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Northlight European Fundamental Credit Fund et al v. Intralot Capital Luxembourg SA et al: Complaint

July 28, 2021 - Complaint in Northlight European Fundamental Credit Fund, HCN LP, and Bardin Hill Event-Driven Master Fund LP, all of the Cayman Islands v. Intralot Capital Luxembourg SA, of Luxembourg; Intralot SA, of Greece; Intralot Global Holdings BV, of the Netherlands; Intralot Inc., of Georgia, USA, and Intralot US Securities BV, of the Netherlands, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Apostolos Trovias: Complaint

July 09, 2021 - Complaint alleging "a deceptive scheme to offer and sell what he called "insider trading tips" on Dark Web marketplaces to purchasers seeking an unfair advantage when trading securities in the public markets" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Apostolos Trovias, described as a citizen and resident of Greece, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Rebels Gaming Ltd.: €500K Fine

July 08, 2021 - Public Notice by Malta's Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €500,017 on Rebels Gaming Limited, described as a "remote gaming operator", for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Rebels Gaming Limited was incorporated in Malta on January 26th, 2011, its directors are Yiorgos Metaxas and Grigorios Skornos, both citizens of Greece residing in Malta, and its shareholders are Grigorios Skornos and 15 Steps Limited, a Cyprus company whose sole director is Grigorios Skornos, according to the Cyprus Registrar of Companies.

Vasilios Theocharakis: €35K Fine Upheld By Court

July 06, 2021 - Public Announcement by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that the Administrative Court upheld a decision by CySEC to impose a fine of €35,000 on Vasilios Theocharakis for a regulatory breach involving "the Cyprus Popular Bank Public Co. Ltd.'s investment in Greek Government Bonds".

Christos Stylianides: €430K Fine Upheld By Court

July 06, 2021 - Public Announcement by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that the Administrative Court upheld a decision by CySEC to impose a fine of €430,000 on Christos Stylianides for regulatory breaches involving "the Cyprus Popular Bank Public Co. Ltd.'s investment in Greek Government Bonds".

NBG Bank Malta Ltd.: €3.75K Fine

June 23, 2021 - Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of ‹3,750 on NBG Bank Malta Limited for failure "to submit the Auditors’ Management Letter within the regulatory deadline". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that NBG Bank Malta Limited was incorporated in Malta on April 12th, 2005, its directors are Georgios Agioutantis, a citizen of Greece residing in Malta; Anastasios Lizos, a citizen and resident of Greece; Dorothy Kim Vella, a citizen and resident of Malta; and Thomas Zampopoulos, a citizen and resident of Greece, and its shareholders are National Bank of Greece S.A. and NBG (Malta) Holdings Ltd., a Maltese company whose directors are Georgios Agioutantis, Anastasios Lizos, and George Grigoropoulos,, a citizen and resident of Greece, and whose shareholders are National Bank of Greece S.A. and NBG International Holdings B.V., of the Netherlands.

MoonPay Ltd.: 'No New Business' Directive

May 26, 2021 - Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has ordered MoonPay Ltd., which holds a "Class 2 Virtual Financial Assets Licence", to "cease the on-boarding of new clients with immediate effect". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that MoonPay Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on September 27th, 2018, its directors are Maximillian Crown, a citizen of the United Kingdom with an address in London, England; Ivan Soto-Wright, a citizen of the United States with an address in London, England, and Theodora Vardi, a citizen of Greece with an address in New York, USA, and its shareholder is Hodl Ventures Limited, which was incorporated in Malta on September 25th, 2018 and whose directors are Maximilian Crown and Ivan Soto-Wright, and whose sole shareholder is MoonPay Inc., of Delaware, USA.

SEC v. BTIG LLC: Complaint

May 19, 2021 - Complaint alleging "misconduct" involving an unidentified "hedge fund" that is "organized under the laws of Bermuda and headquartered in Toronto, Canada" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. BTIG LLC, described as a broker-dealer based in San Francisco, California, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sciens Hellenic Capital Ltd. v. Cayman Islands Registrar of Companies: Restoration Application

March 31, 2021 - Originating Application in Sciens Hellenic Capital Ltd. v. The Registrar of Companies at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

SEC v. Airborne Wireless Network et al: Complaint

March 02, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud involving, inter alia, "Cayman Islands bank accounts" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Airborne Wireless Network, of Nevada; Kalistratos Kabilafkas, a.k.a. Kelly Kabilafkas, a.k.a. Mark McKinney, of California; Timoleon Kabilafkas, a.k.a. Tim Kabilafkas, of California; Chrysilios Chrysiliou, of California; Panagiotis Bolovis, pf Greece; Jack Edward Daniels, of California; Eric Scheffrey, described as a resident of Colorado and Switzerland, and Moshe Rabin, of Florida, as Defendants, and Timoleon Kabilafkas, in his capacity as trustee of the Tim Kabilafkas Revocable Trust Dated July 24, 2001, and Magdaline Kabilafkas, in her capacity as trustee of the Magdaline Kabilafkas 1989 Trust Dated May 27, 1989, a.k.a. the Magdaline Kabilafkas Revocable Trust, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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