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Stream TV Networks Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

February 25, 2021 - Chapter 11 Petition by Stream TV Networks Inc., which "was founded in 2009 as a "new media" company to pursue new technologies that enhance user entertainment and communications experiences", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Creditors include those from Bermuda, Dubai, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, India, Ireland, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Italy, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank (CI) Ltd. et al: £719K Fines

February 16, 2021 - Public Statement by the Jersey Financial Services Commission that it has imposed fines totaling £719,451 on SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank (CI) Limited, SG Kleinwort Hambros Trust Company (CI) Limited, and SG Kleinwort Hambros Corporate Services (CI) Limited, which "form part of the Societe Generale Group, a French regulated banking group and are part of a smaller sub-group, headed by SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank Limited, a UK regulated bank", for regulatory breaches.

Agency for Policy Coordination on State Property et al v. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA: Discovery Application

February 11, 2021 - Ex Parte Application by the Agency for Policy Coordination on State Property, described as "the Mongolian government agency that owns and manages state-owned enterprises in various industry sectors, including energy production, mining, and transport"; Erdenet Mining Corporation, described as "a state-owned mining company that owns Mongolia's mining interests in the Erdenet mine", and Erdenes Oyu Tolgoi LLC, described as "a 34-percent shareholder of Oyu Tolgoi LLC, the project company that controls the operation of the Oyu Tolgoi mine", to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank NA for use in legal proceedings in Mongolia against Batbold Sukhbaatar, described as a former Prime Minister of Mongolia; Ganzorig Chimiddorj, Tuul Ulambayar, Nyamdalai Ochirbat, Cheong Choo Young, Kim Hak Seon, Kim Yoonjung, Lee Yu Jeong, Rhee Byung Wook, Kang Eun Joo, Battushig Batbold, Catrison Limited, Cliveden Trading AG, and Genetrade Limited for an alleged $250 million fraud involving "a complex network of offshore and onshore corporate structures and proxies across numerous jurisdictions", including the British Virgin Islands, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Beauregarde Holdings LLP et al v. Province of Entre Rios: Complaint

January 04, 2021 - Complaint alleging breach of contract regarding a "failure to make contractually-mandated interest payments on certain debt securities" in Beauregarde Holdings LLP, of England; Beauregarde Holdings II LLP, of England; City National Rochdale Fixed Income Opportunities Fund, of Delaware; Blue Hiawatha, LLC, of Delaware; White Beech SNC, LLC, of Delaware; Ginkgo Tree, LLC, of Delaware; Crown Managed Accounts SPC – Crown/GT Segregated Portfolio, of the Cayman Islands; MA Multi-Sector Opportunistic Fund, LP, of Delaware; San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association, of California; High Yield and Bank Loan Series Trust, of the Cayman Islands; Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, of Louisiana; Guadalupe Fund, LP, of Texas; GT NM, LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree Credit Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GN3 SIP Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; GoldenTree Insurance Fund Series Interests of the SALI Multi-Series Fund, L.P., of Delaware, and GoldenTree V1 Master Fund, L.P., of the Cayman Islands v. The Province of Entre Rios, described as "a political subdivision of the Republic of Argentina", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Satabank Plc: €851K Fine

December 23, 2020 - Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it imposed a fine of €3.7 million on Satabank Plc for regulatory breaches, which was reduced to €851,792 by the Court of Appeal. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Satabank Plc was incorporated in Malta on October 7th, 2014 and its shareholders are Signia Holding Ltd., of Malta, and Christo Georgiev Georgiev, a citizen of Bulgaria with an address in Zurich, Switzerland. No directors are listed. Previous directors include Christo Georgiev Georgiev, who resigned effective October 11th, 2018; Anthony Paris, who resigned effective October 12th, 2018; Christoph Boeckle, who resigned effective October 21st, 2018; Mario Gauci, who resigned effective October 30th, 2018; Herbert Weininger, a citizen of Germany, who resigned effective October 21st, 2018, and Susanne Lehmann, who resigned effective April 8th, 2015. Signia Holding Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on December 5th, 2013, its directors are Eugene M. Alexander, a citizen of the United States with an address in Marathon, Florida, USA, and Christo Georgiev Georgiev, and its shareholders are E E Capital Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Net-M Privatbank 1891 AG, of Germany; Signia Group AG, of Zurich, Switzerland, and Eugene Alexander.

BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd.: $170M Penalties

December 08, 2020 - Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties totaling $170 million on BlueCrest Capital Management Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands, for regulatory breaches involving, inter alia, BlueCrest Capital International Master Fund Limited and BSMA Limited, both of the Cayman Islands.

Brooks Macdonald Asset Management (International) Ltd.: Findings

October 23, 2020 - Public Statement by the Jersey Financial Services Commission regarding regulatory breaches by Brooks Macdonald Asset Management (International) Limited, Jersey Branch.

Strachans SA: Guilty Plea

October 06, 2020 - News Release by the U.S. Department of Justice entitled 'Jersey/Swiss Financial Services Firm Admits to Conspiring with U.S. Taxpayers to Hide Assets and Income in Offshore Accounts - Strachans SA in Liquidation Pleads Guilty'.

USA v. Strachans SA: Criminal Judgment

October 05, 2020 - Criminal Judgment imposing a fine of $500,000 for conspiracy to defraud the United States in USA v. Strachans SA (in Liquidation), of Jersey, in the Channel Islands, and Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

SIC Holdings LLC v. Frank Yao: Discovery Application

October 01, 2020 - Application by SIC Holdings LLC, of Nevada, to take discovery from Frank Yao, described as "Operating Partner" of Bain Capital LP, for use in legal proceedings in New York alleging fraud brought by VXI Lux Holdco Sarl, of Luxembourg, against SIC Holdings LLC, Symbio Investment Corp., of the British Virgin Islands; Flanderit Holding AB, of Sweden; CapMan Equity VII A LP, CapMan Equity VII C LP, CapMan Equity Sweden KB, Maneq 2005 AB, all of Finland; Financial Technology Ventures II (Q) LP, Financial Technology Ventures II LP, both of Delaware; Actua Holdings Inc., formerly known as ICG Holdings Inc., of Delaware; Landtek Corporation, of the British Virgin Islands; Treasure High Holdings, of the British Virgin Islands; Waterton Resources Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; University Ventures Inc., of Taiwan; Randy Lee, of California; Ethos Technologies Holding Ltd., of Delaware; Joning Ta, South China (Jersey) Holdings Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Graham Bolton, of China; Michael Keating, of North Carolina; Jean Cholka, of Maine; James Reesing, of Ohio; Paul Machle, of California; Bo Huang, of China; Gagandeep Singh, John Wagster, of Tennessee; Big Bend XI Investments LP, of Texas; Anthony Massa, Deborah Baldini, of California; Susan Kirchhoff, Jacob Hsu, of California, and Qing Lu, of California, filed at the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.

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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.