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Forex Birds Ltd. et al: Emergency Cease and Desist Order

September 03, 2020 - Emergency Cease and Desist Order for alleged fraud and the sale of unregistered securities involving "cryptocurrency trading investment programs" in Texas State Securities Board v. Forex Birds Ltd., Kumar Babu Gondesi, a citizen of India; Eric Balusek, a.k.a. Darwin Eric Balusek, a.k.a. Bitcoin Pope, all of England and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Pek Universe, of Australia.

Gupta Associates LLC v. New Silk Route PE-SPV LP et al: First Amended Complaint

August 31, 2020 - First Amended Complaint alleging "self-dealing and fraud" in Gupta Associates LLC, of Delaware, individually and in the right of New Silk Advisors LP, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled "private equity firm that invested in growth industries in the Indian sub-continent and other emerging economies in Asia" v. Parag Saxena, described as a resident of Harrison, NY, and New Silk Route PE-SPV LP, of the Cayman Islands, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Westchester.

Sabena Puri v. USA: Petition to Quash IRS Summons (August 2020)

August 12, 2020 - Petition to Quash Third Party Summons Issued to Citibank NA by the IRS regarding "India Income Tax Liabilities" and an allegation of "political harassment against the current Indian administration's political opposition" in Sabena Puri v. USA at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Sabena Puri v. USA: Petition to Quash IRS Summons (May 2020)

May 28, 2020 - Petition to Quash Third Party Summons issued to Citibank NA by the Internal Revenue Services regarding "India Tax Liabilities" in Sabena Puri, of India v. USA at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Cayman regulator revokes license of Hinduja Bank

May 28, 2020 - The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has revoked the banking license of Hinduja Bank & Trust (Cayman) Ltd. for suspected insolvency, its Switzerland-based sole director, Gilbert Pfaeffli, not being "fit and proper", and other regulatory breaches

Deepak Raswant v. Centaur Ventures Ltd. et al: Judgment

April 29, 2020 - Judgment in Deepak Raswant, of New Delhi, India v. Centaur Ventures Ltd., The Centaur Group Limited, and Daniel James McGowan at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Meril GmbH et al v. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. et al: Discovery Application

April 27, 2020 - Application by Meril GmbH, of Germany, and Meril Life Sciences Private Limited, of India, to take discovery from Edwards Lifesciences Corp., Edwards Lifesciences LLC, and Edwards Lifesciences Pvt Inc., all of Delaware, for use in legal proceedings in Italy, France, and the United Kingdom against Meril by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation and its subsidiary Edwards Lifesciences Limited, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Vijay Mallya v. India Government: Judgment

April 20, 2020 - Approved Judgment regarding an appeal against a lower court's finding that there was "a prima facie case of conspiracy to defraud" in Vijay Mallya, as Appellant v. Government of India, as Respondent, and National Crime Agency, as Interested Party, at the High Court of Justice, in London.

Liberty Highrise Pvt. Ltd. v. Praxis Energy Agents DMCC et al: Complaint

March 19, 2020 - Complaint in Liberty Highrise Pvt. Ltd., of India v. Praxis Energy Agents DMCC, of Dubai, and Praxis Energy Agents Pte Ltd., of Singapore, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Stenn Assets UK Ltd. v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

March 04, 2020 - Application by Stenn Assets UK Limited, of England, to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG US and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in "contemplated arbitration proceedings" in Dubai against Arion Metals FZE, of Ras Al-Khaimah, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.