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SEC v. Martin Silver: Complaint

April 13, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud involving Interntional Investment Group LLC in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Martin Silver, of Long Branch, New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ikana Holdings S. de R.L. et al v. Darby Overseas Investments td.: Discovery Application

April 05, 2021 - Application by Ikana Holdings S. de R.L., of Panama, and Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana-Macao S.A., of the Dominican Republic, to take discovery from Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd., of Delaware, for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands against Putney Capital Management Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Basic Energy (BVI) Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Snapper Investments Inc., of the Bahamas, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

HMM Co. Ltd. v. Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. et al: Discovery Application

March 30, 2021 - Ex Parte Application by HMM Co. Ltd., of South Korea, to take discovery from Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Chidori Ship Holding LLC, Jessica Ship Holding SA, of Panama, and NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, for use in legal proceedings in South Korea and a London Maritime Arbitrators Association tribunal in England involving "the collapse and subsequent loss overboard of approximately 1,816 on-deck containers aboard the container ship M/V ONE APUS", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Syracuse Mountains Corp. v. Venezuela: Complaint

March 29, 2021 - Complaint alleging defaults on bonds with "a stated principal amount" of $327 million in Syracuse Mountains Corporation, of Panama v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hapag-Lloyd AG v. M/V ONE APUS: Discovery Application

March 26, 2021 - Ex Parte Application by Hapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft, of Germany, to take discovery from the Master, Chief Officer, Officer of the Watch, Chief Engineer, and Second Engineer of M/V ONE APUS, a "Japanese-flagged containership" that "was en route from Yantian, China to Long Beach, California when something went wrong and the ship lost at least 843 containers overboard", for use in legal proceedings in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co.: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

March 11, 2021 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding an alleged conspiracy to help U.S. taxpayers commit tax evasion in USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co., a Swiss private bank, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co.: Criminal Information

March 11, 2021 - Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to help U.S. taxpayers commit tax evasion in USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co., a Swiss private bank, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Providence Financial Investments Inc. et al: Trustee's Renewed Motion for Substantive Consolidation

March 02, 2021 - Trustee's Renewed Ex-Parte Motion for Substantive Consolidation of Debtors Only in re: Providence Financial Investments Inc. and Providence Fixed Income Fund LLC at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Ikana Holdings S. de R.L. et al v. Cobaltum Partners, LLC: Discovery Application

February 26, 2021 - Application by Ikana Holdings S. de R.L., of Panama, and Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana-Macao, S.A., of the Dominican Republic, to take discovery from Cobaltum Partners, LLC for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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.

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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.