High Court for England and Wales

G.I. Globalinvestment Ltd. et al v. VP Fund Solutions (Luxembourg) SA et al: Judgment (Jurisdiction Challenge)

Judgment dismissing a jurisdiction challenge by VP Fund Solutions' entities in Luxembourg and Liechtenstein in a case in which "some wealthy Italian investors seek to recover losses which they suffered when investments they had made into a fund, which I shall call the Skew Base Fund, plummeted in value at the outset of the COVID pandemic" in G.I. Globalinvestment Ltd., Matteo Cordero di Montezemolo, and Luca Cordero di Montezemolo v. VP Fund Solutions (Luxembourg) SA and VP Fund Solutions (Liechtenstein) AG, as Defendants/Applicants, and XY ERS UK Limited, Skew Base Investments SCA RAIF, Skew Base Sàrl, Twinkle Capital SA, Daniele Migani, Federico Faleschini, Leader Logic Holding AG, and Leader Logic AG, as Defendants, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

CMC Spreadbet Plc v. Robert Tchenguiz: Judgment (£1.3M)

Judgment that the defendant owes the claimant £1.31 million regarding "losses under a spread betting account" in CMC Spreadbet Plc, a British spread betting firm v. Robert Tchenguiz at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

BitMEX v. Nexo Capital Inc. et al: Judgment (‘880 Bitcoin Dispute’)

Judgment regarding ownership of "approximately 880 bitcoin, equivalent to approximately £30 million at current prices" in HDR Global Trading Limited, d.b.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles, operator of "a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange and trading platform" v. Nexo Capital Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Georgi Shulev, of Bulgaria, described as "co-founder of the Nexo group", and at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Arron Banks v. Carole Cadwalladr: Judgment (‘TED Talk Libel Dismissal’)

Judgment dismissing a libel complaint regarding a TED Talk in Canada in Arron Banks, described as "an important public figure in the political domain, having been one of the leaders of, and by far the largest donor to, the successful campaign for the United Kingdom to vote in favour of leaving the European Union in the referendum held on 23 June 2016" v. Carole Cadwalladr at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

ENRC v. Dechert LLP et al: Judgment

Judgment in Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited v. Dechert LLP, David Neil Gerrard, and The Director of the Serious Fraud Office at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) Ltd. et al v. Zurich Insurance Plc et al: Defense

Defense in Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) Limited, Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) III Limited, Vistra International Expansion (USA) Inc., and Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) I Limited v. Zurich Insurance Plc, Lloyd’s Syndicate No. 3000 MKL, Markel Insurance SE, International General Insurance Company (UK) Limited, Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A., Riverstone Managing Agency Limited, Markel Insurance SE T4405, Endurance Worldwide Insurance Ltd., Allied World Assurance Company, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty SE, Lloyd’s Syndicate No. 1919 CVS., Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., HCC International Insurance Company Plc, Tokio Marine Europe S.A., Liberty Corporate Capital Limited, and Lloyd’s Underwriter Syndicate No. 5000 TRV at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) Ltd. et al v. Zurich Insurance Plc et al: Complaint

Particulars of Claim in Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) Limited, Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) III Limited, Vistra International Expansion (USA) Inc., and Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) I Limited v. Zurich Insurance Plc, Lloyd's Syndicate No. 3000 MKL, Markel Insurance SE, International General Insurance Company (UK) Limited, Lloyd's Insurance Company S.A., Riverstone Managing Agency Limited, Markel Insurance SE T4405, Endurance Worldwide Insurance Ltd., Allied World Assurance Company, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty SE, Lloyd's Syndicate No. 1919 CVS., Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., HCC International Insurance Company Plc, Tokio Marine Europe S.A., Liberty Corporate Capital Limited, and Lloyd's Underwriter Syndicate No. 5000 TRV at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

Privacy International v. Investigatory Powers Tribunal: Judgment (‘Foreign Intelligence Sharing’)

