Forbes Hare

SKAT v. John van Merkensteijn et al: Cayman Islands Judicial Assistance

Motion for Issuance of a Request for International Judicial Assistance to Obtain Evidence in the Cayman Islands from Bell Rock Corporate Services, Campbell Corporate Services Limited, CO Services Cayman Limited, DMS Corporate Services Ltd., Forbes Hare Trust Company Limited, Genesis Trust & Corporate Services Ltd., Harneys Services (Cayman) Limited, Intertrust Corporate Services (C.I.) Limited, Ocorian (Cayman) Limited, Sterling Trust (Cayman) Limited, Trident Trust Company (Cayman) Limited, Vistra (Cayman) Limited, and Walkers Corporate Limited regarding an allegedly fraudulent 12.7 billion Danish Kroner tax refund fraud scheme whose "principal organizer" was identified as Dubai-based British national Sanjay Shah in Skatteforvaltningen, a.k.a. SKAT, Denmark's tax collection agency v. John van Merkensteijn, Richard Markowitz, Bernina Pension Plan Trust, RJM Capital Pension Plan Trust, 2321 Capital Pension Plan, Bowline Management Pension Plan, California Catalog Company Pension Plan, Clove Pension Plan, Davin Investments Pension Plan, Delvian LLC Pension Plan, DFL Investments Pension Plan, Laegeler Asset Management Pension Plan, Lion Advisory Inc. Pension Plan, Mill River Capital Management Pension Plan, Next Level Pension Plan, Rajan Investments LLC Pension Plan, Spirit on the Water Pension Plan, and Traden Investments Pension Plan at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Balkan Investment Opportunity Fund: License Cancellation

Decision Notice by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority cancelling the mutual fund registration of Balkan Investment Opportunity Fund. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that Balkan Investment Opportunity Fund is based in Croatia and has a website at, where its service providers are identified as Balkan Investment Management Limited, investment manager; Vrijednosnice Osijek d.o.o., administrator; Crowe Horwath Cayman Ltd., auditor; and Forbes Hare Trust Company Ltd., registered agent. The individuals identified on the website's 'Our Team' page are Alexander Hrkač, "Director - Fund Manager", and Adisa Balić, "Director - Risk Manager".

Forbes Hare v. Total SA et al: Order

Order in Forbes Hare v. Montrow International Limited, Total S.A., and Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Three-way battle for control of Axiom Legal Financing Fund

A three-way battle has emerged for control of Axiom Legal Financing Fund, which was exposed as a fraud by OffshoreAlert two months ago. Proposals for receivership, liquidation, and restructuring are scheduled to be heard over two days at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands starting on January 31, 2013.