China

China Financial Services Holdings Ltd. v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application (‘Hong Kong Proceedings’)

Application by China Financial Services Holdings Ltd., of Hong Kong, to take discovery from Citibank N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Well Fargo Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Bank of China, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank US, and Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, for use in legal proceedings in Hong Kong against Luo Rui and Guan Zueling, a.k.a. Guan Xue Ling, alleging fraud that caused losses totaling RMB1.37 billion ($198 million), filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sailed Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd. v. Amazon.com Inc. et al: Discovery Application (China Proceedings)

Application by Sailed Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd. to take discovery from Amazon.com Inc. and Amazon.com Services LLC for use in legal proceedings "in the Nanjing Intellectual Property Court" in China "alleging that Amazon Echo series products, Fire series products, and Fire tablets infringe one or more Sailed patents", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
RiotX investment scam

U.S. seeks forfeiture of crypto from ‘$2M Asian ‘Pig Butchering’ RiotX scam’

The U.S. has filed a forfeiture complaint against crypto that allegedly came from a $2 million investment fraud committed by three citizens or residents of Hong Kong, Myanmar, and Singapore - Wing San Tse, Zin Ko Oo, and Shen Chee Kok - against a financial advisor in California and his family via an allegedly fraudulent investment platform called RiotX using an "emerging fraud" technique known as "Pig Butchering".

USA v. 503,349.86 Tether et al: Forfeiture Complaint (‘$2M RiotX Crypto Investment Fraud’)

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "the theft of more than $2 million in cryptocurrency by Zin Ko Oo [a 30-year-old citizen of Myanmar], Wing San Tse [a 33-year-old resident of Hong Kong], Shen Chee Kok [a 34-year-old citizen of Singapore], and potentially others through a wire fraud scheme affecting multiple victims" in USA v. Approximately 503,349.86 Tether, 1,379,999 Cardano, and 163,118 Binance USD formerly held in accounts at cryptocurrency exchange Binance at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

BFAM Asian Opportunities Master Fund LP v. Hong Seng Ltd. et al: Complaint ($63M)

Complaint for $63 million alleging breach of contract in BFAM Asian Opportunities Master Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands v. Hong Seng Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Hong Yang Group Company Limited, of Hong Kong, and Redsun Properties Group (Holdings) Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the Supreme Court of New York, County of New York.

China VAST Industrial Urban Development Company Ltd.: ‘Scheme of Arrangement’ Petition

Petition for the Court's sanction of a Scheme of Arrangement in the matter of China VAST Industrial Urban Development Company Limited, based in Hong Kong, described as being "principally engaged in the business of (a) planning, development and operation of large-scale industrial towns, (b) property development, and (c) property leasing" in China, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

NIO Inc.: Directors

Director Details for NIO Inc., obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on August 26th, 2022.

Ryan McCormack v. Dingdong (Cayman) Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Ryan McCormack v. Dingdong (Cayman) Ltd., Changlin Liang, Le Yu, Yi Ding, Eric Chi Zhang, Weili Hong, Philip Wai Lap Leung, Colleen A. DeVries, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, BofA Securities Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Mission Capital Management Limited, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Futu Inc., Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited, and Cogency Global Inc. at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Teddy Saye v. NIO Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Teddy J. Saye v. NIO Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "designs, develops, manufactures, and sells smart electric vehicles"; Bin Li, and Wei Feng at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Adeel Ashraf v. MINISO Group Holding Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Adeel Ashraf v. MINISO Group Holding Limited, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "purports to be a fast-growing global value retailer which serves consumers primarily through its large network of MINISO stores"; Guofe Ye, Saiyin Zhang, Minxin Li, Donald J. Puglisi, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, BofA Securities Inc., and Puglisi & Associates at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

MW Gestion v. 1Globe Capital LLC et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud regarding a "battle for control" of Sinovac Biotech Ltd., described as "Sinovac, a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of vaccines", in MW Gestion, described as "an institutional asset manager based in France" v. 1Globe Capital LLC, of Delaware; Jiaqiang Li, described as a citizen of China residing in Boston, MA; Chiang Li Family, Jeff Li, and Linda Li at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Sun Yongjian v. BSREP IV China Blossom DD Ltd. et al: Claim Form

Claim Form in Sun Yongjian, of China v. BSREP IV China Blossom DD Limited, of Bermuda; Cosimo Borrelli, of Hong Kong; Tai Shaw Hoong, of Hong Kong, and Kent McParland, of the British Virgin Islands, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Portugal: Wells Fargo Bank (‘Malicious Software Fraud’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into an "unknown subject" for suspected fraud.

E-House (China) Enterprise Holdings Ltd.: ‘Scheme of Arrangement’ Petition

Petition for the Court's sanction of a Scheme of Arrangement in the matter of E-House (China) Enterprise Holdings Limited, described as "the ultimate holding company of a group of more than 300 companies that primarily carries on the business of real estate agency services, real estate data and consulting services and real estate brokerage network services in the People's Republic of China", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Changpeng Zhao v. Bloomberg LP et al: Discovery Application (Hong Kong Defamation Lawsuit)

Application by Changpeng Zhao to take discovery from Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Inc. for use in a defamation complaint in Hong Kong against Modern Media Company Limited, of Hong Kong, regarding an article that allegedly "contained false, malicious and defamatory statements about Zhao and his company, Binance Holdings Limited", a cryptocurrency exchange operator that is domiciled in the Cayman Islands, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Xiongjian Chen v. Peter Wang et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging breach of contract and fraud in Xiongjian Chen, of Shanghai, China v. Peter Zuguang Wang, Cenntro Automotive Group Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Cenntro Enterprise Limited, of Hong Kong, and Cenntro Electric Group Limited, f.k.a. Naked Brand Group Limited, of Australia, at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

