China

SEC v. Simon Thurlow et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Simon Piers Thurlow, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in New York; Roger Leon Fidler, Richard Oravec, Bradley Fidler, Bryce Emory Boucher, Joseph D. Jordan, and Western Bankers Capital Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ryan Cox v. Binance et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Ryan Cox v. CoinMarketCap OpCo LLC, described as Delaware company that operates "a coin ranking site"; Binance Capital Management Co. Ltd., d.b.a. Binance and Binance.com, described as the operator of "a cryptocurrency exchange"; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance.us; Changpeng Zhao, apparently a citizen of Canada and China; Catherine Coley, Yi He, and Ted Lin at the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

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.

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.

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.

SEC v. Frederick Sharp et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a sophisticated, multiyear, multi-national attack on the United States financial markets and retail United States investors by foreign and domestic actors" in which the defendants "schemed to sell fraudulently hundreds of millions of dollars in stocks in the United States markets" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Frederick L. Sharp, described as a citizen of the United States; Zhiying Yvonne Gasarch, a.k.a. Zhiying Chen, described as a dual citizen of Canada and China; Courtney Kelln, Mike K. Veldhuis, described as a citizen of the Netherlands; Paul Sexton, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom; Jackson T. Friesen, Graham R. Taylor, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom, all residents of British Columbia, Canada; William T. Kaitz, of Maryland, and Avtar S. Dhillon, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Long Beach, California, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Frederick Sharp et al: Asset Freeze Motion

SEC's Ex Parte Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Frederick L. Sharp, described in the complaint as a citizen of the United States; Zhiying Yvonne Gasarch, a.k.a. Zhiying Chen, described as a dual citizen of Canada and China; Courtney Kelln, Mike K. Veldhuis, described as a citizen of the Netherlands; Paul Sexton, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom; Jackson T. Friesen, Graham R. Taylor, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom, all residents of British Columbia, Canada; William T. Kaitz, of Maryland, and Avtar S. Dhillon, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Long Beach, California, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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.

Pedro Balderas v. 360 DigiTech Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Pedro Balderas v. 360 DigiTech Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "operates a digital consumer finance platform under the 360 Jietiao brand in the People's Republic of China" in Haisheng Wu, Jiang Wu, and Zuoli Xu at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Nokia Technologies Oy v. Qualcomm Inc.: Discovery Application (Germany & UK)

Application by Nokia Technologies Oy, of Finland, to take discovery from Qualcomm Inc. "for use in patent infringement suits against Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd. and various subsidiaries and affiliates thereof, including OnePlus Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd." in Germany and the United Kingdom, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Nokia Technologies Oy v. Qualcomm Inc.: Discovery Application (Germany & India)

Application by Nokia Technologies Oy, of Finland, to take discovery from Qualcomm Inc. "for use in patent infringement suits against Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd. and various subsidiaries and affiliates thereof, including OnePlus Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd." in Germany and India, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

DiDi Global Inc.: Directors

Director Details for DiDi Global Inc., obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on July 7th, 2021.

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.

Bonnie Franklin v. DiDi Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Bonnie L. Franklin v. DiDi Global Inc., described as a Cayman Islands company that "is often called 'the Uber of China' and "purports to be a mobility technology platform, providing ride hailing and other services in the People's Republic of China, Brazil, Mexico, and internationally"; Will Wei Cheng, Jean Qing Liu, Stephen Jingshi Zhu, Alan Yue Zhuo, Colleen A. DeVries, Cogency Global Inc., Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, and JPMorgan Securities LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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.

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.

