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China Medical Technologies Inc. et al v. KPMG: Discovery Application

Application by China Medical Technologies Inc. (in Liquidation), described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled "holding company of a group of companies incorporated in Hong Kong, Mainland China, the British Virgin Islands and Singapore", and CMED Technologies Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from KPMG LLP for use in legal prceddings in Hong Kong, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Aspect Properties Japan Godo Kaisha v. Jonathan Cheng et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons seeking "damages for conspiracy" in Aspect Properties Japan Godo Kaisha v. Jonathan Cheng, of Australia; Yicheng Chen, of Hong Kong; LC Capital Limited, of Hong Kong; Infinity Capital Group Limited, of the Cayman Islands; LC Capital Limited, of the Cayman Islands, and ICG I, of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
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SEC sues BitConnect for ‘$2B crypto fraud’

The U.S. SEC has sued individuals and companies based in California, India, and Hong Kong for allegedly perpetrating a $2 billion crypto fraud known as BitConnect.

Alpene Ltd. v. Elizabeth McCaul: Discovery Application

Application by Alpene Ltd., of Hong Kong, described as "the 100% indirect owner of a bank in the Republic of Malta", to take discovery from Elizabeth McCaul, described as a resident of New York, for use in legal proceedings in Malta in which Alpene claimed that "Malta engaged in a series of allegedly retaliatory acts against Alpene's investment, Pilatus Bank", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Cathay Capital Holdings III LP v. Osiris International Cayman Ltd.: Judgment

Judgment regarding "The legal principles to consider when a court is asked to proceed ex parte without notice to determine an application for Norwich Pharmacal disclosure orders" in connection with legal proceedings in China in Cathay Capital Holdings III, L.P. v. Osiris International Cayman Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Oak Trust et al v. Jichen Wu: Discovery Application

Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments, LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Jichen Wu, for use in "an anticipated proceeding" in England regarding "a multi-million dollar fraudulent Forex investment and trading scheme" involving Equiti Capital UK Limited, Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Hawksford Trust Company Jersey Ltd.: Public Statement

Public Statement by Jersey Financial Services Commission that it has "concluded" that Hawksford Trust Company Jersey Limited "breached certain principles" of the Financial Services (Trust Company Business (Assets - Customer Money)) (Jersey) Order 2000 and Code of Practice for Trust Company Business. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Jersey corporate register showed that Hawksford Trust Company Jersey Limited was incorporated in Jersey on August 8th, 1963 and, in its 2020 annual return, signed by director Darren Kelland, its sole shareholder was identified as Hawksford Group Holdings Limited, which was incorporated in Jersey on May 15th, 2017 and, in its 2020 annual return, its sole shareholder was identified as Hawksford Holdings Limited, which was incorporated in Jersey on August 12th, 2008 and, in its 2020 annual return, its shareholders were identified as Dunedin Buyout Fund II LP, a private equity fund in Scotland; Dunedin (SAPE) GP Nominees Limited, acting as nominee for Equity Harvest Fund LP, of Scotland; Michael Edmund Powell, Louis Philip Chetwynd Taylor, James Webster Howe, Boota Singh Kular, Stephen David John Spybey, all of Jersey; Jacqueline Anne Low, of Singapore; Matthew Andrew Wilkinson, Daniel Richard Hainsworth, Gerardus Jan Michel van Leeuwen, Stephen Spybey and Gerardus van Leeuwen, as Trustees of the Hawksford Holdings Limited EBTl Darren Thomas Kelland, all of Jersey; Stefano Passarello, of Hong Kong; Dario Acconci, of Singapore; Marta Giordano, of Hong Kong; Giacomo Stoppa, of Hong Kong; Peter Zhu, of China, and Aldford Street Nominees Limited, of England.

