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Al Mubarakah International Navigation Company Ltd. et al v. Cedar Insurance and Reinsurance Company Ltd.: Defense

October 01, 2020 - Defense in Al Mubarakah International Navigation Company Limited, of Saudi Arabia; Bihar International Co. (Bermuda) Ltd., a Bermuda company based in Dubai, and Bihar International Company, of Saudi Arabia v. Cedar Insurance and Reinsurance Company Limited, of Bermuda, at the High Court of Justice in London, England.

Christine Grablis et al v. OneCoin Ltd. et al: Second Amended Class Action Complaint

September 25, 2020 - Second Amended Class Action Complaint alleging the defendants perpetrated "a massive fraud perpetrated on millions of individual investors throughout the world causing injuries in excess of $4 billion through a densely-packed multi-level marketing system" in Donald Berdeaux and Christine Grablis v. OneCoin Ltd., of Dubai; Ruja Ignatova, of Bulgaria; Sebastian Greenwood, "currently being held in federal custody in New York pending trial"; Mark Scott, "believed to have been domiciled in Coral Gables, Florida" who allegedly laundered fraud proceeds through accounts "in the Cayman Islands and the Republic of Ireland, among other locations"; David Pike, "believed to be domiciled in Coral Gables, Florida"; Nicole J. Huesmann, "believed to be domiciled in Coral Gables, Florida"; Gilbert Armenta, "believed to be domiciled in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida", and The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, of New York, at U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CKR Law LLP v. Anderson Investments International LLC et al: Petition to Compel Arbitration

September 25, 2020 - Petition to Compel Arbitration regarding allegations of fraud in CKR Law LLP, formerly Crone Kline Rinde LLP, a California company based in New York v. Anderson Investments International LLC, described as a Nevis company based in Dubai; Paramount Services LLC, a.k.a. Paramount Services Ltd., described as a Nevis company based in Dubai; Intech Holdings (HK) Limited, a.k.a. Intech International Group Co. Limited, a.k.a. Intech Holdings Inc., of Hong Kong; White Rock Electronic Trading LLC, of Dubai; BMR Consulting, of Dubai; Ravi Rach, a.k.a. Edmund White, of Dubai; Gulzhan Namazbaeva, of Dubai, and Satyabrato Chakravarty, of Dubai, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Al Masah Capital Ltd.: Petition for Court Supervision

September 22, 2020 - Petition for Court Supervision of a Voluntary Liquidation in the matter of Al Masah Capital Limited (in Voluntary Liquidation), whose investment manager was Dubai-based Al Masah Capital Management Limited, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Commercial Bank of Dubai v. CB Title Management Corp.: Discovery Application

September 21, 2020 - Application by Commercial Bank of Dubai to take discovery from CB Title Management Corp. for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Dubai regarding the alleged default of a AED 37.5 million loan to Chalmers Engineering Company LLC, of Dubai, and "a personal guarantee from Stuart Allan Macdonald Chalmers, a UK national and Dubai, UAE resident", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Commercial Bank of Dubai v. American Express Inc.: Discovery Application

September 15, 2020 - Application by Commercial Bank of Dubai to take discovery from American Express Inc. for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Dubai regarding the alleged default of a AED 37.5 million loan to Chalmers Engineering Company LLC, of Dubai, and "a personal guarantee from Stuart Allan Macdonald Chalmers, a UK national and Dubai, UAE resident", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar v. ABRAAJ Holdings et al: Complaint

September 13, 2020 - Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim for at least $267 million alleging "systematic fraud" in Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar, of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates v. ABRAAJ Holdings (in Official Liquidation), GHF General Partner Limited, as General Partner of GHF Fund LP, formerly Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund LP, and GHF Fund (B) LP, formerly Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund (B) LP; The GHF Group Limited, formerly The Abraaj Healthcare Group Limited, and Abraaj General Partner VIII Limited, as General Partner of Neoma Private Equity Fund IV LP, formerly Abraaj Private Equity Fund IV LP, all of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Seawolf Tankers Inc. et al v. Riverstone Holdings LLC et al: Discovery Application

August 21, 2020 - Application by Seawolf Tankers Inc. and Heidmar Inc., both of the Marshall Islands, to take discovery from Riverstone Holdings LLC, DnB Bank ASA, Bank of America NA, Bank of China, The Bank of New York Mellon, Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas SA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank Trust Company of Americas, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., HSBC Bank (USA) NA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in legal proceedings in the Marshall Islands and United Arab Emirates against several parties, including Ridgebury V4 Investments LLC, Ridgebury Mike LLC, and Ridgebury Kilo LLC, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Gibson Consultants Ltd. v. Emirates Capital Ltd.: Writ of Summons

August 19, 2020 - Writ of Summons regarding Fulcrum Diversified Income Note Fund in Gibson Consultants Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Emirates Capital Limited, of Dubai, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Straits Financial LLC v. Century Financial Consultancy LLC et al: Complaint

August 17, 2020 - Complaint "for breach of a Foreign Introducing Broker Agreement" in Straits Financial LLC v. Century Financial Consultancy LLC, of Dubai; Bal Krishen, of Dubai; Adhira Capital FZE, of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, and Surya Prakash Soni, described as a citizen of India who is "believed to reside in Dubai", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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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.