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Stream TV Networks Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

February 25, 2021 - Chapter 11 Petition by Stream TV Networks Inc., which "was founded in 2009 as a "new media" company to pursue new technologies that enhance user entertainment and communications experiences", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Creditors include those from Bermuda, Dubai, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, India, Ireland, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Italy, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank (CI) Ltd. et al: £719K Fines

February 16, 2021 - Public Statement by the Jersey Financial Services Commission that it has imposed fines totaling £719,451 on SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank (CI) Limited, SG Kleinwort Hambros Trust Company (CI) Limited, and SG Kleinwort Hambros Corporate Services (CI) Limited, which "form part of the Societe Generale Group, a French regulated banking group and are part of a smaller sub-group, headed by SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank Limited, a UK regulated bank", for regulatory breaches.

Europcar Mobility Group SA: Chapter 15 Petition

December 17, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in France by Luc Péligry, as the Foreign Representative of Europcar Mobility Group S.A., described as "an innovator and leader of the mobility services industry", operating Europcar, Goldcar, InterRent, and Ubeeqo vehicle renting and car-sharing brands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tethyan Copper Company Pty Ltd. v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan et al: Receivership Order

December 16, 2020 - Order for the Appointment of a Receiver for PIA Investments Limited, Minhal Inc., and PIA Hotels Limited and for a Provisional Charging Order in Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited, of Australia v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airways Corporation Limited, PIA Investments Limited, Minhal Inc., Virgin Islands Registrar of Companies, Citco BVI Limited, and Harneys Corporate Services Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Banoka Sarl et al v. Westmont International Development Inc.: Discovery Application

December 04, 2020 - Application by Banoka Sarl, of Luxembourg; ATYS S.A., of Luxembourg; Renato Picciotto, a citizen of Italy; Jacques Champy, and Jean Bissonnet, both citizens of France, from Westmont International Development Inc. "for use in a contemplated foreign proceeding" in England, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Lake Holding & Finance S.A. v. UBS AG et al: Discovery Application

December 02, 2020 - Application by Lake Holding & Finance S.A., described as a British Virgin Islands company beneficially owned by Vladimir Vasilyevich Melnichenko, of Russia, to take discovery from UBS AG, Societe Generale/SG Private Bank, Banque Lombard Odier & Cie AG, a.k.a. Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie; CIM Banque SA, Kookmin Bank (Korea), Credit Suisse, PJSC Sberbank, Bank of America N.A., Citibank, N.A., Merrill Lynch Capital Corporation, Union Bancaire Privee CBI-TDB, Geneva, and BSI SA, Lugano for use in legal proceedings in Cyprus, France, Monaco, Russia, and Switzerland regarding alleged fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Wormwood Capital LLC et al v. Kevin P. Mulleady et al: Complaint

November 23, 2020 - Complaint by "shareholder-investors" alleging breach of fiduciary duty and corporate waste in Wormwood Capital LLC, of Delaware; SPQR Capital (Cayman) Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Sabine Gritti, of Switzerland; Andrew Pizzo, of New York, and Antoine Verglas, described as a citizen of France residing in New York v. Kevin P. Mulleady, Akeel Mithani, Jordan Walker, and Averill L. Powers, as Defendants, and Phoenixus AG, of Switzerland, described as "an ostensible pharmaceutical company dominated by the infamous "Pharma Bro" and imprisoned felon Martin Shkreli", as Nominal Defendant, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

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.

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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.