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Turkey v. Hamit Çiçek: Discovery Application

November 08, 2019 - Application by the Republic of Turkey to take discovery from Hamit Çiçek for use in an international arbitration involving Cascade Investments NV, of Belgium, filed at the U. S. District Court of the District of New Jersey.

Best Plan Sárl: Public Warning

November 05, 2019 - Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding suspected "unauthorized activities" by Best Plan Sárl, a Montreux, Switzerland-domiciled financial services consultant whose corporate records filed with the Swiss Federal Registry of Commerce show that the firm's principals and shareholders have included Jonathan Schneiter and Royal Asset Management SA, the latter of which is a Lausanne, Switzerland-domiciled firm whose principal is identified in corporate filings as Jeff Van Rooyen, of Belgium.

SDO International Equity Inc. v. Christelle Nzololo: Claim Form

September 02, 2019 - Claim Form regarding a Monaco company called SCI Kiomo in SDO International Equity Inc., of the British Virgin Islands v. Christelle Fila Nzololo, described as a citizen of the Reublic of the Congo and Belgium residing in Hong Kong, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Equity Power Fund: Shareholder Letter

September 02, 2019 - Shareholder Letter by the Board of Directors of LFP I SICAV SIF S.A., of Luxembourg, alleging "fraud, forgery, breach of trust and money laundering" regarding Equity Power Fund.

Christine Grablis et al v. OneCoin Ltd. et al: First Amended Class Action Complaint

August 02, 2019 - First Amended Class Action Complaint regarding an alleged cryptocurrency fraud in which much of the proceeds were allegedly laundered in the Cayman Islands and Ireland in Donald Berdeaux, of Montana, and Christine Grablis, of Tennessee v. OneCoin Ltd., of Bulgaria; Ruja Ignatova, of Bulgaria; Konstantin Igantov, of Bulgaria; Sebastian Greenwood, of Sweden; Mark Scott, of Coral Gables, Florida; Irina Andreeva Dilinska, David Pike, of Coral Gables, Florida, and Nicole J. Huesmann, of Coral Gables, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

NN2 Newco Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

July 09, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Jane Moriarty, as the Foreign Representative of NN2 Newco Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Nyrstar N.V., of Belgium and Switzerland, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

UK businessman with sprawling offshore group wanted for fraud in Bermuda

July 08, 2019 - An Interpol Red Notice has been issued against U.K. national Ramesh Dusoruth, who evidently fled Bermuda after being criminally charged with swindling "several million dollars" from investors in his offshore finance group, which includes firms in Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Cyprus, England, Malta, Netherlands, and possibly the BVI.

Belgium: Claude Pierret

April 30, 2019 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Belgium - for a criminal investigation into Claude Pierret for suspected murder.

Rakhi Bhansali v. Twin Fields Investments Ltd.: Discovery Application

April 12, 2019 - Application by Rakhi Bhansali to take discovery from Twin Fields Investments Ltd. for use in legal proceedings in India, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Girobank NV et al v. IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV et al: Petition

April 11, 2019 - Petition for an order of attachment in connection with an arbitration in Girobank NV and Girobank International NV, both of Curaçao v. IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV, of Curaçao; IIG Capital LLC, of New York, and The International Investment Group LLC, of New Jersey, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

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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.