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Hilong Oil Service Ltd. v. POLY-GCL Petroleum Investments Ltd.: Liquidation Application

June 30, 2020 - Originating Application in Hilong Oil Service Ltd., of Labuan v. POLY-GCL Petroleum Investments Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Antigua Ambassador Dario Item given bank license despite corporate ban

April 20, 2020 - Antigua and Barbuda's banking regulator appears to have fast-tracked a licensing application by one of the country's diplomats - London-based Swiss lawyer Dario Item - after his bank in Labuan ran into regulatory problems and he received a corporate ban, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

Dario Item et al: Regulatory Update

March 24, 2020 - Update by the Labuan Financial Services Authority regarding a lessening of previously-imposed penalties against Dario Item, a London-based, Swiss attorney who serves as Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to Spain, Monaco, and Liechtenstein; Andrea Mezzi, a citizen of Italy; Mauro Giacomo Silva, a citizen of Italy; Blue Investment Bank Inc., and Blue Wealth Management Ltd., including the cessation of corporation disqualifications.

Labuan FSA Enforcement Actions: March 2, 2020

March 02, 2020 - Enforcement Actions taken by Labuan Financial Services Authority on Labuan Licensed Entities from December 2015 to February 2020. The latest license revocations concern AbaUnion Limited, Better Place Strategic Investment Ltd.,FinFX Global Markets Limited, Advisers Worldwide (Malaysia) Limited, Opal Automart Pte Ltd., and Asian Trade Investment Bank.

Labuan FSA Business Restrictions: November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019 - Notice by Labuan Financial Services Authority regarding Licensed Entities on which business restrictions have been imposed, November 19, 2019.

Labuan FSA Business Restrictions: September 4, 2019

September 04, 2019 - Business Restrictions by the Labuan Financial Services Authority, September 4th, 2019.

Swiss lawyer & Antigua Ambassador Dario Item fights Labuan regulatory ban, obtains Google removal

July 09, 2019 - London-based Swiss attorney Dario Item, who serves as Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to Spain, Monaco, and Liechtenstein, has legally challenged director and officer disqualifications against him in Labuan and persuaded Google to remove an OffshoreAlert article from its European search engine results.

Labuan FSA Enforcement Actions: July 8, 2019

July 08, 2019 - Notification by the Labuan Financial Services Authority of legal action by Dario Item, a London-based Swiss lawyer who serves as Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to Spain, Monaco, and Liechtenstein; Andrea Mezzi, a citizen of Italy; Mauro Giacomo Silva, a citizen of Italy; Blue Investment Bank Inc., and Blue Wealth Management Ltd., both of Labuan, challenging regulatory action against them.

Labuan FSA Business Restrictions: June 11, 2019

June 11, 2019 - Notice by Labuan Financial Services Authority regarding Licensed Entities on which business restrictions have been imposed, June 11, 2019.

Antigua's Ambassador to Spain banned as director & officer in Labuan

June 06, 2019 - London-based Swiss attorney Dario Item, who serves as Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to Spain, Monaco, and Liechtenstein, has been disqualified and removed from acting as a director and officer of Blue Investment Bank and Blue Wealth Management in Labuan.
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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.