Judgment regarding an application for Judicial Review of a ruling concerning "the regulation of sharing Bulk Personal Datasets by MI5, MI6 and GCHQ with foreign intelligence agencies" in Privacy International v. Investigatory Powers Tribunal, as Defendant, and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Secretary of State for the Home Departments, Government Communications Headquarters, Security Service, and Secret Intelligence Service, as Interested Parties, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Recovery Partners GP Ltd. et al v. Irakli Rukhadze et al: $142M Judgment

Judgment for $142.5 million in Recovery Partners GP Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Revoker LLP, of England v. Irakli Rukhadze, Igor Alexeev, Benjamin Marson, Hunnewell Partners (UK) LLP, Hunnewell Partners (BVI) Limited, Park Street (GP) Limited, Park Street (BR) Limited, Park Street (GS) Limited, and Park Street (L) Limited at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Hotel Portfolio II UK Ltd. v. Andrew Ruhan et al: Judgment

Judgment in Hotel Portfolio II UK Limited (in Liquidation) and Elizabeth Alexandra Aird-Brown, as Liquidator of Hotel Portfolio II UK Limited v. Andrew Joseph Ruhan and Anthony Edward Stevens at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales. In a press release announcing the judgment, representatives of the claimants stated: "The Claimants successfully proved a complex fraud perpetrated by the Defendants which began in December 2004 and early 2005, by establishing that Andrew Ruhan, a director of the First Claimant, used Anthony Stevens and companies ostensibly associated with him (known as “Cambulo Group”) to act as his secret nominees and to masquerade as independent purchasers of three large hotels owned by HPII, located near Hyde Park in London."

PrivatBank v. Igor Kolomoisky et al: Third Amended Complaint

Third Amended Complaint alleging misappropriation in PJSC Commercial Bank PrivatBank, of Ukraine v. Igor Valeryevich Kolomoisky, frdvtonrf sd s citizen of Ukraine, Cyprus, and Israel; Gennaidy Borisovich Bogolyubov, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Israel, and Cyprus; Teamtrend Limited, of England; Trade Point Agro Limited, of England; Collyer Limited, of England; Rossyn Investing Corp.,Milbert Ventures Inc., and ZAO UKRTransitService Ltd., all of the British Virgin Islands, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Lynda King et al v. Blockchain.com Inc. et al: Order to Pursue BVI Asset Freeze

Order continuing Freezing Order and granting permission to seek to enforce the Freezing Order in the British Virgin Islands regarding an alleged cryptocurrency-related investment fraud in Lynda King, Sarah Waugh, and Danielle Walker, all citizens of the United Kingdom v. Blockchain Access UK Limited, Blockchain Luxembourg SA, Blockchain.com Inc., and Persons Unknown at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Ben Delo v. Wise Payments Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint alleging breaches of the Data Protection Act by failing to disclose Suspicious Activity Reports filed with the United Kingdom's National Crime Agency in Ben Delo, a citizen of the United Kingdom who, inter alia, was indicted in the United States in September 2020 for alleged violations of the Bank Secrecy Act involving BitMEX cryptocurrency exchange v. Wise Payments Limited at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Lynda King et al v. Blockchain.com Inc. et al: Complaint (‘£631K Crypto Fraud’)

Particulars of Claim for damages of £631,663 or 15.5817228 Bitcoin alleging the claimants were victims of a cryptocurrency-related investment fraud in Lynda King, Sarah Waugh, and Danielle Walker, all citizens of the United Kingdom v. Blockchain Access UK Limited, Blockchain Luxembourg SA, Blockchain.com Inc., and Persons Unknown at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Apex Financial Services (Trustees) Ltd. v. Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove: Complaint

Complaint for damages of £353,002 alleging professional negligence involving 'Inheritance Tax' liabilities of a trust settled by Lance Uggla, described as a "UK resident but foreign domiciled for income and capital gains tax purposes", in Apex Financial Services (Trustees) Ltd., of Jersey, in the Channel Islands v. Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove, a law firm based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Oak Trust (Guernsey) Ltd. v. William Dewsall: Re-Amended Complaint

Re-Amended Complaint alleging fraud involving Gable Holdings Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Gable Insurance AG, of Liechtenstein, in Kevin Alcock, Corita Metelerkamp, both of Surrey, England; Oak Trust (Guernsey) Limited, of Guernsey; Baytree Group Holdings Limited, Morvale Company Limited, Aggaris Investments Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Christopher Lawrance, Roy Campbell, both of South Africa, and CriSeren Investments Limited, of Wales v. William Dewsall, of London, England, at the High Court for England and Wales.

