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Aleksej Gubarev et al v. Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd. et al: Approved Judgment (2020)

July 31, 2020 - Approved Judgment regarding alleged misconduct involving "the solicitors acting for the claimants, McDermott Will and Emery LLP and Ms Ziva Robertson, a partner in that firm" in Aleksej Gubarev and Webzilla Limited v. Orbis Business Intelligence Limited and Christopher Steele at the High Court, in London.

Stephen Dewsnip: Fine

July 27, 2020 - Public Statement by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has imposed a £7,000 fine on Stephen Paul Dewsnip regarding his conduct as "a non-executive director of Global Insurance Group Limited".

Shane Younger et al: Fines

July 10, 2020 - Public Statement by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has imposed fines on Shane Younger and Christopher Percival regarding Global Insurance Group Limited, of which they are "the majority shareholders".

SWM Ltd.: Public Statement

June 29, 2020 - Public Statement regarding SWM Limited by the Jersey Financial Services Commission. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Jersey Financial Services Commission's Companies Registry showed that, in its most recent annual return, dated January 1st, 2020, the sole shareholder of SWM Limited was identified as SJD Holdings Limited, also domiciled in Jersey, and, in its most recent annual return, dated January 1st, 2019, the shareholders of SJD Holdings Limited were identified as Stephen Francis Le Fondre, Simon John Dowling, Kevin Peter Goodbody, Tracey Anne Freeman, and Guy John Browning, all of Jersey.

Creditors apply to wind up Cayman parent of Liechtenstein's Gable Insurance

June 17, 2020 - Creditors in the BVI, England, and Guernsey have applied to wind up the Cayman Islands parent company of insolvent Liechtenstein insurer Gable Insurance AG.

Malta FSA cancels licenses of three investment firms, fines two others

June 14, 2020 - In a series of regulatory actions announced on Friday, the Malta Financial Services Authority cancelled the licenses of three investment firms and imposed fines on a retirement scheme and its administrator.

Global Insurance Group Ltd. et al: Fines

June 08, 2020 - Public Statement by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has imposed fines on Global Insurance Group Limited, Christopher Schofield, and Andrew William Robert.

Valla PTC Ltd. v. HSBC et al: Discovery Application

June 04, 2020 - Application by Valla PTC Limited, of Bermuda, as Trustee of the Westline Trust, to take discovery from HSBC Bank USA, HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, HSBC Holdings PLC, UBS AG, Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, Citibank NA, Deutsche Bank (and its affiliates Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas and Bankers Trust Company), Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Barclays Bank PLC, Lloyd's Bank USA, Lloyd's Bank Commercial Banking, Commerzbank AG, and Bank of America, NA for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom against Jonathan Moss Faiman, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Monaco, over the alleged failure to repay $30 million in loans, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Luke Bryan et al v. Draganfly Investments Ltd.: Judgment

June 03, 2020 - Judgment regarding winding-up in Luke Bryan and Dennis Vernon Edmonds v. Draganfly Investments Limited at the Royal Court of Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

Equity Trust (Jersey) Ltd.: £115,575 Fine

June 01, 2020 - Public Statement by the Jersey FinancialServices Commission regarding a fine of £115,575 imposed on Equity Trust (Jersey) Limited

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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.