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Sinnalba Group Ltd. et al v. Timothy Harper: Writ of Summons

November 01, 2019 - Writ of Summons in Sinnalba Group Limited and Dinosco Group Limited v. Timothy Harper, of Cononley, England, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG et al v. Broadcom Corp. et al: Discovery Application

November 01, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and BMW Bank GmbH to take discovery from Broadcom Corp., Broadcom Inc., Broadcom Technologies Inc., Avago Technologies Ltd., and Avago Tech for use in legal proceedings in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Caterpillar Inc. v. Deere & Company et al: Discovery Application

October 31, 2019 - Application by Caterpillar Inc. to take discovery from Deere & Company and Wirtgen America, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Italy between Wirtgen GmbH and Caterpillar's European subsidiaries, Caterpillar Prodotti Stradali Srs and Caterpillar Financial Corporacion Financiera SA EFC, and "threatened" litigation in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

'Stop distributing misinformation about Cryptotrustconsulting,' writes Marc Bendrat

October 09, 2019 - Letter to OffshoreAlert from Marc Bendrat, a citizen of Germany residing in Austria, requesting that we "cease to distribute misinformation" about his British firm, Cryptotrustconsulting Ltd., which was the target of an "Investor Warning" by the Austrian Financial Market Authority.

Broadcom Corporation et al v. Harman International Industries Inc. et al: Discovery Application

October 07, 2019 - Application by Broadcom Corporation and Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited to take discovery from Harman International Industries Inc. and Harman Becker Automotive Systems Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Germany involving Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz Leasing GmbH, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Austrian regulator issues 'investor warning' against British firm Cryptotrustconsulting Ltd.

October 07, 2019 - The Austrian Financial Market Authority has issued an "Investor Warning" against British cryptocurrency management firm Cryptotrustconsulting Ltd., which is owned and operated by Marc Bendrat, a citizen of Germany residing in Austria.

Cryptotrustconsulting Ltd.: Investor Warning

October 04, 2019 - Investor Warning by the Austrian Financial Market Authority regarding Cryptotrustconsulting Ltd., a British company owned and operated by Marc Bendrat, 34, a citizen of Germany residing in Austria.

Funds from $100M 'binary options' fraud laundered via BVI firms, says US regulator

September 26, 2019 - An Israeli father-and-son and a resident of Germany swindled tens of thousands of investors out of more than $100M in a 'binary options' fraud, laundering much of the proceeds through two BVI firms, the US SEC has alleged in a complaint at federal court in Los Angeles.

SEC v. Kai Petersen et al: Complaint

September 26, 2019 - Complaint alleging a $100 million-plus 'binary options' fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Kai Christian Petersen, a resident of Germany; Gil Beserglik, a citizen of Israel, and Raz Beserglik, a citizen of Israel, as Defendants, and Shraga Holdings Ltd. and Lembex Global Investments Ltd., both of the British Virgin Islands, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Louisiana v. Bank of America NA et al: Complaint

September 23, 2019 - Complaint alleging securities fraud in the State of Louisiana, by and through its Attorney General, Jeff Landry v. Bank of America NA, Barclays Bank Plc, Barclays Capital Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse AG, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., First Tennessee Bank NA, FTN Financial Securities Corp., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Jefferies Group LLC, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, JPMorgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc., R.W. Baird & Co., Stifel Mizuho Securities USA LLC, and UBS Securities LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

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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.