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USA v. Funds Held by RAKIA: Forfeiture Complaint

June 03, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding "an international conspiracy to launder funds traceable to violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act ... and a scheme to defraud financial institutions in the Republic of Korea" in USA v. AED 73 million in the custody of Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority and "All Claims Filed And Asserted" by VI2 Partners GmbH, of Austria, against Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority Georgia LLC in the Republic of Georgia at the U. S. District Court for the District of Alaska.

NMC Health Plc: Chapter 15 Petition

May 28, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Richard Dixon Fleming, Mark Firmin, and Ben Cairns, as the Foreign Representatives of NMC Health Plc, described as being part of a group that is "the largest private healthcare provider in the United Arab Emirates" that is suspected of "financial irregularity" and "fraudulent behavior", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Grand Capital Asset Management Ltd. v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

May 22, 2020 - Application by Grand Capital Asset Management Ltd., of Bulgaria, to take discovery from Citibank N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG US, and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in a "contemplated proceeding against Gulf Technical Commercial Printing Press LLC before the Sharjah Court of First Instance, major circuit, in the United Arab Emirates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

'Remove 'Retracted' Mauritius FSC investor alert,' asks BearBull Global

May 04, 2020 - Letter from BearBull Global Investments Group Limited, of Dubai, requesting the removal from OffshoreAlert's website of an "Investor Alert" against the company that was issued by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission on June 24th, 2019 and which the firm claims has been "fully retracted".

Cayman fund obtains $5M award against NY lawyer for Bitcoin scam

May 01, 2020 - Cayman Islands-domiciled Benthos Master Fund Ltd. has obtained a $5 million arbitration award against New York attorney Aaron Etra regarding "a purported sale of Bitcoin that turned out to be a scam".

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: 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.

GOWell Technology FZE v. SLN Solidos y Lodos Nacionales SA: Petition

April 27, 2020 - Petition alleging breach of contract in GOWell Technology FZE, of Dubai v. SLN Solidos y Lodos Nacionales SA, of Ecuador, at the District Court for Harris County, Texas.

Amjad Rihan v. Ernst & Young Global Ltd. et al: Judgment

April 17, 2020 - Judgment of $11 million in favor of the plaintiff - a whistleblower - against his former employer, Ernst & Young, regarding a claim for negligence involving suspected money laundering by a client, Dubai-based precious metals dealer Kaloti Jewellery International DMCC, in Amjad Rihan v. Ernst & Young Global Limited, Ernst & Young Europe LLP, Ernst & Young (EMEIA) Services Limited, and EYGS LLP at the High Court of Justice, London.

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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.