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Laxton Investments Company Ltd. v. Honest Dynasty Ltd.: Stop Notice Re. Shares in Jyong Biotech Ltd.

January 15, 2021 - Stop Notice by Laxton Investments Company Limited regarding shares in Jyong Biotech Ltd. owned by Honest Dynasty Ltd., filed at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Lake Holding & Finance S.A. v. UBS AG et al: Discovery Application

December 02, 2020 - Application by Lake Holding & Finance S.A., described as a British Virgin Islands company beneficially owned by Vladimir Vasilyevich Melnichenko, of Russia, to take discovery from UBS AG, Societe Generale/SG Private Bank, Banque Lombard Odier & Cie AG, a.k.a. Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie; CIM Banque SA, Kookmin Bank (Korea), Credit Suisse, PJSC Sberbank, Bank of America N.A., Citibank, N.A., Merrill Lynch Capital Corporation, Union Bancaire Privee CBI-TDB, Geneva, and BSI SA, Lugano for use in legal proceedings in Cyprus, France, Monaco, Russia, and Switzerland regarding alleged fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jerome Wilson-Chalkley v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

November 30, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud involving cryptocurrency in Jerome Wilson-Chalkley, of London, England v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, described as a Seychelles-domiciled "cryptocurrency/derivatives exchange"; ABS Global Trading Limited, of San Francisco, California, and Arthur Hayes at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

Proximity Aerospace Ltd. v. Stellar Aviation Company Inc.: Complaint

October 28, 2020 - Complaint in Proximity Aerospace Ltd., of Labuan, for itself and as assignee of certain rights and interests of JetSmart Aviation Ltd., of the Seychelles v. Stellar Aviation Company Inc., of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

MSM Services Ltd. v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Restoration Application

October 01, 2020 - Fixed Date Claim Form regarding Dartford Properties Limited in M.S.M. Services Ltd., of Seychelles, v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

CFTC sues operators of BitMEX crypto derivatives platform

October 01, 2020 - The CFTC has sued eight companies and individuals in or from Bermuda, Hong Kong, Seychelles, United Kingdom, and the United States, alleging they operated a cryptocurrency derivatives platform without being registered.

CFTC v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

October 01, 2020 - Complaint for alleged unregistered activity by a self-described "world's largest cryptocurrency derivatives platform in the world with billions of dollars' worth of trading each day" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, of Bermuda; ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong; HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, all d.b.a. BitMEX; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Hong Kong; Ben Peter Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Hong Kong, and Samuel Reed, described as a U.S. citizen who resided in Milwaukee, WI, and Boston, MA, during the relevant period, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CFTC v. David Cartu et al: Complaint

September 02, 2020 - Complaint alleging "a massive fraudulent 'binary options' trading scheme" amounting to $165 million and involving individuals and companies in or from Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Israel, Seychelles, United Kingdom, and USA in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. David Cartu, Jonathan Cartu, and Joshua Cartu, described as brothers who are all citizens of Canada; Ryan Masten, of Austin, Texas; Leeav Peretz, a.k.a. Lee Cole, and Nati Peretz, both described as being "from Windsor, Ontario, Canada" and currently residing in Israel; All Out Marketing Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; BareIt Media LLC, d.b.a. SignalPush, of Texas; Blue Moon Investments Ltd., of the Seychelles, and Orlando Union Inc., of Belize, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Invictus Global Insurance PCC Ltd.: License Revocation

July 30, 2020 - Public Notice by the Seychelles Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the Non-Domestic Insurer License of Invictus Global Insurance PCC Limited.

Dmitry Skobelev v. Oksana Murashova et al: Claim Form

July 02, 2020 - Claim Form "seeking to enforce a Russian judgment" for $53 million in Dmitry Skobelev v. Oksana Murashova, Vyacheslav Kirilyuk, Sinalpia Ltd., Gina Sandra Esparon, Sophiatown Industries Ltd., and Lidon Trade Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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