4 New Square Ltd. et al v. Person or Persons Unknown: Injunction Order

Injunction Order regarding "a cyber-attack on the Applicants on or about 12 June 2021 and/or who has threatened to disclose the information thereby obtained" in 4 New Square Limited, a law firm based in London, and The Members of 4 New Square v. Person or Persons Unknown at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Enigma Diagnostics Ltd. v. Harvey Boulter et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint alleging fraud and dishonest assistance involving the Cayman Islands-domiciled "Porton Group" in Enigma Diagnostics Limited (in Liquidation), Paul David Allen, and Geoffrey Lambert Carton-Kelly, as Liquidators of Enigma Diagnostics Limited, all of England v. Harvey Boulter, DLA Piper UK LLP, a law firm, and Charles Cook, a lawyer, all of England, at High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Enigma Diagnostics Ltd. v. Harvey Boulter et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud and dishonest assistance involving yhr Cayman Islands-domiciled "Porton Group" in Enigma Diagnostics Limited (in Liquidation), of England v. Harvey Boulter, DLA Piper UK LLP, a law firm, and Charles Cook, a lawyer, all of England, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

SMPI Bordeaux SPV 3 LLC et al v. James Wellesley: Default Judgment

Default Judgment in SMPI Bordeaux SPV3 LLC, of Delaware, USA; Strategic Bank International Corp., of Puerto Rico, and Agricultural Land Corporation, of the Cayman Islands v. James Wellesley, of England, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Tatiana Akhmedova v. Farkhad Akhmedov et al: Judgment

Judgment for hundreds of millions of dollars in favor of a "wife" who "has been the victim of a series of schemes designed to put every penny of the Husband's wealth beyond her reach" involving individuals, companies, and structures in Bermuda, Cyprus, Dubai, England, France, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Panama, Russia, and Switzerland in Tatiana Akhmedova v. Farkhad Teimur Ogly Akhmedov, a citizen of Russia; Woodblade Limited, of Cyprus; Cotor Investment SA, of Panama; Qubo 1 Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Qubo 2 Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Straight Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Avenger Assets Corporation, of Panama; Counselor Trust Reg, of Liechtenstein, as Trustee of certain Trusts; Sobaldo Establishment, of Liechtenstein, as Trustee of certain Trusts; Temur Akhmedov, described as "a British citizen who lives in London", and Borderedge Limited, of Cyprus, at the High Court of Justice, for England and Wales.

Morten Høegh et al v. Taylor Wessing LLP et al: Complaint

Amended Claim Form and Particulars of Claim alleging negligent advice regarding tax liabilities in the United Kingdom of plaintiffs who were associated with "offshore investments" and "offshore structures" in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, and Guernsey in Morten Høegh and Thomas Høegh, described as Norwegians who were "tax resident in the UK and domiciled in Norway" v. Taylor Wessing LLP, a law firm, and MSR Partners LLP, f.k.a. Moore Stephens LLP, an accounting firm, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

London Capital & Finance Plc et al v. Michael Thomson et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint alleging dishonest assistance in London Capital & Finance Plc (in Administration) and London Oil & Gas Limited (in Administration) v. Michael Andrew Thomson, Simon Hume-Kendall, Elten Barker, Spencer Golding, Paul Careless, Surge Financial Limited, John Russell-Murphy, Robert Sedgwick, Grosvenor Park Intelligent Investment Limited, Helen Hume-Kendall, Francis Michael William Starkie, Martin Stephen Ruscoe, Eric Bosshard, Robin Hudson, and Charles Hendry at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Maria Foglia v. Matteo Cerri et al: Judgment

Summary Judgment in Maria Alessandra Foglia, described as "the victim of a substantial fraud pursuant to which €15m was misappropriated from her account with a Cayman bank, CITCO Bank and Trust Company Ltd." v. The Family Officer Limited, Wechsler & Co Limited, C&C Family Holdings Limited, Matteo Cerri, Italians Clubhouse Limited, ITS Fashion Street Café Limited, Shield Risk Management Limited, and St Charles Luxembourg SA at the High Court of Justice, for England and Wales.

