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Diversified Real Estate Development Ltd. et al v. Deutsche Bank AG et al: Complaint

Complaint on behalf of entities in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands "to recover damages from Defendants for their participation in a global fraud that resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars of investor losses, looting of the Companies on a massive scale, and the creation of staggering liabilities for the Companies" in Michael Pearson, Andrew Childe, and Anna Silver, as Joint Official Liquidators of Diversified Real Estate Development Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), GMS Global Market Step Up Note Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), Preferred Income Collateralized Interest Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), Sentinel Investment Fund SPC (in Official Liquidation), SG Strategic Income Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), Sports Aficionados Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), Vanguardia Group Inc. (in Official Liquidation), and Michael Pearson, as Liquidator of Sentinel Mandate and Escrow Ltd. (in Liquidation), Vanguardia Holdings Ltd. (in Liquidation), Spyglass Investment Management Ltd. (in Liquidation), North Pointe Holdings (BVI) Ltd. (in Liquidation), Biscayne Capital Holdings Limited (in Creditor Voluntary Liquidation), and Biscayne Capital (B.V.I.) Ltd. (in Liquidation) v. Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank AG (London Branch), Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A., Deutsche Bank AG (New York Branch), Deutsche Bank Switzerland, Deutsche Bank Trust Companies Americas at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Kuwait Ports Authority et al v. Port Link GP Ltd. et al: Amended Writ of Summons

Amended Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim for damages "well in excess of USD 100 million" alleging "deliberate, serial and systematic unlawful conduct" that a loss of "well in excess of USD 100 million" in Kuwait Ports Authority and The Public Institution for Social Security, both of Kuwait v. Port Link GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Mark Eric Williams, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Georgia; Wellspring Capital Group Inc., of Georgia, USA, and KGL Investment Company Asia, of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Sentinel Investment Fund SPC et al v. Guillermo Valery Davila: Complaint

Complaint in Sentinel Investment Fund SPC (in Official Liquidation) and Diversified Real Estate Development Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), both of the Cayman Islands v. Guillermo Jose Valery Davila, a citizen of Venezuela, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Michael Pearson et al v. Ernesto Weisson et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a scheme to loot the accounts of investors in the Biscayne Capital group of companies, by stuffing these accounts with purported investments in various structured note offerings made by the Note Issuers" involving entities in Argentina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela in Michael Pearson, Stephen Briscoe, Andrew Childe, and Anna Silver, solely in their capacities as joint official liquidators and foreign representatives, Preferred Income Collateralized Interest Ltd., Diversified Real Estate Development Ltd. (f.k,a. ORC Senior Secured Limited), GMS Global Market Step Up Note Ltd., SG Strategic Income Ltd., Sentinel Investment Fund SPC, and Biscayne Capital Holdings Ltd., Biscayne Capital (BVI) Ltd., Sentinel Mandate & Escrow Ltd., and Vanguardia Group, Inc. v. Ernesto Weisson, Weisson Holding, LLC, Inmobilaria del Norte INORSA LLC, Empacadora Grupo Granmar SA, CVNet Distribution LLC, Latitude Foods and Bakery, LLC, Tucson Securities, Corp., Fernando Haberer, Gliker Trading Ltd., Dario Epstein, WinWer S.A., Domingo L. Bustillos, Galileoenergy S.A., Nicolas Barcia, Atanasio Mattheou, Yiwu Passion Import and Export, EGL Income Properties LLC, Diego Mussio, Ernesto Liurner, Miguel Verdias, Christoph Schaer, Arca International Bank, Inc., Jorge Chacin Landaeta, Marco Eduardo Vanzini, Afa Legal Resources (Cayman) Ltd., Cono Sur Logistics Corp., Catalina Guevara, EPC Multi Family Partners, Joyas Le Yaku, C.A., Solu Capital LLC, Havan Chang Holdings Limited, Promotora HTO C.A., Properties Investment Fund III, Servicios Petroleros, Select Industries PLC, Mercedes Cepeda Rivera, Marcelo Jorcin, Forum Globe LLC, Fresh Organics LLC, Yellow Stone Park Ltd., Patricia Aviles, ACA Ventures Ltd., John Doe 1, Importaciones y Servicios Ruso, Silmar C.A., Pablo Perrotta, Falcon Group Asset Management, Goban Trading Inc., Aceros y Metales Dos Mil, S.A., Alvaro Muscio, Globaldeg Logistic LLC, Voitto Corp., John Doe 2, Gevabra S.A., Agricola Nuova Terra Guatemala, S.A., Kingdom Trust Company, Columbus Exploration Corporation, Global Retail Information Ltd., Galier Partners, Atlantic Sky Consulting Group Ltd., John Doe 3, John Doe 4, Societe Generale R&S Business Center S.A., Atis Strategic, Federico Gil, Autogil Puerto Ordaz C.A., Juan Xavier Ribas, Avior Airlines CA, Sidor C.A., Diego Young, LGT Bank (Schweiz) AG, Faroy S.A., Pritt Investments Co., AD Markets Ltd., Agropecuaria Sanfiz C.A., Full Piscinas Corp., Gems Limited, J.I.K. S.A., John Doe 5, Pixelart Cocinas, C.A., Fredy Roberto Sandoval Cerda, Wendy Maria Vera, Advanced Fund Administration, Pablo Costabile, Edificio Mendoza LLC, Cauchos Del Sur, C.A., Asia Latina Trading Co., Ltd., Girbra S.A., Dilo Administracao de Bens Proprios Ltda., Emporio Group Entertainment, and Arkdale Investments Limited at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Preferred Income Collateralized Interest Ltd. et al v. Julio Granadillo: Complaint

