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Pembroke Securities Ltd.: Section 304 Petition

June 29, 2004 - Section 304 Petition for Assistance in Insolvency Proceedings in Australia by Anthony McGrath, as the Foreign Representative of Pembroke Securities Limited, HIH Insurance Limited, HIH Investment Holdings Limited, FAI Insurances Limited, FAI Leasing Finance Pty Limited, FAI Investments Pty Limited, First Mentor Group Pty Limited, FAI Home Security Holdings Pty Limited, HIH Casualty and General Insurance Limited, FAI General Insurance Company Limited, Lanlex No. 65 Pty Limited, CIC Insurance Limited, FAI Overseas Investments Pty Limited, FAI Traders Insurance Company Limited, and World Marine and General Insurance Pty Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Client complains about Whitherspoon Seymour & Robinson

August 31, 2003 - A business which operates from addresses in the United States has been accused of ripping off a Hong Kong-based client through the sale of an offshore bank charter.Whiterspoon Seymour & Robinson Inc. received $41,980 from the client in November, 2002 for a shelf bank called European Securities Bank Ltd. that was purported to be licensed in Fiji. The funds were sent to WS&R's account at PNC Bank, 500 First Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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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.