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Airtificial Intelligence Structures SA et al v. Emerging Markets Intrinsic Cayman Ltd. et al: Judgment

October 25, 2019 - Judgment in Airtificial Intelligence Structures SA, of Spain; SRT Capital FF LLC, of Connecticut, and Neuer Gedanke SL, of Spain v. Emerging Markets Intrinsic Cayman Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and Emerging Markets Intrinsic Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

'MLAT publication is breach of Europe's GDPR,' claims Spanish citizen

September 19, 2019 - 'Legal Statement' sent to OffshoreAlert by Juan Carlos Escrucería Gutierrez, "a Spanish citizen", requesting the removal of a publicly-available MLAT document that OffshoreAlert obtained from federal court in Miami, claiming that its publication amounts to a breach of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation and is punishable by a fine of up to €20 million.

'Remove MLAT or we report you to 'black servers' for blocking,' writes Colombian reputation manager

September 10, 2019 - Letter to the Editor from Angélica Coava Lopera, on behalf of Juan Carlos Escruceria Gutierrez, requesting the removal from OffshoreAlert's website of an application for judicial assistance to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Spain into suspected narcotics trafficking and money laundering.

British fraud firm Etaireia Investments goes into administration

August 29, 2019 - British firm Etaireia Investments Plc has gone into administration - four years after being exposed by OffshoreAlert for perpetrating a property-based investment fraud involving firms and individuals in the BVI, England, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Scotland, Seychelles, and Spain.

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.

Privilege Wealth Plc: Administrators' Progress Report - September 7, 2019

August 16, 2019 - Administrators' Progress Report by insolvency practitioners Stephen Katz and John Kelmanson regarding Privilege Wealth Plc, a British firm that collapsed after being exposed as the perpetrator of an investment fraud by OffshoreAlert in 2016.

Briton Jeremy Leach sued for fraud by Cayman liquidators of Traded Life Policies Fund

July 29, 2019 - British asset manager Jeremy Leach, whom OffshoreAlert has previously exposed for operating what appear to be Ponzi schemes, is being sued for fraud in the Cayman Islands by the liquidators of Traded Life Policies Fund, which is allegedly insolvent by at least $21 million.

Traded Life Policies Fund v. Jeremy Leach et al: Writ of Summons

July 25, 2019 - Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim alleging fraud in Traded Life Policies Fund (in Official Liquidation) and Michael Penner (as Joint Official Liquidator of Traded Life Policies Fund) v. Jeremy Leach, of Arundel, West Sussex, England; William McClintock, of Romsey, England; Managing Partners Limited, Praesidium Investment Fund, Sovereign High Security Fund SPC, Corinthian Growth Fund, and Traded Policies Fund, all of the Cayman Islands; Taurus Administration Services SL, of Spain, and MPL Asset Management SA, of Switzerland, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Swiss lawyer & Antigua Ambassador Dario Item fights Labuan regulatory ban, obtains Google removal

July 09, 2019 - London-based Swiss attorney Dario Item, who serves as Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to Spain, Monaco, and Liechtenstein, has legally challenged director and officer disqualifications against him in Labuan and persuaded Google to remove an OffshoreAlert article from its European search engine results.

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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.