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Richard Carter v. Willis Towers Watson Plc et al: Class Action Complaint

May 19, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities violations in Richard Carter v. Willis Towers Watson Plc, described as an Ireland-domiciled, London-based company whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Victor F. Ganzi, John J. Haley, Anna C. Catalano, Wendy E. Lane, Brendan R. O'Neill, Jaymin B. Patel, Linda D. Rabbitt, Paul Thomas, and Wilhelm Zeller at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Insolvent Bermuda Digicel firm files for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in New York

May 16, 2020 - An insolvent Bermuda holding company within the Digicel Group, which provides mobile phone, cable television, Internet, and other communications services in the Caribbean and South Pacific, has filed for Chapter 15 recognition of its Bermuda provisional liquidation at bankruptcy court in Manhattan as part of a plan to restructure debt that totals $7.4 billion.

Digicel Group One Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

May 15, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Mike Morrison, Charles Thresh, and James Bennett, as the Foreign Representatives of Digicel Group One Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Ronald Swanson: Complaint

May 14, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud involving Sonic Cavitation LLC, of Nevada, and Sonic Cavitation Ltd., of Ireland, in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ronald D. Swanson at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

d'Amico Dry DAC v. Xcoal Energy and Resources GmbH: Complaint

May 05, 2020 - Complaint in d'Amico Dry DAC, of Switzerland v. Xcoal Energy and Resources GmbH, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Unión Fenosa Gas SA v. The Depository Trust Company: Discovery Application

April 08, 2020 - Application by Unión Fenosa Gas SA, of Spain, to take discovery from The Depository Trust Company, of New York, for use in legal proceedings in England "through which UFG seeks to enforce" a $2 billion arbitral award against Egypt regarding its sovereign bonds, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Nigeria seeks US bank records for investigation into '$10B fraud by BVI shell entity'

March 26, 2020 - Nigeria is seeking records from ten banks in the United States for a criminal investigation into an alleged $10 billion bribery and fraud scheme committed by a "shell entity" in the British Virgin Islands that was set up and operated by citizens of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Nigeria v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

March 25, 2020 - Application by the Republic of Nigeria to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., Allied Irish Banks, HSBC Bank USA, Standard New York, Inc., Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, J.P. Morgan Chase, United Bank for Africa, Bank of Cyprus, Fortis Private Banking Singapore Limited., and Standard Chartered International (USA) Ltd. for use in "criminal investigations" in Nigeria regarding "a fraudulent scheme to defraud FRN of almost $10 billion ... carried out by Process & Industrial Developments Limited, a British Virgin Islands shell entity with no technical capabilities, virtually no employees, and no demonstrable financial resources", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV: Chapter 15 Petition

March 02, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Curaçao by Valerie P. Maria, as the Foreign Representative of IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

PES Holdings LLC et al v. Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Co. et al: Complaint

February 12, 2020 - Complaint to recover insurance "arising out of a catastrophic incident" whose losses "will likely exceed" $1.25 billion in PES Holdings LLC, North Yard GP, LLC, North Yard Logistics LP, PES Administrative Services, LLC, PES Energy Inc., PES Intermediate, LLC, PES Ultimate Holdings, LLC, and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing LLC v. Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company, of Illinois; AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance, of France; Lloyd's of London Underwriters, of England; General Security Indemnity Company of Arizona, Great Lakes Insurance SE, of Germany; HDI Global Insurance Company, of Illinois; HDI Global Specialty SE, of Germany; Helvetia Swiss Insurance Company in Liechtenstein Ltd., of Liechtenstein; Lancashire Insurance Company (UK) Limited, of England; Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, of Massachusetts; Mapfre Re Compania de Reaseguros, SA, of Spain; PartnerRe Ireland Insurance DAC, of Ireland; Starr Technical Risks Agency, Inc., of New York; Westport Insurance Corporation, of Missouri; XL Insurance America, Inc., of Connecticut, and Zurich American Insurance Company, of New York, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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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.