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Eric Lamendola v. Rothesay Ltd. et al: Complaint

July 16, 2019 - Complaint in Eric Lamendola, of New Jersey v. Rothesay Limited, of the Bahamas; Iconic Deo Valente Corporation, of Delaware; Patrick Damien O'Brien, of Ireland; Robert Fowler, of Connecticut, and Scott Lanphere, of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Guardian Coin Inc. v. Graeme De Renzy et al: Petition

July 12, 2019 - Petition and Motion to Confirm Arbitration Award for $50 million in Guardian Coin Inc., a Cayman Islands-domiciled cryptocurrency firm whose directors include British businessman Harvey Boulter v. UK Capital Reserve Ltd., of England, and Graeme De Renzy, of Ireland, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Kijani Gibraltar liquidators to sue NatWest Bank for 'dishonest assistance' to $82M fraud

July 01, 2019 - The liquidators of Gibraltar-domiciled Kijani Resources Ltd. and Ratio Ltd. intend to sue NatWest Bank for "dishonest assistance" to an $82 million fraudulent scheme headed by Irishman Richard Fagan that collapsed in 2015 after being exposed by OffshoreAlert.

Brian Abel: Chapter 15 Petition

June 05, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Northern Ireland by James Neill, as the Foreign Representative of Brian Clifford Abel, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Irish conman Mark Nichols and Almas Capital Management settle NFA action

May 30, 2019 - Irish conman Mark Nichols and his commodity trading advisor Almas Capital Management - who were exposed by OffshoreAlert 13 months ago - have settled a regulatory action brought against them by the National Futures Association in the United States.

National Futures Association v. Mark Nichols et al: Decision

May 29, 2019 - Decision in National Futures Association v. Almas Capital Management LLC and Mark G. Nichols by the National Futures Authority Hearing Panel.

Ballantyne Re Plc: Chapter 15 Petition

May 07, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Ireland by Adrian Masterson, as the Foreign Representative of Ballantyne Re Plc, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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

May 07, 2019 - Class Action Complaint in Christine Grablis v. OneCoin Ltd., Ruja Ignatova, of Bulgaria; Konstantin Ignatov, of Bulgaria; Sebastian Greenwood, of Sweden; and Mark Scott regarding an alleged cryptocurrency fraud in which much of the proceeds were allegedly laundered in the Cayman Islands and Ireland, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Fairfield Sentry Ltd. et al v. Citco Group Ltd. et al: Motion to Seal

April 22, 2019 - Ex Parte Motion for Order Authorizing the Foreign Representatives to File Complaint in Partially Redacted Form and Unredacted Complaint Under Seal in Fairfield Sentry Limited, Fairfield Sigma Limited, and Fairfield Lambda Limited, all in liquidation, all of the British Virgin Islands, v. Citco Global Custody NV, of the Netherlands; Citco Global Custody (NA) NV, of Curaçao; Citco Fund Services (BVI), of the British Virgin Islands; Citco Fund Services (Europe) BV, of the Netherlands; CGC NA, of Curaçao; Citco Banking Corporation NV, of Curaçao; Citco Bank Nederland NV, of the Netherlands; Citco Bank Nederland NV, Dublin Branch, based in Ireland, and Citco Group Limited, of the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Fairfield Sentry Ltd. et al v. Citco Group Ltd. et al: Complaint

April 22, 2019 - Complaint in Fairfield Sentry Limited, Fairfield Sigma Limited, and Fairfield Lambda Limited, all in liquidation, all of the British Virgin Islands, v. Citco Global Custody NV, of the Netherlands; Citco Global Custody (NA) NV, of Curaçao; Citco Fund Services (BVI), of the British Virgin Islands; Citco Fund Services (Europe) BV, of the Netherlands; CGC NA, of Curaçao; Citco Banking Corporation NV, of Curaçao; Citco Bank Nederland NV, of the Netherlands; Citco Bank Nederland NV, Dublin Branch, based in Ireland, and Citco Group Limited, of the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.