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Freestream Aircraft (Bermuda) Ltd. et al v. Husch Blackwell LLP et al: Complaint

August 02, 2019 - Complaint alleging fraud regarding a Cayman Islands-registered Airbus A319-115 aircraft and involving "a group of entities registered in the British Virgin Islands whose principal resides in Burkina Faso" in Brinley Holdings Inc., of Panama, and Freestream Aircraft (Bermuda) Ltd., of Bermuda v. Husch Blackwell LLP, a law firm domiciled in Delaware, based in Missouri, and Michael A. Cosby, of Missouri, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Schahin Holdings SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

July 26, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Osana Mendonça, as the Foreign Representative of Schahin Holdings SA, Base Engenharia e Serviços de Petróleo e Gás SA, a.k.a. Schahin Engenharia SA; Schahin Empreendimentos Imobiliarios Ltda, Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros SA, Schahin Desenvolimento Imobiliários SA, Companhia Schahin de Ativos, MTS Participações SA, Satasch Participações Ltda, and Deep Black Drilling LLP, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. It is alleged in the petition that the Schahin Group was involved in a bribery scheme involving companies in several jurisdictions, including Austria, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Panama, Uruguay, and the USA.

Mario Mena Marqua v. Banco Santander International: Discovery Application

July 08, 2019 - Application by Mario Mena Marqua to take discovery from Banco Santander International for use in legal proceedings in Guatemala, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Yarhi Foundation v. Laura Santana Chacon: Discovery Application

June 28, 2019 - Application by Yarhi Foundation, of Panama, to take discovery from Laura R. Santana Chacon for use in legal proceedings in Spain alleging fraud and forgery in a real estate transaction against Laura Santana Chacon, a citizen of the United States; Francisco Antonio Giro Camacho, of Marbella, Spain; Ignacio Rama Villar, of Gerona, Spain; Salvador Farres Ripoll, of Barcelona, Spain; Tamara Church, a citizen of the United Kingdom, possibly residing in Costa Rica; Ragol Inversiones SL, of Spain; Noraland SL, of Spain, and Paragon Costa del Sol SL, of Spain, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

USA v. Milenyum Energy SA et al: Forfeiture Complaint

June 27, 2019 - Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Funds in the names of Milenyum Energy SA, domiciled in Panama, based in Turkey, and Blue Energy Trade Ltd. Company, domiciled in St. Kitts and Nevis, based in Turkey, regarding a suspected scheme to launder via U.S. correspondent banks to evade U.S. sanctions concerning Syria, at the U. S.District Court for the District of Columbia.

Mundo Media Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

June 18, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of Mundo Media Ltd., 2538853 Ontario Ltd., M Zone Marketing Inc., and AppThis Holdings, Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Volaw Trust and Corporate Services Ltd. et al v. Jersey Attorney General et al: Judgment

June 17, 2019 - Judgment regarding a criminal investigation in Norway into tax evasion by Berge Gerdt Larsen involving entities in Abu Dhabi, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dubai, England, Jersey, Liberia, Panama, Singapore, and Saint Kitts and Nevis in Volaw Trust and Corporate Services Ltd., of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; North East Oil Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Larsen Oil and Gas Drilling Ltd., of Jersey; Network Drilling Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Independent Oilfield Rentals IOR Ltd., of Jersey; Petrolia Drilling Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; OPS Personnel Services Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, et al v. The Office of the Comptroller of Taxes, The Attorney General for Jersey, in the Channel Islands, et al at the Privy Council, in the United Kingdom.

Girobank NV et al v. David Hu et al: Amended Complaint

June 07, 2019 - Amended Complaint alleging fraud in Girobank N.V. and Girobank International N.V., both of Curaçao, v. David Hu, of New Jersey; Martin Silver, of New Jersey; The International Investment Group LLC, of New Jersey; TOF Cayman SPV, of the Cayman Islands; IIG TOF B.V., of the Netherlands; TOF Management Foundation, of Curaçao; The Venezuela Recovery Fund N.V., of Curaçao; IIG Bank (Malta) Ltd., of Malta; Trade Finance Partners Ltd. S.A., of Panama, formerly of the British Virgin Islands, and Trade Finance Funding I Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York County.

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.

Corporativo Grupo R SA de CV v. Marfield Ltd. Inc. et al: Petition

May 30, 2019 - Petition to Confirm Arbitration Awards in Corporativo Grupo R SA de CV, of Mexico v. Marfield Limited Inc. and Shanara Maritime International SA, both of Panama, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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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.