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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.

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.

XBT Corp Sarl: Findings & Sanctions (SEC)

October 31, 2019 - Order Instituting Proceedings, Making Findings and Imposing Sanctions for violating "the registration and exchange trading provisions of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act" against XBT Corp Sarl, d.b.a. First Global Credit, a cryptocurrency exchange firm domiciled in Switzerland, formerly d.b.a. First Global Credit Nevis, before the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Non-attorney Paul Bilzerian banned from representing sons at Saint Kitts High Court

October 28, 2019 - Paul Bilzerian - who moved to the Caribbean after being jailed and fined $62 million for securities fraud in the United States - has been barred from representing his sons - Dan and Paul Bilzerian - in civil proceedings at Saint Kitts and Nevis High Court.

CFTC v. Blake Kantor et al: Default Judgment

October 23, 2019 - Default judgment regarding an alleged fraud involving a cryptocurrency known as 'ATM Coin' in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Blake Harrison Kantor, a.k.a. Bill Gordon, of New York, NY; Nathan Mullins, of Forest Hills, NY; Blue Bit Banc, described as "a business entity that purports, on its website, to be owned and operated by Biz-E-Bee Services, Ltd. in the U.K."; Blue Bit Analytics Ltd., apparently of the Turks and Caicos Islands; G. Thomas Client Services, of New York, and Mercury Cove Inc., of New York, as Defendants, and Blue Wolf Sales Consultants, of New York, as Relief Defendant, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Jirehouse Management Nevis Ltd.: Public Warning

October 20, 2019 - Public Warning by Nevis Financial Services Regulatory Commission regarding Jirehouse Management Nevis Limited, a corporate services provider managed by Collin Walwyn and part of a group operated by British tax lawyer Stephen David Jones, who was jailed for contempt of court in Britain on August 16th, 2019.

Paul Bilzerian: Judgment

October 14, 2019 - Judgment regarding the eligibility of Paul Bilzerian, a non-lawyer, to represent his sons, Dan Bilzerian and Adam Bilzerian, in lawsuits at Saints Kitts and Nevis High Court, where they or companies of which Paul Bilzerian is a director are involved in seven lawsuits where the parties are Dan Bilzerian, Adam Bilzerian, Terrence V. Byron, Byron & Byron, Kevin Horstwood, Keyapaha International Ltd., Laura Getz, Robert Getz, Zachary Getz, Victor Doche, Vistas Infinitas International LLC, Saint Christopher Club Condominiums, Saint Christopher Club Condominiums Homeowners Association, First Caribbean International Bank (Barbados) Limited, Caribbean Building Systems (St. Kitts) Limited, Stephen First, Corporate Capital (Asia) Limited, Gregory Gilpin-Payne, International Investments & Consulting Ltd., Gerald Lou Weiner, and Kathleen Ann Weiner at Saint Kitts and Nevis High Court.

Safeguard Management Ltd. v. XiO Cayman Ltd.: Writ of Summons

October 14, 2019 - Writ of Summons in Safeguard Management Limited, of the Cayman Islands v. XiO Cayman Limited, of Nevis, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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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.