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Alpine Partners (BVI) LP v. Duff & Phelps LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Alpine Partners (BVI) LP, of the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Duff & Phelps LLC and Duff & Phelps Securities LLC, both d.b.a. Kroll, for use in "an appraisal proceeding pending in the Cayman Islands" regarding New Frontier Health Corporation, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Kroll LLC et al v. K2 Integrity Holdings Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging trademark infringement in Kroll LLC, formerly Duff & Phelps LLC, and Kroll HoldCo LLC, formerly Kroll LLC v. K2 Integrity Holdings Inc., K2 Intelligence LLC, and Jules Kroll at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Direct Lending Investments et al v. Duff & Phelps: Complaint

Complaint alleging professional negligence, gross negligence, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of contract in Bradley Sharp, as the Permanent Receiver for the Estate of Direct Lending Investments LLC, Direct Lending Income Fund LP, Direct Lending Income Feeder Fund Ltd., DLI Capital Inc., DLI Lending Agent LLC, and DLI Assets Bravo LLC and their Successors, Subsidiaries, and Affiliated Entities, and Bradley Sharp and Christopher Johnson, as Joint Official Liquidators of Direct Lending Income Feeder Fund Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), of the Cayman Islands v. Duff & Phelps LLC at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC: $1.25M Fine

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a fine of $1.25 million on Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC for regulatory breaches.

Allen Stanford Receiver v. Greenberg Traurig LLP et al: Second Amended Complaint

Second Amended Complaint in Ralph S. Janvey, as court-appointed receiver for the Stanford receivership estate; Sandra Dorrell, Samuel Troice, and Michoacan Trust, individually and on behalf of a class of all others similarly situated, v. Greenberg Traurig LLP, Greenberg Traurig PA, and Yolanda Suarez at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Allen Stanford Receiver v. Greenberg Traurig LLP et al: First Amended Complaint

First Amended Complaint in Ralph S. Janvey, as court-appointed receiver for the Stanford receivership estate; Sandra Dorrell, Samuel Troice, and Michoacan Trust, individually and on behalf of a class of all others similarly situated, v. Greenberg Traurig LLP, Greenberg Traurig PA,  and Yolanda Suarez at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Allen Stanford Receiver v. Greenberg Traurig, LLP et al: Motion to Certify Class

Plaintiffs' Opposed Motion to Certify Class in Ralph S. Janvey, in his capacity as Court-appointed receiver for the Stanford Receivership Estate; the Official Stanford Investors Committee, Pam Reed, Samuel Troice, and Michoacan Trust, individually and on behalf of a class of all others similarly situated, v. Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Hunton & Williams, LLP, and Yolanda Suarez.

Allen Stanford Receiver v. Greenberg Traurig, LLP et al: Complaint

Ralph Janvey, as Receiver for the Stanford Receivership Estate; The Official Stanford Investors Committee, Sandra Dorrell, Samuel Troice, and Michoacan Trust v. Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Hunton & Williams, LLP, and Yolanda Suarez at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Fraud victims’ lawsuits against Kroll dismissed

Two civil complaints against global risk consulting firm Kroll by victims of fraudulent investment schemes were dismissed recently.First, an action by Horacio Mendez and Annalisa Mendez, who invested $424,000 with Allen Stanford's group of companies, was dismissed at the U.

Another Grenada bank collapses in scandalous circumstances

Long after the scandalous failures of all of Grenada's more than 40 offshore banks with heavy losses to depositors, one of the jurisdiction's local banks has gone the same route, the principal difference being that, this time, the victims will include locals, not just foreigners. Capital Bank International Ltd., which began operating as a bank in 1988, went into receivership by order of the Grenada High Court on February 15, 2008 following an application from the Minister of Finance, Keith Mitchell, who is also the country's Prime Minister. David Holukoff, the Grenada-based Managing Director of Kroll Associates UK Limited, was appointed Receiver.

Condor Insurance Ltd. v. Condor Guaranty, Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Condor Insurance Limited (In Official Liquidation) v. Condor Guaranty, Inc., PetroQuest Resources, Inc., Harvey Milam, Byron Tyghe Williams, Ross N. Fuller, T. Alan Owen, Intercontinental Development and Investment Corporation, Gymnogyps Management, Inc., and Finpac Holdings, Inc. at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Condor Insurance Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Nevis by Richard Fogerty and William Tacon, as Foreign Representatives of Condor Insurance Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

BVI regulator orders Boston Life to stop writing new business

An offshore insurer accused of defrauding its clients of at least $11 million has been ordered to stop writing new business by its local regulator.Boston Life and Annuity Company Limited was issued with a cease and desist order by the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission on July 13, 2007.

Bancredit Cayman Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Richard Fogerty and James Cleaver, as the Foreign Representatives of Bancredit Cayman Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Insider Talking: May 5, 2006

A United States court has ordered former insiders of British Virgin Islands incorporated Evergreen Security Ltd. to repay $10.4 million that they received in fraudulent transfers from the unregistered offshore mutual fund before it collapsed in 2001. In a judgment

Canada would not tolerate LOM behavior, says securities attorney

If a Canadian stock broker had provided the same type of allegedly sham services to the collapsed Canada based Portus Group of hedge funds as those provided by the Cayman Islands operation of Bermuda based investment firm Lines Overseas Management

Trade and Commerce Bank: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Richard Fogerty and James Cleaver, as Foreign Representatives of Trade and Commerce Bank, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Employers Equity Insurance Company

Public Notice by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority that Employers Equity Insurance Company has been placed into liquidation.

Onshore-Offshore battle for control of failed hedge fund

A Cayman Islands judge has put back a key ruling in a battle for control of an offshore hedge fund that is part of a failed North American group whose losses are estimated at US$179 million.Justice Henderson, sitting at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, must decide whether to grant a petition to liquidate Philadelphia Alternative Asset Fund Limited by five investors who claim to have collectively invested $32 million in the Fund.

Latin America Round Up: October 4, 2005

INTERNATIONAL New study on money laundering The South America Financial Action Task Force (GAFISUD) released a report in September in which it listed the different money laundering techniques that have been identified by several South American government agencies. The report

Bayou Offshore Master Fund Ltd.: Section 304 Petition

Section 304 Petition for Assistance in Insolvency Proceedings in the Cayman Islands by Gordon MacRae and James Cleaver, as the Foreign Representatives of Bayou Offshore Master Fund Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut.

Antigua advisor attacks US Advisory against island’s offshore industry

One of the architects of Antigua's new anti-money laundering laws has written to the US Treasury protesting its recent issuance of an Advisory warning that all transactions with Antiguan financial institutions should be treated as suspicious. US-based attorney Carlos E. Loumiet conceded that there were "a few shortcomings" in Antigua's new legislation but he claimed the US had ignored the "numerous positive changes in bank supervision in Antigua and Barbuda over the past two years designed to clean up the offshore banking sector in that country".

Former US regulators lend support to white-collar criminals in Antigua

A report that we have been told was paid for by powerful banker Allen Stanford and presented to the Antiguan government in January of this year as part of the review of Antigua's offshore financial services sector contained a recommendation that would have severely hindered efforts to combat rampant white-collar crime.

Grant & Weber v. Roland Bleyer: Judgment

Judgment in favor of Grant & Weber, as assignee/agent of Kroll Management Services, Inc. and Wilshire Westwood Associates, LP, against Roland Bleyer at the Superior Court, Los Angeles County, California.