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

July 26, 2019 - Defense by William Dewsall in a dispute involving Gable Holdings Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Gable Insurance AG, of Liechtenstein, in Kevin Robert Alcock, of Surrey, England; Oak Trust (Guernsey) Limited, of Guernsey; Baytree Holdings Limited, Morevale Company Limited, and Aggaris Investments Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Christopher Lister Lawrance, of South Africa; Corita Clare Metelerkamp, of Surrey, England; Roy Duncombe Campbell, of South Africa, and CriSeren Investments Limited, of Wales v. William Dewsall, of London, England, at the High Court for England and Wales.

Bank of Valletta notifies Argentarius Group of 'fraud liability'

July 16, 2019 - The closure of the Malta operations of Argentarius Group, which now operates in the Cayman Islands as iMaps Capital, coincided with preliminary legal action against it by the Bank of Valletta regarding an alleged investment fraud that resulted in losses of at least €79 million, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

Cayman cryptocurrency fund Invictus Hyperion sues over 'pump and dump' ICO

July 01, 2019 - Cayman Islands-domiciled "tokenized venture capital fund" Invictus Hyperion claims to be a victim of a U.S.-based "pump and dump" securities fraud after it invested $250,000 in an Initial Coin Offering for a digital token whose price "plummeted by more than 90 percent" within a month.

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.

Invictus Hyperion v. Menlo One et al: Complaint

July 01, 2019 - Complaint alleging fraud regarding the MET/One digital tokens in Invictus Hyperion, of the Cayman Islands v. Menlo, Inc., d.b.a. Menlo One, of Delaware; Menlo Corp., of the Cayman Islands; Matthew Nolan, of New York; Tiaan Wolmarans, of South Africa; David Dawson, of New York; Marcie Grambeau, of New York, and Jake Baval, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

British mining firm seeks evidence from PR consultant in US for damages claim against Serious Fraud Office

June 25, 2019 - London-based mining firm Eurasian National Resources Corporation is seeking evidence from South African public relations consultant Phillip van Niekerk in the U.S. for use in its lawsuit against the U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office for allegedly leaking details of a criminal investigation into bribery and corruption to the media.

John Dzukey v. Shepherd Bushiri Investments (Pty) Ltd. et al: Complaint

June 05, 2019 - Complaint alleging fraud in John Dzukey v. Shepherd Bushiri Investments (Pty) Ltd., of South Africa; Shepherd Bushiri Holdings (USA) LLC, Zalafin Commodities, of South Africa; Peter Eshiett, and Dr. Jumoke Oyedele at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

BSG Resources Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

June 03, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Guernsey by William Callewaert and Malcolm Cohen, as the Foreign Representatives of BSG Resources Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Edward Fagan v. East West Bank et al: Discovery Application

April 15, 2019 - Application by Edward Fagan to take discovery from East West Bank and Zhejiang Sunmarr International Transportation Co. Ltd. for use in a criminal investigation in South Africa into a 'Nigerian inheritance scam', filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

John McCauley: Disqualification Order

April 08, 2019 - Disqualification Order by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority regarding John McCauley.

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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.