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Portugal: PDR Solutions (US) LLC

February 06, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from P.D.R. Solutions (U.S.) LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into "an unknown suspect(s) for fraud offenses".

EXPOSED: Symtomax Group's fraudulent €12M Bond Offering

January 22, 2020 - A €12 million bond offering by British nationals Minette Coetzee, a.k.a. Minette Compson, and Paul Segal via their Symtomax Group for a purported medical cannabis production facility in Portugal is fraudulent, OffshoreAlert can reveal. The scheme involves entities and individuals in the BVI, Canada, Dubai, England, Gibraltar, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, and Switzerland.

Portugal: Grasshopper Group LLC

December 17, 2019 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Grasshopper, LLC, c/o LogMeIn, Inc. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into "unknown suspect(s)" for suspected fraud.

Aenergy SA v. General Electric Company: Discovery Application

November 22, 2019 - Application by Aenergy SA to take discovery from General Electric Company for use in legal proceedings in Angola, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

BVI operator of Bitfinex crypto exchange seeks discovery in 'hunt for missing $880M of client funds'

October 20, 2019 - The BVI operator of Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange, which was sued 12 days earlier for allegedly perpetrating a multi-billion dollar fraud, has applied to take discovery in California for a purported attempt to recover $880 million of client funds that its Swiss payments processor has allegedly failed to remit.

iFinex Inc. v. Citibank: Discovery Application

October 18, 2019 - Application by iFinex Inc., a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based company that operates the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange from Citibank NA for use in legal proceedings in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom regarding an attempt to recover $880 million, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

iFinex Inc. v. Rondell Monroe: Discovery Application

October 18, 2019 - Application by iFinex Inc., a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based company that operates the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange from Rondell Clyde Monroe, a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, for use in legal proceedings in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom regarding an attempt to recover $880 million, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Participações Morro Vermelho SA et al v. Banco do Brasil et al: Discovery Application

September 18, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Participações Morro Vermelho SA, of São Paulo, Brazil, and PMV International Inc., a British Virgin Islands company based in São Paulo, Brazil, to take discovery from Santander Private Banking International and Banco do Brasil Miami for use in legal proceedings in Brazil, the British Virgin Islands, and Portugal, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Participações Morro Vermelho SA et al v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

September 13, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Participações Morro Vermelho SA, of São Paulo, Brazil, and PMV International Inc., a British Virgin Islands company based in São Paulo, Brazil, to take discovery from Citibank, NA and Morgan Stanley for use in legal proceedings in Brazil, the British Virgin Islands, and Portugal, filed 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.

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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.