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DTEK Finance Plc: Chapter 15 Petition (2021)

April 16, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Johan Bastin, as the Foreign Representative of DTEK Finance Plc, of England, described as being part of a group that "operates the largest privately-owned energy business in Ukraine, as measured by metric tons of coal produced and net output of electricity", for use in legal proceedings in England, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Greensill Capital Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

March 25, 2021 - Chapter 11 Petition by Greensill Capital Inc., a Delaware-domiciled "financial services company" that "arranged factoring and reverse factoring programs for clients globally" and which is directly owned by Greensill Capital Management (UK) Limited, of the United Kingdom, and indirectly owned by Greensill Capital Pty Limited, of Australia, and is part of a group that includes companies in Australia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Germany, India, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Shamoon Rafiq: Complaint

March 12, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Shamoon Omer Rafiq, a.k.a. Omer Rafiq, a.k.a. Omar Rafiq, described as a citizen of the Netherlands who "until at least recently, resided in Singapore" and is "a recidivist securities fraudster", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

VoIP Guardian Partners I LLC v. British Telecommunications Plc et al: Complaint

March 10, 2021 - Complaint for damages of $34 million alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment in Timothy Yoo, Chapter 7 Trustee of VoIP Guardian Partners I LLC, described as "a telecom factor financier" v. Hilf Telecom BV, of the Netherlands; BT Nederland NV, of the Netherlands; British Telecommunications Plc, of the United Kingdom, and Ofer Hilf, of the Netherlands, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Stichtung Juridisch Eigendom de Veste Beleggingsfondsen v. Capstone Credit LLC et al: Complaint

March 10, 2021 - Complaint seeking damages of $39 million in Stichtung Juridisch Eigendom de Veste Beleggingsfondsen, a "foundation" domiciled in the Netherlands v. Capstone Credit LLC, Capstone Capital Group LLC, both "re engaged in the business of factoring their customers' invoices and making loan advances against their customers’'purchase orders as a means to provide cash flow that facilitates their customers' operations", and Joseph F. Ingrassia at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Accused fraudster applies to wind up Circumference Group parent, alleges 'misconduct'

March 10, 2021 - A year after Cayman Islands-based Circumference Group accused him of defrauding clients of his Luxembourg firm Coficom Trust, Nicholas Martin has applied to wind up Circumference's holding company, alleging it is involved in "misconduct".

Nicholas Martin v. Circumference Holdings Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

March 08, 2021 - Winding Up Petition in Nicholas James Martin, of Luxembourg v. Circumference Holdings Ltd., described as "a holding company and corporate parent for the Circumference Group, which is comprised of a number of holding and operating entities engaged in corporate, directorship, trust, fiduciary and accounting services primarily in the Cayman Islands, Luxembourg and The Netherlands", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

New York AG v. Bitfinex et al: Settlement Agreement

February 25, 2021 - Settlement Agreement between the New York State Attorney General and seven cryptocurrency firms, namely iFinex Inc., the operator of a cryptocurrency exchange known as Bitfinex; BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether International Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands, and Tether Limited, of Hong Kong. A copy of the agreement was attached to a letter filed by class action plaintiffs in a separate but related civil action alleging fraud.

Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Co. et al. v. Viatris Inc. et al: Complaint

February 15, 2021 - Complaint "to recover damages for losses Plaintiffs suffered in connection with their acquisition of Mylan securities between February 16, 2016 and May 24, 2019" in Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Co., Länsförsäkringar AB, both of Sweden; KBC Asset Management NV, of Belgium, and GIC Private Limited, described as a "sovereign wealth ... wholly by the Government of Singapore" v. Viatris Inc., described as being formed through a merger of Mylan NV, of the Netherlands, and Pfizer Inc.; Heather Bresch, Rajiv Malik, Kenneth S. Parks, Anthony Mauro, and James Nesta at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Circumference Holdings Ltd. et al v. Nicholas Martin: Claimants' Amended Reply

February 10, 2021 - Claimants' Amended Reply in Circumference Investments (Europe) Limited, of England; Circumference (Luxembourg) Sàrl, of Luxembourg, and Circumference Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Nicholas James Martin, of Luxembourg, at the High Court of Justice, England and Wales.

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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.