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Bank of Valletta notifies Argentarius Group of 'fraud liability'

July 16, 2019 - The closure of the Malta operations of Argentarius Group, which now operates in the Cayman Islands as iMaps Capital, coincided with preliminary legal action against it by the Bank of Valletta regarding an alleged investment fraud that resulted in losses of at least €79 million, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

Evison Holdings Ltd. v. Deutsche Bank AG: Discovery Application

July 08, 2019 - Application by Evison Holdings Limited, a Cyprus company owned by Baring Vostok private equity funds, to take discovery from Deutsche Bank AG for use in arbitration proceedings in London involving Finvision Holdings Limited, of Cyprus, and Finvision Holdings LLC, of Russia, at the U. S. District 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.

WJ Holding Ltd. v. Transdniestrian Moldavian Republic et al: Petition

July 05, 2019 - Petition to Recognize and Enforce A Foreign Arbitration Award in WJ Holding Limited, of Cyprus v. Transdniestrian Moldavian Republic, Transnistrian Republican Bank, and CJSC Transnistrian Sberbank at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Michael T. Robson v. Duckpond Ltd. et al: Complaint

July 01, 2019 - Complaint in Michael T. Robson, as Trustee of The Michael T. Robson Revocable Trust v. Duckpond Ltd., of Cyprus; Tharros Emporium Ltd., of Cyprus, and ICC Global Investments Ltd., of Anguilla, at the U. S District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Mundo Media Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

June 18, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of Mundo Media Ltd., 2538853 Ontario Ltd., M Zone Marketing Inc., and AppThis Holdings, Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Spain: LH Commodities & Investments SL

June 13, 2019 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Spain - for a criminal investigation into LH Commodities & Investments S.L. for suspected tax fraud, money laundering, concealment of assets, and criminal organization.

Hermitage Capital Management Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

May 28, 2019 - Application by Hermitage Capital Management Limited to conduct discovery from Bank of America NA, Bank of China, Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Mashreqbank Psc., Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in criminal proceedings brought by Russia on December 11th, 2018 against Hermitage, its Founder & CEO, Bill Browder; Ivan Cherkasov, and others for alleged tax fraud, filing of a false bankruptcy, and embezzlement, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

ABC Grandservus Ltd. v. Emmerson International Corp.: Judgment

May 27, 2019 - Judgment in ABC Grandservus Limited, of Cyprus v. Emmerson International Corporation at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Limora Investments Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

May 23, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Alexander Lawson and Paul Pretlove, as the Foreign Representatives of Limora Investments Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy 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.