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SEC v. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson: Complaint

December 06, 2019 - Complaint arising from "violations of the anti-bribery, recordkeeping, and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, of Sweden, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

China Hospitals Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

November 24, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Hong Kong by Cosimo Borrelli, as the Foreign Representative of China Hospitals Inc., domiciled in the Cayman Islands-domiciled, based in Hong Kong, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Eric Young et al v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

November 22, 2019 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving cryptocurrencies in Eric Young, a resident of Pennsylvania, and Adam Kurtz, a resident of New York v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., and BFXWW Inc., each described as a British Virgin Islands company based in Hong Kong; Tether Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, described as a Hong Kong company based in Taiwan; DigFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Operations Limited, of Hong Kong, and Tether International Limited, of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

The Core Trust Company Ltd. v. Puxin Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

November 19, 2019 - Winding Up Petition in The Core Trust Company Limited, of Hong Kong v. Puxin Limited, whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Comsale Group Inc. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

November 13, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Rob Stelzer, of Grant Thornton, as the Foreign Representative of Comsale Group Inc., Comsale Computer Inc., and Comsale Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jiazhou Chen v. Yunji Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

November 12, 2019 - Complaint in Jiazhou Chen v. Yunji Inc., described as a Cayman Islands firm based in China; Shanglue Xiao, of China; Chen Chen, of China; Huan Hao, of China; Qingrong Kong, of China; Yanhua Sun, of China; Wei Ying, of China; Morgan Stanley & Co., of New York, NY; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, of New york, NY; JPMorgan Securities LLC, of New York, NY; China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, of Hong Kong, and Top Capital Partners Limited, of New Zealand, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Changtel Solutions UK Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

November 12, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Nicholas Edward Reed and Julie Anne Palmer, as the Foreign Representatives of Changtel Solutions UK Limited and Ji-Chuen Jason Tsai, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC v. FTX Trading Ltd. et al: First Amended Complaint

November 08, 2019 - First Amended Complaint alleging cryptocurrency market manipulation, RICO, and fraud in Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC, of Puerto Rico v. FTX Trading Ltd., of Antigua and Barbuda; Alameda Research LLC, of Delaware; Alameda Research Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Samuel Bankman-Fried, of California; Gary Wang, of California; Andy Croghan, of California; Constance Wang, described as a citizen and resident of Hong Kong; Darren Wong, of California, and Caroline Ellison, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

$150M lawsuit alleges crypto fraud by parties in Antigua, BVI, Hong Kong & US

November 04, 2019 - A complaint for damages of $150M for alleged cryptocurrency futures trading fraud and the operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business has been filed against individuals and companies in Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, and the United States, including Alameda Research and FTX Trading.

Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC v. FTX Trading Ltd. et al: Complaint

November 02, 2019 - Complaint alleging cryptocurrency market manipulation, RICO, and fraud in Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC, of Puerto Rico v. FTX Trading Ltd., of Antigua and Barbuda; Alameda Research LLC, of Delaware; Alameda Research Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Samuel Bankman-Fried, of California; Gary Wang, of California; Andy Croghan, of California; Constance Wang, described as a citizen and resident of Hong Kong; Darren Wong, of California, and Caroline Ellison, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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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.