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Bermuda's ADG Fund sues defunct BVI shell firm for $52 m in 'dispute' that invites suspicion

March 25, 2015 - An obscure Bermuda-domiciled private equity fund - ADG Absolute Diversified Growth Fund - has applied to liquidate an even more obscure and long ago defunct BVI shell company - Lasdun Ventures - for alleged failure to repay a $52 m loan, a transaction whose substance is open to question.

Cayman hedge fund Brighton SPC suspended in aftermath of Belvedere Management Group exposé

March 22, 2015 - Cayman Islands-domiciled hedge fund Brighton SPC has been suspended by its directors, David Egglishaw and John Cullinane, after OffshoreAlert revealed it was part of a criminal financial enterprise operated by Mauritius-based Belvedere Management Group.

Mauritius regulator closes down two Belvedere Management fund companies

March 21, 2015 - Two key investment fund companies operated by Belvedere Management Group - Lancelot Global PCC and The Four Elements PCC - have had their business licenses revoked in Mauritius - four days after the group was exposed as a massive criminal enterprise by OffshoreAlert.

EXPOSED: Belvedere Management's massive criminal enterprise

March 17, 2015 - Offshore fund group Belvedere Management, which claims to have $16 billion of assets under administration, management and advisory, appears to be one of the biggest criminal financial enterprises in history, headed by David Cosgrove, Cobus Kellermann and Kenneth Maillard, OffshoreAlert can reveal. 

Simon Cawdery et al v. EFG Bank: Writ of Summons

March 09, 2015 - Writ of Summons in Simon Cawdery and Helix Advisory Services Ltd. v. EFG Bank at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

SEC v. Verdmont Capital S.A.: Verdmont's Opposition to Asset Freeze

February 24, 2015 - Verdmont Capital's opposition to SEC's asset freeze application in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Caledonian Bank Ltd., Caledonian Securities Ltd., Clear Water Securities, Inc., Legacy Global Markets S.A. and Verdmont Capital S.A. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cayman Islands Monetary Authority v. Caledonian Bank Ltd.: Winding Up Order

February 23, 2015 - Winding Up Order in Cayman Islands Monetary Authority v. Caledonian Bank Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Cayman Islands Monetary Authority v. Caledonian Bank Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

February 23, 2015 - Winding Up Petition in Cayman Islands Monetary Authority v. Caledonian Bank Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Bradley Birkenfeld: Birkenfeld's Motion to Travel Internationally to Testify in France

February 13, 2015 - Bradley Birkenfeld's Agreed Motion to Permit Brief International Travel to Provide Testimony in French Law Enforcement Proceeding in USA v. Bradley Birkenfeld at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

19 more claw-back actions for $65 m filed in Cayman by Weavering liquidators

January 08, 2015 - Nineteen more claw-back lawsuits seeking a combined US$65 m have been filed in the Cayman Islands by the liquidators of Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund against banks, investment funds and other firms in Bermuda, Canada, Cayman, Curacao, France, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jersey, Luxembourg, Singapore, and Switzerland.
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Cayman attorney Michael Wingrave & client Jazeb Jones demonstrate how not to deal with the media
David Marchant
After my blog last year entitled "A Message to Greg Fairley, Ashley Hurst & Anyone Else Thinking of Threatening Me', I didn't think any lawyer client duo would be stupid enough to repeat the mistake of issuing an idle threat