Alpine Partners (BVI) LP et al v. Duff & Phelps et al: Discovery Application

Application by Alpine Partners (BVI) LP, of the British Virgin Islands; FourWorld Special Opportunities Fund LLC, of Delaware, and QVT Family Office Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Duff & Phelps LLC, Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC, and BofA Securities, Inc. for use in "an appraisal proceeding pending in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands" involving the "fair value" of shares in Bitauto Holdings Limited, described as "a provider of internet content and marketing services and transaction services for China's automotive industry", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Yili Qiu v. Tarena International Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Yili Qiu v. Tarena International, Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "purports to provide professional education services including professional information technology training courses and non-IT training courses" and whose securities are listed on NASDAQ; Shaoyun Han, and Yuduo Yang at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Alex Garnett v. RLX Technology Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Alex Garnett v. RLX Technology Inc., which "manufactures and sells vaping products in China" and and whose securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Ying Kate Wang, Long David Jiang, Yilong Wen, Yueduo Rachel Zhang, Colleen A. DeVries, Cogency Global Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., and China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, based in China, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Truevo Payments Ltd.: €443K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €443,670 on Truevo Payments Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that Truevo Payments Limited was incorporated in Malta on November 20th, 2013, its directors are Martin Azzopardi, Frank Xavier Caruana, Ivan Fsadni, and John Pollacco, all of Malta, and its shareholders are William Liu, of China, and Truevo Holdings Ltd., which was incorporated in Malta on July 27th, 2015, whose directors are John Pollacco and David Liu, of Malta, and whose shareholders are John Pollacco and Dalamear Investments Ltd., which was incorporated in the Isle of Man on June 12th, 2008, and whose directors are Sovereign Managers Limited and Sovereign Directors Ltd., both of the Isle of Man, represented by John Philip Dentith.

Kumtor Gold Company CJSC et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Kumtor Gold Company CJSC and Kumtor Operating Company CSJC, both of the Kyrgyz Republic and owned by Centerra Gold Inc., of Toronto, Canada, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Creditors include companies in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, England, Finland, Gibraltar, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Netherlands, Russia, Scotland, and Switzerland.

Hydro Energy Holdings BV v. Zhaoheng (BVI) Ltd.: Liquidation Application

Originating Application alleging fraud by Guosheng Xu, "founder of the Zhaoheng Group", which is "involved in the energy business, owning and controlling a number of hydroelectric power plants across the People's Republic of China", in Hydro Energy Holdings B.V., described as a Netherlands-domiciled "corporate vehicle used by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners" v. Zhaoheng (BVI) Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Wilhelmus Johannes van Opzeeland et al v. Cannafornia Holdings Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging a cannabis-based investment fraud in Wilhelmus Johannes van Opzeeland, a citizen of the Netherlands residing in Singapore; Qi Guan, a citizen of China residing in England, and Mindaugas Montvilas, a citizen and resident of Lithuania v. Cannafornia Holdings Inc. and Paul King at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Sina Corporation: ‘Fair Value’ Petition

Petition to determine "the fair value of the Dissenters' Shares" in the matter of Sina Corporation, described as "an online media business in the People's Republic of China", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Sun Cheong Creative Development Holdings Ltd.: ‘Scheme of Arrangement’ Petition

Petition for the Court's sanction of a Scheme of Arrangement in the matter of Sun Cheong Creative Development Holdings Limited, described a Hong Kong-based company that "is principally engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and selling of plastic household products" and whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Fei Jing et al v. Yan Sun: Complaint

Complaint alleging "an illegal, unregistered and unlicensed Bitcoin trading operation" in Fei Jing, of Canada; Luosu Li, of China; Jinyu He, of California; Duanyang Wang, of China; Tian Lan, of Washington, and Chuyao Feng, of Georgia, USA v. Yan Sun, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Transform Holdco LLC v. Zurich American Insurance Company et al: Petition

Petition for Declaratory Judgment in Transform Holdco LLC v. Zurich American Insurance Company, ACE American Insurance Company, Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd., of Bermuda; Lloyd's Syndicate No. 318 MSP, of England; Westport Insurance Corporation, Lloyd's Syndicate No. 1414, of England; Tokio Marine America Insurance Company, Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company, Sompo International Holdings, Ltd., of Bermuda; American International Group UK Limited, of England; Neon Syndicate 2468, of Bermuda; Hamilton Re, Ltd., of Bermuda; Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company, Canopius Insurance Services, Lloyd's Insurance Company (China) Limited, of China, and Aon Risk Services Central, Inc. at the District Court for the 162nd District, Dallas County, Texas.