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USA v. Halkbank: Superseding Indictment

October 15, 2019 - Superseding Indictment regarding a "multi-year scheme ... to violate and evade U.S. national secureity controls against the Government of Iran" in USA v. Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS, a.k.a. Halkbank, described as "a Turkish bank majority-owned by the Government of Turkey", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

HSBC v. Youyuan International Holdings Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

October 08, 2019 - Winding Up Petition in The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, of Hong Kong v. Youyuan International Holdings Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corp. v. Camilla de Bourbon des Deux Siciles: Contempt Judgment

October 07, 2019 - Contempt of Court Judgment in BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation v. Camilla de Bourbon des Deux Siciles at the Royal Court of Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

Black River Trust Company Ltd et al.: Disqualification of Officers & License Revocation

October 03, 2019 - Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission announcing the Revocation of the Management License of Black River Trust Company Ltd., formerly known as Grand Baie Trust Company Ltd., and the Disqualification of its Officers, Luc Allan Penny Hack, a lawyer, and David Perry Haskell, a British chartered accountant.

Isle of Man FSA v. Montpelier (Trust and Corporate) Services Ltd.: Receivership Judgment

October 02, 2019 - Judgment appointing Receiver, Manager and Inspectors in Isle of Man Financial Services Authority v. Montpelier (Trust and Corporate) Services Limited at the High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man.

Fidelity Bank (Cayman) Ltd. v. Jamie Stewart: Writ of Summons

September 26, 2019 - Writ of Summons in Fidelity Bank (Cayman) Limited v. Jamie Dionne Stewart at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

BM-Bank JSC v. Marker Craig LLC et al: Petition

September 24, 2019 - Petition to Compel the Deposition of Bolour Associates Inc. regarding an alleged $595 million fraud involving Telman Ismailov, a citizen of Russia, and Vesto Trading Limited, of the Seychelles, in BM-Bank JSC, formerly known as BM-Bank PJSC and Bank of Moscow, of Russia v. Marker Craig LLC and Marker LLC at the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

FTC v. Atlantic International Bank Ltd.: Motion for Injunction & Fine

September 24, 2019 - Motion for Entry of Proposed Stipulated Order for Permanent Injunction and Monetary Judgment in Federal Trade Commission v. Atlantic International Bank Limited, of Belize, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Louisiana v. Bank of America NA et al: Complaint

September 23, 2019 - Complaint alleging securities fraud in the State of Louisiana, by and through its Attorney General, Jeff Landry v. Bank of America NA, Barclays Bank Plc, Barclays Capital Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse AG, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., First Tennessee Bank NA, FTN Financial Securities Corp., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Jefferies Group LLC, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, JPMorgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc., R.W. Baird & Co., Stifel Mizuho Securities USA LLC, and UBS Securities LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

RBC Royal Bank (Cayman) Ltd. v. Ina Ramos: Writ of Summons

September 20, 2019 - Writ of Summons in RBC Royal Bank (Cayman) Ltd. v. Ina Ramos at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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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.