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SKAT v. Bell Rock Group Financial Services Ltd. et al: Judicial Assistance Order

December 14, 2020 - Order granting a request for international judicial assistance to obtain evidence in the Cayman Islands from Bell Rock Group Financial Services Limited, Campbell Corporate Services Limited, CO Services Cayman Limited, DMS Corporate Services Ltd., Forbes Hare Trust Company Limited, Genesis Trust & Corporate Services Ltd., Harneys Services (Cayman) Limited, now known as Harneys Fiduciary (Cayman) Limited; Intertrust Corporate Services (C.I.) Limited, now known as Intertrust Corporate Services (Cayman) Limited; Ocorian (Cayman) Limited, Sterling Trust (Cayman) Limited, Trident Trust Company (Cayman) Limited, Vistra (Cayman) Limited, and Walkers Corporate Limited for legal proceedings in Canada, Dubai, England, Malaysia, and the USA brought by Skatteforvaltningen, a.k.a. SKAT, which is Denmark's tax collection agency, issued at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Bitstamp Ltd. v. Bank of America Corp. et al: Discovery Application

November 13, 2020 - Application by Bitstamp Ltd., a cryptocurrency exchange domiciled in England and part of a group that is based in England, Luxembourg, and Slovenia, to take discovery from The Bank of America Corporation and Citibank N.A. for use in legal proceedings in Denmark "against CNG Processing ApS", described as a payment processor whose "owner" is Gert Funk, filed at the U. S.District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company: Chapter 15 Petition

June 12, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Ireland by Søren Martin Overgaard, of Denmark, as the Foreign Representative of Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company, described as "the world's largest regional aircraft lessor and fifth largest commercial aircraft lessor on the basis of number of aircraft ... with offices in Denmark, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, and the United States", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

CFTC v. Casper Mikkelsen: Complaint

May 18, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Casper Mikkelsen, a.k.a. Carsten Nielsen, a.k.a. Brian Thomson, a.k.a. Thomas Jensen, a.k.a. Casper Muller, of Denmark, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Denmark's tax agency seeks discovery from BVI & Cayman firms for '$2B fraud' litigation

April 30, 2020 - Denmark's national tax agency has applied to take discovery from 21 corporate services providers in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands whose clients are suspected of participating in a $2 billion tax refund fraud.

SKAT v. John van Merkensteijn et al: BVI Judicial Assistance

April 27, 2020 - Motion for Issuance of a Request for International Judicial Assistance to Obtain Evidence in the British Virgin Islands from Harneys Corporate Services Limited, Intershore Consult (BVI) Ltd., Intertrust Corporate Services (BVI) Limited, MMG Trust (BVI) Corp., Mossack Fonseca & Co. (BVI) Limited, by its liquidator, Deloitte Ltd. (BVI); Overseas Management Company Trust (BVI) Ltd., Sentinel International Management SA, and Vistra (BVI) Limited regarding an allegedly fraudulent 12.7 billion Danish Kroner tax refund fraud scheme whose "principal organizer" was identified as Dubai-based British national Sanjay Shah in Skatteforvaltningen, a.k.a. SKAT, Denmark's tax collection agency v. John van Merkensteijn, Richard Markowitz, Bernina Pension Plan Trust, RJM Capital Pension Plan Trust, 2321 Capital Pension Plan, Bowline Management Pension Plan, California Catalog Company Pension Plan, Clove Pension Plan, Davin Investments Pension Plan, Delvian LLC Pension Plan, DFL Investments Pension Plan, Laegeler Asset Management Pension Plan, Lion Advisory Inc. Pension Plan, Mill River Capital Management Pension Plan, Next Level Pension Plan, Rajan Investments LLC Pension Plan, Spirit on the Water Pension Plan, and Traden Investments Pension Plan at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SKAT v. John van Merkensteijn et al: Amended Complaint

April 27, 2020 - Amended Complaint regarding a "fraudulent tax refund scheme that deceived SKAT into paying out over 12. 7 billion Danish Kroner, the equivalent of approximately $2.1 billion (US), of allegedly withheld dividend tax" in Skatteforvaltningen, a.k.a. SKAT, Denmark's tax collection agency v. John van Merkensteijn, Richard Markowitz, Bernina Pension Plan Trust, RJM Capital Pension Plan Trust, 2321 Capital Pension Plan, Bowline Management Pension Plan, California Catalog Company Pension Plan, Clove Pension Plan, Davin Investments Pension Plan, Delvian LLC Pension Plan, DFL Investments Pension Plan, Laegeler Asset Management Pension Plan, Lion Advisory Inc. Pension Plan, Mill River Capital Management Pension Plan, Next Level Pension Plan, Rajan Investments LLC Pension Plan, Spirit on the Water Pension Plan, and Traden Investments Pension Plan at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SKAT v. John van Merkensteijn et al: Cayman Islands Judicial Assistance

April 27, 2020 - Motion for Issuance of a Request for International Judicial Assistance to Obtain Evidence in the Cayman Islands from Bell Rock Corporate Services, Campbell Corporate Services Limited, CO Services Cayman Limited, DMS Corporate Services Ltd., Forbes Hare Trust Company Limited, Genesis Trust & Corporate Services Ltd., Harneys Services (Cayman) Limited, Intertrust Corporate Services (C.I.) Limited, Ocorian (Cayman) Limited, Sterling Trust (Cayman) Limited, Trident Trust Company (Cayman) Limited, Vistra (Cayman) Limited, and Walkers Corporate Limited regarding an allegedly fraudulent 12.7 billion Danish Kroner tax refund fraud scheme whose "principal organizer" was identified as Dubai-based British national Sanjay Shah in Skatteforvaltningen, a.k.a. SKAT, Denmark's tax collection agency v. John van Merkensteijn, Richard Markowitz, Bernina Pension Plan Trust, RJM Capital Pension Plan Trust, 2321 Capital Pension Plan, Bowline Management Pension Plan, California Catalog Company Pension Plan, Clove Pension Plan, Davin Investments Pension Plan, Delvian LLC Pension Plan, DFL Investments Pension Plan, Laegeler Asset Management Pension Plan, Lion Advisory Inc. Pension Plan, Mill River Capital Management Pension Plan, Next Level Pension Plan, Rajan Investments LLC Pension Plan, Spirit on the Water Pension Plan, and Traden Investments Pension Plan at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Peter Johnson v. Maker Ecosystem Growth Holdings Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

April 14, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud regarding a "cryptocurrency platform" in Peter Johnson, of Denver, Colorado v. Maker Ecosystem Growth Holdings Inc., described as a Cayman Islands company based in California; Maker Ecosystem Growth Foundation, described as a Cayman Islands company based in California, and Dai Foundation, of Denmark, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Ulrik Debo: Superseding Indictment

January 02, 2020 - Superseding Indictment alleging securities fraud in USA v. Ulrik Debo, a.k.a. Molgaard Debo, a.k.a. Ulrik Molgaard, described as "a Danish citizen ... employed by a Cayman Islands-based financial services firm", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.