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BVI court freezes yacht linked with fired Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn

August 23, 2019 - Japanese auto manufacturer Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has obtained an order in the British Virgin Islands to preserve a yacht called 'Twig' that is linked with its former Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn, who is a citizen of Brazil, France, and Lebanon.

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. v. Carlos Ghosn et al: Preservation Order

August 21, 2019 - Order in Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., of Japan v. Carlos Ghosn, a citizen of Brazil, France and Lebanon and a former chairman and CEO of Nissan; his wife, Carole Nahas Ghosn, and Beauty Yachts Pty Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, as Respondents, and Virgin Islands Shipping Registry, and Hauteville Trust (BVI) Limited, as Third Parties, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Richard Targett-Adams: Findings & Sanctions

August 19, 2019 - Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings, Making Findings, & Imposing Remedial Sanctions in the Matter of Richard Targett-Adams, a resident of France, regarding Wintercap SA, of Switzerland, before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Getma International et al v. Republic of Guinea: Petition to Enforce Arbitral Award

August 08, 2019 - Petition to Enforce Arbitral Award in Frederique Levy and Xavier Brouard, as liquidators of Getma International, Necotrans Holding, formerly known as NCT Necotrans; Getma International Investissements, and NCT Infrastructure & Logistique, all of France v. The Republic of Guinea at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Swiss regulator warns about 'financial intermediary' based in Geneva and Dubai

August 05, 2019 - The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority has issued a "Public Warning" against Swiss Global Investments Sàrl, a self-described "financial intermediary and advisory" that was or is controlled by Irishman Paul Kavanagh and Briton Stuart Hamon, whose sprawling offshore group includes firms in the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, England, Malta, Nevis, and Switzerland.

Swiss Global Investments Sàrl: Public Warning

August 02, 2019 - Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding Swiss Global Investments Sàrl, which is owned by Kavmon Limited, of Saint Kitts and Nevis, evidently owned by or affiliated with Paul Kavanagh, a citizen of Ireland apparently residing in France, and Stuart Hamon, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and which claims on its website at www.swissglobalgroup.com to have offices in Geneva and Dubai.

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.

United American Corp. v. Bitcoin.com: Motion to Effect Service

July 12, 2019 - Plaintiff's Motion for Judicial Assistance to effect service in Saint Kitts and Nevis on Saint Bitts LLC, d.b.a. Bitcoin.com, for a complaint alleging cryptocurrency fraud in United American Corp. v. Bitmain Inc., of Delaware; Saint Bitts LLC, d.b.a. Bitcoin.com, of Saint Kitts & Nevis; Roger Ver, of Japan; Bitmain Technologies Ltd., of Hong Kong; Bitmain Technologies Holding Company, of the Cayman Islands; Jihan Wu, of California; Payward Ventures Inc., d.b.a. Kraken, of Delaware; Jesse Powell, of California; Amaury Sechet, of France; Shammah Chancellor, of California; and Jason Cox, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

NN2 Newco Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

July 09, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Jane Moriarty, as the Foreign Representative of NN2 Newco Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Nyrstar N.V., of Belgium and Switzerland, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

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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.