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Oasis Focus Fund LP v. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Oasis Focus Fund LP, of Delaware, to take discovery from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC for use in "an appraisal proceeding pending in the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands" involving Sina Corporation, described as "a technology company incorporated in the Cayman Islands with its headquarters in Beijing, China", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

33 Financial Services Ltd.: HK$875K Fine

Press Release and Statement of Disciplinary Action by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority regarding the imposition of a fine of HK$875,000 on 33 Financial Services Limited for regulatory breaches.

Steven Kowalski v. Binance Holdings Ltd. et al: Brandon Ng & Cookie Choi’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees and Costs

Motion for Attorney's Fees and Costs by Brandon Ng and Cookie Choi after a Temporary Asset Freeze Order against them was dismissed in a case in which they have been accused of stealing Bitcoin worth $80 million in Steven Paul Kowalski, a citizen of Australia residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates v. Binance Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance US, of Delaware; Binance Asia Services Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Payward Inc., d.b.a. Kraken; Payward Ventures Inc., of Delaware; Brandon Chun Yin Ng, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Texas; Hiu Lam Cookie Choi, described as a citizen of Hong Kong residing in Texas; Wai Kit Lo and Lee Kei Lau, described as citizens and residents of Hong Kong; Nurlan Neqmat Ogly Guliev and Oksana Aleksandrovna Dolgopolova, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Steven Kowalski v. Brandon Ng et al: Transcript of ‘Motion to Dissolve Injunction’ Hearing

Transcript of evidentiary hearing on a motion by Brandon Ng and Cookie Choi to dissolve an asset freeze injunction in Steven Paul Kowalski, a citizen of Australia residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates v. Binance Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance US, of Delaware; Binance Asia Services Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Payward Inc., d.b.a. Kraken; Payward Ventures Inc., of Delaware; Brandon Chun Yin Ng, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Texas; Hiu Lam Cookie Choi, described as a citizen of Hong Kong residing in Texas; Wai Kit Lo and Lee Kei Lau, described as citizens and residents of Hong Kong; Nurlan Neqmat Ogly Guliev and Oksana Aleksandrovna Dolgopolova, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Steven Kowalski v. Brandon Ng et al: Order Dissolving Injunction

Order dissolving freeze injunction against Brandon Ng and Cookie Choi in Steven Paul Kowalski, a citizen of Australia residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates v. Binance Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance US, of Delaware; Binance Asia Services Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Payward Inc., d.b.a. Kraken; Payward Ventures Inc., of Delaware; Brandon Chun Yin Ng, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Texas; Hiu Lam Cookie Choi, described as a citizen of Hong Kong residing in Texas; Wai Kit Lo and Lee Kei Lau, described as citizens and residents of Hong Kong; Nurlan Neqmat Ogly Guliev and Oksana Aleksandrovna Dolgopolova, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Jiangsu Dewei Advanced Materials Co. Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding by Xu Yu, as the Foreign Representative of Jiangsu Dewei Advanced Materials Co. Ltd., described as a China-based, publicly-listed company which is "primarily involved in the research, development, manufacture, and sale of polymer materials for cables, insulation materials, shielding materials and sheathing materials", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Kunal Bansal et al: $100K Fine

Administrative Order by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission imposing a fine of $100,000 on Kunal Bansal, Vinit Agarwal, Aralia Securities Ltd., described as "a "family office" investment entity, based in Hong Kong", and Vintage Bullion DMCC, described as "a commodities-trading company, based in Dubai, UAE".

Agency for Policy Coordination on State Property et al v. Sükhbaataryn Batbold et al: Claim Form

Claim Form against entities in the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Mongolia, South Korea, and Switzerland in Agency for Policy Coordination on State Property, Erdenet Mining Corporation, and Erdenes Oyu Tolgoi LLC v. Sükhbaataryn Batbold, a former Prime Minister of Mongolia; Battushig Batbold, Ganzorig Chimiddorj, Cheong Choo Young, Kim Hak Seon, Kang Eun Joo, Kim Yoonjung, Catrison Limited, Cliveden Trading AG, Ever Global Trading Limited, Genetrade Limited, Jazlyn Limited, Bisley Development Limited, Lorsch Limited, Noxas Limited, Midlink PE Limited, Baloas Limited, Cyzycus Limited, Infinite Properties Limited, Lovitas Limited, Kosmatus Limited, Bophut Investments Limited, Jadepeace Group Limited, Grand Oriental Holdings Limited, and Lakeview Group Holdings Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Fresh Horizons Ltd. v. Kotaro Shimogori et al: $1.8M Complaint

Complaint for $1.8 million alleging fraud that "follows on the heels of a previously filed lawsuit against a serial conman operating in the payment processing space" in Fresh Horizons Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Kotaro Shimogori, of California; ComCopious Limited, d.b.a. iCanPay, of Hong Kong; ComCopious California Inc., of California; iCanPay California Inc., of California, and Pan Digital Network Limited, f.k.a. ComCopious UK Limited, of the United Kingdom, at the Superior Court of the State of California.

