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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.

'Remove defamatory articles about Mark Nichols,' demands attorney

November 01, 2019 - Letter to OffshoreAlert from W. David Mannheim, of Nelson Mullins law firm, in North Carolina, demanding the removal of "defamatory articles" about his client, Mark Nichols.

Girobank NV et al v. IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV et al: Notice of Bankruptcy

October 11, 2019 - Letter notifying the Court that IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV has been petitioned into bankruptcy in Curaçao by three Ireland investment funds in Girobank NV and Girobank International NV, both of Curaçao v. IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV, of Curaçao; IIG Capital LLC, of New York, and The International Investment Group LLC, of New Jersey, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Isle of Man FSA v. Montpelier (Trust and Corporate) Services Ltd.: Receivership Judgment

October 02, 2019 - Judgment appointing Receiver, Manager and Inspectors in Isle of Man Financial Services Authority v. Montpelier (Trust and Corporate) Services Limited at the High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man.

CIGNA Worldwide Insurance Co. v. Garrett Kelleher: Notice of Settlement

September 30, 2019 - Notice of Settlement Agreement in CIGNA Worldwide Insurance Co. v. Garrett Kelleher, an Irish litigation funder, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

CIGNA Worldwide Insurance Co. v. Garrett Kelleher: Settlement in Principle

September 27, 2019 - Letter regarding the 'finalization of a settlement agreement' in CIGNA Worldwide Insurance Co. v. Garrett Kelleher, an Irish litigation funder, at the U. S, District Court for the District of Eastern Pennsylvania.

Insight Securities Inc. v. Amicorp (BVI) Trustees Ltd.: Complaint

September 24, 2019 - Complaint alleging negligence and fraud regarding the Vanguardia Trust and the SBH Assets Trust, both of the Cayman Islands, in Insight Securities Inc., of Delaware v. Amicorp (BVI) Trustees Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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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.