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Garrett Motion Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

September 20, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Garrett Motion Inc., of Switzerland, which "designs, manufactures and sells highly engineered turbocharger, electric-boosting and connected vehicle technologies for original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket"; BRH LLC, of Switzerland; Calvari Limited, of Ireland; Friction Materials LLC, of Michigan; Garrett ASASCO Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Borrowing LLC, of Michigan; Garrett Holding Company Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett LX I Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett LX II Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett LX III Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett Motion Australia Pty Limited, of Australia; Garrett Motion Automotive Research Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., of Mexico; Garrett Motion Holdings Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Motion Holdings II Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Motion International Services S.R.L., of Romania; Garrett Motion Ireland A Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland B Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland C Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Italia S.r.l., of Italy; Garrett Motion Japan Inc., of Japan; Garrett Motion LLC, of Michigan; Garrett Motion México, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, of Mexico; Garrett Motion Romania S.R.L., of Romania; Garrett Motion Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett Motion Slovakia s.r.o., of Slovakia; Garrett Motion Switzerland Holdings Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett Motion UK A Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK B Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK C Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK D Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK Limited, of England; Garrett Transportation I Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Transportation Systems Ltd., of England; Garrett Transportation Systems UK II Ltd., of England; Garrett TS Ltd., of England, and Garrett Turbo Ltd., of England, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cayman crypto exchange Binance sued for 'laundering $9M Japan theft proceeds'

September 14, 2020 - Cayman Islands-domiciled cryptocurrency exchange Binance Holdings Limited is being sued in California for allegedly laundering more than $9 million of cryptocurrency stolen from a Japanese exchange.

Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange Inc. v. Binance Holdings Ltd.: Complaint

September 14, 2020 - Complaint alleging "the laundering of stolen cryptocurrency" in Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange Inc., described as "a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange" v. Binance Holdings Limited, a Cayman Islands cryptocurrency exchange described as "a 'go-to' location for cybercriminals to convert purloined cryptocurrency to other cryptocurrency or cash", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

JTrust Asia Pte. Ltd. v. Mitsuji Konoshita et al: Judgment

August 19, 2020 - Judgment regarding an application to discharge a freezing order and receivership order in a matter that also involves proceedings in Singapore and Thailand in JTrust Asia Pte. Ltd. v. Mitsuji Konoshita and A.P.F. Group Co. Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Lisa McCarthy et al v. Intercontinental Exchange Inc. et al: Complaint

August 18, 2020 - Complaint against "members of a price-fixing cartel designed to eliminate price competition between and among themselves and co-conspirators to fix the intra bank interest rate used as the basis for loans to consumers, including, inter alia, mortgages, student loans, credit cards, auto loans, lines of credit, contracts, and all varieties of financial instruments" in Lisa McCarthy, Mary Katherine Arcell, Keith Dean Bradt, Jose Brito, Jan-Marie Brown, Rosemary D'Augusta, Brenda Davis, Pamela Faust, Carolyn Fjord, Donald C. Freeland, Donna Frye, Gabriel Garavanian, Harry Garavanian, Yvonne Jocelyn Gardner, Valarie Jolly, Michael Malaney, Lenard Marazzo, Timothy Nieboer, Deborah Pulfer, Bill Rubinsohn, Sondra Russell, June Stansbury, Clyde Duane Stensrud, Gary Talewsky, Diana Lynn Ultican, Pamela Ward, and Christine M. Whalen, described as "borrowers and consumers of loans and credit cards with variable interest rates" v. Intercontinental Exchange Inc., Intercontinental Exchange Holdings Inc., ICE Benchmark Administration Limited, ICE Data Services Inc., ICE Pricing and Reference Data LLC, Bank of America NA, Ban of America Corporation, Barclays Bank Plc, Barclays Capital Inc., Citibank NA, Citigroup Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Coöperatieve Rabobank UA, Credit Suisse Group AG, Credit Suisse AG, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., HSBC Holdings Plc, HSBC Bank Plc, HSBC Bank USA NA, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, JPMorgan Securities LLC, Lloyds Bank Plc, Lloyds Securities Inc., MUFG Bank Ltd., The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., MUFG Securities Americas Inc., Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, National Westminster Bank Plc, NatWest Markets Securities Inc., Royal Ban; of Canada, RBC Capital Markets LLC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd., SMBC Capital Markets Inc., The Norinchukin Bank, UBS Group AG, UBS AG, and UBS Securities LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

ITOCHU Corporation et al v. AOKI Capital Ltd. Re. Shares in Ailex HD Ltd.: Stop Notice

August 13, 2020 - Stop Notice by ITOCHU Corporation, of Japan, and ITOCHU Hong Kong Ltd., of Hong Kong regarding shares in Ailex HD Limited that AOKI Capital Limited allegedly agreed to purchase but did not pay for, filed at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Frontier Co., Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

August 07, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Japan by Fujiaki Mimura, as the Foreign Representative of Frontier Co., Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii.

Himeka Kaminaguchi v. Facebook, Inc.: Discovery Application

July 29, 2020 - Application by Himeka Kaminaguchi, described as an 18-year-old reality TV show participant in Japan, to take discovery from Facebook, Inc. for use in "an anticipated lawsuit in Japan" for alleged defamation, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Himeka Kaminaguchi v. Twitter Inc.: Discovery Application

July 23, 2020 - Application by Himeka Kaminaguchi, described as a contestant on "a Japanese dating and relationship reality television series", to take discovery from Twitter Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Japan regarding "certain Twitter Accounts posting certain anonymous statements which, under Japanese law, constitute defamation and invasion of privacy against Applicant", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Quadre Investments LP v. Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

July 17, 2020 - Class Action Complaint in Quadre Investments LP v. Sky Solar Holdings Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company "in the renewable energy business" whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Square Acquisition Co., of the Cayman Islands; Square Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Sino-Century HX Investments Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Jing Kang, described as a citizen of Canada; Bin Shi, described as a citizen of China; Kai Ding, described as a citizen of China; Japan NK Investment K.K., of Japan; IDG Accel China Capital LP, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled limited partnership based in Hong Kong; IDG-Accel China Capital Investors LP, described as a Cayman Islands limited partnership based in Hong Kong; Jolmo Solar Capital Ltd., described as a British Virgin Islands company based in China; CES Holding Ltd., of Hong Kong; TCL Transportation Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Esteem Venture Investment Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Mamaya Investments Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Xanadu Investment Ltd., of Hong Kong; Development Holding Company Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Abdulateef A. Al-Tammar, described as a citizen of Kuwait, and Bjoern Ludvig Ulfsson Nilsson, described as a citizen of Sweden, 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.