Thu, Sep 29, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Eastern Caribbean Court dismisses Fairfield's BVI appeals

Friday, June 15, 2012

Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: There is an important new ruling emerging from offshore courts as part of the sweeping Bernie Madoff fraud case. The Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal has dismissed Fairfield Sentry Limited's appeals and upheld two previous judgments of the BVI Commercial Court. According to a news alert from offshore law firm, Harney Westwood & Riegels the court found that the restitution claims, brought on the basis of an alleged mistake as to the value of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities, did not render the contracts between Fairfield and the redeeming shareholder impossible to perform. 

The court also dismissed one count brought by the defendants. Fairfield was one of the main feeder funds which invested in Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities Limited. Additional filings against Madoff went forward this week as well, according to a Reuters account, Irving Picard, the trustee for Madoff's victims, filed hundreds of claims, in New York seeking to clawback investor funds.

Picard filed cases against mostly European banks, the filings are notable in that they were placed just before the statue of limitations runs out for potential defendants in the bankruptcy case. In the offshore cases, Phillip Kite, the head of litigation for Harneys on those cases no......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Nobel Sustainability Trust, Prince Albert II of Monaco help launch major new initiative to drive sustainable technologies[more]

    Matthias Knab, Opalesque: The Nobel Sustainability® Trust ("NST") is leading a major new initiative to finance, incubate and accelerate the development of clean technologies. The initiative will start with the formation of the Nobel Sustainability Fund® ("NSF"). NSF will drive faster access t

  2. Studies - Hedge funds’ study reveals vast disparity in types of investors securing side letter arrangements, Cambridge: Look to private investments for best access to LatAm growth[more]

    Hedge funds’ study reveals vast disparity in types of investors securing side letter arrangements A new study of the hedge fund space by industry law firm Seward & Kissel LLP reveals a wealth of information regarding established hedge fund managers’ use of side letters—special agreements

  3. Activist News - Caesars 'optimistic' on deal with hedge fund creditors[more]

    From Reuters.com: Caesars Entertainment Corp said on Monday it remains "optimistic" of reaching a $5 billion deal with the bulk of its creditors to push its main operating unit out of bankruptcy, but one hedge fund bondholder said it will pursue litigation. Caesars offered a sweetened $5 billion set

  4. Hedge funds recover from losses as central banks give markets a respite[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Lyxor Hedge Fund index was up 0.4% from the week ending September 20 (-2.4% YTD), supported by the willingness of central banks to remain accommodative, Lyxor Asset Management said in its weekly briefing. It ad

  5. Perry Capital closing flagship fund after almost three decades[more]

    From Blooomberg.com: Richard Perry, one of the biggest names in hedge funds, is calling it quits after 28 years. Perry, 61, is winding down his New York-based flagship fund as the industry confronts one of the most tumultuous periods in its history. In a letter to investors Monday, he said his style