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Quintana Roo v. Claudia Romanillos Villanueva et al: Discovery Application

January 15, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by the Free and Sovereign Mexican State of Quintana Roo to take discovery from Claudia Romanillos Villanueva, Eduardo Solis Azarcoya, Hector Manuel Peredo Rincon, and Bernardo Quezada Salas at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Cayman funds sue Venezuela over 'bonds default'

January 15, 2019 - Two Cayman Islands funds managed by New York-based Pharo Management have filed a complaint against Venezuela over the alleged default of government bonds in which they claim to own a "beneficial interest" totaling $115.5 million.

deVere USA ordered to pay legal costs of ex-CEO accused of fraud

January 15, 2019 - Investment advisor deVere USA, Inc., whose clients are primarily British expatriates, has been ordered to pay the legal fees and costs of former CEO Benjamin Alderson who is being sued for fraud by the SEC at federal court in New York.

Cistern Point Ltd. v. BVI Chief Registrar of Lands (AG) et al: Fixed Date Claim Form

January 14, 2019 - Fixed Date Claim Form in Cistern Point Limited v. The Chief Registrar of Lands (AG) and The Chief Registrar of Lands (AG) and Daisy Durante and Nora Manns, as Personal Representatives of Clarence Smith (Deceased), at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Benjamin Alderson v. deVere USA, Inc.: Arbitration Award

January 14, 2019 - Letter providing court with copy of arbitration award in Benjamin Alderson v. deVere USA, Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

$2.5M BVI judgment against offshore nominee & three Russians

January 14, 2019 - A $2.5 million judgment has been entered in the BVI against notorious Nevis-based, British nominee director Edward Petre-Mears and three Russians for breaches of the jurisdiction's Insolvency Act.

Pharo Gaia Fund Ltd. et al v. Venezuela: Complaint

January 11, 2019 - Complaint in Pharo Gaia Fund Ltd. and Pharo Macro Fund Ltd., both domiciled in the Cayman Islands, v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Comodo Holdings Ltd. v. William Giarusso et al: Discovery Application

January 11, 2019 - Application by Comodo Holdings Limited to take discovery from William Giarusso and TD Bank NA for use in a legal proceeding in the British Virgin Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Larisa Markus: Chapter 15 Petition

January 10, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Russia by Yuri Vladimirovich Rozhkov, as the Foreign Representative of Larisa Ivanovna Markus, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Lineup Announced for OffshoreAlert's 2019 Conference in Miami Beach

January 09, 2019 - OffshoreAlert has launched the provisional agenda for our next financial investigations and intelligence conference in Miami Beach, which will be held on April 28-30, 2019. Speakers include the head of the criminal divisions of the IRS and Canada Revenue Agency, the whistleblower heads of the IRS, CFTC and, hopefully, the SEC; a former chief counsel for Senator Carl Levin’s offshore investigations; and an attorney who uses criminal raids and arrests as an asset recovery tool.

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Cayman Court Secrecy: A Huge Red Flag for Foreign Investors & Clients
David Marchant
As any fule kno, the biggest enemy of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial crime is transparency, while their best friend is secrecy. That's why the unprecedented mass sealing of cases that's taking place at the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands is repugnant to anyone with a genuine concern for financial crime.