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ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd. v. Straits (Singapore) Pte Ltd.: Judgment

August 29, 2019 - Grounds of Decision in ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd., described as "a global brokerage and financial services business with headquarters in England and offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, Switzerland and the US" v. Straits (Singapore) Pte Ltd. at Singapore High Court.

SEC v. Morrie Tobin et al: First Amended Complaint

August 29, 2019 - First Amended Complaint alleging securities fraud regarding Environmental Packaging Technologies Holdings, Inc. and CURE Pharmaceutical Holding Corp. in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Morrie Tobin, a resident of Los Angeles, California; Milan Patel, a resident of Miami, Florida; Matthew Ledvina, an attorney residing in Switzerland; Daniel Lacher, a resident of Switzerland; Brian Quinn, a resident of Newport Beach, California, and David Skriloff, a resident of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC: QAR200 Million Fine

August 25, 2019 - Press Release by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority regarding a fine of QAR 200 million (US$ 55 million) imposed on First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC for "obstruction of investigation into market manipulation".

Jetcraft Corp. et al v. Sovereign Financial Holdings Ltd. et al: Complaint

August 22, 2019 - Complaint in Jetcraft Corporation, as Beneficial Owner, of North Carolina, and TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc., as Owner Trustee under the Jetcraft Stone Briar Challenger 605-5899 Business Trust, of Utah v. Sovereign Financial Holdings Limited, of Dubai; Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc, of Nigeria, and Adeniyi Makanjuola, of London, England, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County.

Obra Pia Ltd. et al v. Seagrape Investors LLC et al: Notice of Removal

August 21, 2019 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint regarding "an uncompleted, in-progress development of a luxury resort in the city of Cartagena, Colombia", in Obra Pia Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Obra Pia (US) Feeder LP, of the British Virgin Islands; Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, of New York, and KIT Capital Ltd., of Dubai v. Seagrape Investors LLC, of Boca Raton, Florida, and Edward V. Mullen, of Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Donald Harry Bunker Legal Consultants v. Sorinet Aviation Ltd.: Liquidation Application

August 02, 2019 - Originating Application in Donald Harry Bunker Legal Consultants, of Dubai v. Sorinet Aviation Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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.

SKAT v. Solo Capital Partners LLP et al: Re-Amended Complaint

July 30, 2019 - Re-Amended Particulars of Claim alleging tax fraud involving entities in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dubai, Jersey, Luxembourg and other jurisdictions in Skatteforvaltningenen, a.k.a. SKAT, (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration) v. Solo Capital Partners LLP, Solo Capital Ltd., Agrius Capital Ltd., AESA Sarl, Anupe Dhorajiwala, Old Park Lane Capital Ltd., Telesto Markets LLP, Anthony Mark Patterson, Graham McKenzie Horn, Priyan Shah, Sanjay Shah, Gerard O'Callaghan, Elysium Global Ltd., Goal TaxBack Ltd., Koi Associates Ltd., Syntax GIS Ltd., Acupay System LLC, Global Equities GmbH, West Point Derivatives Ltd., North Channel Bank Gmbh, Salgado Capital, ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd., Indigo Global Partners Ltd., Lindisfarne Partners LLP, Khajuraho Equity Trading Sarl, Treefrog Capital Ltd., Arche Cayman Ltd., Trillium Capital Sarl, Ganymede Cayman Ltd., VEM Holdings Sarl, Colbrook Ltd., Elysium Global (Dubai) Ltd., T&S Capital, Darren Lui, Hooloomooloo Holdings Ltd., Ampersand Capital Ltd., Usha Shah, Michael Stephen Murphy, James Edward Hoogewerf, Charles Joseph Knott, Polaris Capital Ltd., Polaris Capital (One) Ltd., Edo Barac, Robyn Llewellyn, North Channel Bank GmbH & Co. KG, Mankash Jain, Paul Preston, Daksha Bhudia, Jas Bains, Anne Christine Stratford, Europa LLP Executive Pension Scheme, Honey Jersey Ltd., Jonathan Godson, Daniel Fletcher, Alasdair Gavin Gonzalez Brown, Janice Allgrove, Godson Consulting LLC 401 Plan, Lawler Noble 401 K Plan, Watts Street Capital 401 K Plan, Roxy Ventures Solo 401 K Plan, Alba Gonzalez Brown, Fiveways Consulting FZE, Trixor Holdings One Ltd., FGC Elysium Holdings Ltd., IPIS UK (Battersea London 1) Ltd., Martin Smith, Guenthar Grant-Klar, West Point Derivatives Ltd., Bellview Financial Ltd., Rivera One Ltd., Astella Capital Ltd., PCM Ltd., Eris Investments Ltd., Silvercouk Ltd., Darren Wang Lip Yiu, Solo Group (Holdings) Ltd., Solo Group Services Ltd., Luna Capital Partners LLP, Copella Capital Ltd., Zuben Capital Ltd., Serafine Capital Ltd., Serafine Investments Ltd., Kenna Capital Ltd., Kenna Investments Ltd., Silver Fox Holdings Ltd, Ace City Holdings Ltd., Araya Holdings Ltd., Oberix International Corporation, Trillium Holdings (BVI) Ltd., Woodfields Holdings Capital Ltd., DoubleTwo Holdings Ltd., and Double Two Investments Ltd. at the High Court for England and Wales.

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