Complaint in Preferred Income Collateralized Interest Ltd. (in Official Liquidation) and GMS Global Market Step Up Note Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), both of the Cayman Islands v. Julio Gozalo Granadillo, a citizen of Venezuela, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Kuwait Ports Authority et al v. Port Link GP Ltd: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim alleging "deliberate, serial and systematic unlawful conduct" that a loss of "well in excess of USD 100 million" in Kuwait Ports Authority and The Public Institution for Social Security, both of Kuwait v. Port Link GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Ardent Harmony Fund Inc. v. BDO Trinity Ltd.: Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss regarding allegations of negligence, professional malpractice, and fraudulent concealment in Ardent Harmony Fund Inc. (in Liquidation), of the Cayman Islands v. BDO Trinity Ltd., a.k.a. BDO Trinidad & Tobago, of Trinidad & Tobago, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Olinda Star Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Eleanor Fisher, as the Foreign Representative of Olinda Star Ltd. (in Provisional Liquidation), whose "operational management team is based in Brazil, its treasury function is located in Panama, and its sole director resides in the Cayman Islands", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hugh Dickson et al v. Chelsea Associates LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Hugh Dickson and John Royle, as "Receivers of the sole share of the Cayman Islands based company Britannia Holdings (2006) Limited", to take discovery from Chelsea Associates LLC, CohnReznick LLP, Marcum LLP, RECAP Chelsea Investment, LLC and Albanese Organization Inc. for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands "captioned Lea Lilly Perry and Tamar Perry v. Lopag Trust Reg., Private Equity Services (Curacao) NV, Fiduciana Verwaltungsanstalt, Gal Greenspoon Perry, Yael Perry, Dan Greenspoon, Ron Greenspoon and Mia Greenspoon", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: The underlying case was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in September, 2017 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 foreign-owned companies. More than two years later, the case is still completely sealed in Cayman, despite details being revealed in the U.S.

Hugh Dickson et al v. Michael Jacob: Discovery Application

Application by Hugh Dickson and John Royle, as "Receivers of the sole share of the Cayman Islands based company Britannia Holdings (2006) Limited", to take discovery from Michael Jacob for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands "captioned Lea Lilly Perry and Tamar Perry v. Lopag Trust Reg., Private Equity Services (Curacao) NV, Fiduciana Verwaltungsanstalt, Gal Greenspoon Perry, Yael Perry, Dan Greenspoon, Ron Greenspoon and Mia Greenspoon", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: The underlying case was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in September, 2017 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 foreign-owned companies. More than two years later, the case is still completely sealed in Cayman, despite details being revealed in the U.S.

Ardent Harmony Fund Inc. v. BDO Trinity Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint attempting to hold the defendant "accountable for its failure to alert Ardent to an egregious fraud" in Ardent Harmony Fund Inc. (in Liquidation), of the Cayman Islands v. BDO Trinity Ltd., d.b.a. BDO Trinidad and Tobago, of Trinidad and Tobago, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Nassau.

Snover International Inc.: Order

Order for appointment of provisional liquidators in the matter of Snover International Inc. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Alpha Star Equities Ltd.: Order

Order for appointment of provisional liquidators in the matter of Alpha Star Equities Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Gold Star Equities Ltd.: Order

Order for appointment of provisional liquidators in the matter of Gold Star Equities Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Lone Star Offshore Ltd.: Order

Order for the appointment of provisional liquidators in the matter of Lone Star Offshore Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Serviços de Petróleo Constellation SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Andrew Childe, as the Foreign Representative of Serviços de Petróleo Constellation SA, Lone Star Offshore Ltd., Gold Star Equities Ltd., Olinda Star Ltd., Star International Drilling Limited, Alpha Star Equities Ltd., Snover International Inc., Arazi Sarl, Constellation Oil Services Holding SA, and Constellation Overseas Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Citing ‘immunity’, rain forest organization ITTO refuses to pay Cayman damages award

An intergovernmental organization established by the United Nations to protect rain forests is refusing to satisfy a $97,000 damages award in the Cayman Islands for obstructing the liquidation of swindled Ardent Harmony Fund, in which it is the biggest investor. The Japan-based International Tropical Timber Organization is claiming 'government immunity'.

Ardent Harmony Fund Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Michael Pearson, as the Foreign Representative of Ardent Harmony Fund Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

UN-sponsored ITTO faces $12M loss in Cayman ‘fraud’

The International Tropical Timber Organization, which was established by the United Nations to protect rain forests, is one of the biggest victims of an apparent fraudulent scheme involving hedge funds in the Cayman Islands, an investment manager in Barbados and factoring firms in New York.

Argyle Funds & Ardent Harmony Fund go into liquidation, $89m at risk

A Cayman fund group set up by Barbados-based Canadian attorney Jeffrey Lipton has collapsed, putting US$89m of investors' funds at risk. Argyle Funds SPC, ARC (Euro) Fund, ARC (USD) Fund, and Ardent Harmony Fund went into liquidation apparently due to problems with loans of approximately $40m to NY-based factoring firm RMP Capital Corp.

Grand Cru Fund 2: Petition

Petition in the matter of Grand Cru Fund 2 at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.