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Participações Morro Vermelho SA et al v. Banco do Brasil et al: Discovery Application

September 18, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Participações Morro Vermelho SA, of São Paulo, Brazil, and PMV International Inc., a British Virgin Islands company based in São Paulo, Brazil, to take discovery from Santander Private Banking International and Banco do Brasil Miami for use in legal proceedings in Brazil, the British Virgin Islands, and Portugal, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Participações Morro Vermelho SA et al v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

September 13, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Participações Morro Vermelho SA, of São Paulo, Brazil, and PMV International Inc., a British Virgin Islands company based in São Paulo, Brazil, to take discovery from Citibank, NA and Morgan Stanley for use in legal proceedings in Brazil, the British Virgin Islands, and Portugal, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Scandal-plagued Odebrecht Group applies for Chapter 15 recognition in New York

August 26, 2019 - Companies in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Brazil that belong to the insolvent conglomerate Odebrecht Group at the heart of a Brazilian bribery scandal have applied for Chapter 15 recognition at federal bankruptcy court in New York.

Odebrecht SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

August 26, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Marcelo Rossini, as the Foreign Representative of Odebrecht S.A., of Brazil; Odebrecht Finance Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Odebrecht Participações e Investimentos S.A., of Brazil, and ODB International Corporation, of the Bahamas, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Anibal Machado Paiao et al v. BVI Financial Services Commission et al: Order

July 22, 2019 - Order regarding Castaway Trading SA in Anibal Machado Paiao and João Gonçalves Vieira v. The Financial Services Commission and Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Douglas Italia SpA v. Piofrancesco Borghetti et al: Complaint

June 17, 2019 - Complaint alleging "a pattern of creating and using sham companies to steal millions of dollars worth of assets from the plaintiff, to conceal the criminal proceeds and to frustrate plaintiff's ability to recover on civil money judgments rendered against him" in Douglas Italia SpA, formerly Limoni SpA, of Milan, Italy v. Piofrancesco Borghetti, a convicted embezzler, of Italy; Anacod Real Estate  LLC, of Delaware; Kellerton Group Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, allegedly controlled by Borghetti through "his Hong Kong-based facilitator and nominee, Nilesh Sajnanivia", and Briguglio & Associates LLP, of New York, NY, at the State of New York Supreme Court, County of New York.

Anibal Machado Paiao et al v. BVI Financial Services Commission et al: Restoration Application

May 21, 2019 - Fixed Date Claim Form regarding Castaway Trading SA in Anibal Machado Paiao and João Gonçalves Vieira, of Portugal v. The Financial Services Commission and The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Portugal: Luis Manuel de Carvalho Carito et al

January 25, 2019 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into Luis Manuel de Carvalho Carito, Artur Miguel Teles de Figueiredo Curado, Luis Miguel de Brito Varela Marreiros, Carlos Gustavo Oliveira Braga Barros, Identik World SA, Prodicture Portugal Productions SA, Spring Clock Consulting for Business and Management Unipessoal Lda, Simpliradar Lda, and Green Trace Architecture Lda for suspected embezzlement, money laundering, corruption and illicit business-related offenses.

Brazil: Joaquim Teixeira da Silva

December 12, 2018 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Brazil - for a criminal investigation into Joaquim Teixeira da Silva for suspected tax evasion and money laundering.

PDV Insurance Company Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

July 24, 2018 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Rachelle Frisby and John Johnston, as the Foreign Representatives of PDV Insurance Company Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy 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.