Hugh Dickson

Stanford International Bank v. Richard Closs et al: Discovery Application

Application by Hugh Dickson and Mark McDonald, as Joint Liquidators of Stanford International Bank Limited, of Antigua and Barbuda, to take discovery from Richard Closs and John Ward, described as former and current, respectively, employees of Pershing LLC, both residing in New Jersey, for use in legal proceedings in Canada "against TD Bank for negligence, breach of contract, and knowing assistance" regarding a "Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Robert Allen Stanford and his affiliates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Stanford International Bank v. Joel Landis: Discovery Application

Application by Hugh Dickson and Mark McDonald, as Joint Liquidators of Stanford International Bank Limited, of Antigua and Barbuda, to take discovery from Joel Landis, a former employee of JPMorgan Chase, residing in Houston, Texas, for use in legal proceedings in Canada "against TD Bank for negligence, breach of contract, and knowing assistance" regarding a "Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Robert Allen Stanford and his affiliates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Stanford International Bank v. Michael Raffa: Discovery Application

Application by Hugh Dickson and Mark McDonald, as Joint Liquidators of Stanford International Bank Limited, of Antigua and Barbuda, to take discovery from Michael Rafa, described as a former employee of Toronto-Dominion Bank, residing in Massachusetts, for use in legal proceedings in Canada "against TD Bank for negligence, breach of contract, and knowing assistance" regarding a "Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Robert Allen Stanford and his affiliates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

China Branding Group Ltd. v. Tony Bobulinski: Complaint

Complaint for Recognition of a Cayman Islands Money Judgment in China Branding Group Limited (in Official Liquidation), of the Cayman Islands, by and through its Joint Official Liquidators, Hugh Dickson, of the Cayman Islands, and David Bennett, of Hong Kong, both of Grant Thornton v. Tony Bobulinski at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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.

‘AHAB v. al-Sanea et al’: An Analysis of Cayman’s $126B Fraud Judgment

In a landmark ruling for the Cayman Islands in May, 2018, the jurisdiction's Chief Justice dismissed rival multi-billion dollar claims in a dispute between a Saudi Arabian family and a Kuwait-born businessman. The case of 'Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers Company v. Al-Sanea and others' involved allegations of a $126 billion fraud arising from one of the largest corporate collapses during the 2008 financial crisis. In his 1,300-page ruling, Chief Justice Anthony Smellie described the scheme at the heart of the dispute as "one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history". This session will analyze the long-running dispute, what it says about the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands' ability to handle complex litigation, the consequences of the judgment, and what it means for future litigation.

Centaur Litigation SPC et al: Judgment

Judgment In the Matters of Centaur Litigation SPC, Centaur Litigation Limited, and Centaur Litigation Unit Series 1 Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Sellten Polska sp. z o.o. v. Hugh Dickson et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Sellten Polska Sp. z o.o. v. Hugh Dickson and Mike Saville, as Joint Receivers and Managers of DB Marine, Joint Receivers of the Palmer Johnson Motor Yacht DB9 and Joint Receivers of the direct and indirect assets of DB Marine, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

United Oils Limited SEZC: Petition

Petition In the Matter of United Oils Limited SEZC (in Voluntary Liquidation) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Centaur Litigation SPC et al v. Brendan Terrill: Complaint

Complaint in Centaur Litigation SPC, Centaur Litigation Limited, and Centaur Litigation Unit Series 1 Limited, all in Official Liquidation in the Cayman Islands v. Brendan Mark John Terrill, of London, England, at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales,

Saad Investments Company Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Hugh Dickson and Mark Byers, of Grant Thornton, as the Foreign Representatives of Saad Investments Company Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Buttonwood Legal Capital fraud victims asked for another £14 m to finance ‘rescue fund’

Investors who have already been swindled out of £98 million in a litigation funding scam by Buttonwood Legal Capital are being asked to invest a further £14.63 million to finance a Cayman Islands-domiciled 'rescue fund' set up by Simon Franklin, Stuart Hackett, and Klaus Selinger, who were all involved with the Buttonwood scheme before its collapse. 

Chiron Litigation Funding Ltd.: Confidential Private Placement Memorandum

'Confidential Private Placement Memorandum' for Cayman Islands-based Chiron Litigation Funding Limited set up by Simon Franklin, Stuart Hackett and Klaus Selinger, of Dequity Partners Pty Ltd., in Australia, to recover assets on behalf of investors in Centaur Litigation Limited, Centaur Litigation SPC, and Centaur Litigation Unit Series 1 Limited who were swindled in a litigation funding fraud perpetrated by Buttonwood Legal Capital and the Argentum Capital Group.

19 more claw-back actions for $65 m filed in Cayman by Weavering liquidators

Nineteen more claw-back lawsuits seeking a combined US$65 m have been filed in the Cayman Islands by the liquidators of Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund against banks, investment funds and other firms in Bermuda, Canada, Cayman, Curacao, France, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jersey, Luxembourg, Singapore, and Switzerland.

The Pepin Fund Limited: Petition

Petition In the Matter of The Pepin Fund Limited (in Voluntary Liquidation) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.