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Valery Remizov v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Restoration Application

March 08, 2021 - Fixed Date Claim Form regarding Jeneva Finance Corp. in Valery Remizov, of Russia v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Sutev AG: Public Warning

February 17, 2021 - Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that Sutev AG is suspected of "conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Swiss Commercial Registry showed that the sole director of Sutev AG is Diego Andre Tanner, of Zurich, Switzerland, while a former director is Alexey Babkin, a citizen of Russia.

Nikolay Falin v. Magnus Thorstenn: Discovery Application

February 15, 2021 - Ex Parte Application by Nikolay Anatolyevich Falin, described as "a Russian businessperson and the owner of the Maximum Group, a group of Russian companies engaged in the transportation of oversized and industrial cargo", to take discovery from Magnus Gylfi Thorstenn, described as a lawyer in New York, for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands involving allegations of fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

PJSC National Bank Trust v. Natalia Pirogova et al: Complaint

February 03, 2021 - Complaint "to undo the fraudulent conveyances" in PJSC National Bank Trust, of Russia v. Natalia Pirogova, of Russia; NMP-Group LLC, Madison 33 Owner LLC, Luiza Dubrovsky, 172 Madison NP Holding LLC, 172 Madison NP Member LLC, Madison 33 Partners LLC, FGP 1 LLC, Serhii Yefimtsev, M Investment Capital LLC, Mark Shvartsburd, and Alexander Forkosh at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

VTB Bank PJSC v. Mikhail Babel: $43M Judgment

January 20, 2021 - Judgment for $43 million in VTB Bank PJSC, of Russia v. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Babel, a.k.a. Michael Babel, described as a citizen of Russia, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Kings.

Nicholas Petruzzi v. Qiwi Plc et al: Class Action Complaint

January 04, 2021 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Nicholas Petruzzi v. Qiwi Plc, described as a Cyprus company that "purports to operate electronic online payment systems primarily in Russia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, and internationally" in Boris Kim, Sergey Solonin, Alexander Karavaev, and Varvara Kiseleva at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Aleksei Korotaev: Disqualification

December 30, 2020 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has disqualified Aleksei Korotaev, a citizen of Russia, who was described as "the director and ultimate beneficial owner" of Private Kapital Partners Asset Management (Mauritius) Limited, for regulatory breaches.

Ravil Sayfulin v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Restoration Application

December 29, 2020 - Fixed Date Claim Form regarding GV Global Ltd. in Ravil Sayfulin, of Russia v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Rasel Ltd. et al v. Michael Gauss: Bankruptcy Petition

December 22, 2020 - Involuntary Chapter 7 Petition by alleged creditors with claims totaling $9.4 million in Rasel Ltd., of Beverly Hills, CA; Consul Group RE 2021, S.R.L., of Costa Rica; NEEW TNG, formerly known as RSW Investment Group, Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; SWIG America Consulting LLC, of Lanham, MD; Arteam Consult, Ltd., of Lanham, MD; Genius of Wealth, LLC, of London, England, and SWIG International Ltd., of London, England v. Michael I. Gauss, a.k.a. Mikhail Gauss, a.k.a. Michael I. Syroejine, a.k.a. Mikhail Gass, a.k.a. Michael Ivan Syroejine, a.k.a. Mikhail Syrojeschin, a.k.a. Mikhail Syroetine, a.k.a. Michael Fuss, a.k.a. Michael Guss, a.k.a. Mikhail Syroejin, a.k.a. Michael Syrojeschin, of Santa Barbara, CA, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Petition for the Central District of California.

Dale Ochakoff v. Qiwi Plc et al: Class Action Complaint

December 11, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Dale H. Ochakoff v. Qiwi Plc, described as a Cyprus company that "purports to operate electronic online payment systems primarily in the Russia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, and internationally"; Boris Kim, Sergey Solonin, Alexander Karavaev, and Varvara Kiseleva at the . S. District Court for the Eastern District of 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.