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Sapien Capital Ltd.: £178K Fine

May 06, 2021 - Final Notice by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority that it has imposed a fine of £178,000 on Sapien Capital Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at Companies House for England and Wales showed that Sapien Capital Limited was incorporated on October 24th, 2007 and its directors and controlling persons are Ramesh Kumar Ahuja, a citizen of India, and Aditi Aggarwal, an Indian chartered accountant, while the company's website identifies its "Team" as Ramesh Kumar Ahuja, "CEO and Director"; Aditi Aggarwal, "Director", and Matthew Hill, "Head of Compliance and MLRO".

Helios Ventures FZE v. VistaJet US Inc. et al: Discovery Application

May 05, 2021 - Application by Helios Ventures FZE, of Ajman, in the United Arab Emirates, to take discovery from VistaJet US Inc., Rhône Capital LLC, and Rhône Group LLC for use in "contemplated civil proceedings in the United Kingdom and Malta", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Patokh Chodiev v. Refinitiv US LLC et al: Discovery Application

May 04, 2021 - Application by Patokh Chodiev, described as a "successful international businessperson and philanthropist" and director of "Eurasian Resources Group" with a residence in London who is "originally from Uzbekistan" but also a citizen of Russia and Belgium, to take discovery from Refinitiv US LLC and Thomson Reuters Holdings Inc. for use in "contemplated English court proceedings" against Refinitiv Limited "arising from its publication in its commercial product, the World-Check Risk Intelligence Service database, of a poorly supported and damaging report on Mr. Chodiev that has harmed and continues to harm him", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Dismatrix SPC et al v. Douglas Bassett: Discovery Application

May 03, 2021 - Application by Dismatrix SPC, Asyndeton, and Polysyndeton, all of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Douglas M. Bassett, of Umatilla, Florida, USA, for use in legal proceedings against Equity Capital UK Limited in England regarding "a fraudulent Forex trading scheme operated by Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Transform Holdco LLC v. Zurich American Insurance Company et al: Petition

April 28, 2021 - Petition for Declaratory Judgment in Transform Holdco LLC v. Zurich American Insurance Company, ACE American Insurance Company, Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd., of Bermuda; Lloyd’s Syndicate No. 318 MSP, of England; Westport Insurance Corporation, Lloyd’s Syndicate No. 1414, of England; Tokio Marine America Insurance Company, Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company, Sompo International Holdings, Ltd., of Bermuda; American International Group UK Limited, of England; Neon Syndicate 2468, of Bermuda; Hamilton Re, Ltd., of Bermuda; Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company, Canopius Insurance Services, Lloyd’s Insurance Company (China) Limited, of China, and Aon Risk Services Central, Inc. at the District Court for the 162nd District, Dallas County, Texas.

Paula Schoenhoff v. Cardtronics Plc et al: Complaint

April 26, 2021 - Complaint in Paula Schoenhoff v. Cardtronics Plc, described as an English provider of "automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines and multi-function financial services kiosks" whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Mark Rossi, Douglas L. Braunstein, Julie Gardner, Warren C. Jenson, G. Patrick Phillips, Juli C. Spottiswood, and Rahul Gupta at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Bagir Group Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

April 26, 2021 - Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Israel by Ilan Shavit-Stricks, as the Foreign Representative of Bagir Group Limited, described as am Israeli apparent company that "had interests in five companies in foreign countries - Egypt, Ethiopia, the United States, England and the British Virgin Islands as well as a representative regional office in Vietnam" and whose shares are listed "on the Alternative Investment Market, a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Beauregarde Holdings LLP et al v. The Province of La Rioja: Complaint

April 22, 2021 - Complaint alleging the default of bond payments in Beauregarde Holdings LLP, of England; Beauregarde Holdings II LLP, Crown Managed Accounts SPC - Crown/GT Segregated Portfolio, of the Cayman Islands; GN3 SIP Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; GoldenTree Co-Invest Master Fund II Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Credit Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Emerging Markets Master Fund ICAV, of Ireland; GoldenTree Insurance Fund Series Interests of the SALI Multi-Series Fund, L.P., of Delaware; GoldenTree Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Multi Sector-C LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree V1 Master Fund, L.P., of the Cayman Islands; GT NM, L.P., of Delaware; GTAM 110 Designated Activity Company, of Ireland; Guadalupe Fund, LP, of Texas; High Yield And Bank Loan Series Trust, of the Cayman Islands; MA Multi-Sector Opportunistic Fund, LP, of Delaware; Sandglass Opportunity Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; Sandglass Petrus Opportunity Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands, and Sandglass Select Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands v. The Province of La Rioja, of Argentina, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tatiana Akhmedova v. Farkhad Akhmedov et al: Judgment

April 21, 2021 - Judgment for hundreds of millions of dollars in favor of a "wife" who "has been the victim of a series of schemes designed to put every penny of the Husband's wealth beyond her reach" involving individuals, companies, and structures in Bermuda, Cyprus, Dubai, England, France, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Panama, Russia, and Switzerland in Tatiana Akhmedova v. Farkhad Teimur Ogly Akhmedov, a citizen of Russia; Woodblade Limited, of Cyprus; Cotor Investment SA, of Panama; Qubo 1 Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Qubo 2 Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Straight Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Avenger Assets Corporation, of Panama; Counselor Trust Reg, of Liechtenstein, as Trustee of certain Trusts; Sobaldo Establishment, of Liechtenstein, as Trustee of certain Trusts; Temur Akhmedov, described as "a British citizen who lives in London", and Borderedge Limited, of Cyprus, at the High Court of Justice, for England and Wales.

Kazakhstan et al v. Daniel Chapman et al: Notice of Removal

April 20, 2021 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint alleging the defendants "are conspiring with, and aiding and abetting, a fraudulent scheme led by Moldovan oligarch Anatolie Stati, his son Gabriel Stati, and a murky web of companies that they control, often secretly", in Republic of Kazakhstan and Outrider Management LLC v. Daniel Chapman, Argentem Creek Holdings LLC, Argentem Creek Partners LP, Pathfinder Argentem Creek GP LLC, and ACP I Trading LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.