Lance Ranger v. Charles Pycraft: Judgment

Judgment in Lance Dorian Ranger, described as "a practising solicitor in England & Wales, and the owner and Managing Director of Attendus Trust Company AG, a global fiduciary company providing professional trust, legal and business services, based in Switzerland" v. Charles Pycraft, described as "a former photo-journalist", at the High of Justice, in London, England.

PJSC Bank Finance and Credit et al v. Kostyantin Zhevago et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in PJSC Bank Finance and Credit and Deposit Guarantee Fund of Ukraine, both of Ukraine v. Kostyantin Zhevago, Frold Project Limited, Eastroad Commerce LLP, Portman Shipping UK Limited, and Ian Anthony Pellow, all of England, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Oak Trust (Guernsey) Ltd. et al v. William Dewsall: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint alleging fraud involving Gable Holdings Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Gable Insurance AG, of Liechtenstein, in Kevin Alcock, Corita Metelerkamp, both of Surrey, England; Oak Trust (Guernsey) Limited, of Guernsey; Baytree Group Holdings Limited, Morvale Company Limited, Aggaris Investments Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Christopher Lawrance, Roy Campbell, both of South Africa, and CriSeren Investments Limited, of Wales v. William Dewsall, of London, England, at the High Court for England and Wales.

SKAT v. Paul Oakley et al: Amended Defense

Amended Defense involving allegations of tax fraud in Skatteforvaltningnen, a.k.a. SKAT, (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration) v. Paul Oakley, Owen Mitchell, and Orca Investments Limited at the High Court of Justice, in London, England.

SKAT v. Alba Gonzalez Brown: Amended Defense

Amended Defense in Skatteforvaltningnen, a.k.a. SKAT, (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration) v. Alba Gonzalez Brown at the High Court of Justice, in London, England.

Northern and Western Insurance Company Ltd. v. BSG Valentine: Amended Defense

Amended Defense involving allegations of fraud in Northern and Western Insurance Company Limited (in Liquidation), of Nevis, represented by its Joint Liquidators, Keiran Hutchison, of the Cayman Islands, and Roy Bailey, of the British Virgin Islands v. BSG Valentine, an accounting firm in London, England, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Circumference Holdings Ltd. et al v. Nicholas Martin: Amended Defense

Amended Defense in Circumference Investments (Europe) Limited, of England; Circumference (Luxembourg) Sàrl, of Luxembourg, and Circumference Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Nicholas James Martin, of Luxembourg, at the High Court of Justice, England and Wales.

Ramona Ang v. Reliantco Investments Ltd.: Judgment

Approved Judgment regarding the termination of an account that was used to invest in Bitcoin futures in Ramona Ang, who is "married to Dr Craig Wright, a specialist computer scientist and researcher with cybersecurity and blockchain expertise, who claims to be the or a principal inventor of Bitcoin" v. Reliantco Investments Ltd., of Cyprus, at the High Court of Justice, in London.

Circumference Holdings Ltd. et al v. Nicholas Martin: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint alleging "fraudulent and dishonest" conduct by Defendant Nicholas Martin regarding an agreement to sell his Luxembourg-based Coficom Trust Sàrl to the Circumference Group in Circumference Investments (Europe) Limited, of England; Circumference (Luxembourg) Sàrl, of Luxembourg, and Circumference Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Nicholas James Martin, of Luxembourg, at the High Court of Justice, England and Wales.

