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Privilege Wealth's US law firm withdraws due to administration's 'lack of funds'

August 19, 2019 - New Jersey law firm Cole Schotz has withdrawn from representing the United Kingdom-based administrators of Privilege Wealth Plc due to there being insufficient funds to pay legal fees.

MKM Longboat Multi-Strategy Fund Ltd.: Petition

August 16, 2019 - Petition in the matter of MKM Longboat Multi-Strategy Fund Limited (Dissolved) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Atlantic Carbon Group Plc: Chapter 15 Petition

August 14, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Alastair Beveridge, of the Netherlands, as the Foreign Representative of Atlantic Carbon Group Plc, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Grand Metropolitan (Cayman Islands) Ltd.: Petition

August 13, 2019 - Petition in the Matter of Grand Metropolitan (Cayman Islands) Limited, whose ultimate parent is Diageo Plc, of England and Wales, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Funds at AMRO Bank NV et al: Forfeiture Complaint

August 13, 2019 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding a criminal investigation into a classified advertising website known as Backpage in USA v. Funds at AMRO Bank NV and Plains Capital Bank associated with Ad Tech BV, Scheef & Stone, LLP, James Larkin, Michael Lacey, Scott Spear, and John Brunst at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Medcenter Holdings Inc.: Restoration Application

August 12, 2019 - Originating Application in the matter of Medcenter Holdings Inc. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

CFTC v. Yukom Communications Ltd. et al: Complaint

August 12, 2019 - Complaint for "an illegal and fraudulent 'binary options' trading scheme" involving companies in Anguilla, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Israel, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Yukom Communications Ltd., of Israel; Linkopia Mauritius Ltd., of Mauritius; Wirestech Limited, d.b.a. BigOption, of the Marshall Islands; WSB Investments Ltd., d.b.a. BinaryBrook, of Anguilla, Gibraltar, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom; Zolarex Ltd., d.b.a. BinaryOnline, of the Marshall Islands; Yakov Cohen, an Israeli residing in Israel and Mauritius; Yossi Herzog, of Israel; Lee Elbaz, of Israel, currently incarcerated in the USA, and Shalom Peretz, of Israel, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Palladian Partners LP et al v. Argentina et al: Complaint

August 09, 2019 - Claim Form and Particulars of Claim for €384 million in Palladian Partners LP, of the Cayman Islands; HBK Master Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands, and Hirsh Group LLC, of New York, NY v. The Republic of Argentina and The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee, at the High Court of Justice, in London, England.

Mayhem Crude Inc. v. Borrelli Walsh Pte Ltd. et al: Complaint

August 09, 2019 - Complaint in Admiralty in Mayhem Crude Inc., of the Marshall Islands v. Borrelli Walsh Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Cosimo Borrelli, described as a citizen of Australia and resident of Hong Kong; Jason Kardachi, described as a citizen of Australia and resident of Singapore, and Standard Chartered Bank, of England, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Alexander Jackson et al v. Reade Griffith et al: Notice of Removal

August 07, 2019 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint regarding an "Incentive Fee Reimbursement Plan" for "the many foreign nationals who manage the assets of Tetragon Fund, a multibillion dollar publicly traded entity incorporated in Guernsey", in Alexander E. Jackson, of Riverside, Connecticut; Jackson Descendants' 2002 Trust, and AEJ Holdco Ltd., of the Cayman Islands. individually and derivatively on behalf of Polygon Credit Holdings Limited, of the Cayman Islands, and Polygon Credit Management Holdings LP, of Delaware v. Reade E. Griffith, described as "a national of the United Kingdom and St. Kitts and Nevis"; Patrick G.G. Dear, a.k.a. Paddy Dear, of England; Greville Ward, described as "a United Kingdom national resident in Mauritius"; REG Holdco II Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Polygon Credit Holdings Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Tetragon Financial Management GP LLC, of Delaware; Tetragon Financial Management LP, of Delaware; Jeffrey Herlyn, of Connecticut; Michael Rosenberg, of New Jersey; David Wishnow, of New Jersey; Griffith Descrndants' 2002 Trust, and HRW Holdings LLC 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.