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Cambria County Employees' Retirement System v. Athene Asset Management LLC et al: Complaint

July 25, 2019 - Complaint in Cambria County Employees' Retirement System v. Athene Asset Management LLC and Apollo Global Management LLC, both of Delaware, as defendants, and Athene Holding Ltd., a Bermuda-domiciled insurance holding company whose securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as nominal defendant, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Knijnik Participações SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

July 24, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Frederico Antonio Oliveria de Rezende, as the Foreign Representative of Knijnik Participações S.A., Knijnik Engenharia Ltda., Knijnik São Paulo Engenharia Integrada Ltda., Proplan Serviços e Projetos Ltda., and Gabinete Projetos de Engenharia e Arquitetura Ltda., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

US plaintiff 'outraged' by defendant obtaining Bermuda court stay of NY lawsuit

July 15, 2019 - A US-based plaintiff has described as "outrageous" the manner in which Bermuda-domiciled, NYSE-listed insurance holding company Athene Holding Ltd. obtained an ex parte injunction at Bermuda Supreme Court staying a lawsuit it had filed in New York alleging fraud by Athene's "controlling stakeholder", Apollo Global Management, of Delaware.

REDS Caribbean Ltd.: Discovery Application (Robert Holloway et al)

July 12, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Mark McDonald and David Holukoff, as the Joint Official Liquidators of REDS Caribbean Ltd., of Trinidad and Tobago, to take discovery from Robert Holloway, REDS Americas Inc., Lavelle Holdings Inc., BBVA Compass, and Frost Bank regarding REDS Caribbean Ltd., REDS Caribbean (BVI) Ltd., Reds Americas Inc., Michael Robert Charbonne, Tricia Charbonne-Downes, Randall Harford, Dayne Harford, Ryan Harford, Daynco Ltd., Robert Holloway, JUKES Group, Raymond Mark McMillan, Global Insurance Services Ltd., Goliath Offshore Services Ltd., Goliath Offshore Holdings Pte Ltd., Goliath Offshore Pte Ltd., Avant Garde Insurance Services Ltd., Penelope Belmontes, a.k.a. Penelope Rahim; Lavelle Holdings Inc., Sherron Harford, and Hayden Borrell for an investigation into suspected fraud involving companies in the British Virgin Islands, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, and USA, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Central Laborers' Pension Fund v. Athene Asset Management LLC et al: Athene Holding Letter re. Bermuda Injunction

July 12, 2019 - Response from Athene Holding Ltd. to Plaintiff's Letter regarding the Bermuda "interim injunction" in Central Laborers' Pension Fund v. Athene Asset Management LLC and Apollo Global Management LLC, both of Delaware, as Defendants, and Athene Holding Ltd., of Bermuda, as Nominal Defendant, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Central Laborers' Pension Fund v. Athene Asset Management LLC et al: 'Outrage' at Bermuda Court Injunction

July 10, 2019 - Letter from the Plaintiff notifying a New York court that Bermuda-domiciled insurance holding company Athene Holding Ltd., whose shares are listed on NYSE, "ran to a court in Bermuda" to obtain "what it represents to be an ex parte injunction purporting both to bar Plaintiff from prosecuting the New York Action and to require Plaintiff to take affirmative steps to stay this action" in Central Laborers' Pension Fund v. Athene Asset Management LLC and Apollo Global Management LLC, both of Delaware, as Defendants, and Athene Holding Ltd., as Nominal Defendant, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York. This document includes a copy of the "interim injunction" entered by Bermuda's Chief Justice, Narinder Hargun, sitting at Bermuda Supreme Court, on July 5th, 2019 following an application on Athene Holding Ltd.'s behalf by Walkers Bermuda law firm.

$79M judgment against former soccer executive Jack Warner

July 10, 2019 - A judgment for $79 million was entered yesterday at federal court in New York against Trinidad and Tobago-based Jack Warner, a former Vice President of FIFA, which governs world soccer.

Porcão Licenciamentos e Participacões SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

July 02, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Renan Miguel Saad, as the Foreign Representative of Porcão Licenciamentos e Participacões SA and Brasil Foodservice Manager SA, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Donald LaGuardia, Jr.: Complaint

June 24, 2019 - Complaint alleging fraud involving funds in Delaware and the Cayman Islands, where the group's registered agent was Ogier Fiduciary Services (Cayman) Ltd., in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Donald LaGuardia, Jr., of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Central Laborers' Pension Fund v. Athene Asset Management LLC et al: Complaint

June 18, 2019 - Derivative Complaint "to recover damages arising from the improper looting of the Company by its controlling shareholder" in Central Laborers' Pension Fund v. Athene Asset Management LLC and Apollo Global Management LLC, both of Delaware, as Defendants, and Athene Holding Ltd., a Bermuda-domiciled insurance holding company whose securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as Nominal Defendant, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

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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.