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deVere & Partners Holding Ltd.: Fine

March 30, 2020 - Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed an administrative penalty of €23,000 against deVere & Partners Holding Limited for providing "insurance distribution activities" without a license. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Malta Business Registry, the sole director of deVere & Partners Holding Limited is identified as Beverley Yeomans, described in filings as a citizen of Malta, and the shareholders are identified as deVere Group Limited, of Dubai, and Nigel James Green, also described as a citizen of Malta.

3 Point Ventures Ltd. et al v. Chet Mining Co. LLC et al: Complaint

March 24, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud and breach of contract regarding crypto mining products and services in 3 Point Ventures Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and Amir Fardghassemi, a resident of California and Dubai v. Chet Mining Co. LLC, of Wyoming; Chet Mining Co. Canada Ltd., described as a British Columbia company based in New York, and Chet Stojanovich, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jetex FZE v All in Jets, LLC: Complaint

March 20, 2020 - Complaint alleging breach of contract in Jetex FZE, of Dubai v All in Jets, LLC , of Florida, at the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Broward County, Florida.

Liberty Highrise Pvt. Ltd. v. Praxis Energy Agents DMCC et al: Complaint

March 19, 2020 - Complaint in Liberty Highrise Pvt. Ltd., of India v. Praxis Energy Agents DMCC, of Dubai, and Praxis Energy Agents Pte Ltd., of Singapore, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ajay Arora: Fine & Industry Ban

March 10, 2020 - Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority announcing a fine and financial services industry ban regarding Ajay Arora, described as "Senior Executive Officer of Morgan Gatsby Limited", for breaches of Regulatory Law, including the promotion of the Essel Africa Natural Resource Fund, described as an "unregulated fund" domiciled in Luxembourg.

Stenn Assets UK Ltd. v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

March 04, 2020 - Application by Stenn Assets UK Limited, of England, to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG US and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in "contemplated arbitration proceedings" in Dubai against Arion Metals FZE, of Ras Al-Khaimah, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Centaur Ventures Ltd. v. Akash Garg: Judgment

March 01, 2020 - Judgment on application for summary judgment in Centaur Ventures Ltd. v. Akash Garg, of Dubai, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Enness Limited: Regulatory Fine

February 24, 2020 - Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority regarding Enness Limited - DIFC Representative Office.

Dooga Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

February 14, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Steven Parker and Trevor Binyon, of Opus Restructuring, as the Foreign Representatives of Dooga Ltd., a Maltese-owned British firm whose "Cubits" cryptocurrency exchange closed down in 2018 following an alleged €27 million fraud involving "payment processor" Pay Secure Online Limited, d.b.a. Paysec, and "three Chinese nationals called Lui Caifeng, Liu Lin, and Yajuan She", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Malta Business Registry, the owner of Pay Secure Online Limited is identified as David Murphy, a British national with an address in Thailand, while directors have included Richard John Barry, a British national residing in Dubai, and Dimitar Stefanov Georgiev, a citizen and resident of Bulgaria, who both resigned on March 2nd, 2018, and the auditor is Antoine Borg, of Malta. On May 15th, 2019, the Malta Financial Services Authority issued a "warning" that Paysec "is NOT licenced NOR authorised by the MFSA to provide any investment or other financial services which are required to be licenced or otherwise authorised under Maltese law".

Jetex FZE v. Fox Management International LLC: Complaint

February 12, 2020 - Complaint in Jetex FZE, of Dubai v. Fox Management International LLC, of Opa Locka, Florida, at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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