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Swiss intelligence firm Diligence Global seeks evidence in NY for 'Qatar World Cup surveillance' litigation

April 19, 2021 - Investigative firm Diligence Global Business Intelligence is seeking a declaration from a Swiss court that it did not act illegally when conducting surveillance on British firm Cornerstone Global Associates for an investigation into suspected corruption regarding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, it has emerged in a New York discovery application

Diligence Global Business Intelligence v. Michael Holtzman: Discovery Application

April 19, 2021 - Application by Diligence Global Business Intelligence SA, described as "a Swiss company located in Geneva that specializes in intelligence services and private investigations", to take discovery from Michael Holtzman, described as "the President/Managing Partner of SECNewGate, a public relations firm based in Washington, and the President of Bellwether Strategies, a public relations firm based in New York", for use in legal proceedings in England and Switzerland involving "DGBI’s investigation into allegations of corruption and money laundering in connection with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

City of St. Clair Shores Police and Fire Retirement System v. Credit Suisse Group AG et al: Class Action Complaint

April 16, 2021 - Class Action Complaint on behalf of "all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired Credit Suisse American Depositary Receipts between October 29, 2020 and March 31, 2021" alleging "materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's business metrics and financial prospects", particularly involving Greensill Capital and Archegos Capital Management, "exposing the Company to billions of dollars in losses" in City of St. Clair Shores Police and Fire Retirement System v. Credit Suisse Group AG, of Switzerland; Thomas Gottstein, Lara J. Warner, and David R. Mathers at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

DTEK Finance Plc: Chapter 15 Petition (2021)

April 16, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Johan Bastin, as the Foreign Representative of DTEK Finance Plc, of England, described as being part of a group that "operates the largest privately-owned energy business in Ukraine, as measured by metric tons of coal produced and net output of electricity", for use in legal proceedings in England, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Carlos Kepke: Criminal Indictment

April 15, 2021 - Criminal Indictment alleging tax fraud conspiracy involving accounts or companies in Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland in USA v. Carlos E. Kepke, who was described as "an attorney specializing in creating and maintaining foreign trusts and companies for his clients", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Does: Complaint

April 08, 2021 - Complaint alleging hackers "misappropriated from Plaintiff's computer systems and databases extremely sensitive and confidential personal data relating to certain former employees of Credit Suisse" in Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, of Delaware, described as "a U.S. subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group AG, a global wealth manager and investment bank with operations in over 50 countries and approximately 50,000 employees worldwide" v. Does at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co.: $9.7M Forfeiture Complaint

March 30, 2021 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding a "fraud conspiracy" involving U.S. taxpayers in USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Ecoprivate Business Ltd. et al v. KSL Capital Partners: Discovery Application

March 18, 2021 - Application by Ecoprivate Business Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Jean Sebastian Ferrer Funke, a citizen and resident of Switzerland, to take discovery from KSL Capital Partners for use in "(1) a contemplated criminal proceeding in Switzerland, which Applicants anticipate will be brought against Mr. Sonashah Shivdasani; and (2) an arbitration proceeding commenced by Ecoprivate against Bluebay Resorts (BVI) Limited" alleging fraud and "criminal mismanagement" involving "a complex web of associated individuals and corporate entities in offshore jurisdictions such as Thailand and the British Virgin Islands", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

American Home Energy Inc. et al v. AEC Yield Capital LLC et al: Complaint

March 12, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud in American Home Energy Inc., HomeEnergy Inc., EnergyInvest LLC, all Delaware companies based in Sonoma, California, and Thomas Enzendorfer, of California v. AEC Yield Capital LLC, of New York; AEC 51 Yield LLC, of New York; Swiss ALP Asset Management GmbH, described as a Liechtenstein company based in Switzerland, and Solid Income Limited, described as a Cayman Islands company based in Switzerland, 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.