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Pierre Fattouch et al v. The Republic of Lebanon et al: Complaint

September 15, 2020 - Complaint to recognize judgments totaling $556 million in Pierre Fattouch, Moussa Fattouch, and United Lebanese Quarries and Crushers Company S.A.L., all of the Lebanon v. The Republic of Lebanon and Marie-Claud Najim, as Minister of Justice, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Contrarian Emerging Markets LP et al v. The Republic of Ecuador: Class Action Complaint

July 29, 2020 - Complaint "for violations of the federal securities laws arising from a coercive exchange, or tender offer for $17.4 billion of the Republic's outstanding bonds, based on materially false and misleading statements" in Contrarian Emerging Markets LP, of Delaware; GMO Emerging Country Debt Fund, of Massachusetts; GMO Emerging Country Debt Investment Fund Plc, of Ireland, and GMO Emerging Country Debt (UCITS) Fund, of Ireland v. The Republic of Ecuador at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cimontubo - Tubagens e Soldadura Lda v. Petróleos de Venezuela SA et al: Notice of Removal

July 13, 2020 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint seeking damages of $38 million, in Cimontubo - Tubagens e Soldadura Lda, of Portugal v. Petróleos de Venezuela SA and PDVSA Petróleo SA, both of Venezuela, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Cube Infrastructure Fund SICAV et al v. The Kingdom of Spain: Complaint

June 23, 2020 - Complaint to recognize and enforce an arbitral award of €33.7 million in losses, plus costs of €1.5 million and $262,500, in Cube Infrastructure Fund SICAV, of Luxembourg; Cube Infrastructure Managers SA, of Luxembourg; Cube Energy SCA, now Cube Energy Sarl, of Luxembourg; Demeter Partners SA, of France, and Demeter 2 FPCI, of France v. The Kingdom of Spain at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. John Bolton: Complaint

June 16, 2020 - Complaint "to prevent Defendant John R. Bolton, a former National Security Advisor, from compromising national security by publishing a book containing classified information" in USA v. John R. Bolton at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Nigeria v. Tibit Limited: Claim Form

May 20, 2020 - Claim Form for a "Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft" that was allegedly purchased with the proceeds of a $1.1 billion "fraudulent scheme"  in The Federal Republic of Nigeria v. Tibit Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

PDV USA Inc. v. Interamerican Consulting Inc.: Complaint

May 13, 2020 - Complaint "to recover the $15 million (plus interest) it has already paid Defendant" in PDV USA Inc., a Delaware-domiciled subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, a "state-owned oil and natural gas company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela" v. Interamerican Consulting Inc., described as "a company incorporated in the State of Florida by former U.S. Congressman David Rivera", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Nigeria et al v. VR Advisory Services Ltd. et al: Discovery Application

May 12, 2020 - Application by the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, from VR Advisory Services Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; VR Advisory Services (USA) LLC, VR Capital Group Ltd., of the United Kingdom; VR Global Onshore Fund LP, VR Argentina Recovery Onshore Fund II LP, Richard Deitz, Jeffrey Johnson, and Ashok Raju for use in "criminal investigations and criminal judicial proceedings that are pending in the Federal Republic of Nigeria" regarding "a fraudulent natural gas processing agreement", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Nigeria, Jersey, & USA: $311M Repatriation Agreement

May 04, 2020 - News Release, and a copy of a "trilateral agreement among the governments of the United States, Nigeria and the Bailiwick of Jersey", by the U. S. Department of Justice announcing the repatriation to Nigeria of $311 million that were allegedly the proceeds of corruption involving General Sani Abacha, Ibrahim Sani Abacha, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, lsmaila Gwarzo, Alhaji Ahmadu Daura, Chief Anthony Ani, David Umaru, Doraville Properties Corporation, Eagle Alliance International Limited, Harbour Engineering and Construction Limited, Mecosta Securities Inc., Morgan Procurement Corporation, Rayville International SA, The Ridley Trust, Ridley Group Limited, and Standard Alliance Financial Services Limited.

Gambia v. Twitter Inc.: Discovery Application

May 04, 2020 - Application by The Republic of Gambia to take discovery from Twitter Inc. "for use in connection with an action brought by the Republic of The Gambia against the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, The Netherlands" regarding "the genocidal intent of Myanmar's officials and representatives, and the abuse of media platforms by Myanmar state actors to further their acts of genocide against the Rohingya", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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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.