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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.

American Home Energy Inc. et al v. AEC Yield Capital LLC et al: Complaint

March 12, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud in American Home Energy Inc., HomeEnergy Inc., EnergyInvest LLC, all Delaware companies based in Sonoma, California, and Thomas Enzendorfer, of California v. AEC Yield Capital LLC, of New York; AEC 51 Yield LLC, of New York; Swiss ALP Asset Management GmbH, described as a Liechtenstein company based in Switzerland, and Solid Income Limited, described as a Cayman Islands company based in Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co.: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

March 11, 2021 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding an alleged conspiracy to help U.S. taxpayers commit tax evasion in USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co., a Swiss private bank, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co.: Criminal Information

March 11, 2021 - Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to help U.S. taxpayers commit tax evasion in USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co., a Swiss private bank, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Stream TV Networks Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

February 25, 2021 - Chapter 11 Petition by Stream TV Networks Inc., which "was founded in 2009 as a "new media" company to pursue new technologies that enhance user entertainment and communications experiences", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Creditors include those from Bermuda, Dubai, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, India, Ireland, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Italy, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

The Deposit Guarantee Fund v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

February 23, 2021 - Application by The Deposit Guarantee Fund, of Ukraine, to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG US and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in a "contemplated proceeding ... against PJSC National Credit Bank, Eastmond Sales LLP, Bank Frick & Co. AG, and other unknown fraudsters" in England for suspected fraud involving several jurisdictions, including England, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Seychelles, Switzerland, and Ukraine, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Oak Trust (Guernsey) Ltd. et al v. William Dewsall: Amended Complaint

February 10, 2021 - Amended Complaint alleging fraud involving Gable Holdings Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Gable Insurance AG, of Liechtenstein, in Kevin Alcock, Corita Metelerkamp, both of Surrey, England; Oak Trust (Guernsey) Limited, of Guernsey; Baytree Group Holdings Limited, Morvale Company Limited, Aggaris Investments Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Christopher Lawrance, Roy Campbell, both of South Africa, and CriSeren Investments Limited, of Wales v. William Dewsall, of London, England, at the High Court for England and Wales.

Mason Privatbank Liechtenstein AG: Temporary Administration

February 08, 2021 - News Release by Liechtenstein's Financial Market Authority announcing the appointment of a "temporary administrator" for Mason Privatbank Liechtenstein AG. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that Mason Privatbank Liechtenstein AG was incorporated in Liechtenstein on December 21st, 1998, was formerly known as Raiffeisen Bank Liechtenstein AG, and is part of the Hong Kong-based Mason Group, whose website at www.masonhk.com identifies its "Executive Directors" as Han Ruixia and Zhang ZhenYi, its "Non-Executive Directors" as Carol Mei Mei Hui, and its "Independent Non-Executive Directors" as Tian Ren Can, Wang Cong, Wu Xu'an, and Ng Yu Yuet.

Hine & Ogulluk LLP v. Gholam Golsorkhi et al: Summons With Notice

December 15, 2020 - Summons With Notice regarding alleged unpaid legal fees in Hine & Ogulluk LLP, a law firm based in New York, NY v. Gholam Reza Golsorkhi, of New York, NY, and Pelmadulla Stiftung Vaduz, "c/o Dr. Guido Meier", of Liechtenstein, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Tatiana Akhmedova v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

September 16, 2020 - Application by Tatiana Akhmedova to take discovery from Google LLC for use in legal proceedings in England involving, inter alia, her husband, Farkhad Akhmedov, a Russian businessman; their son, Temur Akhmedov, and "Liechtenstein trustee entities Counselor Trust Reg and Sobaldo Establishment" regarding judgment collection and alleged "fraudulent evasion", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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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.