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Louvre Trust (Guernsey) Ltd. et al: Financial Penalties

June 18, 2019 - Public Statement by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission regarding financial penalties against Louvre Trust (Guernsey) Ltd., Derek Paul Baudains, Jonathan Ross Bachelet, Haidee Louise Stephens, Julian Dai Lane, and Charles Peter Gervais Tracy.

Volaw Trust and Corporate Services Ltd. et al v. Jersey Attorney General et al: Judgment

June 17, 2019 - Judgment regarding a criminal investigation in Norway into tax evasion by Berge Gerdt Larsen involving entities in Abu Dhabi, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dubai, England, Jersey, Liberia, Panama, Singapore, and Saint Kitts and Nevis in Volaw Trust and Corporate Services Ltd., of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; North East Oil Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Larsen Oil and Gas Drilling Ltd., of Jersey; Network Drilling Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Independent Oilfield Rentals IOR Ltd., of Jersey; Petrolia Drilling Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; OPS Personnel Services Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, et al v. The Office of the Comptroller of Taxes, The Attorney General for Jersey, in the Channel Islands, et al at the Privy Council, in the United Kingdom.

Estera Services (Bermuda) Ltd.: Fine

June 14, 2019 - Press Release by the Bermuda Monetary Authority regarding civil penalties imposed on Estera Services (Bermuda) Limited.

Qatar v. First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC et al: Notice of Removal

June 14, 2019 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of a complaint alleging "brazen schemes to manipulate the markets for Qatari currency, bonds, and other financial instruments", in State of Qatar v. First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC, of the United Arab Emirates, and Samba Financial Group SJSC, of Saudi Arabia, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Moon Ltd. v. JPMorgan Chase Bank et al: Discovery Application

June 14, 2019 - Application by Moon Limited, of the Marshall Islands, to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank NA and Citibank NA for use in legal proceedings in Hong Kong against Roderick Thomson, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Max Bermuda et al v. TD Bank: Discovery Application

June 06, 2019 - Application by Max Bermuda Ltd., Markel Bermuda Limited, Lloyd's Underwriters, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Arch Insurance Company, ACE Capital V Limited, Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd., Antares Underwriting Limited, AIG Commercial Insurance Company of Canada, Arch Insurance Canada Ltd., Chartis Excess Limited, XL Insurance Company PLC, Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) PLC, Axis Specialty Insurance Company, Houston Casualty Company, Chubb Insurance Company of Canada, ACE Capital IV Limited, Catlin Syndicate Limited, Chaucer Corporate Capital (No. 3) Limited, Aspen Insurance UK Limited, Lexington Insurance Company, AIG Insurance Company of Canada, Allied World Assurance Company Ltd., Brit UW Limited, Novae Corporate Underwriting Limited and/or Novae Syndicates Limited, Axis Specialty Limited, AIG Excess Liability Insurance International Limited, Chaucer Corporate Capital (No. 2) Limited, and ACE Capital Limited. to take discovery from TD Bank for use in in legal proceedings in Canada regarding Scott Rothstein and the now-defunct law firm of Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Antigua's Ambassador to Spain banned as director & officer in Labuan

June 06, 2019 - London-based Swiss attorney Dario Item, who serves as Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to Spain, Monaco, and Liechtenstein, has been disqualified and removed from acting as a director and officer of Blue Investment Bank and Blue Wealth Management in Labuan.

Cayman Islands Development Bank v. Tiffany Gould: Writ of Summons

June 03, 2019 - Writ of Summons in Cayman Islands Development Bank v. Tiffany Gould at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Hermitage Capital Management Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

May 28, 2019 - Application by Hermitage Capital Management Limited to conduct discovery from Bank of America NA, Bank of China, Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Mashreqbank Psc., Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in criminal proceedings brought by Russia on December 11th, 2018 against Hermitage, its Founder & CEO, Bill Browder; Ivan Cherkasov, and others for alleged tax fraud, filing of a false bankruptcy, and embezzlement, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Dinosaur Merchant Bank Ltd. v. Bancservices International LLC: Complaint

May 23, 2019 - Complaint in Dinosaur Merchant Bank Limited, of the United Kingdom v. Bancservices International LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

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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.