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Bagir Group Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

April 26, 2021 - Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Israel by Ilan Shavit-Stricks, as the Foreign Representative of Bagir Group Limited, described as am Israeli apparent company that "had interests in five companies in foreign countries - Egypt, Ethiopia, the United States, England and the British Virgin Islands as well as a representative regional office in Vietnam" and whose shares are listed "on the Alternative Investment Market, a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Stands4 LLC et al v. Dan.com: Complaint

April 21, 2021 - Complaint alleging the defendants induced the plaintiffs "to transfer substantial funds to DAN.com for a domain name [calculator.com] that Defendants did not own and could not sell" in Stands4 LLC, of Delaware, and Stands4 Ltd., of Israel v. Undeveloped BV, d.b.a. Dan.com, of the Netherlands, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

SEC v. Spot Tech House Ltd. et al: Complaint

April 16, 2021 - Complaint alleging "a multi-million dollar fraudulent scheme involving unregistered offers and sales of security-based "binary options" to retail investors in the United States from at least April 2012 through August 2017" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Spot Tech House Ltd., formerly Spot Option Ltd.; Malhaz Pinhas Patarkazishvili, a.k.a. Pini Peter, a.k.a. Pinhas Peter, and Ran Amiran, all of Israel, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Roee Rachagmim v. Tsurel Yazamut Ltd.: Discovery Application

March 31, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the District Court in Jerusalem, Israel - for use in legal proceedings in Israel styled as "Roee Rachagmim v. Tsurel Yazamut Ltd." that involve allegations of investment fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Arie Leb v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Restoration Application

March 17, 2021 - Fixed Date Claim Form regarding Murasin Holdings Limited in Arie Leb, of Israel v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Maxigrid Limited: €75K Settlement

March 05, 2021 - Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that Maxigrid Limited has paid €75,000 to settle a regulatory investigation. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Cyprus Registrar of Companies showed that Maxigrid Limited, formerly known as AGM Markets Ltd., was incorporated in Cyprus on July 2nd, 2010 and its directors are Katerina Papanikolaou, Jekaterina Pedosa, and Roy Almagor, who appears to be a citizen of Israel.

Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. v. M/V E.R. Tianping: Discovery Application

January 19, 2021 - Application by Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., of Israel, to take discovery from representatives of M/V E.R. Tianping, described as "a Liberian-flagged containership", for use in legal proceedings in Israel, London, and New York, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

BH Investments Funds LLC et al v. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. et al: Complaint

October 29, 2020 - Complaint "to recover significant investment losses suffered as a result of a massive fraud that led investors to believe that Teva – the world's largest generic drug manufacturer – was experiencing strong financial growth over a number of years based on fundamentally sound business practices when, in fact, Teva's performance was being driven by an illegal practice of colluding with other drug manufacturers to systematically increase the price of scores of generic drugs" in BH Investments Funds LLC, Brahman Partners III LP, Brahman Partners II LP, Brahman Partners IV LP, all of Delaware; Brahman Partners II Offshore Ltd., Brahman Partners IV (Cayman) Ltd., and East 71 Ltd., all of the Cayman Islands v. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., of Israel; Erez Vigodman, Eyal Desheh, Sigurdur Olafsson, Deborah Griffin, Kåre Schultz, Michael McClellan, and Yitzhak Peterburg at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Tradenet Capital Markets Ltd.: $130K Fine

October 23, 2020 - Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a fine of $13,000 on Tradenet Capital Markets Ltd., of Israel, for regulatory breaches.

Anton Senderov et al: Industry Bans

September 02, 2020 - Administrative Order imposing industry bans on Anton Senderov and Lior Barbazara, both citizens of Israel, regarding their involvement in "internet binary options brokers LBinary and Ivory Option", before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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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.