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USA v. Aon Plc et al: Antitrust Complaint

June 16, 2021 - Antitrust Complaint alleging "Aon's proposed acquisition of WTW would combine two of the three largest insurance brokers in the world. It would eliminate substantial head-to-head competition and likely lead to higher prices and less innovation, harming American businesses and their customers, employees, and retirees" in USA v. Aon Plc and Willis Towers Watson Plc, both described as Irish companies based in England, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

James Cumiskey: Disqualification

May 25, 2021 - Prohibition Notice by the Central Bank of Ireland regarding James Cumiskey.

Invoke Accounts Ltd.: Regulatory Action

April 26, 2021 - Public Notice by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority regarding regulatory action against Invoke Accounts Limited. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Isle of Man Companies Registry showed that Invoke Accounts Limited, f.k.s. Best Accounts Limited, f.k.s. IOM BestPay Limited, was incorporated in the Isle of Man on January 7th, 2013 and, in its annual return for 2021, its directors were identified as Lloyd Duwa, a Zimbabwean accountant; David Tarpey, a British accountant, and Richard Stephen McAleer, an Irish "Finance Manager", and its sole shareholder was Centurion Group Limited, of the Isle of Man. Prior annual returns show that former directors include Peter Morris Adamson, a citizen of the United Kingdom; Samantha Cubbon, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and Nathan Cafearo, a British "Marketing Consultant" and former shareholders include Acervus Holdings Limited, Best Group International Limited, and Best Holdings Limited, all of the Isle of Man.

Beauregarde Holdings LLP et al v. The Province of La Rioja: Complaint

April 22, 2021 - Complaint alleging the default of bond payments in Beauregarde Holdings LLP, of England; Beauregarde Holdings II LLP, Crown Managed Accounts SPC - Crown/GT Segregated Portfolio, of the Cayman Islands; GN3 SIP Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; GoldenTree Co-Invest Master Fund II Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Credit Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Emerging Markets Master Fund ICAV, of Ireland; GoldenTree Insurance Fund Series Interests of the SALI Multi-Series Fund, L.P., of Delaware; GoldenTree Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Multi Sector-C LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree V1 Master Fund, L.P., of the Cayman Islands; GT NM, L.P., of Delaware; GTAM 110 Designated Activity Company, of Ireland; Guadalupe Fund, LP, of Texas; High Yield And Bank Loan Series Trust, of the Cayman Islands; MA Multi-Sector Opportunistic Fund, LP, of Delaware; Sandglass Opportunity Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; Sandglass Petrus Opportunity Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands, and Sandglass Select Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands v. The Province of La Rioja, of Argentina, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Guernsey regulator suspends investment fund Remus Horizons

April 15, 2021 - The registration of investment fund Remus Horizons PCC Limited, which is part of a group that includes individuals and companies in or from Australia, England, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Texas, and the United Arab Emirates, has been suspended by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission less than five months after it was granted.

VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

April 12, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Michael Morrison and Mark Allitt, of KPMG Advisory, as the Foreign Representatives of VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd., Valor Group Ltd., and Valor Management Ltd., described as Bermuda companies that are part of a group that also includes companies in Barbados, Ireland, Liechtenstein, and the United States and which are "victims of activity perpetrated between 2013 and 2016 by Jason Sugarman - a former director of the VL Bermuda Debtor - and others, including Jason Galanis, that ultimately led to the insolvency of the VL Bermuda Debtors", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Celtic Asset and Equity Partners Ltd. v. Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP et al: Complaint

April 09, 2021 - Complaint alleging professional misconduct in Celtic Asset and Equity Partners Ltd., described as an Irish company that "forms Special Purpose Acquisition Companies" v. Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, a New York law firm, and Barry I. Grossman, a lawyer, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Honda Aircraft Company LLC v. Matterhorn Aviation Services Ltd. et al: Complaint

