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Blackbird Capital LLC v. SION Trading FZE et al: Complaint

January 20, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud in Blackbird Capital LLC, of Iowa v. Worth Group Capital LLC, of Wyoming; Justin Ely, of Utah; Halls Law Office, of Idaho; Scotia International of Nevada, Inc., of Utah; Sion Trading FZE, of Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates; Max Warren Barber, of Utah; NaPo Limited, described as "a company located and incorporated in Bridgetown, Barbados, and Saint Lucia"; Nikolas Korakianitis, described as a citizen of Canada; GT Foundation, described as "a private interest foundation founded in Panama City, Panama" that "may have an office in London, England and/or New York", and Kumar Singh at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

Century Sharia Fund Ltd. et al: Administrator Appointment

December 09, 2020 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission announcing the appointment of an administrator for Century Global Ltd. and Century Sharia Fund Ltd. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Corporate and Business Registration Department for Mauritius showed that Century Sharia Fund Ltd. was incorporated on May 19th, 2014, its sole director is Shah Nawaz Abdool Rahim Paraouty, of Mauritius, and its sole shareholder is Century Global Ltd.; Century Global Ltd. was incorporated on April 10th, 2012, its sole director is Shah Nawaz Abdool Rahim Paraouty, of Mauritius, its management company is Bramer Global Services Ltd., and its sole shareholder is Century Banking Corporation Ltd.; and Century Banking Corporation Ltd. was incorporated on May 21st, 2008, its directors are Waleed Qassim Bangash, of Bahrain; Charles Mark Broadley, of Hong Kong; Shakil Ibrahim Moollan, and Rajendra Kumar Ujoodha, both of Mauritius; its secretary is Rawat Muhammad Houmayd Sulleman, of Mauritius, and its shareholder is CBC Capital Limited, whose domicile is not identified.

Takaful International Company BSC: QAR728,000 Fine

September 27, 2020 - Press Release by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority announcing that it has imposed a fine of QAR 728,000 on Takaful International Company B.S.C., a licensed insurer, for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Qatar Financial Centre Companies Registration Office showed that Takaful International Company B.S.C. was incorporated in Bahrain on April 11th, 1989, its branch was authorized in Qatar on February 15th, 2011, and its "Principal Representative" in Qatar is Stephen Jijan.

Century Global Ltd.: License Suspension

September 01, 2020 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has suspended the CIS Manager License of Century Global Ltd. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Corporate and Business Registration Department for Mauritius showed that Century Global Ltd. was incorporated on April 10th, 2012, its sole director is Shah Nawaz Abdool Rahim Paraouty, its management company is Bramer Global Services Ltd., and its sole shareholder is Century Banking Corporation Ltd., and Century Banking Corporation Ltd. was incorporated on May 21st, 2008, its directors are Waleed Qassim Bangash, of Bahrain; Charles Mark Broadley, of Hong Kong; Shakil Ibrahim Moollan, and Rajendra Kumar Ujoodha, both of Mauritius; its secretary is Rawat Muhammad Houmayd Sulleman, of Mauritius, and its shareholder is CBC Capital Limited, whose domicile is not identified.

Century Banking Corporation Ltd.: License Revocation

September 01, 2020 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has revoked the Islamic Banking License of Century Banking Corporation Ltd. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Corporate and Business Registration Department for Mauritius showed that Century Banking Corporation Ltd. was incorporated on May 21st, 2008, its directors are Charles Mark Broadley, of Hong Kong; Waleed Qassim Bangash, of Bahrain; Shakil Ibrahim Moollan, and Rajendra Kumar Ujoodha, all of Mauritius; its secretary is Muhammad Houmayd Sulleman Rawat, of Mauritius, and its sole shareholder is CBC Capital Limited, of Hong Kong. Research in the Hong Kong Companies Registry showed that the sole director of CBC Capital Limited is Charles Mark Broadley; and its sole shareholder is Oryx Investment Limited, of Hong Kong, and that the sole director of Oryx Investment Limited is Kenneth Richard Wyness, a citizen of South Africa residing in Mauritius, and its sole shareholder is Ghanim Saad M. Alsaad Al-Kuwari, of Qatar. Charles Broadley ceased being a director of Oryx Investment Limited on July 31st, 2019.

InvestBank PSC v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

July 24, 2020 - Application by InvestBank PSC to take discovery from Citibank N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Standard Chartered Bank,  The Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Société Générale, BNP Paribas USA, The Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Commerzbank AG, Bank of China, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in "contemplated proceedings" in Dubai "against Greenline Interiors FZCO, Greenline Yacht Interiors FZCO, Samir Michael Badro, Nabila Iskandar Samir Abboud Badro, Lea Samir Badro Hamadeh, Roy Samir Badro, and Fay Badro Zakhem" involving, inter alia, companies in Bahrain, British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Germany, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Kingdom, and the USA, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Andrew Black et al v. Phoenix Cayman Ltd. et al: Complaint

June 12, 2020 - Complaint alleging "a fraudulent investment opportunity in the first quarter of 2011 involving $5.6 billion of risky, underperforming residential mortgage backed securities" in Andrew Black, a resident of the United Kingdom; Hans Erik Molberg, a resident of Bahrain; Celestino Amore, a resident of the United Kingdom, and Dr. Henry Balboa, a resident of Melville, New York, individually and on behalf of Phoenix Holdco LP v. Phoenix Cayman Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Vishal Garg, of New York, NY; Raja Visweswaran, of Reading, England; Nicholas Calamari, of New York, NY, and Triaxx Holdco LLC, of New York, NY, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

State of Qatar v. First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC et al: First Amended Complaint

January 17, 2020 - First Amended Complaint alleging fraud regarding "brazen schemes to manipulate the markets of Qatari currency. bonds, and other financial instruments" that "arise out of an illicit blockade of Qatar by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Bahrain, which seeks to isolate Qatar by land, air, and sea" in State of Qatar v. First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC, of Abu Dhabi, and Samba Financial Group SJSC at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Equity Power Fund: Shareholder Letter (January 17, 2020)

January 17, 2020 - Shareholder Letter by the Board of Directors of LFP I SICAV SIF S.A., of Luxembourg, providing an update into an investigation into Equity Power Fund for suspected fraud.

Arab nations claim 'hundreds of millions of dollars are missing' from Cayman Islands fund

December 30, 2019 - In an application to take discovery from 12 US banks, a financial institution owned by six Arab nations claims that "hundreds of millions of dollars are missing" from a Cayman Islands investment fund that was set up to invest in "port-related assets around the world".

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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.