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Hapag-Lloyd AG v. M/V ONE APUS: Discovery Application (April 30, 2021)

April 30, 2021 - Ex Parte Application by Hapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft, of Germany, to take discovery from the Master of M/V ONE APUS, a "Japanese-flagged containership" that "was en route from Yantian, China to Long Beach, California when something went wrong and the ship lost at least 843 containers overboard", for use in legal proceedings in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Standard Chartered Trust (Guernsey) Ltd.: £140K Fine

April 23, 2021 - Public Notice by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it imposed a fine of £140,000 on Standard Chartered Trust (Guernsey) Limited for regulatory breaches.

Erin Murray v. AET Inc. Ltd. et al: Complaint

April 16, 2021 - Complaint in Erin F. Murray, as Executrix and Personal Representative of the Estate of Timothy M. Murray v. AET Inc. Ltd., of Bermuda, and MV Eagle Turin, described as a "Singapore flagged crude oil tank vessel", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Company et al v. Zhang Lan et al: Petition to Confirm Arbitral Awards (April 9, 2021)

April 09, 2021 - Petition to Confirm Arbitral Awards in Hong Kong and Singapore totaling $142 million 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 as a citizen and resident of China; Grand Lan Holding Group (BVI) Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Qiao Jiang Lan Development Limited, formerly 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.

HMM Co. Ltd. v. Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. et al: Discovery Application

March 30, 2021 - Ex Parte Application by HMM Co. Ltd., of South Korea, to take discovery from Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Chidori Ship Holding LLC, Jessica Ship Holding SA, of Panama, and NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, for use in legal proceedings in South Korea and a London Maritime Arbitrators Association tribunal in England involving "the collapse and subsequent loss overboard of approximately 1,816 on-deck containers aboard the container ship M/V ONE APUS", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Hapag-Lloyd AG v. M/V ONE APUS: Discovery Application (March 26, 2021)

March 26, 2021 - Ex Parte Application by Hapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft, of Germany, to take discovery from the Master, Chief Officer, Officer of the Watch, Chief Engineer, and Second Engineer of M/V ONE APUS, a "Japanese-flagged containership" that "was en route from Yantian, China to Long Beach, California when something went wrong and the ship lost at least 843 containers overboard", for use in legal proceedings in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Greensill Capital Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

March 25, 2021 - Chapter 11 Petition by Greensill Capital Inc., a Delaware-domiciled "financial services company" that "arranged factoring and reverse factoring programs for clients globally" and which is directly owned by Greensill Capital Management (UK) Limited, of the United Kingdom, and indirectly owned by Greensill Capital Pty Limited, of Australia, and is part of a group that includes companies in Australia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Germany, India, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Arthur Hayes: 'Surrender & Bail' Letter

March 16, 2021 - Letter on behalf of Arthur Hayes regarding his surrender and bail in USA v. Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the USA residing in Singapore, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, where he was indicted for alleged violations of the Bank Secrecy Act regarding a "cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform" known as BitMEX.

SEC v. Shamoon Rafiq: Complaint

March 12, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Shamoon Omer Rafiq, a.k.a. Omer Rafiq, a.k.a. Omar Rafiq, described as a citizen of the Netherlands who "until at least recently, resided in Singapore" and is "a recidivist securities fraudster", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sukhbaatar Batbold v. K2 Intelligence: Discovery Application

March 09, 2021 - Application by Sukhbaatar Batbold, described as "a former Prime Minister of Mongolia (from 2009-2012) and a current member of the Mongolian Great Khural (Parliament", to take discovery from K2 Intelligence, a.k.a. K2 Integrity, described as a "New York-based investigative firm", for use in "proceedings in Mongolia, the United Kingdom, the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Republic of Singapore, and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China" involving "allegations that Mr. Batbold engaged in official corruption and expropriated Mongolian government property through a network of his proxies", filed 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.