FourWorld Event Opportunities LP et al v. Fenwick & West LLP et al: Discovery Application (Cayman Islands Proceedings)

Application by FourWorld Event Opportunities LP, of New york, and Genesis Emerging Markets Investment Company, of Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, to take discovery from Fenwick & West LLP and Morrow Sodali International LLC for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands regarding "the fair value of the shares of the company 58.com", described as "China’s largest online classifieds business", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

405 ACM Ltd. et al v. 51job Inc.: ‘Fair Value’ Petition

Petition to determine the fair value of shares in 51job Inc., described as "a leading provider of integrated human resource services in The People's Republic of China" in 405 ACM Ltd., 405 ACM Global Opportunities Fund, Alpine Partners (BVI) L.P., Athos Asia Event Driven Master Fund, BMSF Sub LP, Boothbay Absolute Return Strategies LP, Boothbay Diversified Alpha Master Fund LP, Church Murray Fund LLC, Corbin ERISA Opportunity Fund Ltd., FMAP AGL Limited, FourWorld Event Opportunities LP, FourWorld Special Opportunities Fund LLC, FourWorld Global Opportunities Fund Ltd., FourWorld Global Strategic Opportunities Fund I LLC, FW Deep Value Opportunities Fund I LLC, Integrated Core Strategies (US) LLC, KL Special Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., Palliser Capital Master Fund Ltd., Pinehurst Partners L.P., Quadre Investments L.P., and QVT Family Office Fund LP at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

51job Inc.: ‘Fair Value’ Petition

Petition to determine the fair value of shares held by "dissenting shareholders" in the Cayman Islands, England, and the USA, in the matter of 51job Inc., described as "a leading provider of integrated human resource services in the People's Republic of China", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

The Family (Global Godfathers) SPC v. Oussama Ammar et al: Contempt Order

Contempt Order imposing fines totaling CI$150,000 on the Respondents in The Family (Global Godfathers) SPC, on its own behalf and on behalf of The Family (Freya) SP and The Family (Odin) SP v. Oussama Ammar, of Paris, France; Fabuleo Limited, of Hong Kong, and Aletheis, The First Limited, of Hong Kong, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Blue Ocean Structure Investment Company Ltd. v. Simrit Pamar: Discovery Application (Cayman Islands Proceedings)

Application by Blue Ocean Structure Investment Company Ltd. to take discovery from Simrit Pamar, ROCELO LLC, and Cellenkos Inc. for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands involving Global Cord Blood Corporation, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based, New York Stock Exchange-listed company whose "main business is the storage of umbilical cord blood stem cells, principally in the People’s Republic of China", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Juan Chen v. Missfresh Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Juan Chen v. Missfresh Limited, described as a Cayman Islands company based in China; Zheng Xu, of China; Jun Wang, of China; Yuan Sun, of China; Zhaohui Li, of China; Colleen A. DeVries, JPMorgan Securities LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, Haitong International Securities Company Limited, CMB International Capital Limited, AMTD Global Markets Limited, ICBC International Securities Limited, Needham & Company LLC, China Merchants Securities (HK) Co. Limited, ABCI Securities Company Limited, GF Securities (Hong Kong) Brokerage Limited, Futu Inc., Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited, and Cogency Global Inc. at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

BFAM Asian Opportunities Master Fund LP v. China Huiyuan Juice Group Ltd. et al: Judgment ($114M)

Judgment for $114 million in BFAM Asian Opportunities Master Fund LP, of Hong Kong v. China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited, described as a Cayman Islands company based in China; Huiyuan Beijing Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Huiyuan Shanghai Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; China Huiyuan Industry Holding Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and China Huiyuan Industry Limited, of Hong Kong, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Kassem Dakhlallah et al v. Refinable et al: Complaint (‘FINE Token Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging fraud involving the 'FINE Token' cryptocurrency in Kassem M. Dakhlallah, Tarik Turfe, and Abedellatif Aoun v. Nicholas Chan, described as a resident of Hong Kong; Maxim Geerinck, described as a resident of Belgium; Jonas Snellinckx, described as a resident of Belgium; Nicholas Au, described as a resident of Hong Kong; Albert Chan, described as a resident of Hong Kong; Benjamin Tse, described as a resident of Pasadena, California; Michael Gu, described as a resident of Hong Kong; Elvin Cheung, described as a resident of Hong Kong, and Refinable, described as being domiciled in Hong Kong, at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Guang Huang v. Jingjing Zhou et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Fund Fraud’)

Complaint alleging fraud in Guang Huang, a resident of Hong Kong, individually, and derivatively on behalf of BBShares Capital Management Limited, a Cayman Islands-domiciled "crypto asset management firm" v. Jingjing Zhou and Hongtao Jason Qiao at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Westchester.

Nick Patterson v. Terraform Labs Pte. Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging cryptocurrency fraud in Nick Patterson v. TerraForm Labs Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Jump Crypto, Jump Trading LLC, Republic Capital, Republic Maximal LLC, Tribe Capital, DeFinance Capital/Definance Technologies Oy, GSR Markets Limited, of Hong Kong; Three Arrows Capital Ptd Ltd., of Singapore; Nicholas Platias and Do Kwon, of South Korea, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.