Kuwait Ports Authority et al v. Port Link GP Ltd. et al: Re-Amended Writ of Summons

Re-Amended Writ of Summons in Kuwait Ports Authority, The Public Institution for Social Security, and The Port Fund LP v. Port Link GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Mark Eric Williams, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Georgia, USA; Wellspring Capital Group Inc., of Georgia, USA, and KGL Investment Company Asia, of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Zhou Zheng: Bankruptcy Recognition

Originating Application in the matter of Zhou Zheng (a bankrupt), of Hong Kong, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Elumeo SE v. Gem Shopping Network Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Elumeo SE, of Germany, to take discovery from Gem Shopping Network Inc. for use in anticipated legal proceedings in Germany against Don Kogen, described as "a former Vice-Chairman of the board of directors of Elumeo", alleging "the conversion of gems from Elumeo’s subsidiary in Thailand, PWK Jewelry Company Ltd.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Boyan Dong v. Cloopen Group Holding Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Boyan Dong v. Cloopen Group Holding Limited, a Cayman Islands company based in China; Changxun Sun, Yipeng Li, Kui Zhou, Qingsheng Zheng, Xiaodong Liang, Zi Yang, Ming Liao, Feng Zhu, Lok Yan Hui, Jianhong Zhou, Ching Chiu, Xiegang Xiong, Cheng Luo, Yunhao Liu, Cogency Global Inc., Colleen A. DeVries, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited, and Futu Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Matthew Anderson et al v. Bitfinex et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging cryptocurrency fraud in Tether Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether International Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Operations Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, of Hong Kong; iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., and BFXWW Inc., all of the British Virgin Islands and collectively doing business as Bitfinex, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

PFC Device Inc.: ‘Scheme of Arrangement’ Petition

Petition for the Court's sanction of a Scheme of Arrangement in the matter of PFC Device Inc., which "is engaged in the business of manufacturing and selling power discrete semiconductors under its own "PFC" brand into the Greater China area, and other Asian regional markets", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

BFAM Asian Opportunities Master Fund LP v. China Huiyuan Juice Group Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint for $80 million, plus interest of $10.5 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.

Media Maestro Ltd. et al v. CompareAsia Exec Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Media Maestro Limited and Gerald Eder v. CompareAsia Exec Limited, CompareAsia Group Capital Limited, Nova Founders Capital Limited, Nova Founders Capital Asia Limited, all of the Cayman Islands; Martin Peter Baumann, of Hong Kong; Raphael Strauch, of Hong Kong, and Mads Faurholt-Jorgensen, of England, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Silver Base Group Holdings Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition in the matter of Silver Base Group Holdings Limited, which is part of a group that is "is primarily engaged in the distribution of liquor products", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Reebonz Holding Ltd.: ‘Court Supervision’ Petition

Petition for Court Supervision of a Voluntary Liquidation in the matter of Reebonz Holding Limited, which "operates an online platform for buying and selling luxury products to a global market", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

State Corporation Deposit Insurance Agency v. Standard Chartered Bank: Discovery Application

Application by the State Corporation Deposit Insurance Agency, of Russia, on behalf of International Bank of St. Petersburg, to take discovery from Standard Chartered Bank for use in "anticipated proceedings in Russia ... against Sergei Bazhanov (the former Chairman of the Management Board and majority shareholder of IBSP), Alexander Zuev (a former member of IBSP’s Board of Directors and Bazhanov's brother-in-law), and Hervet Investments Limited, a minority shareholder of IBSP" regarding "a series of fraudulent transactions", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Leo Middle East FZE et al v. Zhe Zhang et al: Dismissal Order

Order granting the defendants' motion to dismiss the complaint and denying the plaintiffs' motion to dismiss the crossclaim in Leo Middle East FZE, of the United Arab Emirates, and Leo Holdings Hong Kong Limited, of Hong Kong v. EWI Capital LLC, of Delaware, and Zhe Zhang, described as a resident of San Mateo County, California, USA, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Ascentra Holdings Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Graham Robinson and Ivy Chua, as the Foreign Representatives of Ascentra Holdings Inc. (in Official Liquidation), which "was an e-commerce company, selling health and beauty products to the Asian market via a network of members", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Gold Champion Unit Trust: Joseph Ho

Entry in the "Collective Investment Scheme" section of the website of the Seychelles Financial Services Authority showing Joseph Ho as its representative, obtained from the FSA website on October 25th, 2021.

