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Robert Ellison et al v. Steve McField: Complaint

March 02, 2021 - Complaint alleging unpaid rent in Robert Ellison and Sally Ellison v. Steve McField, a lawyer, trading as A. Steve McField & Associates, at the Summary Court of the Cayman Islands.

Carol Bennett v. Clyde H. Allen: Writ of Summons

February 23, 2021 - Writ of Summons alleging negligence in Carol Angella Bennett v. Clyde Henry Allen, a lawyer, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Mohammed Zina et al: Criminal Proceedings

February 16, 2021 - Press Release by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority announcing it has "commenced criminal proceedings" against brothers Mohammed Zina, who was employed as an analyst with Goldman Sachs International, and Suhail Zina, who was a lawyer with Clifford Chance, for suspected insider dealing involving ARM Holdings Plc, Alternative Networks Plc, Punch Taverns Plc, Shawbrook Plc, HSN Inc., and Snyder's Lance Inc.

Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl v. Barnes & Thornburg LLP: Discovery Application

February 12, 2021 - Application by Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl, of Luxembourg, to take discovery from Barnes & Thornburg LLP "for use in an international arbitration brought by Mr. Ebrahim Al-Jassim against FDH (and two other respondents) pursuant to the arbitration rules of the Dubai International Finance Centre-London Court of International Arbitration", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

February 11, 2021 - Application by Sakab Saudi Holding Company, Alpha Star Aviation Services Company, Enma Al Ared Real Estate Investment and Development Company, Kafa'at Business Solutions Company, Security Control Company, Armour Security Industrial Manufacturing Company, Saudi Technology & Security Comprehensive Control Company, Technology Control Company, New Dawn Contracting Company, and Sky Prime Investment Company, all of Saudi Arabia, to take discovery from Citibank NA, HSBC Bank USA NA, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, and Jonathan Wainwright for use in legal proceedings in Canada alleging "a massive fraudulent scheme perpetrated by a former high-ranking government official in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saad Khalid Al Jabri, which resulted in at least $3.5 billion (USD) being stolen from the Applicant companies and used for the personal benefit of one man, Al Jabri, and his family and associates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Whistleblowers International v. Global Litigation Consulting Services LLC et al: Notice of Removal

February 09, 2021 - Defendants' Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint seeking damages "for breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with business relations, breach of contract and declaratory judgment to set aside an unlawful and unethical contract entered into with Defendants to share the proceeds of a law firm with a non-lawyer independent contractor", in The Roberto Gonzalez Law Firm, d.b.a. Whistleblowers International, of the District of Columbia v. Global Litigation Consulting Services LLC, of Puerto Rico, and Christopher Piacentile, described as a resident of Puerto Rico and New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Walkers law firm overturns Brazilian bankers' Cayman judgment

February 03, 2021 - Walkers law firm in the Cayman Islands has successfully appealed a summary judgment that was entered against it in favor of former clients - two Brazilian bankers and related companies - who are seeking damages of up to $400 million for alleged breaches of trust, loyalty, and confidence.

Walkers v. Arnage Holdings Ltd. et al: Appeal Judgment

February 01, 2021 - Judgment allowing Cayman Islands law firm Walkers' appeal against summary judgment that was previously obtained by two Brazilian bankers and related companies in Walkers v. Arnage Holdings Limited, Brooklands Holdings Limited, East Farthing Holdings Limited, Katia Rabello, and Fernando Toledo at the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands.

Omar Alghanim v. Milbank LLP: Discovery Application

February 01, 2021 - Application by Omar Alghanim, described as "a Kuwaiti businessperson", to take discovery from Milbank LLP, described as "a major law firm in Manhattan", for use in "litigation in a Kuwaiti court with his father, Kutayba Alghanim, also a Kuwaiti businessperson", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Germany: Hamdi Kocoktepe et al

January 26, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from First Citizens Bank and Trust Co. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - for a criminal investigation into Hamdi Kocoktepe, described as a "German attorney"; Afnan Qovanaj, and Wincash AG for suspected money laundering.

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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.