhang Lan, described as a citizen and resident of China; Grand Lan Holding Group (BVI) Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Qiao Jiang Lan Development Limited, formerly South Beauty Development Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Metro Joy International LLC, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tommie Zaker v. Ebang International Holdings Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

April 08, 2021 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Tommie Zaker v. Ebang International Holdings Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "purports to be a leading application-specific integrated circuit chip design company and a leading manufacturer of Bitcoin mining machines"; Dong Hu, and Lei Chen at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

China Oil Gangran Energy Group Holdings Ltd.: 'Scheme of Arrangement' Petition

April 01, 2021 - Petition for Court sanction of a Scheme of Arrangement in the matter of China Oil Gangran Energy Group Holdings Limited (in Provisional Liquidation), described as "an investment holding company of a group of subsidiaries which are principally located in Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China, and the British Virgin Islands", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Kimberly Beltran v. SOS Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

March 30, 2021 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Kimberly Beltran v. SOS Limited, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based "technology company that purportedly provides marketing data, technology, and solutions for emergency rescue services" whose securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Yandai Wang, and Eric H. Yan at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Yiming Feng et al v. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. et al: Discovery Application

March 22, 2021 - Application by Yiming Feng and Sicheng Yin, both citizens and residents of China, to take discovery from Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC "for use in pending civil litigation in China against the co-founder, Mr. Guangyuan Cai" regarding "an investment dispute in Energy Monster - one of China's largest powerbank rental companies - in which a co-founder reneged on his promise to transfer a 3% equity stake to Petitioners, who conceived and built up the company", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

XySemi Inc.: Restoration Application

March 17, 2021 - Originating Application in the matter of XySemi Inc. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Junping Ma v. Qingming Fang et al: Petition to Confirm Foreign Arbitral Award

March 09, 2021 - Petition to Confirm Foreign Arbitral Award in Junping Ma, of China v. Qingming Fang and Lei Wang, described as residents of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Central 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.