USA v. Shahrukh Razzak: Arrest

Arrest of Shahrukh Razzak regarding an indictment for fraud and money laundering alleging several defendants "exported nearly $100 million worth of Apple and Samsung products into the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong grey markets" that were obtained "through acts of robbery, fraud, or theft" in USA v. Shahrukh Razzak at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Victory Sky Holdings Ltd. v. ICG I: Stop Notice

Stop Notice by Victory Sky Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, regarding one share in ICG I owned by LC Capital Limited, filed at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Brian Kang et al v. Hybrid Trade Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging theft, misappropriation, and securities fraud regarding the raising of $50 million "from investors based around the world, including within the United States" from the sale of "digital tokens" that were "neither registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission nor qualified for any exemption from registration with the SEC, thereby depriving investors of the benefit of the disclosures required by the federal securities laws" in Brian Kang, Skyblock LLC, Mid-Wilshire Consulting LLC, Prasad Hurra, David Kim, Blue Rock Group, Artemio Verduzo, David Kwon, and Young Jae Kwon v. Hybrid Trade Limited, described as operating from addresses in Hong Kong, Malta, and Singapore; Asia Digital Asset Exchange, described as operating from an address in Cyprus; Allysian Sciences, Apolo Ohno, a former Olympic speed skating champion; Rod Jao, Eugenio Pugliese, and Henry Liu at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

FinCEN v. BitMEX et al: $100M Fine

Public Notice by FinCEN that it has imposed a fine of $100 million on HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong, and HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, d.b.a. BitMEX, described as "a convertible virtual currency derivatives exchange".

CFTC v. BitMEX et al: $100M Settlement

Consent Order imposing a civil penalty of $100 million against the operators of the BitMEX cryptocurrency trading platform in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, of Bermuda; ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc Limited, of Hong Kong, and HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

BitMEX agrees to pay $100M to settle US regulatory action

Companies in Bermuda, Hong Kong, the Seychelles, and USA have agreed to pay $100 million to settle a complaint by the CFTC alleging they operated an unregistered cryptocurrency trading platform known as BitMEX.

Oak Trust et al v. Mushegh Tovmasyan: Discovery Application

Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments, LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Mushegh Tovmasyan, described as a resident of Puerto Rico, for use in "an anticipated proceeding" in England against Equity Capital UK Limited regarding "a multi-million dollar fraudulent Forex trading and investment scheme", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

FourWorld Event Opportunities LP et al v. General Atlantic LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by FourWorld Event Opportunities LP and Genesis Emerging Markets Investment Company to take discovery from General Atlantic LLC, General Atlantic Service Company, L.P., GASF Interholdco Ltd., General Atlantic Partners (Bermuda) III, LP, General Atlantic Partners (Bermuda) IV LP, Inc., GAP Coinvestments CDA LP, GAP Coinvestments III LLC, GAP Coinvestments IV LLC, GAP Coinvestments V LLC, GAP (Bermuda) Ltd., General Atlantic GenPar (Bermuda) LP, General Atlantic Singapore Fund Pte. Ltd., General Atlantic Singapore 58 Pte. Ltd., and General Atlantic Singapore 58TP Pte. Ltd., Warburg Pincus LLC, Warburg Pincus China-Southeast Asia II (Cayman) LP, Warburg Pincus China-Southeast Asia II-E (Cayman) LP, WP China-Southeast Asia II Partners (Cayman) LP, Warburg Pincus China-Southeast Asia II Partners LP, Warburg Pincus (Callisto) Global Growth (Cayman) LP, Warburg Pincus (Europa) Global Growth (Cayman) LP, Warburg Pincus Global Growth-B (Cayman) LP, Warburg Pincus Global Growth-E (Cayman) LP, WP Global Growth Partners (Cayman) LP, Warburg Pincus Global Growth Partners (Cayman) LP, and Polarite Gem Holdings Group, Ltd. for use in "an appraisal proceeding filed in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands" at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Junhui Jiang v. BlueCity Holdings Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Junhui Jiang v. BlueCity Holdings Limited, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "operates a platform for the LGBTQ - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (or questioning) - community primarily under the BlueCity brand in China, India, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam"; Baoli Ma, Zhiyong (Ben) Li, Zhe Wei, Wei Ying, Colleen A. DeVries, AMTD Global Markets Limited, Loop Capital Markets LLC, Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited, Prime Number Capital LLC, R. F. Lafferty & Co. Inc., and Cogency Global Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Makhpal Karibzhanova v. Mubadala Fund et al: Discovery Application

