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GSR Markets Ltd. et al v. FR8 Network Inc. et al: Complaint

January 16, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud involving an Initial Coin Offering in GSR Markets Ltd., of Hong Kong, described as "a global cryptocurrency market-maker", and Paul Rogers, of Singapore v. FR8 Network Inc., of Delaware; Maximalist Media LLC, d.b.a. Maximalist Ventures, of New York; Jonathan Fox, of New York, and Sloane Brakeville, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Thong Soon Seng v. Pharmally International Holding Company Ltd. et al: Claim Form

December 27, 2019 - Fixed Date Claim Form in Thong Soon Seng, of Singapore v. Pharmally International Holding Company Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Longterm Lista Limied, of the British Virgin Islands; Wang Mingliang, of China, and Huang Wenlie, of China, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Standard Chartered Bank sued for 'retaliating' against 'Iran money laundering whistleblowers'

December 24, 2019 - Two "whistleblowers" in India and England are suing the British, Dubai and New York operations of their former employer, Standard Chartered Bank, for allegedly retaliating against them for exposing "a highly sophisticated money laundering scheme on behalf of Iran".

Anshuman Chandra et al v. Standard Chartered Bank et al: Complaint

December 23, 2019 - Complaint alleging "unlawful retaliation" against alleged whistleblowers for exposing a "highly sophisticated money laundering scheme on behalf of Iran" in Anshuman Chandra, of India, and Julian M. Knight, of the United Kingdom v. Standard Chartered Bank, of England; Standard Chartered Bank, of Dubai, and Standard Chartered Bank, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

'Discovery application must be removed', writes lawyer for Singapore's Golden Root Investments

December 10, 2019 - 'Notice to Take Down' from Eugene Tan, of Singapore law firm RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, requesting the removal from OffshoreAlert's website of a copy of a discovery application that was filed by his client, Golden Root Investments Pte Ltd., at federal court in California.

LAM Global Management Ltd. I v. IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

December 04, 2019 - Winding Up Petition in LAM Global Management Ltd. I v. IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Changtel Solutions UK Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

November 12, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Nicholas Edward Reed and Julie Anne Palmer, as the Foreign Representatives of Changtel Solutions UK Limited and Ji-Chuen Jason Tsai, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Myntrade Offshore Inc. v. Pinnacle Summit Ltd.: Amended Claim Form

November 07, 2019 - Amended Claim Form in Myntrade Offshore Inc., of the Marshall Islands v. Pinnacle Summit Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

ITN Holdings Ltd. v. Dai Wei: Petition To Confirm Arbitral Award

November 04, 2019 - Petition to Confirm Arbitral Award and for Entry of Judgment in ITN Holdings Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. Dai Wei, a citizen of China, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG et al v. Broadcom Corp. et al: Discovery Application

November 01, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and BMW Bank GmbH to take discovery from Broadcom Corp., Broadcom Inc., Broadcom Technologies Inc., Avago Technologies Ltd., and Avago Tech for use in legal proceedings in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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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.