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CLDN Cobelfret Pte Ltd. v. Triorient LLC: Petition To Confirm Arbitration Awards

November 25, 2020 - Petition to Confirm Arbitration Awards in CLDN Cobelfret Pte Ltd., of Singapore v. Triorient LLC, of Connecticut, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Rock International Investment Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

November 20, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Xing Guan, of China, as the Foreign Representative of Rock International Investment Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Cayman crypto exchange Binance sues Forbes for defamation

November 19, 2020 - Cayman Islands-domiciled cryptocurrency exchange Binance Holdings is suing U.S.-based news provider Forbes and two of its reporters for defamation over a recent article headlined "Leaked 'Tai Chi' Document Reveals Binance's Elaborate Scheme To Evade Bitcoin Regulators".

Evenstar Master Fund SPC v. Jing Cao et al: Discovery Application

November 18, 2020 - Application by Evenstar Master Fund SPC, for and on behalf of Evenstar Master Sub-Fund I Segregated Portfolio, and Evenstar Special Situations Limited to take discovery from Jing Cao, Research Center on Natural Conservation Inc., New York Military Academy, Wall Street Global Training Center Inc., and Best Work Holdings (New York) LLC for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Natixis v. M/V Torm Hardrada: Complaint

November 13, 2020 - Complaint alleging damages of $12.9 million in Natixis, of France v. M/V Torm Hardrada, described as "being owned by OCM Singapore Njord Holdings Hardrada Pte Ltd., and operated and/or managed by Torm A/S", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Omegra Shipping Pte Ltd. v. Xcoal Energy and Resources GmbH: Complaint

November 12, 2020 - Complaint in Omegra Shipping Pte Ltd., of Singapore v. Xcoal Energy and Resources GmbH, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte.: $122M Fine

October 23, 2020 - Joint Statement by Singapore's Attorney General, Police Force, and Monetary Authority that they have imposed a fine of $122 million on Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte. "for its role" in bond offerings by 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB.

USA v. Goldman Sachs (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.: Plea Agreement

October 22, 2020 - Plea Agreement regarding a conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB, in USA v. Goldman Sachs (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Goldman Sachs (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.: Criminal Information

October 22, 2020 - Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB, in USA v. Goldman Sachs (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

October 22, 2020 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding allegations of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving Malaysia Development Berhad in USA v. The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. at the U. 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.