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Bernardo Rosental v. UBS Financial Services Inc. et al: Discovery Application

March 01, 2021 - Application by Bernardo Jose Rosental Grinberg, a citizen of Mexico, to take discovery from UBS Financial Services Inc., Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC, d.b.a. Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and Milade Kaik for use in legal proceedings in the Bahamas involving his "estranged wife", Judy Masri Diwan; his daughter, Ariéla Raquel Rosental Masri; the Estate of Jonathan Rosental Masri (deceased), Arimouse Corp., and Judapest Corp., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Seadrill Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

February 10, 2021 - Chapter 11 petitions by companies in Angola, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Hungary, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States, specifically Seadrill Limited, Seadrill Limited, Asia Offshore Drilling Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 1 Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 2 Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 3 Limited, Eastern Drilling AS, North Atlantic Alpha Ltd., North Atlantic Elara Ltd., North Atlantic Epsilon Ltd., North Atlantic Linus Charterer Ltd., North Atlantic Navigator Ltd., North Atlantic Phoenix Ltd., North Atlantic Venture Ltd., Scorpion Courageous Ltd., Scorpion Deepwater B.V., Scorpion Deepwater Ltd., Scorpion Drilling Ltd., Scorpion Freedom Ltd., Scorpion International Ltd., Scorpion Nederlandse B.V., Scorpion Offshore Inc., Scorpion Resolute Ltd., Scorpion Rigs Ltd., Scorpion Servicos Offshore Ltda, Scorpion USA Expats, Inc., Scorpion Vigilant Ltd., SDS Drilling Ltd., Sea Dragon de Mexico S de R.L. de CV, Seadrill Abu Dhabi Operations Limited, Seadrill Americas, Inc., Seadrill Angola LDA, Seadrill Ariel Ltd., Seadrill Australia Pte Ltd., Seadrill Brunei Ltd., Seadrill Callisto Ltd., Seadrill Carina Ltd., Seadrill Castor Ltd., Seadrill Castor Pte Ltd., Seadrill Common Holdings Ltd., Seadrill Cressida Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Charterer Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Contracting Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Crewing Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Holdings Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Units Pte Ltd., Seadrill Dione Ltd., Seadrill Eclipse Ltd., Seadrill Eminence Ltd., Seadrill Equatorial Guinea Ltd., Seadrill Europe Management AS, Seadrill Far East Limited, Seadrill Freedom Ltd., Seadrill GCC Operations Ltd., Seadrill Gemini Ltd., Seadrill Global Services Ltd., Seadrill Gulf Operations Neptune LLC, Seadrill Holdings Singapore Pte Ltd., Seadrill Hyperion Ltd., Seadrill Indonesia Ltd., Seadrill Insurance Ltd., Seadrill International Resourcing DMCC, Seadrill Investment Holding Company Limited, Seadrill Jack Up Holding Ltd., Seadrill Jack Up I B.V., Seadrill Jack Up II B.V., Seadrill Jack-Ups Contracting Ltd., Seadrill Jupiter Ltd., Seadrill Labuan Ltd., Seadrill Management (S) Pte Ltd., Seadrill Management AME Ltd., Seadrill Management Ltd., Seadrill Mimas Ltd., Seadrill Mira Hungary Kft., Seadrill Mira Ltd., Seadrill Neptune Hungary Kft., Seadrill Newfoundland Operations Ltd., Seadrill Nigeria Operations Limited, Seadrill North Atlantic Holdings Limited, Seadrill North Sea Crewing Ltd., Seadrill Norway Crew AS, Seadrill Norway Operations Ltd., Seadrill Offshore AS, Seadrill Offshore Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Seadrill Offshore Nigeria Limited, Seadrill Operations de Mexico S de R.L. de CV, Seadrill Orion Ltd., Seadrill Pegasus (S) Pte Ltd., Seadrill Prospero Ltd., Seadrill Proteus Ltd., Seadrill Rhea Ltd., Seadrill Rig Holding Company Limited, Seadrill Saturn Ltd., Seadrill Saudi I B.V., Seadrill Saudi II B.V., Seadrill Servicos de Petroleos Ltda., Seadrill Sevan Holdings Limited, Seadrill Telesto Ltd., Seadrill Tellus Ltd., Seadrill Tethys Ltd., Seadrill Titan Ltd., Seadrill Titania Sarl, Seadrill Treasury UK Limited, Seadrill Triton Ltd., Seadrill Tucana Ltd., Seadrill UK Ltd., Seadrill UK Operations Ltd., Seadrill UK Support Services Ltd., Seadrill Umbriel Ltd., Sevan Brasil Ltd., Sevan Developer Ltd., Sevan Driller Ltd., Sevan Drilling Limited, Sevan Drilling North America LLC, Sevan Drilling Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig II AS, Sevan Drilling Rig II Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig IX Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig V Pte Ltd., Sevan Louisiana Hungary Kft., and Sevan Marine Servicos de Perfuracao Ltda at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Solax Energia Altiplano SA de CV et al v. Ithuba Credit Corp. et al: Complaint

