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YS GM Marfin II LLC et al v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC et al: Discovery Application

April 03, 2020 - Application by YS GM Marfin II LLC, YS GM MF VII LLC, YS GM MF VIII LLC, YS GM MF IX LLC, and YS GM MF X LLC to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, Bank of America, Bank of China, The Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank, Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank for use in "pending and contemplated proceedings" in England, Malaysia and other countries regarding "a brazen $89.2 million multinational maritime fraud" allegedly by Muhammad Tahir Lakhani, and his two sons, Muhammad Ali Lakhani and Muhammad Hasan Lakhani, who are described as "British and Pakistani dual nationals ordinarily resident in England, Pakistan and//or the United Arab Emirates", and involving several jurisdictions, including Nevis, Marshall Islands, Palau, and Panama, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Newbrook Shipping Corporation et al v. Global Marketing Systems Inc. et al: Discovery Application

March 24, 2020 - Application by Newbrook Shipping Corporation, of the Netherlands, and Falcon Confidence Shipping Ltd., of Liberia, to take discovery from Global Marketing Systems Inc. and Anil F. Sharma, both of Maryland, for use in legal proceedings in Nevis and South Africa, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Maryland.

St. Kitts & Nevis AG v. Denzil Douglas: Judgment

March 12, 2020 - Judgment disqualifying a former Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis from serving as a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly because he received a diplomatic passport issued by Dominica in The Attorney General of Saint Kitts and Nevis v. Denzil Douglas at the Court of Appeal for Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Tanzania Tanzil v. Lindsay Grant et al: Ruling

March 04, 2020 - Ruling regarding misappropriation, breach of trust, and breach of fiduciary duty in Tanzania Tobing Tanzil, an applicant under a "Citizenship by Investment Programme" v. Lindsay F.P. Grant and Jonel F. H. Powell, partners in the law firm of Grant, Powell & Co., at the High Court of Justice for Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Wilton Trustees (IoM) Ltd. et al v. AFS Trustee Ltd. et al: Judgment

February 24, 2020 - Judgment regarding an application for summary judgment in Wilton Trustees (IoM) Limited and Fiduciana Verwaltungsanstalt, as Trustees of the Erica Settlement v. AFS Trustee Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

VTB Bank PJSC v. Miccros Group Ltd. et al: Judgment

January 23, 2020 - Judgment in VTB Bank PJSC, of Russia v. Miccros Group Ltd. and Taurus Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

XiO Fund LLP v. Silicon Valley Bank: Discovery Application

January 14, 2020 - Application by Gwynn Hopkins, of Perun Consultants Limited, in Hong Kong, and Gordon MacRae, of Kalo (Cayman) Limited, of the Cayman Islands, as Joint and Several Interim Receivers of XiO Fund LLP, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Silicon Valley Bank for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Editor's Note: This discovery application includes, as an exhibit, a copy of the underlying complaint alleging fraud involving hundreds of millions of dollars that was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands on May 8th, 2019 and, eight months later, remains sealed as part of the Cayman Court's secretly-imposed mass-sealing policy - implemented by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie - that conceals from public view even the existence of many cases involving allegations of impropriety and insolvency against the jurisdiction's hedge funds.

Yvonne Jacques v. Landmark Fiduciary Company Ltd.: Fixed Date Claim Form

January 13, 2020 - Fixed Date Claim Form in Yvonne Marie Graham Jacques, as Personal Representative of Beryl Jones, deceased v. Landmark Fiduciary Company Limited, of Nevis, as Trustee of The Ramscroft Trust, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Timothy Green v. MASA Holdings, Inc. et al: Petition

January 09, 2020 - Petition alleging breach of contract regarding the repayment of a $3.4 million Promissory Note in Timothy W. Green, a resident of Texas v. MASA Holdings, Inc., f.k.a. MASA Holdings, LLC, of Delaware; Medical Air Services Association, Inc., of Oklahoma; Medical Air Services Association of Florida, Inc., of Florida; Medical Air Services Association International, Inc., of the U.S. Virgin Islands; Medical Air Services Association of the Bahamas, Ltd., of the Bahamas; MASA de Puerto Rico, Inc., of Puerto Rico; Medical Air Service Association of the (BVI), Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; MASA Assist Bermuda, Ltd., of Bermuda; MASA Marketing, Ltd., of the Bahamas; Medflight Company, Ltd., of Trinidad and Tobago; MASA Marketing St. Kitts, Ltd., of St. Kitts and Nevis; Medical Air Services Association of St. Lucia, Inc., of Saint Lucia; and Medical Air Services Association Jamaica Limited, of Jamaica, at the District Court for the 236th Judicial District, Tarrant County, Texas.

David Bandimere: Findings & Sanctions

November 22, 2019 - Order Making Findings and Imposing Remedial Sanctions against David F. Bandimere regarding "two Ponzi schemes" - Nevis-domiciled IV Capital Ltd. and New Mexico-domiciled Universal Consulting Resources LLC - before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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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.