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BVI court freezes yacht linked with fired Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn

August 23, 2019 - Japanese auto manufacturer Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has obtained an order in the British Virgin Islands to preserve a yacht called 'Twig' that is linked with its former Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn, who is a citizen of Brazil, France, and Lebanon.

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. v. Carlos Ghosn et al: Preservation Order

August 21, 2019 - Order in Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., of Japan v. Carlos Ghosn, a citizen of Brazil, France and Lebanon and a former chairman and CEO of Nissan; his wife, Carole Nahas Ghosn, and Beauty Yachts Pty Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, as Respondents, and Virgin Islands Shipping Registry, and Hauteville Trust (BVI) Limited, as Third Parties, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Obra Pia Ltd. et al v. Seagrape Investors LLC et al: Notice of Removal

August 21, 2019 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint regarding "an uncompleted, in-progress development of a luxury resort in the city of Cartagena, Colombia", in Obra Pia Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Obra Pia (US) Feeder LP, of the British Virgin Islands; Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, of New York, and KIT Capital Ltd., of Dubai v. Seagrape Investors LLC, of Boca Raton, Florida, and Edward V. Mullen, of Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Wembley Ltd. et al v. Webster Bank et al: Discovery Application

August 20, 2019 - Application by Nicholas Carter, as Receiver for Sutton Ltd. and Wembley Ltd., both of the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Webster Bank NA and Elizabeth Wyckoff, for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands involving The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited, as Trustee of the Southampton Trust, Portsmouth Trust, and Battersea Trust, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Wembley Ltd. et al v. Citi Private Bank: Discovery Application

August 19, 2019 - Application by Nicholas Carter, as Receiver for Sutton Ltd. and Wembley Ltd., to take discovery from Citi Private Bank, of New York, NY, for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands involving The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited, as Trustee of the Southampton Trust, Portsmouth Trust, and Battersea Trust, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Trident Trust Company (BVI) Ltd. v. Frederick Woodbridge, Jr., PA: Complaint

August 16, 2019 - Complaint in Trident Trust Company (BVI) Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. Frederick Woodbridge, Jr., PA, a law firm based in Miami, Florida, at the Circuit Court for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida

National Bank of Anguilla (Private Banking & Trust) Ltd. v. Claude Walker et al: Complaint

August 16, 2019 - Complaint in William Tacon, Administrator of National Bank of Anguilla (Private Banking & Trust) Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. Claude Walker and Amber Walker, both of Washington, DC, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Mazlin Trading Corp. et al v. WJ Holding Ltd. et al: Petition to Enforce Arbitration Awards

August 15, 2019 - Petition to Recognize and Enforce Foreign Arbitration Awards in Mazlin Trading Corp., of the British Virgin Islands, and Shireen Maritime Ltd., of Liberia v. WJ Holding Ltd., of Cyprus; Stubrick Limited, of Cyprus, and Yuri Drukker, described as a citizen of the USA, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

$15M deferred judgment order against Irish litigation funder Garrett Kelleher

August 14, 2019 - Judgment for $15 million will be entered against Irish litigation funder Garrett Kelleher if he has not settled his asset recovery-related, contempt of court liabilities with Cigna Worldwide Insurance Company by the end of next month, a U.S. federal judge has ordered.

WJ Holding Ltd. et al v. Shireen Maritime Ltd. et al: Notice of Removal

August 08, 2019 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint, in WJ Holding Limited and Stubrick Limited, both of Cyprus and both owned by Yuri Drukker v. Shireen Maritime Ltd., of Liberia; Mazlin Trading Corp., of the British Virgin Islands; AMM Consulting and Management Group LLC, of Florida, and Alexander Spiegel, of Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District 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.