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Winston Wen-Young Wong v. Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.: Discovery Application

April 08, 2021 - Application by Winston Wen-Young Wong, of Taiwan, as administrator of the Estate of Yung-Ching Wang, to take discovery from Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. for use in legal proceedings in Bermuda involving "billions of dollars in assets" and styled as "Wen-Young Wong v. Grand View Private Trust Company Limited, et al", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Providence Financial Investments Inc. et al: Trustee's Renewed Motion for Substantive Consolidation

March 02, 2021 - Trustee's Renewed Ex-Parte Motion for Substantive Consolidation of Debtors Only in re: Providence Financial Investments Inc. and Providence Fixed Income Fund LLC at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Stream TV Networks Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

February 25, 2021 - Chapter 11 Petition by Stream TV Networks Inc., which "was founded in 2009 as a "new media" company to pursue new technologies that enhance user entertainment and communications experiences", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Creditors include those from Bermuda, Dubai, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, India, Ireland, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Italy, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

New York AG v. Bitfinex et al: Settlement Agreement

February 25, 2021 - Settlement Agreement between the New York State Attorney General and seven cryptocurrency firms, namely iFinex Inc., the operator of a cryptocurrency exchange known as Bitfinex; BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether International Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands, and Tether Limited, of Hong Kong. A copy of the agreement was attached to a letter filed by class action plaintiffs in a separate but related civil action alleging fraud.

Huang Cheng-Su v. Aevoe International Ltd.: Fixed Date Claim Form

February 24, 2021 - Fixed Date Claim Form in Huang Cheng-Su, of Taiwan v. Aevoe International Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Huy Vietnam Group Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

February 24, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Cosimo Borrelli and Mitchell Mansfield, as the Foreign Representatives of Huy Vietnam Group Limited (in Official Liquidation), whose Founder, Nhat Huy, "may have misappropriated approximately $59 million", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Regent Hospitality Worldwide Inc.: 'Share Reduction' Petition

January 26, 2021 - Petition in the matter of Regent Hospitality Worldwide Inc. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Test Rite Retailing Co., Ltd.: Petition

December 11, 2020 - Petition seeking Court approval for a reduction of share capital in the matter of Test Rite Retailing Co., Ltd. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Chin Hua Huang et al: Criminal Complaint

November 10, 2020 - Criminal Complaint accusing the defendants of "knowingly and willfully conspiring to cause goods that originated in the United States to be exported and shipped to Iran without a U.S. government license" in USA v. Chin Hua Huang, a.k.a. Jinee Huang, of Taiwan; DES International Co. Ltd., of Taiwan, and Soltech Industry Co. Ltd., of Brunei, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

SIC Holdings LLC v. Frank Yao: Discovery Application

October 01, 2020 - Application by SIC Holdings LLC, of Nevada, to take discovery from Frank Yao, described as "Operating Partner" of Bain Capital LP, for use in legal proceedings in New York alleging fraud brought by VXI Lux Holdco Sarl, of Luxembourg, against SIC Holdings LLC, Symbio Investment Corp., of the British Virgin Islands; Flanderit Holding AB, of Sweden; CapMan Equity VII A LP, CapMan Equity VII C LP, CapMan Equity Sweden KB, Maneq 2005 AB, all of Finland; Financial Technology Ventures II (Q) LP, Financial Technology Ventures II LP, both of Delaware; Actua Holdings Inc., formerly known as ICG Holdings Inc., of Delaware; Landtek Corporation, of the British Virgin Islands; Treasure High Holdings, of the British Virgin Islands; Waterton Resources Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; University Ventures Inc., of Taiwan; Randy Lee, of California; Ethos Technologies Holding Ltd., of Delaware; Joning Ta, South China (Jersey) Holdings Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Graham Bolton, of China; Michael Keating, of North Carolina; Jean Cholka, of Maine; James Reesing, of Ohio; Paul Machle, of California; Bo Huang, of China; Gagandeep Singh, John Wagster, of Tennessee; Big Bend XI Investments LP, of Texas; Anthony Massa, Deborah Baldini, of California; Susan Kirchhoff, Jacob Hsu, of California, and Qing Lu, of California, filed at the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.

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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.