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Natixis v. M/V Torm Hardrada: Complaint

November 13, 2020 - Complaint alleging damages of $12.9 million in Natixis, of France v. M/V Torm Hardrada, described as "being owned by OCM Singapore Njord Holdings Hardrada Pte Ltd., and operated and/or managed by Torm A/S", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alexandre Golovanov v. Innate Pharma SA et al: Class Action Complaint

October 23, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Alexandre Golovanov v. Innate Pharma S.A., described as being a French company that "purports to be a clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in discovering and developing first-in-class therapeutic antibodies that harness the innate immune system to improve cancer treatment and clinical outcomes for patients" and whose securities were listed on NASDAQ; Mondher Mahjoubi, and Laure-Helene Mercieret at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Opportunité Luxembourg SA: €30,000 Fine

October 23, 2020 - Public Announcement by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed a fine of €30,000 on Opportunité Luxembourg S.A. for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Luxembourg Business Register showed that the managers of Opportunité Luxembourg S.A. are Jacques-Antoine de Geffrier, of Luxembourg; Serge Fouchet, of France, and Catherine Félicie Wajsman, of Luxembourg.

Adare Finance DAC v. Yellowstone Capital Management SA et al: Judgment

October 19, 2020 - Summary Judgment in favor of Adare Finance DAC regarding a claim for $10.5 million in Adare Finance DAC, of  Ireland v. Yellowstone Capital Management SA, of Luxembourg, and Michael Ohayon, of France, at the High Court of Justice, in London, England.

USA v. Yuriy Andrienko et al: Indictment

October 15, 2020 - Indictment against six "officers" of a Russian "military intelligence agency" alleging a computer hacking and fraudulent scheme "to undermine, retaliate against, or otherwise destabilize: (1) Ukraine; (2) the country of Georgia; (3) France's elections; ( 4) efforts to hold Russia accountable for its use of a weapons-grade nerve agent on foreign soil; and (5) the 2018 Winter Olympics after a Russian government-sponsored doping effort led to Russian athletes being unable to participate under the Russian flag" in USA v. Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel Valeryevichfrolov, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev, Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko, and Petr Nikolayevich Pliskinat the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Mitchell NewDelman et al v. Burford Capital LLC et al: Complaint

October 07, 2020 - Complaint for $4.95 million alleging fraud regarding a litigation funding agreement in Mitchell NewDelman, described as "a resident of France through 2013, and thereafter Monaco"; Frank B. Holze, of Maine, and Willis E. Higgins, of Monaco v. Burford Capital Investment Management LLC, f.k.a. Gerchen Keller Capital LLC, of Delaware; Burford, f.k.a. GKC Holdings LLC, of New York; Burford Capital LLC, of Delaware; BCIM Partners II LP, f.k.a. GKC Partners II LP, of Delaware; BCIM PII Holdings LLC, f.k.a. GKC Limited Partners II, of Delaware; Ashley C. Keller, described as an attorney based in Chicago; Donald Stern and Richard L. Gilbert, each described as a director of Semiconductors Inc., at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

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.

SAS aquisition & sales AG: Public Warning

September 01, 2020 - Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that SAS aquisition & sales AG is suspected of "conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Swiss Commercial Registry showed that the authorized representative of SAS aquisition & sales AG is Michael Ciuret, a citizen of France, while former representatives include Eric Glatt, a citizen of Germany, and Jean-Pierre Laurent.

Valaris Plc et al: Chapter 11 Petition

August 19, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by companies in Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, England, France, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States, namely Valaris Plc, described as "a leading provider of offshore contract drilling services to the international oil and gas industry"; Alpha Achiever Company, Alpha Admiral Company, Alpha Archer Company, Alpha Offshore Drilling Services Company, Alpha Orca Company, Atlantic Maritime Services LLC, Atwood Australian Waters Drilling Pty Ltd., Atwood Deep Seas Ltd., Atwood Oceanics Australia Pty. Limited, Atwood Oceanics LLC, Atwood Oceanics Pacific Limited, Atwood Offshore Drilling Limited, Atwood Offshore Worldwide Limited, ENSCO (Thailand) Limited, ENSCO Asia Pacific Pte. Limited, ENSCO Associates Company, ENSCO Australia Pty. Limited, ENSCO Capital Limited, ENSCO Corporate Resources LLC, ENSCO Development Limited, ENSCO do Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltda., ENSCO Drilling I Ltd., ENSCO Drilling Mexico LLC, ENSCO Endeavors Limited, ENSCO Global GmbH, ENSCO Global Investments LP, ENSCO Global IV Ltd., ENSCO Global Resources Limited, ENSCO Holding Company, ENSCO Holdings I Ltd., ENSCO Holland BV, ENSCO Incorporated, ENSCO Intercontinental GmbH, ENSCO International Incorporated, ENSCO International Ltd., ENSCO Investments LLC, ENSCO Jersey Finance Limited, ENSCO Limited, ENSCO Management Corp., ENSCO Maritime Limited, ENSCO Mexico Services, S. de RL de CV, ENSCO Ocean 2 Company, ENSCO Oceanics Company LLC, ENSCO Oceanics International Company, ENSCO Offshore Company, ENSCO Offshore International Company, ENSCO Offshore International Holdings Limited, ENSCO Offshore International Inc., ENSCO Offshore U.K. Limited, ENSCO Overseas Limited, ENSCO Transcontinental II LP, ENSCO Transnational I Ltd., ENSCO UK Drilling Limited, ENSCO United Incorporated, ENSCO Universal Limited, ENSCO Vistas Limited, ENSCO Worldwide GmbH, Great White Shark Limited, Green Turtle Limited, Offshore Drilling Services LLC, Pride Foramer SAS, Pride Forasol SAS, Pride Global II Ltd., Pride International LLC, Pride International Management Company LP, Ralph Coffman Limited, Ralph Coffman Luxembourg SA RL, RCI International Inc., RD International Services Pte. Ltd., RDC Arabia Drilling Inc., RDC Holdings Luxembourg SA RL, Rocal Cayman Limited, Rowan Companies Limited, Rowan Companies LLC, Rowan Drilling (Trinidad) Limited, Rowan Drilling (U.K.) Limited, Rowan Drilling, S. de RL de CV; Rowan International Rig Holdings Sarl, Rowan Marine Services LLC, Rowan N-Class (Gibraltar) Limited, Rowan No. 1 Limited, Rowan Norway Limited, Rowan Offshore (Gibraltar) Limited, Rowan Offshore Luxembourg Sarl, Rowan Rex Limited, Rowan Rigs Sarl, Rowan Services LLC, Rowan, S. de RL de CV, and Rowandrill LLC, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Andrew Kornecki v. Airbus SE et al: Class Action Complaint

August 06, 2020 - Class Action Complaint involving allegations of fraud, bribery, and corruption in Andrew J. Kornecki v. Airbus SE, described as a Netherlands-based "multinational aerospace corportion, operating through its Commercial Aircraft, Defense and Space, and Helicopters divisions"; Guillaume M.J.D. Faury, Tom Enders, Dominik Asam, and Harald Wilhelm at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

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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.