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Edwin Duijneveld v. USA: Petition to Quash IRS Summons

October 21, 2019 - Petition to Quash Summons directed to Bank of America on the grounds that it "will violate the attorney-client privilege under the law of Aruba" in Edwin Duijneveld, a "former attorney" in Aruba v. USA at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

MBW Investments II LLC v. Aloha Global Inc. et al: Complaint

October 11, 2019 - Complaint alleging fraud, conversion, and unjust enrichment in MBW Investments II LLC, of Delaware, and Andrew W. Weber, of Franklin, Tennessee v. Aloha Global Inc., of Nevada; European Investment Banking Group & Trust, described as "a Netherlands Trust, registered in the District of Columbia, and doing business in the United States"; Prestige Global Investment Group Inc., d.b.a. Prestige Venture Capital Fund, of Toronto, Canada; Andres F. Babero, of Las Vegas, Nevada; Judy P. Ramos, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Theodore C. Wilkes, of Toronto, Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Wansdown Properties Corporation NV: Chapter 11 Petition

October 08, 2019 - Chapter 11 Petition in Wansdown Properties Corporation N.V., of the Netherlands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

$1.4 Trillion class action against crypto exchange Bitfinex & cryptocurrency Tether for 'largest bubble in human history'

October 07, 2019 - A class action securities fraud complaint for damages that "likely surpasses $1.4 trillion" for creating "the largest bubble in human history" has been filed against cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and cryptocurrency Tether, with defendants from the BVI, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Panama, Switzerland, and the US.

David Leibowitz et al v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

October 06, 2019 - Class Action Complaint alleging cryptocurrency-based fraud, market manipulation, and RICO in David Leibowitz, of West Palm Beach, Florida; Benjamin Leibowitz, of New York, NY; Jason Leibowitz, of New York, NY; Aaron Leibowitz, of Westchester, NY, and Pinchas Goldshtein, of Miami, Florida v. iFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; BFXNA Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; BFXWW Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Operations Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, of Hong Kong; Tether International Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; DigFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; Philip G. Potter, a resident of New York; Giancarlo Devasini, a citizen of Italy; Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, a citizen of the Netherlands; Reginald Fowler, a citizen of the United States; Crypto Capital Corp., of Panama, and Global Trade Solutions AG, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Scandal-plagued Odebrecht Group applies for Chapter 15 recognition in New York

August 26, 2019 - Companies in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Brazil that belong to the insolvent conglomerate Odebrecht Group at the heart of a Brazilian bribery scandal have applied for Chapter 15 recognition at federal bankruptcy court in New York.

Odebrecht SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

August 26, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Marcelo Rossini, as the Foreign Representative of Odebrecht S.A., of Brazil; Odebrecht Finance Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Odebrecht Participações e Investimentos S.A., of Brazil, and ODB International Corporation, of the Bahamas, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Funds at AMRO Bank NV et al: Forfeiture Complaint

August 13, 2019 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding a criminal investigation into a classified advertising website known as Backpage in USA v. Funds at AMRO Bank NV and Plains Capital Bank associated with Ad Tech BV, Scheef & Stone, LLP, James Larkin, Michael Lacey, Scott Spear, and John Brunst at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

ConocoPhillips Gulf of Paria BV v. Corporación Venezolana del Petróleo, SA: Petition to Enforce Arbitration Award

August 05, 2019 - Petition to Confirm, Recognize, and Enforce Arbitration Award in the amount of $54.5 million  in ConocoPhillips Gulf of Paria B.V. v. Corporación Venezolana del Petróleo, S.A., of Venezuela, and Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., Venezuela's national oil company, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

syncreon Automotive (UK) Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

July 30, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Carine Van Landschoot, of the Netherlands, as the Foreign Representative of syncreon Automotive (UK) Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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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.