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Hapag-Lloyd AG v. M/V ONE APUS: Discovery Application (April 30, 2021)

April 30, 2021 - Ex Parte Application by Hapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft, of Germany, to take discovery from the Master of M/V ONE APUS, a "Japanese-flagged containership" that "was en route from Yantian, China to Long Beach, California when something went wrong and the ship lost at least 843 containers overboard", for use in legal proceedings in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

The Liverpool LP v. JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Discovery Application (April 8, 2021)

April 08, 2021 - Application by The Liverpool Limited Partnership, of Bermuda, to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase & Co. for use in a foreign "appraisal proceeding", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

HMM Co. Ltd. v. Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. et al: Discovery Application

March 30, 2021 - Ex Parte Application by HMM Co. Ltd., of South Korea, to take discovery from Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Chidori Ship Holding LLC, Jessica Ship Holding SA, of Panama, and NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, for use in legal proceedings in South Korea and a London Maritime Arbitrators Association tribunal in England involving "the collapse and subsequent loss overboard of approximately 1,816 on-deck containers aboard the container ship M/V ONE APUS", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Hapag-Lloyd AG v. M/V ONE APUS: Discovery Application (March 26, 2021)

March 26, 2021 - Ex Parte Application by Hapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft, of Germany, to take discovery from the Master, Chief Officer, Officer of the Watch, Chief Engineer, and Second Engineer of M/V ONE APUS, a "Japanese-flagged containership" that "was en route from Yantian, China to Long Beach, California when something went wrong and the ship lost at least 843 containers overboard", for use in legal proceedings in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

CFTC v. John Gorman III: Complaint

February 01, 2021 - Complaint alleging that "a U.S. dollar swaps trader and managing director of a global investment bank, trading from Tokyo, Japan for a U.S. affiliate of the Bank, engaged in a scheme to deceive and to manipulate the price of U.S. dollar interest rate swap spreads published on a screen displaying prices from a swap execution facility broker firm in the United States" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. John Patrick Gorman III, described as a citizen of the United States residing in the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Masahiko Nishiyama: Chapter 15 Petition

January 22, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Japan by Hiroshi Morimoto, of Kitahama Partners, as the Foreign Representative of Masahiko Nishiyama, a bankrupt who was found guilty of "fraudulently concealing his assets", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Zaif Inc. v. Binance Holdings Ltd. et al: Complaint

January 19, 2021 - Complaint alleging "the laundering of stolen cryptocurrency" in Zaif Inc., described as "a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange" v. Binance Holdings Ltd., a Cayman Islands company described as "a 'go-to' location for cybercriminals to convert purloined cryptocurrency to other cryptocurrency or cash", and BAM Trading Services Inc. at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. v. M/V Seroja Lima: Amended Discovery Application

January 04, 2021 - Amended Ex Parte Emergency Application by Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. to take discovery from the Master of the M/V Seroja Lima, described as being flagged in Panama and owned by "Leo Ocean/Tokei Kaiun which were and are business entities organized and existing under the laws of Panama and Japan respectively", for use in "foreign and international legal proceedings soon to be commenced against and also by Zim", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Adamas Asia Strategic Opportunity Fund Ltd. v. Takeshi Kadota: Writ of Summons

January 04, 2021 - Writ of Summons in Adamas Asia Strategic Opportunity Fund Limited (in Official Liquidation) v. Takeshi Kadota, of Japan, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Toridoll Holdings Corporation v. Toridoll and Heyi Group Company Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

December 15, 2020 - Winding Up Petition in Toridoll Holdings Corporation, of Japan v. Toridoll and Heyi Group Company Limited, which "engages in the business of establishing, operating and managing a chain of stores and restaurants" in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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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.