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SEC v. Shuang Chen et al: TRO Motion

October 15, 2019 - Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order regarding allegations of fraud by citizens of China that "generated millions" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Shuang Chen, Lirong Gao, Jing Guan, Tonghui Jia, Xuejie Jia, Vicky Liu, Shun Sui, Lujun Sun, Huailong Wang, Jiadong Wang, Jiafeng Wang, Jiali Wang, Xiaosong Wang, Linlin Wu, Lin Xing, Yong Yang, Jiancheng Zhao, and Forrest (HK) Co., Limited, of Hong Kong, as Defendants, and Weiguo Guan, Jingquan Liu, Rishan Liu, Luping Wang, Weigang Yang, and Jingru Zhai, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Shuang Chen et al: Complaint

October 15, 2019 - Complaint alleging securities fraud by citizens of China that "generated millions" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Shuang Chen, Lirong Gao, Jing Guan, Tonghui Jia, Xuejie Jia, Vicky Liu, Shun Sui, Lujun Sun, Huailong Wang, Jiadong Wang, Jiafeng Wang, Jiali Wang, Xiaosong Wang, Linlin Wu, Lin Xing, Yong Yang, Jiancheng Zhao, and Forrest (HK) Co., Limited, of Hong Kong, as Defendants, and Weiguo Guan, Jingquan Liu, Rishan Liu, Luping Wang, Weigang Yang, and Jingru Zhai, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Xiaosong Wang et al: Criminal Complaint

October 14, 2019 - Criminal Complaint alleging securities fraud in USA v. Xiaosong Wang and Jiali Wang, both described as citizens of China residing in China and Massachusetts, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

HSBC v. Youyuan International Holdings Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

October 08, 2019 - Winding Up Petition in The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, of Hong Kong v. Youyuan International Holdings Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Banyan Trees Ltd. v. Melinda Woolf et al: Complaint

October 07, 2019 - Complaint for unjust enrichment alleging defendants leased housing in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum and then failed to pay €61,470 in rent in Banyan Trees Ltd. v. Melinda Woolf, a.k.a. Melinda Skipworth, of California, individually and doing business as Future of Humanity Foundation; Quang Vu Dang, of California, and UHAI BLOCKCHAIN, of Wyoming, at the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

$1.4 Trillion class action against crypto exchange Bitfinex & cryptocurrency Tether for 'largest bubble in human history'

October 07, 2019 - A class action securities fraud complaint for damages that "likely surpasses $1.4 trillion" for creating "the largest bubble in human history" has been filed against cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and cryptocurrency Tether, with defendants from the BVI, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Panama, Switzerland, and the US.

David Leibowitz et al v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

October 06, 2019 - Class Action Complaint alleging cryptocurrency-based fraud, market manipulation, and RICO in David Leibowitz, of West Palm Beach, Florida; Benjamin Leibowitz, of New York, NY; Jason Leibowitz, of New York, NY; Aaron Leibowitz, of Westchester, NY, and Pinchas Goldshtein, of Miami, Florida v. iFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; BFXNA Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; BFXWW Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Operations Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, of Hong Kong; Tether International Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; DigFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; Philip G. Potter, a resident of New York; Giancarlo Devasini, a citizen of Italy; Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, a citizen of the Netherlands; Reginald Fowler, a citizen of the United States; Crypto Capital Corp., of Panama, and Global Trade Solutions AG, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd. v. William Silverstein et al: Discovery Application

October 04, 2019 - Application by ED&F Man Capital Markets Limited, of England and Wales, to take discovery from William Silverstein and Steven Springer for use in legal proceedings in England and Wales regarding an alleged fraud "by individuals and entities located in Hong Kong and California", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Lee Kwok Wah v. Q-TZG Leasing Holdings Ltd.: Writ of Summons

September 30, 2019 - Writ of Summons in Lee Kwok Wah, of China v. Q-TZG Leasing Holdings Ltd. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Pacific Fertility Institutes Holding Company Ltd. v. Pacific Fertility Institutes (HK) Holding Company Ltd.: Set-Aside Application

September 30, 2019 - Originating Application in Pacific Fertility Institutes Holding Company Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Pacific Fertility Institutes (HK) Holding Company Limited, of Hong Kong, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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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.