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BT International Ltd.: Cease New Business

September 24, 2020 - Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has ordered fiduciary services provider BT International Limited to "refrain from onboarding new clients and refrain from providing existing clients with any new or additional services". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that BT International Limited was incorporated on January 24th, 2007 and that its directors are Manuel Castagna, Karl Cini, and Brian Tonna, all citizens and residents of Malta, and its sole shareholder is Nexia BT Holdings Limited, of Malta. Previous directors include Oliver Zammit, who resigned effective May 14th, 2020, while Pierre Fiorentino was "removed" as the company's auditor effective April 9th, 2020. Nexia BT Holdings Limited was incorporated on January 27th, 2012 and its directors are Manuel Castagna, Karl Cini, and Brian Tonna and its shareholders are Nexia BT, of Malta, and Brian Tonna.

BTI Management Ltd.: Cease New Business

September 24, 2020 - Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has ordered corporate services provider BTI Management Limited to "refrain from onboarding new clients and refrain from providing existing clients with any new or additional services". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that BTI Management Limited was incorporated on June 11th, 2010 and that its directors are Manuel Castagna, Karl Cini, and Brian Tonna, all citizens and residents of Malta, and its shareholders are Nexia BT Holdings Limited, of Malta, and Brian Tonna, of Malta. Previous directors include Oliver Zammit, who resigned effective May 14th, 2020, while Pierre Fiorentino was "removed" as the company's auditor effective April 9th, 2020. Nexia BT Holdings Limited was incorporated on January 27th, 2012 and its directors are Manuel Castagna, Karl Cini, and Brian Tonna and its shareholders are Nexia BT, of Malta, and Brian Tonna.

Dennis Muscat: €150K Fine & 10-Year Ban

September 23, 2020 - Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €150,000 and a 10-year ban on Dennis Muscat for "providing investment services without a licence on a regular and habitual basis".

Piraeus Bank SA v. NASDAQ et al: Discovery Application

September 23, 2020 - Application by Piraeus Bank SA, of Greece, to take discovery from The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC and OTC Markets Group for use in "an anticipated foreign judicial proceeding that will be commenced by Piraeus against Newlead Holdings, Ltd. [of Bermuda] before the High Court of Justice, Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, Commercial Court pursuant to a Guarantee and Indemnity agreement", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Excellence Investment Umbrella SICAV Plc: License Revocation

September 17, 2020 - Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the Collective Investment Scheme License of Excellence Investment Umbrella SICAV Plc, "including the licence granted to its four sub-funds, namely Innovative Investment Fund; Perfectum Fund; Exclusive Gold and Precious Metals Fund; and Omega Investment Fund", for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Excellence Investment Umbrella SICAV Plc was incorporated on October 24th, 2011, its directors are Paolo Bruckner, of Switzerland; Jonathan de Giovanni, a citizen of Malta, and Charles Ingham, a citizen of the United Kingdom and resident of Malta, and its shareholders are Novium AG, of Switzerland, and Raul Cortes Moreno, a citizen of Spain. The Swiss Commercial Register showed that the sole director of Novium AG (in Liquidation) is Paolo Brückner, whose nationality is listed as Italian, while previous directors include Marc Stefan Dätwyler and Raul Cortes Moreno, Michael Cohen, of Switzerland; Markus Meyer, and Michele Mugnai.

John Anthony Farrell: Disqualification

September 11, 2020 - Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has disqualified John Anthony Farrell, a citizen of the United Kingdom, for not being "fit and proper".

JD Capital Plc: Fine

September 11, 2020 - Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €5,000 on JD Capital Plc "for failure to submit the updated List of Insiders to the MFSA within the established timeframes". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that JD Capital Plc was incorporated on August 9th, 2017, that its directors are Josef Dimech, Stephen Muscat, Stanley Portelli, and Gaetano Vella, all citizens of Malta, and its shareholders are Stanley Portelli, Josef Dimech, and JD Holdings Limited, of Malta, while previous directors include Etienne Borg Cardona, who resigned effective February 26th, 2018. JD Holdings Limited was incorporated on August 9th, 2017, its sole director is Josef Dimech, and its shareholders are Josef Dimech and Stanley Portelli, while its previous directors include Stanley Portelli and Gaetano Vella, who both resigned effective August 9th, 2017.

Novium Opportunity Umbrella SICAV Plc: License Revocation

September 11, 2020 - Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it was cancelled the collective investment services license of Novium Opportunity Umbrella SICAV Plc, "including the licence granted to its six sub-funds, namely Personal Care Fund; Special Situations Fund; Vintage Watches Fund; Primatist Multi Strategy Fund; Quality Investment Fund; and Bull Bear Opportunities Fund". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Novium Opportunity Umbrella SICAV Plc was incorporated on December 27th, 2007, that its directors are Paolo Bruckner, a citizen of Switzerland; Jonathan de Giovanni, a citizen of Malta; and Charles Ingham, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and that its shareholders are Raul Cortes Moreno, a citizen of Spain, and Novium AG, of Switzerland, while previous directors include Alessandro Bartoli, a.k.a Sandro Bartoli, who resigned effective December 1st, 2017; Joseph Bortelli, who resigned effective May 25th, 2016; Mark Meyer, who resigned effective June 1st, 2015; Frank Chetcuti Dimech, Marise Muscat, and Guido Mizzi, who all resigned effective January 5th, 2015. The Swiss Commercial Register showed that the sole director of Novium AG (in Liquidation) is Paolo Brückner, whose nationality is listed as Italian, while previous directors include Marc Stefan Dätwyler and Raul Cortes Moreno, Michael Cohen, of Switzerland; Markus Meyer, and Michele Mugnai.

'Remove our names from report about license revocation,' asks Malta's Adrian Sciberras

September 01, 2020 - Letter from Adrian Sciberras, of Business Concept International Plc, in Malta, complaining about OffshoreAlert's reporting of a regulatory notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority announcing the revocation of the Financial Institutions license of Corporate & Commercial FX Services Limited, in which his company was a shareholder.

Melvyn Mangion: Disqualification

August 29, 2020 - Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it imposed a 10-year corporate disqualification on Melvyn Mangion for not being "fit and proper".

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