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Aleksej Gubarev et al v. Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd. et al: Approved Judgment (2020)

July 31, 2020 - Approved Judgment regarding alleged misconduct involving "the solicitors acting for the claimants, McDermott Will and Emery LLP and Ms Ziva Robertson, a partner in that firm" in Aleksej Gubarev and Webzilla Limited v. Orbis Business Intelligence Limited and Christopher Steele at the High Court, in London.

Calfrac Well Services Corp. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

July 13, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Ronald P. Mathison, as the Foreign Representative of Calfrac Well Services Corp., Calfrac Holdings LP;Calfrac (Canada) Inc., Calfrac Well Services Ltd., and 12178711 Canada Inc., which "provide specialized energy services to oil and natural gas producers in Canada, the United States, Russia and Argentina", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Petr Aven et al v. Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd.: Judgment

July 08, 2020 - Approved Judgment regarding "a claim for the correction of the record and other remedies" under the Data Protection Act 1998 "in relation to one component of the so-called 'Steele Dossier'" in Petr Aven, Mikhail Fridman, and German Khan, described as "three businessmen of Russian or Ukrainian origin" who are "among the ultimate beneficial owners of the Alfa Group Consortium" v. Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd. at the High Court of Justice, in England.

Rangecroft Ltd. v. Lenox International Holdings Ltd.: Judgment

July 06, 2020 - Judgment regarding an application for the appointment of a liquidator in Rangecroft Ltd. v. Lenox International Holdings Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Evison Holdings Ltd. v. BrokerCreditService Cyprus Ltd. et al: Discovery Application

June 30, 2020 - Application by Evison Holdings Limited, of Cyprus, to take discovery from BrokerCreditService Cyprus Ltd., of Cyprus, and BrokerCreditService Americas Inc., of New York, for use in "an English arbitration... and in Criminal Proceedings in Russia" involving allegations of fraud, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Lynwood Investments CY Ltd. v. Maxim Konovalov et al: Complaint

June 08, 2020 - Complaint alleging the defendants "brazenly stole an entire popular web server enterprise from their employer Rambler Internet Holding LLC in Russia" in Lynwood Investments CY Limited, of Russia v. Maxim Olegovich Konovalov, Igor Vladimirovich Sysoev, Andrey Alexeev, Maxim Alexandrovich Dounin, and Gleb Smirnoff, all of Russia; Angus James Bruce Robertson, of Miami Beach, Florida; NGINX Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; NGINX Software Inc., of Delaware; NGINX, Inc., of Delaware; BV NGINX, LLC, of Delaware; Runa Capital, Inc., of Delaware; eVenture Capital Partners II LLC, of Delaware, and F5 Networks, Inc., described as a Seattle-based company whose shares are listed on NASDAQ, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Vitalii Antonenko: Criminal Indictment

May 26, 2020 - Criminal Indictment regarding "a website that offered for sale the personally identifiable information of hundreds of millions of consumers throughout the United States and around the world" in USA v. Vitalii Antonenko, described as a citizen of Ukraine residing in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Grand Capital Asset Management Ltd. v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

May 22, 2020 - Application by Grand Capital Asset Management Ltd., of Bulgaria, to take discovery from Citibank N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG US, and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in a "contemplated proceeding against Gulf Technical Commercial Printing Press LLC before the Sharjah Court of First Instance, major circuit, in the United Arab Emirates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Aleksandr Kanyshev et al v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

May 19, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud involving a "cryptocurrency derivatives exchange platform" in Aleksandr Kanyshev, Nikita Luzhbin, and Miguel Villagra, all of Russia v. HDR Global Trading Limited, d.b.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles, and Arthur Hayes at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

Georgia: Garik Revazian et al

April 13, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Citibank NA, Equity Bank, and JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Georgia - for a criminal investigation into Garik Revazian and Oppenheimer Financial LLC for suspected fraud and money laundering involving corporate and individual alleged victims "in the United States, Latvia, United Kingdom, Russia, Poland, Estonia and Hong Kong".

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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.