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Culligan Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

September 17, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Michael Morrison and Charles Thresh, of KPMG Advisory Limited, as the Foreign Representatives of Culligan Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: The "Foreign Main Proceeding" in this matter was filed at Bermuda Supreme Court in July, 2019 under seal as part of Bermuda Supreme Court's blanket policy to conceal insolvency proceedings from the public, with the entry in the Court's public register at the time reading "Space Taken". It is typically only when Bermuda insolvency practitioners seek recognition in the United States that details become publicly-available.

Excellence Investment Umbrella SICAV Plc: License Revocation

September 17, 2020 - Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the Collective Investment Scheme License of Excellence Investment Umbrella SICAV Plc, "including the licence granted to its four sub-funds, namely Innovative Investment Fund; Perfectum Fund; Exclusive Gold and Precious Metals Fund; and Omega Investment Fund", for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Excellence Investment Umbrella SICAV Plc was incorporated on October 24th, 2011, its directors are Paolo Bruckner, of Switzerland; Jonathan de Giovanni, a citizen of Malta, and Charles Ingham, a citizen of the United Kingdom and resident of Malta, and its shareholders are Novium AG, of Switzerland, and Raul Cortes Moreno, a citizen of Spain. The Swiss Commercial Register showed that the sole director of Novium AG (in Liquidation) is Paolo Brückner, whose nationality is listed as Italian, while previous directors include Marc Stefan Dätwyler and Raul Cortes Moreno, Michael Cohen, of Switzerland; Markus Meyer, and Michele Mugnai.

New Hillcrest Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

September 15, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by New Hillcrest Inc., a Cayman Islands company based in Beverly Hills, California, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

CX Reinsurance Company Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

September 14, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Richard Barker and Simon Edel, as the Foreign Representatives of CX Reinsurance Company Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Codere Finance 2 (UK) Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

September 14, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Manuel Martinez-Fidalgo, as the Foreign Representative of Codere Finance 2 (UK) Limited, described as being part of a group that "is a leading international gaming operator" and whose parent's shares "are listed on the Madrid stock exchange", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar v. ABRAAJ Holdings et al: Complaint

September 13, 2020 - Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim for at least $267 million alleging "systematic fraud" in Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar, of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates v. ABRAAJ Holdings (in Official Liquidation), GHF General Partner Limited, as General Partner of GHF Fund LP, formerly Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund LP, and GHF Fund (B) LP, formerly Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund (B) LP; The GHF Group Limited, formerly The Abraaj Healthcare Group Limited, and Abraaj General Partner VIII Limited, as General Partner of Neoma Private Equity Fund IV LP, formerly Abraaj Private Equity Fund IV LP, all of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

The Hertz Corporation et al v. Barclays Bank Plc et al: Complaint

September 11, 2020 - Complaint in The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, on behalf of the Estate of the Debtors of The Hertz Corporation et al v. Barclays Bank Plc, of England, and BOKF N.A., of New Mexico, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Novium Opportunity Umbrella SICAV Plc: License Revocation

September 11, 2020 - Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it was cancelled the collective investment services license of Novium Opportunity Umbrella SICAV Plc, "including the licence granted to its six sub-funds, namely Personal Care Fund; Special Situations Fund; Vintage Watches Fund; Primatist Multi Strategy Fund; Quality Investment Fund; and Bull Bear Opportunities Fund". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Novium Opportunity Umbrella SICAV Plc was incorporated on December 27th, 2007, that its directors are Paolo Bruckner, a citizen of Switzerland; Jonathan de Giovanni, a citizen of Malta; and Charles Ingham, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and that its shareholders are Raul Cortes Moreno, a citizen of Spain, and Novium AG, of Switzerland, while previous directors include Alessandro Bartoli, a.k.a Sandro Bartoli, who resigned effective December 1st, 2017; Joseph Bortelli, who resigned effective May 25th, 2016; Mark Meyer, who resigned effective June 1st, 2015; Frank Chetcuti Dimech, Marise Muscat, and Guido Mizzi, who all resigned effective January 5th, 2015. The Swiss Commercial Register showed that the sole director of Novium AG (in Liquidation) is Paolo Brückner, whose nationality is listed as Italian, while previous directors include Marc Stefan Dätwyler and Raul Cortes Moreno, Michael Cohen, of Switzerland; Markus Meyer, and Michele Mugnai.

Brooks Brothers Canada Ltd.: Chapter 11 Petition

September 10, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Brooks Brothers Canada Ltd., of Ontario, Canada, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Lumiere Wealth Ltd.: Investigation Findings

September 09, 2020 - Public Statement by the Jersey Financial Services Commission regarding the conclusions of its investigation into Lumiere Wealth Limited (in liquidation).

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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.