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SEC v. ICOBox et al: Complaint

September 18, 2019 - Complaint alleging the "unregistered offering and unregistered broker activities of securities through so-called "token sales" or "initial coin offerings"" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. ICOBox, of the Cayman Islands, and Nikolay Evdokimov, of Beverly Hills, California, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

NY client sues offshore firms over failed Belvedere Management investments

August 30, 2019 - Thailand-based British financial adviser Paul Gambles and his MBMG Group, including firms in the BVI, Mauritius, Singapore, and Thailand, are being sued for $3.5M in Bermuda by a U.S. client whose cash was invested in funds managed by the Belvedere Management Group, whose fraudulent operations were exposed by OffshoreAlert in 2015.

ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd. v. Straits (Singapore) Pte Ltd.: Judgment

August 29, 2019 - Grounds of Decision in ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd., described as "a global brokerage and financial services business with headquarters in England and offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, Switzerland and the US" v. Straits (Singapore) Pte Ltd. at Singapore High Court.

FamilyMart China Holding Co. Ltd. v. Yin-Heng Wei et al: Writ of Summons

August 28, 2019 - Writ of Summons in FamilyMart China Holding Co. Ltd., of Japan v. Yin-Heng Wei, Shih-Chieh Wei, Ying-Chiao We, Ying-Chun Wei, Nexus (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp., Shanghai Nexus Information Technology Co., Ltd., Good Choice (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp., Good Choice (Hong Kong) Holding Co. Ltd., Shanghai Zhenhuixuan Electronic Commerce Ltd., and China CVS Cayman Islands Holding Corp. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Golden Root Investments Pte. Ltd. v. Trek Bicycle Corporation: Discovery Application

August 28, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Golden Root Investments Pte. Ltd., of Singapore v. Trek Bicycle Corporation, a.k.a. TrekUSA, for use in legal proceedings in Singapore, filed at the U. S. District Curt for the Central District of California.

USA v. Brian Booker: Superseding Indictment

August 22, 2019 - Superseding Indictment regarding an alleged failure to disclose foreign accounts in Panama, Singapore, and Switzerland, in USA v. Brian Nelson Booker, a former CPA, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Tay Shau Yin v. Lighthouse Liberty Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

August 12, 2019 - Winding Up Petition in Tay Shau Yin, of Singapore v. Lighthouse Liberty Ltd. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Mayhem Crude Inc. v. Borrelli Walsh Pte Ltd. et al: Complaint

August 09, 2019 - Complaint in Admiralty in Mayhem Crude Inc., of the Marshall Islands v. Borrelli Walsh Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Cosimo Borrelli, described as a citizen of Australia and resident of Hong Kong; Jason Kardachi, described as a citizen of Australia and resident of Singapore, and Standard Chartered Bank, of England, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd. v. Matthew Olivo et al: Discovery Application

August 06, 2019 - Application by ED&F Man Capital Markets Limited, of England, described as "the victim of a large fraud arising out of its purported purchase of nickel for trading purposes", to take discovery from Matthew Ryan Olivo and Ian McGuinn for legal proceedings in England against Come Harvest Holdings Limited, of Hong Kong; Mega Wealth International Trading Limited, of Hong Kong; Steven Kai Shing Kao, of California; Genesis Resources Inc., of California; Genesis Properties Holding LLC, of California; Genesis KingHwa LLC, of California; Transcendent Global Finance, Inc., of California; Transcendent (SG) Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Sampo International Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Straits (Singapore) Pte Ltd., of Singapore, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Thomas Doctoroff v. Crown Global Life Insurance Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

July 23, 2019 - Specially Endorsed Writ of Summons in Thomas Doctoroff, of New York, NY v. Crown Global Life Insurance Ltd., of Bermuda; Paul Gambles, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Thailand; MBMG Investment Advisory Company Ltd., of Thailand; MBMG Group Singapore Pte., of Singapore; MBMG International Custodians Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; MBMG Asset Management Limited, of Mauritius, and Garmor Asset Management Ltd., of Mauritius, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

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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.