April 05, 2021 - Complaint for $4.5 million alleging fraudulent inducement, breach of promissory notes, unjust enrichment, negligent misrepresentation, and conversion in Honda Aircraft Company LLC, a Delaware company based in North Carolina v. Matterhorn Aviation Services Limited, described as "an alleged Irish limited company"; Matterhorn Aviation Limited, of Ireland; MAS One USA LLC, of Delaware; Bank of Utah, as Trustee of The Matterhorn HondaJet Trust 1, of Utah; Seraph Aviation Management Limited, of Ireland; Douglas Brennan, described as "a citizen of the United States and Canada" residing in "Florida and New York", and Eugene O'Reilly, described as a citizen and resident of Ireland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Amia Capital Macro Master Fund Ltd. et al v. Buenos Aires: Complaint

March 23, 2021 - Complaint for damages of $336 million alleging the default of bonds in Amia Capital Macro Master Fund Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Fondi Italia - Amundi Obbligazionario Paesi Emergenti a distribuzione, of Italy; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Blended Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Hard Currency Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Short Term Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Funds - Strategic Bond, of Luxembourg; Fondi Amundi - Amundi Obbligazionario Dinamico, of Italy; Amundi Funds - Optimal Yield Short Term, of Luxembourg; Amundi S.F. - Emerging Markets Bond 2024, of Luxembourg; Amundi S.F. - Emerging Markets Bond 2025, of Luxembourg; Caius Capital Master Fund, of the Cayman Islands; Callaway Strategic Opportunity Fund I, LP, of the Cayman Islands; BayernInvest Alternative Loan Fonds-Segment GoldenTree 2, of Luxembourg; Corbin ERISA Opportunity Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Crown Managed Accounts SPC - Crown/GT Segregated Portfolio, of the Cayman Islands; FS Credit Income Fund, of Delaware; Ginkgo Tree, LLC, of Delaware; GN3 SIP Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; GoldenTree Co-Invest Master Fund II Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Distressed Master Fund III Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Distressed Onshore Master Fund III LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree Emerging Markets Master Fund ICAV, of Ireland; GoldenTree Insurance Fund Series Interests of the SALI Multi-Series Fund, L.P., of Delaware; GoldenTree Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Multi Sector-C LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree NJ Distressed Fund 2015 LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree Vl Master Fund, L.P., of the Cayman Islands; GT Credit Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; GT G Distressed Fund 2020 LP, of Delaware; GT NM, LP, of Delaware; Guadalupe Fund, LP, of Texas; High Yield and Bank Loan Series Trust, of the Cayman Islands; Kapitalforeningen Industriens Pension Portfolio - Emerging Markets Obligationer I, of Denmark; Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, of Louisiana; MA Multi-Sector Opportunistic Fund, LP, of Delaware; Pinehurst Partners, L.P., of Delaware; San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association, of California; Greylock Global Opportunity Master Fund, Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Greylock Global Focus Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Beauregarde Holdings LLP, of England; Beauregarde Holdings II LLP, of England, and Mandrake Holdings, LLC, of Delaware v. The Province of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Beauregarde Holdings LLP et al v. Buenos Aires: Complaint

March 23, 2021 - Complaint for damages of $30 million alleging the default of bonds in Amia Capital Macro Master Fund Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Investment Funds - Emerging Markets Sovereign Bond, of Luxembourg; Caius Capital Master Fund, of the Cayman Islands; Corbin ERISA Opportunity Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Crown Managed Accounts SPC - Crown/GT Segregated Portfolio, of the Cayman Islands; FS Credit Income Fund, of Delaware; GN3 SIP Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; GoldenTree Co-Invest Master Fund II Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Distressed Master Fund III Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Distressed Onshore Master Fund III LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree Emerging Markets Master Fund ICAV, of Ireland; GoldenTree Insurance Fund Series Interests of the SALI Multi-Series Fund, L.P., of Delaware; GoldenTree Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Multi Sector-C LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree NJ Distressed Fund 2015 LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree VI Master Fund, L.P., of the Cayman Islands; GT Credit Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; GT G Distressed Fund 2020 LP, of Delaware; GT NM, LP, of Delaware; Guadalupe Fund, LP, of Texas; High Yield and Bank Loan Series Trust, of the Cayman Islands; Kapitalforeningen Industriens Pension Portfolio - Emerging Markets Obligationer I, of Denmark; Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, of Louisiana; MA Multi-Sector Opportunistic Fund, LP, of Delaware; Pinehurst Partners, L.P., of Delaware; San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association, of California, and Beauregarde Holdings LLP, of England v. The Province of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, at the U. S. District 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.