Instant Access Properties Ltd. v. Mark Phillips QC: Complaint

Complaint seeking damages of £16.7 million alleging breach of contract and negligence in Instant Access Properties Limited (in Liquidation) and Kevin Murphy and Richard Toone, as Joint Liquidators of Instant Access Properties Limited, at the High Court of Justice, for England and Wales.

Aleksej Gubarev et al v. Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd. et al: Judgment (Defamation)

Approved Judgment in favor of the defendants regarding a libel complaint about "an article published by BuzzFeed Inc on its news website on 10 January 2017, under the headline 'These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia'" in Aleksej Gubarev, described as a Russian "businessman and entrepreneur" residing in Cyprus, and Webzilla Limited, of Cyprus v. Orbis Business Intelligence Limited and Christopher Steele, both of England, at the High Court of Justice, in London, England.

Dismatrix SPC et al v. Equiti Capital UK Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint for $12.7 million alleging "Defendant is in receipt of funds as part of a fraudulent investment scheme at the expense of the Claimants" in Dismatrix SPC, Asyndeton, and Polysyndeton, all of the Cayman Islands v. Equiti Capital UK Limited, of England, at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

Palesa Sarl et al v. Massimo Bochicchio et al: Default Judgment Order

Default Judgment Order in Palesa Sarl, of Luxembourg; Superb Sport Limited, of England; Antonio Conte, a former professional soccer player and current head coach of Inter Milan; Caterina Carmi, Riccardo Rizzardi, Antonio Massimino, Maria Azzurra Massimino, and Patrizia Bacci, all of Italy v. Massimo Bochicchio, of England, and Kidman Asset Management Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, at the High Court of Justice, for England and Wales.

Jihad Quzmar v. Dechert LLP et al: Amended Claim Form

Amended Claim Form and Particulars of Claim alleging "serious wrongs committed by the Defendants against Mr Quzmar in relation to a purported investigation led by Mr Gerrard into alleged frauds committed against the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority by its former Chief Executive Officer Dr Khater Massaad" in Jihad Abdul Qader Saleh Quzmar, a citizen of Jordan imprisoned in Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates v. Dechert LLP, a law firm in England, and Neil Gerrard, a lawyer in England, at the High Court of Justice, in London, England.

Financial Conduct Authority v. Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd. et al: COVID-19 Business Interruption Test Case Judgment

Approved Judgment regarding "a test case to determine issues of principle in relation to policy coverage under various specimen wordings underwritten by the defendants in respect of claims by policyholders to be indemnified for business interruption losses arising in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the advice of and restrictions imposed by the UK Government in consequence" in The Financial Conduct Authority, in the United Kingdom v. Arch Insurance (UK) Limited, Argenta Syndicate Management Limited, Ecclesiastical Insurance Office Plc, Hiscox Insurance Company Limited, MS Amlin Underwriting Limited, QBE Limited, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc, Zurich Insurance Plc, Hospitality Insurance Group Action, and Hiscox Action Group at the High Court of Justice, in London.

Jihad Quzmar v. Dechert LLP et al: Claim Form

Claim Form alleging "serious wrongs committed by the Defendants against the Claimant in relation to a purported investigation led by Mr Gerrard into alleged frauds committed against the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority by its former Chief Executive Officer Dr Massaad and others" in Jihad Abdul Qader Saleh Quzmar, a citizen of Jordan imprisoned in Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates v. Dechert LLP, a law firm in England, and Neil Gerrard, a lawyer in England, at the High Court of Justice, in London, England.

London Capital & Finance Plc et al v. Michael Thomson et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging dishonest assistance in London Capital & Finance Plc (in Administration) and London Oil & Gas Limited (in Administration) v. Michael Andrew Thomson, Simon Hume-Kendall, Elten Barker, Spencer Golding, Paul Careless, Surge Financial Limited, John Russell-Murphy, Robert Sedgwick, Grosvenor Park Intelligent Investment Limited, Helen Hume-Kendall, Michael Starkie, Stephen Ruscoe, Eric Bosshard, Robin Hudson, and Charles Hendry at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.