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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.

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.

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.

Benjamin Alderson v. deVere USA Inc.: Letter Motion

January 07, 2019 - Motion to Compel deVere USA, Inc. to Pay JAMS arbitration fees in order to release an arbitration award in Benjamin Alderson v. deVere USA Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Adrian Baron: USA's Sentencing Memorandum

January 04, 2019 - USA's Sentencing Memorandum in USA v. Adrian Baron at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Scotiabank & Trust (Cayman) Ltd. v. Nelson Carter: Originating Summons

January 04, 2019 - Originating Summons in Scotiabank & Trust (Cayman) Limited v. Nelson William Carter at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Platinum Partners Receiver v. Beechwood Re Ltd. et al: Complaint

December 20, 2018 - Complaint in Melanie L. Cyganowski, as Equity Receiver for Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Master Fund LP, Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund (TE) LLC, Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund LLC, Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund International Ltd., Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund International (A) Ltd., and Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund (BL) Ltd. v. Beechwood Re Ltd., Beechwood Re Investments LLC, B Asset Manager LP, B Asset Manager II LP, Beechwood Re Holdings Inc., Beechwood Bermuda International Ltd., Beechwood Bermuda Ltd., BAM Administrative Services LLC, BRe BCLIC 2013 LTC Primary, BRe BCLIC 2013 LTC Sub, BRe WNIC 2013 LTC Primary, BRe WNIC 2013 LTC Sub, Moshe M. Feuer, a.k.a. Mark Feuer; Feuer Family Trust, Taylor-Lau Family Trust, Scott A. Taylor, Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania, Fuzion Analytics Inc., Bankers Conseco Life Insurance Company, Washington National Insurance Company, CNO Financial Group Inc., and 40/86 Advisors Inc. U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.