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DTEK Finance Plc: Chapter 15 Petition (2021)

April 16, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Johan Bastin, as the Foreign Representative of DTEK Finance Plc, of England, described as being part of a group that "operates the largest privately-owned energy business in Ukraine, as measured by metric tons of coal produced and net output of electricity", for use in legal proceedings in England, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

VPR Safe Financial Group Ltd.: €100K Settlement

March 30, 2021 - Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that VPR Safe Financial Group Limited has paid €100,000 to settle a regulatory investigation. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Cyprus Registrar of Companies showed that VPR Safe Financial Group Limited was incorporated in Cyprus on May 13th, 2013 and its directors are Kostas Leonida, Andreas Kolonas, Agamemnon Ioannides, Yael Kleinman, and George Skordis.

X Global Markets Ltd.: €50K Settlement

March 24, 2021 - Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that X Global Markets Ltd. has paid €50,000 to settle a regulatory investigation. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Cyprus Registrar of Companies showed that X Global Markets Ltd. was incorporated in Cyprus on August 8th, 2011 and its directors are Alexander Eliades, Stavros Petrakidis, Panagiotis Damianou, Ali Dbouk, Samir Dbouk, and Wael Dergham, while the LinkedIn profile of Hadi Zaarour describes him as X Global Markets' "Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer & AML".

Malta v. Keith Schembri et al: Criminal Complaint

March 20, 2021 - Criminal Complaint alleging corruption, fraud, and money laundering in Republic of Malta v. Alfio Schembri, Malcolm Scerri, Keith Schembri, who is a former chief of staff of former Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat; Robert Zammit, Kasco Holdings Limited, of Malta; Kasco Limited, of Malta; Kasco Engineering Company Limited, of Malta; GSV Co Limited, of Malta; Holdforth Limited, of Cyprus; Malmos Limited, of Gibraltar; It’s Good Limited, of Malta; Colson Services Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Selson Holding Corporation, of the British Virgin Islands; Tekhne Industrial Limited, of Malta; Berner Malta Limited, of Malta, and Thoughtzone Limited, of Malta, at Malta Magistrates Court.

Valery Remizov v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Restoration Application

March 08, 2021 - Fixed Date Claim Form regarding Jeneva Finance Corp. in Valery Remizov, of Russia v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Maxigrid Limited: €75K Settlement

March 05, 2021 - Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that Maxigrid Limited has paid €75,000 to settle a regulatory investigation. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Cyprus Registrar of Companies showed that Maxigrid Limited, formerly known as AGM Markets Ltd., was incorporated in Cyprus on July 2nd, 2010 and its directors are Katerina Papanikolaou, Jekaterina Pedosa, and Roy Almagor, who appears to be a citizen of Israel.

Cyprus Trading Corporation Plc et al: Fines

March 05, 2021 - Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has imposed fines on Cyprus Trading Corporation Plc, Woolworth (Cyprus) Properties Plc, Ermes Department Stores Plc, KDM Shipping Public Ltd., Liberty Life Insurance Public Company Ltd., Aias Investment Public Ltd., Harvest Capital Management Public Ltd., Rolandos Enterprises Public Ltd., Regallia Holdings & Investments Public Ltd., Isxis Investment Public Ltd., Exelixi Investment Public Ltd., A.L. Prochoice Group Public Ltd., and CPI Holdings Public Ltd. for regulatory breaches.

Goldenburg Group Ltd.: €270K Settlement

February 01, 2021 - Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that Goldenburg Group Limited has paid €270,000 to settle a regulatory investigation. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Cyprus Registrar of Companies showed that Goldenburg Group Ltd. was incorporated in Cyprus on January 7th, 2014 and its directors are Matej Homola, Antonis Christoforou, Antreas Sieritis, Christos Avgoustinos, Ivor Lehotan, and Marinos Charalampous.

Cassandra Glasgow-Penn et al v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Restoration Application

January 28, 2021 - Fixed Date Claim Form in Cassandra Glasgow-Penn, as former liquidator of Flowery Developments Limited, and Truetake Limited, of Cyprus v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Nicholas Petruzzi v. Qiwi Plc et al: Class Action Complaint

January 04, 2021 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Nicholas Petruzzi v. Qiwi Plc, described as a Cyprus company that "purports to operate electronic online payment systems primarily in Russia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, and internationally" in Boris Kim, Sergey Solonin, Alexander Karavaev, and Varvara Kiseleva at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

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Cayman Court Secrecy: A Huge Red Flag for Foreign Investors & Clients
David Marchant
As any fule kno, the biggest enemy of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial crime is transparency, while their best friend is secrecy. That's why the unprecedented mass sealing of cases that's taking place at the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands is repugnant to anyone with a genuine concern for financial crime.