Application by Makhpal Karibzhanova, described as "a citizen of Kazakhstan and is the former wife of a wealthy and politically-connected Kazakh businessman, Aidan Karibzhanov" whose "wealth is held in offshore structures and through nominee ownership around the world, making it necessary to gather evidence from a number of countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore, as well as Kazakhstan and a number of offshore jurisdictions", including the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, and Singapore, to take discovery from Mubadala Fund, Extell Developrnent, Edward Mermelstein, One and Only Realty, Eduard Ogai, Credit Suisse, American Express and others for use in legal proceedings in Kazakhstan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

John MacIndeor et al v. MVVWM Ltd.: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in John MacIndeor, Buenvenidos Ferrer, Christopher Hill, Clyde May, Harry Baker, Heinrych Pyper, James Mackie, Reinhardt Conradie, Robert Hubberstey, Ross Weir, Ruairidh Hamilton, and Vinko Spar v. MVVWM Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, described as "owners of the yacht M.Y. Pelorus", which research by OffshoreAlert indicated is a 377 ft. luxury yacht with nine guest cabins and two helicopter pads whose beneficial owner is Hong Kong businessman Samuel Tak Lee, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Kohli Pratyush v. Full Truck Alliance Co. Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Kohli Pratyush v. Full Truck Alliance Co. Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based "digital freight platform that connects shippers with truckers to facilitate shipments in the People's Republic of China"; Peter Hui Zhang, Simon Chong Cai, Colleen A. DeVries, Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, of Hong Kong; Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, of Hong Kong, and Cogency Global Inc., of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Jatin Chopra v. DiDi Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Jatin Chopra v. DiDi Global Inc., f.k.a. Xiaoju Kuaizhi Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "purports to be the world's largest mobility technology platform. Its four key components are: shared mobility, auto solutions, electronic mobility, and autonomous driving"; Will Wei Cheng, Alan Yue Zhuo, Jean Qing Liu, Stephen Jingshi Zhu, Zhiyi Chen, Martin Chi Ping Lau, Kentaro Matsui, Adrian Perica, Daniel Yong Zhang, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, JPMorgan Securities LLC, BoFA Securities Inc., Barclays Capital Inc., China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Guotai Junan Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., UBS Securities LLC, BOCI Asia Limited, BOCOM International Securities Limited, CCB International Capital Limited, CLSA Limited, CMB International Capital Limited, Futu Inc., ICBC International Securities Limited, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, and Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Estate of Yeung Wing Yan v. Golden Ball Holdings Ltd. et al: Originating Application

Originating Application in Osman Mohammed Arab and Wong Kwok Keung, as Trustees of the Estate of Yeung Wing Yan, a bankrupt in Hong Kong v. Golden Ball Holdings Limited, Sparkling Square Holdings Company Limited, Cervera Holdings Limited, Athena Power Limited, Newhaven Corporate Services (B.V.I.) Limited, Trident Trust Company (B.V.I.) Limited, and Vistra (BVI) Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Block Capital Group Ltd. v. Infinity Capital Group Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition in Block Capital Group Limited, a British Virgin Islands company based in Australia v. Infinity Capital Group Limited, described as a Cayman Islands company based in Hong Kong "website (infinitycapital.hk) states that Infinity is in the business of developing world-class luxury residences and has completed a number of projects in Singapore, Thailand and Japan", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

PLS, CPA et al: Penalties

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties on PLS, CPA, Chang G. Park, Joseph Yongyun Lee, and Juchi Lee, all accountants, for "improper professional conduct" involving, inter alia, Interactive Multi-Media Auction Corporation, described as "a British Virgin Islands corporation with its principal place of business in the United Kingdom" and "formerly headquartered in Hong Kong".

Rafaela Espinal v. DiDi Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Rafaela Espinal v. DiDi Global Inc., formerly Xiaoju Kuaizhi Inc., described as a Cayman Islands company based in China that "purports to be the world's largest mobility technology platform"; Will Wei Cheng, Alan Yue Zhuo, Jean Qing Liu, Stephen Jingshi Zhu, Zhiyi Chen, Martin Chi Ping Lau, Kentaro Matsui, Adrian Perica, Daniel Yong Zhang, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, JPMorgan Securities LLC, BoFA Securities Inc., Barclays Capital Inc., China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Guotai Junan Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., UBS Securities LLC, Bocci Asia Limited, BOCOM International Securities Limited, CCB International Capital Limited, CLSA Limited, CMB International Capital Limited, Futu Inc., ICBC International Securities Limited, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, and Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Cayman Islands General Registry showed that the directors of DiDi Global Inc. were identified as Adrian Perica, Zhiyi Chen, Wei Cheng, Chi Ping Martin Lau, Qing Liu, Matsui Kentaro, Yong Zhang, and Jingshi Zhu.