Steven Kowalski v. Binance Holdings Ltd. et al: Freeze Application

Application for a Temporary Injunction in Steven Paul Kowalski, a citizen of Australia residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates v. Binance Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance US, of Delaware; Binance Asia Services Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Payward Inc., d.b.a. Kraken; Payward Ventures Inc., of Delaware; Brandon Chun Yin Ng, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Texas; Hiu Lam Cookie Choi, described as a citizen of Hong Kong residing in Texas; Wai Kit Lo and Lee Kei Lau, described as citizens and residents of Hong Kong; Nurlan Neqmat Ogly Guliev and Oksana Aleksandrovna Dolgopolova, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Steven Kowalski v. Binance Holdings Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Steven Paul Kowalski, a citizen of Australia residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates v. Binance Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance US, of Delaware; Binance Asia Services Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Payward Inc., d.b.a. Kraken; Payward Ventures Inc., of Delaware; Brandon Chun Yin Ng, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Texas; Hiu Lam Cookie Choi, described as a citizen of Hong Kong residing in Texas; Wai Kit Lo and Lee Kei Lau, described as citizens and residents of Hong Kong; Nurlan Neqmat Ogly Guliev and Oksana Aleksandrovna Dolgopolova, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Hop Hing Group Holdings Ltd.: ‘Scheme of Arrangement’ Petition

Petition for the Court's sanction of a Scheme of Arrangement in the matter of Hop Hing Group Holdings Limited, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based company "whose principal business activities are the operation of quick service restaurants business under the brand names of Yoshinoya and Dairy Queen in northern China", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
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BVI crypto firms Tether and Bitfinex fined $42.5M by US regulator

British Virgin Islands-domiciled crypto 'stablecoin' group Tether has been fined $41 million for fraud by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which also fined BVI crypto exchange Bitfinex $1.5 million for unlicensed activity and other offenses.

Tether Holdings Ltd. et al: $41M Fine

Administrative Order by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission imposing a fine of $41 million on Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Operations Limited, and Tether International Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands, and Tether Limited, of Hong Kong, for alleged fraud with its "virtual currency stablecoin".
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Bizarre lawsuit by ‘Bear Stearns’ alleges ‘$450M fraud’ by Bahamas-licensed securities broker

A bizarre and seemingly-frivolous lawsuit alleging a $450 million fraud by a Bahamas investment group and related individuals has been filed in New York by four Ukraine citizens and 35 suspiciously-named firms that purport to be domiciled in some of the seediest offshore jurisdictions, including one called "Bear Stearns", which claims to be registered in the Seychelles. UPDATE: On October 17th, 2021 - just four days after filing the complaint, the plaintiffs filed a notice of voluntary dismissal.

Oksana Hryn et al v. Weiser Global Capital Markets Ltd. et al: TRO Motion

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order by entities in Alaska, Anguilla, Bahamas, Belize, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles and Ukraine alleging a $450 million fraud by entities in or from the Bahamas, Canada, and Hong Kong in Oksana Hryn, Yelyzaveta Lata, a.k.a. Elizaveta Lata; Ihor Ushenko, Volodymyr Hren, Astor Asset Management Ltd., Astor Asset Management 1 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 2 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 3 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 4 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 5 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 6 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 7 Ltd., America 2030 Capital Limited, America 2030 Capital 1 Limited, America 2030 Capital 2 Limited, America 2030 Capital 3 Limited, America 2030 Capital 4 Limited, America 2030 Capital 5 Limited, Astor Capital Fund Ltd., Bentley Rothschild Capital Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 1 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 2 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 3 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 4 Limited, Blackrock Capital LLC, SAL Oppenheim Ltd., Bear Stearns Companies, Bentley Bronfman Capital Ltd., Dreyfus Corporation, Lincoln Capital Ltd., Newburgh Capital Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 1 Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 2 Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 3 Ltd., State Street Global Advisors Ltd., Union Pacific Capital Ltd., AC Capital Limited, BSC Capital Ltd., Cornelius Vanderbilt Capital Management Ltd., and Aurelius Capital Management Ltd. v. Weiser Global Capital Markets Ltd., Christos Livadas, a.k.a. Chris Livas; Hong ‘Rainbow’ Yang, Chris Papaioannou, a.k.a. Christos Papaioannou; Courtney Filipenko, Rahul Kirpalani, Selby Brice, Jose Marmolejo, Jamaal Stubbs, Weiser Global Asset Management, and Weiser Asset Management at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.