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British fraud firm Etaireia Investments goes into administration

August 29, 2019 - British firm Etaireia Investments Plc has gone into administration - four years after being exposed by OffshoreAlert for perpetrating a property-based investment fraud involving firms and individuals in the BVI, England, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Scotland, Seychelles, and Spain.

Summerwell Venture Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

August 16, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Ireland by Michael McAteer, as the Foreign Representative of Summerwell Venture Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Lighthouse Pacific Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

August 16, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Ireland by Michael McAteer, as the Foreign Representative of Lighthouse Pacific Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

$15M deferred judgment order against Irish litigation funder Garrett Kelleher

August 14, 2019 - Judgment for $15 million will be entered against Irish litigation funder Garrett Kelleher if he has not settled his asset recovery-related, contempt of court liabilities with Cigna Worldwide Insurance Company by the end of next month, a U.S. federal judge has ordered.

Cigna Worldwide Insurance Co. v. Garrett Kelleher: Deferred Judgment Order

August 12, 2019 - Deferred $15 million Judgment Order in Cigna Worldwide Insurance Co. v. Garrett Kelleher, an Irish litigation funder, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Swiss regulator warns about 'financial intermediary' based in Geneva and Dubai

August 05, 2019 - The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority has issued a "Public Warning" against Swiss Global Investments Sàrl, a self-described "financial intermediary and advisory" that was or is controlled by Irishman Paul Kavanagh and Briton Stuart Hamon, whose sprawling offshore group includes firms in the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, England, Malta, Nevis, and Switzerland.

Fratelli Investments Ltd. et al v. Cimento Tupi SA: Notice of Motion for Summary Judgment In Lieu of Complaint

August 02, 2019 - Notice of Motion for Summary Judgment In Lieu of Complaint regarding the payment of Notes in the amount of $113 million in Fratelli Investments Ltd., of the Bahamas; ICE EM Credit Absolute Return Master Fund Designated Activity Co., of Ireland; ICE Oryx Alpha Master Fund Designated Activity Co., of Ireland; JPMorgan Chase Retirement Plan, of New York; ICE Global Credit Funds-ICE EM Credit Total Return Fund, of Luxembourg, and VR Global Partners LP, of the Cayman Islands v. Cimento Tupi SA, of Brazil, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Christine Grablis et al v. OneCoin Ltd. et al: First Amended Class Action Complaint

August 02, 2019 - First Amended Class Action Complaint regarding an alleged cryptocurrency fraud in which much of the proceeds were allegedly laundered in the Cayman Islands and Ireland in Donald Berdeaux, of Montana, and Christine Grablis, of Tennessee v. OneCoin Ltd., of Bulgaria; Ruja Ignatova, of Bulgaria; Konstantin Igantov, of Bulgaria; Sebastian Greenwood, of Sweden; Mark Scott, of Coral Gables, Florida; Irina Andreeva Dilinska, David Pike, of Coral Gables, Florida, and Nicole J. Huesmann, of Coral Gables, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Swiss Global Investments Sàrl: Public Warning

August 02, 2019 - Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding Swiss Global Investments Sàrl, which is owned by Kavmon Limited, of Saint Kitts and Nevis, evidently owned by or affiliated with Paul Kavanagh, a citizen of Ireland apparently residing in France, and Stuart Hamon, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and which claims on its website at www.swissglobalgroup.com to have offices in Geneva and Dubai.

Wells Fargo Bank et al v. Transamerica Life Insurance Company: Complaint

July 25, 2019 - Complaint in Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, solely as securities intermediary for Financial Credit Investment II Trust D, Financial Credit Investment III Trust A, and Financial Credit Investment III SPV-A (Cayman), L.P.; U.S. Bank National Association, solely as securities intermediary for Financial Credit Investment II Trust A, Financial Credit Investment II Trust C, Financial Credit Investment III Trust B, and Financial Credit Investment III SPV-B (Cayman), L.P.; Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, solely as securities intermediary for Financial Credit Investment II Limited; Wilmington Trust, National Association, solely as securities intermediary for FCI III SPV-A; FCI II Trust A, FCI II Trust C, FCI II Trust D, Financial Credit Investment II Trust WT, FCI II Ltd., FCI III Trust A, FCI III Trust B, FCI III SPV-A, and FCI III SPV-B v. Transamerica Life Insurance Company at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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