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Kijani Gibraltar liquidators to sue NatWest Bank for 'dishonest assistance' to $82M fraud

July 01, 2019 - The liquidators of Gibraltar-domiciled Kijani Resources Ltd. and Ratio Ltd. intend to sue NatWest Bank for "dishonest assistance" to an $82 million fraudulent scheme headed by Irishman Richard Fagan that collapsed in 2015 after being exposed by OffshoreAlert.

Amicorp Management Ltd. et al v. InSight Securities Inc. et al: Preliminary Injunction Motion

June 05, 2019 - Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction in Amicorp Management Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Amicorp Limited, of Hong Kong v. InSight Securities Inc. and Carlos Legaspy at U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Cryptopia Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

May 24, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in New Zealand by David Ruscoe, as the Foreign Representative of Cryptopia Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

GTCS Nominees Ltd. v. Autoterminal International Ltd.: Fixed Date Claim Form

April 18, 2019 - Fixed Date Claim Form in GTCS Nominees Limited, of the Cayman Islands v. Autoterminal International Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

BSR Fund SA et al v. Patrick Cunningham et al: Complaint

April 08, 2019 - Complaint in BSR Fund SA, of the Marshall Islands; United Capital Trust Inc., of Liberia; Volterra Investment Inc., of the Marshall Islands; B Angel Investment Corp., of the Marshall Islands; Galactica FX Trading Corp., of the Marshall Islands; Victor Restis, of Greece, and Bella Resti, of Greece v. Diwakar Jagannath, Ikon Global Holding Company LLC, Ikon Global Markets Inc., Ftechnics Inc., Ikon Europe Ltd., of the United Kingdom; Ikon Finance Ltd., of the United Kingdom; Ikon Atlantic Ltd., of Bermuda; Ioannis Litinas, of Greece; George Daskaleas, of Greece; Maria Kitromilidou, of Cyprus; and Patrick Cunningham alleging fraud regarding Gstar FX Inc., of Belize, and PK Investments Equity Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

USA v. Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd. et al: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

March 12, 2019 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement in USA v. Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd., of Israel; United Mizrahi Bank (Switzerland) Ltd., of Switzerland; and Mizrahi Tefahot Trust Company Ltd., of Israel, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

'Remove BVI liquidation petition against Spartan Capital or we sue for $2M,' writes 'reputation manager'

February 06, 2019 - Second letter from reputation management firm Business Image Lift demanding the removal of a liquidation petition filed at the British Virgin Islands High Court against its client, Spartan Capital Ltd. The author, Francis Michael Santa, turned to reputation management after being released from prison in 2017 after serving an 88-month sentence for bank fraud.

Huashan Capital One Inc. v. Airwallex (Cayman) Ltd.: Stop Notice

December 12, 2018 - Stop Notice by Huashan Capital One Inc. regarding shares in Airwallex (Cayman) Limited owned by Hohen Investment Limited, filed at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Norske Skogindustrier ASA: Chapter 15 Petition

November 16, 2018 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Norway by Tom Hugo Ottesen, as the Foreign Representative of Norske Skogindustrier ASA, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Forte Trust Company Ltd. et al v. Godolphin Ltd. et al: Fixed Date Claim Form

October 15, 2018 - Fixed Date Claim Form in Forte Trust Company Limited and Forte Business Limited v. Godolphin Limited (in Voluntary Liquidation), Marc Randall and Mervin Solas, as joint liquidators of Godolphin Limited, and The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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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.