January 31, 2021 - Complaint alleging, inter alia, fraud in Solax Energia Altiplano SA de CV, of Mexico, and Solax Energy LLC v. Ithuba Credit Corporation, Ithuba Savings and Credit, of South Africa; Ithuba Investment Bank and Statutory Trust, Ithuba Business Advisory Services Inc., Ithuba Holdings Inc., ISCC Group of Companies, of South Africa; Jean Bilala, and Sefudi Paul Maleka, both described as citizens of South Africa, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. William Stack: Complaint

January 15, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. William Andrew Stack, described as a lawyer and "nominal chief executive officer, president, treasurer, secretary, and director of Preston Corp., a penny stock issuer that purported to provide royalty financing to gold mining operations" whose "control person" was William S. Marshall, a resident of Canada and Mexico, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

MexMar v. UP Offshore (Bahamas) Ltd.: Complaint

December 28, 2020 - Complaint alleging "a simple breach of contract action arising from the Defendant's defaults under a loan agreement" in Mantenimiento Express Maritomo S.A.P.I. de C.V., d.b.a. MexMar, of Mexico v. UP Offshore (Bahamas) Ltd., of the Bahamas, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Frederick Warren v. Seadrill Americas Inc.: Discovery Application

December 22, 2020 - Application by Frederick Warren to take discovery from Seadrill Americas Inc. for use in an arbitration that Frederick Warren and "26 other U.S. shareholders of Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a Mexican oil-service company, initiated in June 2018 under the North American Free Trade Agreement against the United Mexican States for destroying the value of their investment in Oro Negro in violation of its NAFTA obligation", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Mancera SC, et al: $1.6M Penalty & Bans

December 17, 2020 - Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a financial penalty of $1,589,926 on Mancera SC, described as "the Mexican member firm of Ernst & Young Global", and bans on accountants Alejandro Valdez Mendoza, CP and Angel Radames Corral Nieblas, CP, both citizens of Mexico, for regulatory breaches regarding Desarrolladora Homex, SAB de CV, which was described as a construction firm that "engaged in a massive fraudulent accounting scheme over at least a three-year period" and whose shares were listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange.

Blue Surf Ltd.: Restoration Application

December 04, 2020 - Originating Application in the matter of Blue Surf Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

LFP I SICAV SIF SA et al v. Alter Domus Management Company S.A.: Complaint

November 25, 2020 - Complaint in LFP I SICAV SIF S.A., of Luxembourg, and World Accord Limited, of Hong Kong v. Alter Domus Management Company S.A., of Luxembourg, at Luxembourg Commercial Court.

Eduardo Gonzalez v. Victor Sebastian-Mauricio et al: Discovery Application

November 11, 2020 - Application by Eduardo Gonzalez to take discovery from Victor Sebastian-Mauricio and Jaime Sebastian-Mauricio "for use in contemplated foreign proceedings" in Mexico "against Verfruco Mexico, Novafoods, Freshcourt, and FI Avocados, and against their directors and officers including the Sebastian-Mauricio Brothers" for suspected fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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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.