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Karam Salah Al Din Awni Al Sadeq v. Dechert LLP: Discovery Application

July 31, 2020 - Application by Karam Salah Al Din Awni Al Sadeq, described as "a lawyer and Jordanian citizen who is a resident of the United Arab Emirates" who "For the past six years, ... has been incarcerated in Ras Al Khaimah", to take discovery from Dechert LLP (US) for use in legal proceedings in England captioned "Karam Salah Al Din Awni Al Sadeq v. Dechert, LLP, [UK] Neil Gerrard, David Hughes, and Caroline Black" involving allegations that the defendants committed "serious wrongs against him in the course of an investigation undertaken by them, at the behest of the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, into alleged fraud committed by Dr. Khater Massaad and others, including Mr. Al. Sadeq, against their former employer, the RAK Investment Authority", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

InvestBank PSC v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

July 24, 2020 - Application by InvestBank PSC to take discovery from Citibank N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Standard Chartered Bank,  The Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Société Générale, BNP Paribas USA, The Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Commerzbank AG, Bank of China, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in "contemplated proceedings" in Dubai "against Greenline Interiors FZCO, Greenline Yacht Interiors FZCO, Samir Michael Badro, Nabila Iskandar Samir Abboud Badro, Lea Samir Badro Hamadeh, Roy Samir Badro, and Fay Badro Zakhem" involving, inter alia, companies in Bahrain, British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Germany, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Kingdom, and the USA, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Amjad Rihan v. Ernst & Young Global Ltd. et al: Approved Judgment

June 05, 2020 - Approved Judgment of $11 million in favor of the plaintiff - a whistleblower - against his former employer, Ernst & Young, regarding a claim for negligence involving suspected money laundering by a client, Dubai-based precious metals dealer Kaloti Jewellery International DMCC, in Amjad Rihan v. Ernst & Young Global Limited, Ernst & Young Europe LLP, Ernst & Young (EMEIA) Services Limited, and EYGS LLP at the High Court of Justice, London.

SEC v. Turbo Global Partners Inc. et al: Complaint

May 14, 2020 - Complaint alleging COVID-19-related securities fraud via false statements concerning BeMotion Inc., described as a "technology company" with offices in Toronto, Canada, and Amman, Jordan, in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Turbo Global Partners Inc., of Nevada, and Robert W. Singerman, of Tampa, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Amjad Rihan v. Ernst & Young Global Ltd. et al: Judgment

April 17, 2020 - Judgment of $11 million in favor of the plaintiff - a whistleblower - against his former employer, Ernst & Young, regarding a claim for negligence involving suspected money laundering by a client, Dubai-based precious metals dealer Kaloti Jewellery International DMCC, in Amjad Rihan v. Ernst & Young Global Limited, Ernst & Young Europe LLP, Ernst & Young (EMEIA) Services Limited, and EYGS LLP at the High Court of Justice, London.

Mass Global Energy (Duhok) Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

April 15, 2020 - Winding Up Petition in the matter of Mass Global Energy (Duhok) Ltd. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

SEC v. Aramex International Ltd.: Action for 'Delinquent Filings'

August 06, 2019 - Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings regarding alleged delinquent filings in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Aramex International Limited, domiciled in Bermuda, based in Jordan.

Cayman Court unseals dozens of cases after OffshoreAlert exposé

August 30, 2018 - In the first seven months of this year alone, the international business court of the Cayman Islands concealed 21 insolvency petitions in which the liabilities collectively exceeded $1.2 billion, including five against companies listed on foreign stock exchanges. Their existence is only now known because the Court unsealed dozens of cases after OffshoreAlert's exposé of its draconian secrecy practices.

Bank Al Etihad v. Spinneys Holdings Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

May 24, 2018 - Winding Up Petition in Bank Al Etihad v. Spinneys Holdings Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Scotiabank & Trust (Cayman) Ltd. v. Amjed Zureigat et al: Originating Summons

April 19, 2018 - Originating Summons in Scotiabank & Trust (Cayman) Ltd. v. Amjed Saiel Salem Zureigat and Deborah Lenorah Zureigat at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
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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.