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TEM Holdings Ltd.: 'Scheme of Arrangement' Petition

October 15, 2020 - Petition for the Court to sanction a Scheme of Arrangement in the matter of TEM Holdings Limited, described as the "investment holding company" for a group that is "principally engaged in the manufacture and sale of wire/cable harnesses and power supply cords assembled products, with its manufacturing operations in Malaysia and the People's Republic of China, and trading of terminals, connectors and others", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Kuwait Ports Authority et al v. Port Link GP Ltd: Writ of Summons

October 14, 2020 - Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim alleging "deliberate, serial and systematic unlawful conduct" that a loss of "well in excess of USD 100 million" in Kuwait Ports Authority and The Public Institution for Social Security, both of Kuwait v. Port Link GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Hupo Harmony Capital RRC Ltd. v. Renrenche Internet Technology Inc.: Winding Up Petition

October 05, 2020 - Winding Up Petition in Hupo Harmony Capital RRC Limited v. Renrenche Internet Technology Inc., described as a China-based operator of "a peer-to-peer second-hand car online trading platform", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

CFTC sues operators of BitMEX crypto derivatives platform

October 01, 2020 - The CFTC has sued eight companies and individuals in or from Bermuda, Hong Kong, Seychelles, United Kingdom, and the United States, alleging they operated a cryptocurrency derivatives platform without being registered.

CFTC v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

October 01, 2020 - Complaint for alleged unregistered activity by a self-described "world's largest cryptocurrency derivatives platform in the world with billions of dollars' worth of trading each day" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, of Bermuda; ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong; HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, all d.b.a. BitMEX; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Hong Kong; Ben Peter Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Hong Kong, and Samuel Reed, described as a U.S. citizen who resided in Milwaukee, WI, and Boston, MA, during the relevant period, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Halimeda International Ltd. v. Sian Participation Corp.: Liquidation Application

September 30, 2020 - Originating Application for the appointment of Cosimo Borrelli and Meade Malone, of Borrelli Walsh, as Joint Liquidators regarding an alleged debt of $226 million in Halimeda International Limited v. Sian Participation Corp. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

CKR Law LLP v. Anderson Investments International LLC et al: Petition to Compel Arbitration

September 25, 2020 - Petition to Compel Arbitration regarding allegations of fraud in CKR Law LLP, formerly Crone Kline Rinde LLP, a California company based in New York v. Anderson Investments International LLC, described as a Nevis company based in Dubai; Paramount Services LLC, a.k.a. Paramount Services Ltd., described as a Nevis company based in Dubai; Intech Holdings (HK) Limited, a.k.a. Intech International Group Co. Limited, a.k.a. Intech Holdings Inc., of Hong Kong; White Rock Electronic Trading LLC, of Dubai; BMR Consulting, of Dubai; Ravi Rach, a.k.a. Edmund White, of Dubai; Gulzhan Namazbaeva, of Dubai, and Satyabrato Chakravarty, of Dubai, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Changshouhua Food Company Ltd.: 'Scheme of Arrangement' Petition

September 24, 2020 - Petition for the Court's sanction of a Scheme of Arrangement to privatize and de-list from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in the matter of Changshouhua Food Company Limited, a Cayman Islands company based in Hong Kong that is "engaged in the production and sale of edible oil, crude oil and corn meal", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Super Harvest Asset Management Ltd. v. Super Harvest Global Fund SPC: Winding Up Petition

September 22, 2020 - Winding Up Petition in Super Harvest Asset Management Limited v. Super Harvest Global Fund SPC at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Arthur Hayes et al: Indictment

September 21, 2020 - Indictment alleging violations of the Bank Secrecy Act regarding an "online trading platform" known as BitMEX or the "Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange" in USA v. Arthur Hayes, described by the U.S. Department of Justice in a news release announcing the indictment as being "of Buffalo, New York, and Hong Kong"; Benjamin Delo, described as being "of the United Kingdom and Hong Kong"; Samuel Reed, described as being "of Massachusetts", and Gregory Dwyer, described as being "of Australia and Bermuda", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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