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Development owned by AIG CEO collapses owing $168M to Bermuda Gov't

March 27, 2020 - A "partially complete" luxury hotel and residences development on "prime real estate" in Bermuda whose principal beneficial owner is AIG CEO Brian Duperreault has gone into provisional liquidation owing at least $168 million to the local government.

George's Bay Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

March 26, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Keiran Hutchison and Chris Maiato, both of Ernst & Young Ltd., as the Foreign Representatives of George's Bay Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Peter Nygård's insolvent Canadian clothing group files for Chapter 15 recognition in NY

March 19, 2020 - The newly-appointed Receiver of former Bahamas resident Peter Nygård's Canada-based clothing group has applied for Chapter 15 recognition of the Canadian insolvency proceedings in New York.

Lion Diversified Holdings Berhad: Chapter 15 Petition

March 18, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Malaysia by Datuk Tee Guan Pian, of UHY Advisory, as the Foreign Representative of Lion Diversified Holdings Berhad, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Nygard Holdings (USA) Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

March 18, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Gilles Benchaya, of Richter Advisory Group Inc., as the Foreign Representative of Nygard Holdings (USA) Limited, Nygard Inc., Nygard NY Retail, LLC, Fashion Ventures, Inc., Nygard International Partnership, Nygard Properties Ltd., Nygard Enterprises Ltd., 4093879 Canada Ltd., and 4093887 Canada Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Loyal Bank Ltd. et al v. Mastercard International Inc.: Complaint

March 11, 2020 - Complaint alleging breach of contract in Loyal Bank Limited, of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and its Joint Liquidators, Ikins Clarke, of Barbados, and Rikhi Rampersad, of Trinidad & Tobago v. Mastercard International Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Spectra Premium Industries Inc. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

March 11, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Eric St-Amour, of Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of Spectra Premium Industries Inc., Spectra Premium Holdings (USA) Corp., Spectra Premium (USA) Corp., and Spectra Premium Properties (USA) Corp., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Adria MM Productions Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

March 11, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Croatia by Jelena Kordic, as the Foreign Representative of Adria MM Productions Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Olinda Star Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

March 06, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Eleanor Fisher, as the Foreign Representative of Olinda Star Ltd. (in Provisional Liquidation), whose "operational management team is based in Brazil, its treasury function is located in Panama, and its sole director resides in the Cayman Islands", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cosimo Borrelli et al v. Western Land & Livestock, LLC et al: Complaint

March 05, 2020 - Complaint regarding "a fraudulent investment scheme" by Ronald Talmage that raised "approximately $55 million in investments from predominately Japanese investors" in Cosimo Borrelli and Colin Wilson, as the Foreign Representatives of Heng Cheong Pacific Limited, World-Wide Investment Services Limited, and New Century Properties Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands v. Western Land & Livestock, LLC and the USA at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

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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.