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SEC v. David Hu: Complaint

July 17, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud involving, inter alia, funds in Curaçao and the Cayman Islands and a "borrower" in Argentina in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. David Hu at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. David Hu: Criminal Information

July 17, 2020 - Criminal Information alleging investment adviser fraud, securities fraud, and wire fraud involving, inter alia, IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV, of Curaçao; IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, in USA v. David Hu at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Lilly Perry et al v. Lopag Trust Reg. et al: Judgment

May 27, 2020 - Judgment in Lea Lilly Perry and Tamar Perry v. Lopag Trust Reg., of Liechtenstein; Private Equity Services (Curaçao) NV, of Curaçao; Fiduciana Verwaltungsanstalt, of Liechtenstein; Gal Greenspoon, Yael Perry, Dan Greenspoon, Ron Greensoon, Ron Greenspoon, Mia Greenspoon, by Hagai Greenspoon, her guardian ad litem, and Admintrust Verwaltungs Anstalt at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Avianca Holdings SA et al: Chapter 11 Petition

May 10, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Avianca Holdings SA, Aero Transporte de Carga Unión, S.A. de C.V., Aeroinversiones de Honduras, S.A., Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Avianca Airlease Holdings One Ltd., America Central (Canada) Corp., America Central Corp., AV International Holdco S.A., AV International Holdings S.A., AV International Investments S.A., AV International Ventures S.A., AV Investments One Colombia S.A.S., AV Investments Two Colombia S.A.S., AV Taca International Holdco S.A., Avianca Costa Rica S.A., Avianca Holdings S.A., Avianca Leasing, LLC, Avianca, Inc., Avianca-Ecuador S.A., Aviaservicios, S.A., Aviateca, S.A., Avifreight Holding Mexico, S.A.P.I. de C.V., C.R. Int'l Enterprises, Inc., Grupo Taca Holdings Limited, International Trade Marks Agency Inc., Inversiones del Caribe, S.A., Isleña de Inversiones, S.A. de C.V., Latin Airways Corp., Latin Logistics, LLC, Nicaraguense de Aviación, Sociedad Anónima (Nica, S.A.), Regional Express Américas S.A.S., Ronair N.V., Servicio Terrestre, Aereo y Rampa S.A., Servicios Aeroportuarios Integrados SAI S.A.S., Taca de Honduras, S.A. de C.V., Taca de México, S.A., Taca International Airlines S.A., Taca S.A., Tampa Cargo S.A.S., Technical and Training Services, S.A. de C.V., collectively described as "the second-largest airline group in Latin America", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

May 08, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Christopher Kennedy and Alexander Lawson, as the Foreign Representatives of IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation Ltd. et al v. Edoarda Crociani et al: Complaint

April 20, 2020 - Petition and Complaint alleging an "illicit scheme" to avoid "a global asset freeze" issued by the Royal Court of Jersey "using a network of shadowy offshore entities and trusts" in BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands, and David Shute, as Liquidator of Twenty-Three Investments Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. Edoarda Crociani, described as a resident of Monaco "whose net worth is estimated to be hundreds of millions of dollars"; Apollo Trust, of Anguilla; United Trust (Anguilla) Limited, of Anguilla, and United International Trust NV, of Curaçao, both as Trustees of the Apollo Trust, at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV v. TOF Cayman SPV: Petition for Court Supervision of Voluntary Liquidation

April 03, 2020 - Petition in IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV, of Curaçao v. TOF Cayman SPV (in Voluntary Liquidation) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV: Chapter 15 Petition

March 02, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Curaçao by Valerie P. Maria, as the Foreign Representative of IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hugh Dickson et al v. Michael Jacob: Discovery Application

January 28, 2020 - Application by Hugh Dickson and John Royle, as "Receivers of the sole share of the Cayman Islands based company Britannia Holdings (2006) Limited", to take discovery from Michael Jacob for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands "captioned Lea Lilly Perry and Tamar Perry v. Lopag Trust Reg., Private Equity Services (Curacao) NV, Fiduciana Verwaltungsanstalt, Gal Greenspoon Perry, Yael Perry, Dan Greenspoon, Ron Greenspoon and Mia Greenspoon", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: The underlying case was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in September, 2017 as part of the Cayman Court's secretly-imposed mass-sealing policy - implemented by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie - that conceals from public view even the existence of many cases involving allegations of impropriety and insolvency against the jurisdiction's foreign-owned companies. More than two years later, the case is still completely sealed in Cayman, despite details being revealed in the U.S.

Hugh Dickson et al v. Chelsea Associates LLC et al: Discovery Application

January 28, 2020 - Application by Hugh Dickson and John Royle, as "Receivers of the sole share of the Cayman Islands based company Britannia Holdings (2006) Limited", to take discovery from Chelsea Associates LLC, CohnReznick LLP, Marcum LLP, RECAP Chelsea Investment, LLC and Albanese Organization Inc. for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands "captioned Lea Lilly Perry and Tamar Perry v. Lopag Trust Reg., Private Equity Services (Curacao) NV, Fiduciana Verwaltungsanstalt, Gal Greenspoon Perry, Yael Perry, Dan Greenspoon, Ron Greenspoon and Mia Greenspoon", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: The underlying case was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in September, 2017 as part of the Cayman Court's secretly-imposed mass-sealing policy - implemented by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie - that conceals from public view even the existence of many cases involving allegations of impropriety and insolvency against the jurisdiction's foreign-owned companies. More than two years later, the case is still completely sealed in Cayman, despite details being revealed in the U.S.

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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.