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Novartis AG: $112M Penalties

June 25, 2020 - Administrative Order imposing penalties against Novartis AG, described as a Switzerland-based "global provider of pharmaceutical and healthcare products", for "improper activities", including "improper payments", "forged contracts", and "false books and records", involving its subsidiaries and affiliates in Greece, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam, before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Robert Stone v. NPLH (NZ) Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

June 19, 2020 - Winding Up Petition in Robert Devon Stone v. NPLH (NZ) Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

TA Genco Ltd. et al v. Agritrade Resources Ltd.: Judgment

June 17, 2020 - Judgment appointing Provisional Liquidators in TA Genco Limited, TA Private Debt III Limited, and Golden Equator Capital Pte. Ltd., of Singapore v. Agritrade Resources Limited, a Bermuda company whose shares are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Rubicon Vantage International Pte Ltd. v. KrisEnergy (Gulf of Thailand) Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

June 12, 2020 - Winding Up Petition in Rubicon Vantage International Pte Limited, of Singapore v. KrisEnergy (Gulf of Thailand) Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company: Chapter 15 Petition

June 12, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Ireland by Søren Martin Overgaard, of Denmark, as the Foreign Representative of Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company, described as "the world's largest regional aircraft lessor and fifth largest commercial aircraft lessor on the basis of number of aircraft ... with offices in Denmark, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, and the United States", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

BMA LLC v. BitMEX et al: Application for Third Party Evidence

June 09, 2020 - Plaintiff's Ex Parte Application for Third Party Evidence Preservation Order on Twilio Inc., its subsidiary SendGrid Inc., and Intercom Inc. regarding a complaint alleging fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment involving "one of the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms in the world BitMEX" in BMA LLC, of Puerto Rico v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, described as a Seychelles-domiciled "holding company" with "more than a dozen affiliates around the world, including in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bermuda, and the United States"; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as being based in San Francisco, California; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong; Ben Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom based in Hong Kong; and Samuel Reed, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

BitClave PTE Ltd.: $29M Penalties

May 28, 2020 - Administrative Order imposing disgorgement, interest, and a civil penalty totaling $29.3 million against BitClave PTE Ltd., described as "an early-stage blockchain services company that operates through an entity in Singapore and maintains its principal place of operations in San Jose, California", for conducting an unregistered Initial Coin Offering, before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Bridge Global Absolute Return Fund SPC: Registration Cancellation

May 22, 2020 - Decision Notice by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority regarding the cancellation of the mutual fund registration of Bridge Global Absolute Return Fund SPC, whose directors are Samual Sze Goh and Nicholas William McDonald.

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.

La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Company Ltd. et al v. Zhang Lan et al : Notice of Motion to Confirm Order of Attachment

May 19, 2020 - Notice of Motion to Confirm Order of Attachment following an arbitration award of $142 million regarding allegations of fraud in La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Company Limited, and La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Group Holdings Limited, both of the Cayman Islands v. Zhang Lan, described in the motion as "a citizen and resident of China" and, in an exhibit, as "a citizen and resident of St. Kitts and Nevis"; Grand Lan Holdings Group (BVI) Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Qiao Jiang Lan Development Limited, f.k.a. South Beauty Development Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Metro Joy International LLC, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern 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.