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Jerome Wilson-Chalkley v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

November 30, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud involving cryptocurrency in Jerome Wilson-Chalkley, of London, England v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, described as a Seychelles-domiciled "cryptocurrency/derivatives exchange"; ABS Global Trading Limited, of San Francisco, California, and Arthur Hayes at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

After indicted owner's 'exoneration', Malta's Pilatus Bank to sue European Central Bank for license revocation

November 30, 2020 - Following the recent collapse of criminal charges in New York against its beneficial owner, Ali Sadr Hasheminejad, Malta-based Pilatus Bank Plc intends to sue the Germany-based European Central Bank for damages for revoking its license.

Torgovy Dom KAToil OOO v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

November 27, 2020 - Application by Torgovy Dom KAToil OOO, described as a Russian company that is "a wholly owned subsidiary of C.A.T. oil AG, a publicly-traded Austrian company", to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Bank of New York Mellon, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank N.A., and The Clearing House Payments Company L.L.C. for use in "contemplated legal proceedings" in Russia against Victoria Sokolova for suspected fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Grupo Unidos por el Canal SA et al v. Autoridad del Canal de Panama: Petition to Vacate Arbitration Award

November 25, 2020 - Petition to Vacate Arbitration Award in Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A., of Panama; Sacyr S.A., of Spain; Webuild S.p.A., formerly Salini-Impregilo S.p.A., of Italy, and Jan De Nul N.V., of Belgium v. Autoridad del Canal de Panama, of Panama, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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.

USA v. Natalino D'Amato: Indictment

November 25, 2020 - Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering regarding Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, "the state-owned and state-controlled oil company of Venezuela" in USA v. Natalino D'Amato, described by the U.S. Department of Justice as a dual citizen of Venezuela and Italy who, inter alia, "owned and controlled a Nevis-based corporation called Kronos Enterprises Corp.", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Turkey: Wells Fargo Bank ($135,900 Fraud)

November 24, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Turkey - for use in a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud".

Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl v. GitHub, Inc.: Discovery Application

November 24, 2020 - Application by Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl, of Luxembourg, to take discovery from GitHub, Inc. "for use in an international arbitration brought by Mr. Ebrahim Al-Jassim against FDH (and two other respondents) pursuant to the arbitration rules of the Dubai International Finance Centre-London Court of International Arbitration", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

VXI Lux Holdco Sarl v. Bain Capital Private Equity LP: Petition to Issue Subpoena

November 24, 2020 - Petition for the Issuance of a Subpoena in VXI Lux Holdco Sarl, of Luxembourg v. Bain Capital Private Equity LP, formerly known as Bain Capital LLC, for use in legal proceedings in New York, filed at the Superior Court for New Castle County, Delaware.

VXI Lux Holdco Sarl v. Bain Capital Investors LLC: Petition to Issue Subpoena

November 24, 2020 - Petition for the Issuance of a Subpoena in VXI Lux Holdco Sarl, of Luxembourg v. Bain Capital Investors LLC for use in legal proceedings in New York, filed at the Superior Court for New Castle County, Delaware.

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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.