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Tracey Ozanne: Disqualification

December 11, 2020 - Publice Notice by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has disqualified Tracey Jane Ozanne.

Safehaven International Ltd. et al: Penalties

December 11, 2020 - Public statement by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has imposed penalties on Safehaven International Limited, Richard John Bach, Tracey Jane Ozanne, David Charles Housley Whitworth, Michael John Good, and Stephen John Dickinson.

Richard Bach: Disqualification

December 11, 2020 - Public Notice by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has disqualified Richard John Bach.

InterTrader Ltd.: Fine

December 11, 2020 - Public  Statement by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that InterTrader Limited, of Gibraltar, "has agreed to pay a financial penalty" of an undisclosed amount to settle a regulatory investigation.

Stephen Bougourd: Penalties

December 08, 2020 - Public Statement by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has imposed penalties on Stephen Bougourd.

Stephen Bougourd: Disqualification

December 08, 2020 - Public Notice by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has disqualified Stephen Bougourd.

Kazakhstan v. Bank of New York Mellon et al: Discovery Application

November 05, 2020 - Application by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of China, Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank N.A., The Clearing House Payments Company LLC (CHIPS), Commerzbank AG, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Société Générale S.A., Standard Chartered Bank USA, UBS AG, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Bank of America, N.A. for use "in foreign judicial proceedings to enforce and collect upon an arbitral award that was issued in Kazakhstan's favor" against "a Canadian company called Gold Pool JV Limited", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Kazakhstan is, inter alia, seeking information regarding "third party funding that Gold Pool allegedly received from "a litigation funder registered in Guernsey", a "law firm", and "a Canadian" entity. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the corporate registry for Toronto, Canada showed that Gold Pool JV Limited was incorporated on December 29th, 1995 and its officers and directors are A. Thomas Griffis, President and Director; Elia Crespo, Vice President, Secretary, and Director, and Chris Irwin, Assistant Secretary,

Managed Investments PCC Ltd. et al v. Aeolus Re Ltd.: Writ of Summons

October 19, 2020 - Specially Indorsed Writ of Summons in Managed Investments PCC Limited, on behalf of IRIS Balanced Cell, of Guernsey; Managed Investments PCC Limited, on behalf of IRlS Enhanced Cell, of Guernsey; CS ILS SICAV-SIF, on behalf of Credit Suisse (Lux) IRIS Balanced Fund, of Luxembourg; IRIS Dynamic SPC, on behalf of IRlS Post-Event Fund SP, of the Cayman Islands; CS IRIS ALHC Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; CS IRIS C Fund Limited, of Guernsey, and Alpha Z ILS Fund Limited, of Guernsey v. Aeolus Re Ltd., in respect of its Keystone PF Segregated Account, of Bermuda, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Aeolus Re Ltd. v. CS ILS SICAV-SIF et al: Writ

October 14, 2020 - Generally Endorsed Writ for "breach of contract in relation to a Swap Confirmation Agreement" in Aeolus Re Ltd., in respect of its Keystone PF Segregated Account v. CS ILS SICAV-SIF, in respect of Credit Suisse (Lux) Iris Balanced Fund, of Luxembourg; CS Iris ALHC Fund Limited, of the Cayman Islands; CS Iris C Fund Limited, of Guernsey; Managed Investments PCC Limited, on behalf of its Iris Balanced Cell, of Guernsey; Managed Investments PCC Limited, on behalf of its Iris Enhanced Cell, of Guernsey; Iris Dynamic SPC, on behalf of its Iris Post-Event Fund SP, of the Cayman Islands, and Alpha Z ILS Fund Limited, of Guernsey, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Katherine Hitchins v. Babbé LLP: Guernsey Tribunal Decision

October 05, 2020 - Decision by the Employment and Discrimination Tribunal, in Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, finding that a partner in Babbé law firm was "constructively dismissed and that it was an unfair dismissal" following a "false" and "maliciously motivated" allegation by another partner, Robert Varley, in Katherine D. Hitchins v. Babbé LLP. Editor's Note: In an action that indicates either preferential treatment or a legal challenge, the 'Extended Reasons' for this 'Decision' were published on the 'Tribunal Decisions 2020' part of the Government of Guernsey's website and then removed, meaning it is the only published Decision for 2020 that does not include this information. When asked why this had been done, a Tribunal spokesperson told OffshoreAlert today: "I am not in a position to comment on the reasons the Tribunal's full decision was taken down. I will advise you when they are back up on the site." OffshoreAlert obtained the 'Extended Reasons' separately, from a 'concerned individual'. Meanwhile, Robert Varley, a funds and corporate lawyer whose "false" allegation was determined to have been "motivated by frustration, revenge, or possibly anger", left Babbé in 2018 and became a partner of Appleby law firm, in the British Virgin Islands.

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