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Enjoy SA: Chapter 15 Petition

June 12, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Chile by Rodrigo Larrain and Esteban Rigo-Righi, as the Foreign Representatives of Enjoy SA, described as "the parent of a holding company engaged in entertainment, restaurants, hotels, and gaming casinos", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Hapoalim BM et al: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

April 30, 2020 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding a scheme to launder the proceeds of bribery and corruption involving soccer's global governing body FIFA in USA v. Bank Hapoalim B.M., of Israel, and Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Jack Warner et al: Third Superseding Indictment

March 18, 2020 - Third Superseding Indictment adding four new defendants, including former executives of 21st Century Fox, Inc., of the United States, and Imagina Media Audiovisual SL, of Spain, alleging racketeering, money laundering, wire fraud, tax fraud, and unlawful procurement of naturalization regarding alleged bribery and corruption involving FIFA and other soccer organizations in USA v. Hugo Jinkis, a citizen of Argentina; Mariano Jinkis, a citizen of Argentina; Full Play Group SA, of Uruguay; Hernan Lopez, a citizen of the U.S. and Argentina; Carlos Martinez, a citizen of the U.S. and Mexico; Gerard Romy, a citizen of Spain; Ariel Alvarado, a citizen of Panama; Manuel Burga, a citizen of Peru; Luis Chiriboga, a citizen of Ecuador; Marco Polo Del Nero, a citizen of Brazil; Eduardo Deluca, a citizen of Argentina; Eugenio Figueredo, a citizen of the U.S. and Uruguay; José Luís Meiszner, a citizen of Argentina; Romer Osuna, a citizen of Bolivia; Ricardo Teixeira, a citizen of Brazil; Reynaldo Vasquez, a citizen of El Salvador, and Jack Warner, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago,  at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Coöperatieve Rabobank UA et al v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC et al: Discovery Application

February 14, 2020 - Application by Coöperatieve Rabobank UA, of Argentina; Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, of New York; ING Bank NV, of Brazil; the International Finance Corporation, of Washington, DC; Natixis, New York Branch, and Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden NV, of the Netherlands, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, of New York; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentina SA, of Spain; Banco do Brasil SA, of Brazil; Bank Leumi US, of New York; Bank of America, NA, of North Carolina; Barclays Bank PLC, of England; Citibank, NA, of New York; Deutsche Bank AG, of Germany; Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas, of New York; HSBC Bank USA, of New York; Itau Unibanco SA - New York Branch, of Brazil; JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, of New York; Mizuho Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MUFG Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MUFG Union Bank, NA, of New York; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, of Japan; The Bank of New York Mellon, of New York; UBS AG, of Switzerland; Wells Fargo Bank NY INTL, of New York, and Wells Fargo Bank, of California, for use in legal proceedings in Argentina regarding suspected "major international financial impropriety" involving Vicentin SAIC, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

LAM Global Management Ltd. I v. IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

December 04, 2019 - Winding Up Petition in LAM Global Management Ltd. I v. IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Novoriver SA v. Argentina: Complaint

October 23, 2019 - Complaint alleging debt default in Novoriver SA, of Uruguay v. Argentina at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Insight Securities Inc. v. Amicorp (BVI) Trustees Ltd.: Complaint

September 24, 2019 - Complaint alleging negligence and fraud regarding the Vanguardia Trust and the SBH Assets Trust, both of the Cayman Islands, in Insight Securities Inc., of Delaware v. Amicorp (BVI) Trustees Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Non-UCITS Fund Aktia Trade Finance v. IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

August 22, 2019 - Winding Up Petition in Non-UCITS Fund Aktia Trade Finance, of Finland v. IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Limited, of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Schahin Holdings SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

July 26, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Osana Mendonça, as the Foreign Representative of Schahin Holdings SA, Base Engenharia e Serviços de Petróleo e Gás SA, a.k.a. Schahin Engenharia SA; Schahin Empreendimentos Imobiliarios Ltda, Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros SA, Schahin Desenvolimento Imobiliários SA, Companhia Schahin de Ativos, MTS Participações SA, Satasch Participações Ltda, and Deep Black Drilling LLP, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. It is alleged in the petition that the Schahin Group was involved in a bribery scheme involving companies in several jurisdictions, including Austria, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Panama, Uruguay, and the USA.

Knijnik Participações SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

July 24, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Frederico Antonio Oliveria de Rezende, as the Foreign Representative of Knijnik Participações S.A., Knijnik Engenharia Ltda., Knijnik São Paulo Engenharia Integrada Ltda., Proplan Serviços e Projetos Ltda., and Gabinete Projetos de Engenharia e Arquitetura Ltda., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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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.