JenCap Helmet et al v. HQP Corporation Ltd.: Amended Winding Up Petition

Amended Winding Up Petition alleging fraud in JenCap Helmet, a Cayman Islands company; DCM Ventures China Fund (DCM VIII), L.P., DCM VIII, L.P., and DCM Affiliates Fund VIII, L.P., all of Menlo Park, California v. HQP Corporation Limited, described as "the principal entity of a group of companies founded in Shanghai, Mainland China by Alex Chen Xi", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Heng Cheong Pacific Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Cosimo Borrelli and Meade Malone, as the Foreign Representatives of Heng Cheong Pacific Limited, World-Wide Investment Services Limited, and New Century Properties Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah.

JenCap Helmet et al v. HQP Corporation Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition alleging fraud in JenCap Helmet, a Cayman Islands company; DCM Ventures China Fund (DCM VIII), L.P., DCM VIII, L.P., and DCM Affiliates Fund VIII, L.P., all of Menlo Park, California v. HQP Corporation Limited, described as "the principal entity of a group of companies founded in Shanghai, Mainland China by Alex Chen Xi", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Estate of Cheung Kwan v. Elite Way Holdings Inc. et al: Originating Application

Originating Application in Chow Wai Shing Daniel and Fok Hei Yu, as joint and several trustees of the Estate of Cheung Kwan (a bankrupt in Hong Kong) v. Elite Way Holdings Inc., Blooming Charm Co. Ltd., Internet Finance Investment Co. Ltd., Wealthy Capital Enterprises Inc., and Arias Fabrega & Fabrega Trust Co. BVI Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

TZG Capital Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Cosimo Borrelli and Philip Smith, of Cosimo Borrelli, as the Foreign Representatives of TZG Capital Limited (in Liquidation), described as "a holding company for investments in early-stage companies doing business in China", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tor Asia Credit Master Fund et al v. Guy Kwok-Hung Lam et al: Complaint

Complaint "to establish the validity and enforceability of Tor's claims, establish the validity of Tor's first priority liens on the Debtors' property, clear title over such property, and resolve related claims that Lam, a personal guarantor of the debts owed to Tor, has raised in pending state court litigation" in Tor Asia Credit Master Fund LP, described as "an investment fund registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority", and Andrew Oksner, of Texas v. Guy Kwok-Hung Lam, described as a resident of Hong Kong; CP Global, Inc., of the Cayman Islands; CP Assets Limited, of the Cayman Islands; PCII Holdings LLC, of Delaware; CP Holdings LLC, of Delaware; Pacrim U.S. LLC, of Delaware; Pacrim US (AL) LLC, of Alabama; CP 19 (AL) LLC, of Alabama; CPSL Property Holdings LLC, of Texas; CP Assisted Living 3, Inc., of Alabama; CP 1 (AL), Inc., CP 2 (AL), Inc., CP 4 (AL), Inc., CP 5 (AL), Inc., CP 6 (AL), Inc., CP 7 (AL), Inc., CP 8 (AL), Inc., CP 9 (AL) Inc., CP 12 (AL), Inc., CP 13 (AL), Inc., CP 14 (AL), Inc., CP 15 (AL), Inc., CP 17 (AL), LLC, CP 21 (AL), LLC, all of Alabama; CP 2 (TX) LLC, CP 3 (TX) LLC, CP 6 (TX) LLC, CP 7 (TX) LLC, CP 9 (TX) LLC, CP 11 (TX) LLC, CP 12 (TX) LLC, and CP 15 (TX) LLC, all of Texas, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Scanty Investment Company et al v. Lo Chi Keung Terry: Claim Form

Claim Form in Scanty Investment Company, of Liberia, and Good Regal Development Limited, of Hong Kong v. Lo Chi Keung Terry, Chan Chun Chung Wyman, Tso Wing Chun Bingo, Brilliant Functions Limited, Rickthorn Limited, First Prime Limited, Ace International (B.V.I.) Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.