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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 Vincentin 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.

Mundo Media Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

June 18, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of Mundo Media Ltd., 2538853 Ontario Ltd., M Zone Marketing Inc., and AppThis Holdings, Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Proema Automotiva SA et al v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

May 17, 2019 - Application by Fernando Celso de Aquinho Chad, as Judicial Administrator in Bankruptcy of Proema Automotiva SA, Bowden Industrial Ltda., and Interamna Patricipações SA, to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank Plc, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of Nova Scotia, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., UBS AG;Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank, Commerzbank AG, Bank of China USA – New York Branch, Safra National Bank of New York, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in bankruptcy proceedings in Brazil, where the debtors' beneficial owner, Paolo Paparoni, is suspected of fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hudson Solar Cayman LP v. Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. et al: Summary Judgment Motion

February 08, 2019 - Notice of Motion for Summary Judgment in Lieu of Complaint in Hudson Solar Cayman LP, of the Cayman Islands v. Sky Solar Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Sky Solar Power Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; and Sky International Enterprise Group Limited, of Hong Kong, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County 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.