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Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar v. ABRAAJ Holdings et al: Complaint

September 13, 2020 - Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim for at least $267 million alleging "systematic fraud" in Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar, of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates v. ABRAAJ Holdings (in Official Liquidation), GHF General Partner Limited, as General Partner of GHF Fund LP, formerly Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund LP, and GHF Fund (B) LP, formerly Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund (B) LP; The GHF Group Limited, formerly The Abraaj Healthcare Group Limited, and Abraaj General Partner VIII Limited, as General Partner of Neoma Private Equity Fund IV LP, formerly Abraaj Private Equity Fund IV LP, all of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Century Global Ltd.: License Suspension

September 01, 2020 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has suspended the CIS Manager License of Century Global Ltd. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Corporate and Business Registration Department for Mauritius showed that Century Sharia Fund Ltd. was incorporated on April 10th, 2014, its sole director is Shah Nawaz Abdool Rahim Paraouty, of Mauritius, its management company is Bramer Global Services Ltd., and its sole shareholder is Century Banking Corporation Ltd.

Century Sharia Fund Ltd.: License Suspension

September 01, 2020 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has suspended the Collective Investment Scheme license of Century Sharia Fund Ltd. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Corporate and Business Registration Department for Mauritius showed that Century Sharia Fund Ltd. was incorporated on May 19th, 2014, its sole director is Shah Nawaz Abdool Rahim Paraouty, of Mauritius, and its sole shareholder is Century Global Ltd.

Century Banking Corporation Ltd.: License Revocation

September 01, 2020 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has revoked the Islamic Banking License of Century Banking Corporation Ltd. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Corporate and Business Registration Department for Mauritius showed that Century Banking Corporation Ltd. was incorporated on May 21st, 2008, its directors are Charles Mark Broadley, of Hong Kong; Waleed Qassim Bangash, of Bahrain; Shakil Ibrahim Moollan, Rajendra Kumar Ujoodha, and Muhammad Houmayd Sulleman Rawat, all of Mauritius, and its shareholder is CBC Capital Limited, of Hong Kong. Research in the Hong Kong Companies Registry showed that the sole director of CBC Capital Limited is Charles Mark Broadley and its sole shareholder is Oryx Investment Limited, of Hong Kong, and that the sole director of Oryx Investment Limited is Kenneth Richard Wyness, a citizen of South Africa residing in Mauritius, and its sole shareholder is Ghanim Saad M. Alsaad Al-Kuwari, of Qatar. Charles Broadley ceased being a director of Oryx Investment Limited on July 31st, 2019.

Jean-Claude Bastos: Disqualification

August 26, 2020 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has disqualified Jean-Claude Bastos, a Swiss-Angolan businessman, from being an officer for five years.

The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

July 28, 2020 - Application by The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited to take discovery from Bank of America N.A., Bank of Baroda, Bank of China, New York Branch; The Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas, New York Branch; Citibank N.A. Commerzbank AG, New York Branch; Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank (USA) N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Mashreq Bank, New York Branch; National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Societe Generale, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank, New York Branch; UBS AG, New York Branch, and Wells Fargo Bank N.A. for use in legal proceedings in South Africa involving Oakbay Resources and Energy Limited and allegations of "money laundering, common law fraud, and securities fraud", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Neomenia Ltd.: License Revocation

July 27, 2020 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has revoked the Global Business License of Neomenia Ltd. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Mauritius Companies and Business Registration Department showed that Neomenia Ltd. was incorporated on July 25th, 2018, its sole directors is Dirk Roger Dhondt, and it is managed by Credentia International Management Ltd.

Horizonte Opportunities Fund SPC v. Horizonte Opportunities Fund SPC - SPC III et al: Receivership Petition

June 26, 2020 - Petition seeking the appointment of Receivers in Horizonte Opportunities Fund SPC v. Horizonte Opportunities Fund SPC - SP III and Horizonte Opportunities Fund SPC - SP VI at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

'Remove 'Retracted' Mauritius FSC investor alert,' asks BearBull Global

May 04, 2020 - Letter from BearBull Global Investments Group Limited, of Dubai, requesting the removal from OffshoreAlert's website of an "Investor Alert" against the company that was issued by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission on June 24th, 2019 and which the firm claims has been "fully retracted".

Remi Laba v. JBO Worldwide Supply Pty Ltd. et al: Complaint

May 03, 2020 - Complaint alleging unjust enrichment in Remi Laba, of New York v. JBO Worldwide Supply Pty Ltd., of South Africa, and Orange Butterfly Holdings (Mauritius) International Limited, of Mauritius, 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.