Judgment

Active Equity Holdings Ltd. et al v. Bermuda Registrar of Companies: Judgment

Judgment denying an application for a judicial review of a decision to cancel the registration of Richina Pacific Limited Partnership in Active Equity Holdings Limited, of New Zealand; Sir Paul Collins, Ides Limited, Cohiba Traders Limited, and Paul Collins Family Trust v. The Registrar of Companies at Bermuda Supreme Court.

USA v. 69,370 Bitcoin et al: Forfeiture Judgment (‘Silk Road Investigation’)

Judgment and Order of Forfeiture in favor of the USA regarding crypto that "five parties" claimed ownership to, namely "Ross William Ulbricht, Caleb Bradberry, Roman Hossain, Lucas E. Buckley, First 100 LLC, Battle Born Investments Company LLC, and 1st One Hundred Holdings LLC" in USA v. Approximately 69,370 Bitcoin, Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin SV, and Bitcoin Cash at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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.

‘Ex Parte A Professionally Embarrassed Law Firm’: Judgment (BVI)

Judgment regarding an application from an anonymous "BVI law firm" that "sought to come off the record as acting for its client on the basis that the firm was professionally embarrassed" in a case styled only as "Ex Parte A Professionally Embarrassed Law Firm" at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Kevin Ledgerwood et al v. AMS Trustees Ltd. et al: Judgment (‘Fake Plaintiffs’)

Judgment dismissing a claim over the ownership of shares after evidence emerged indicating that the plaintiffs might not exist and the case had been fabricated by someone whose name might be "Sheldon R. Caughey" who testified virtually wearing "a fake black full-beard" in Kevin Ledgerwood, Cary W. Buller, and John Schultz v. AMS Trustees Ltd., Sandra Berry, and Baja Sun Foundation Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

BFAM Asian Opportunities Master Fund LP v. China Huiyuan Juice Group Ltd. et al: Judgment ($114M)

Judgment for $114 million in BFAM Asian Opportunities Master Fund LP, of Hong Kong v. China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited, described as a Cayman Islands company based in China; Huiyuan Beijing Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Huiyuan Shanghai Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; China Huiyuan Industry Holding Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and China Huiyuan Industry Limited, of Hong Kong, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Wesley Edwards: Judgment (Block Transfer of Liquidations & Receiverships)

Judgment regarding the Court's authority to make block transfers of insolvency appointments, whether a licence is required "to permit the transfer of receiverships over assets frozen by the sanctions imposed against Russian entities following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine", and whether to seal and anonymize the case "given the sensitive nature of his appointment" in the matter of Wesley Edwards, formerly of Begbies Traynor (BVI) Ltd., now with CVR Global LLP, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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.

Contrarian Capital Management LLC et al v. Venezuela: Judgment Registration ($44M)

Judgment Registration in Contrarian Capital Management LLC, of Delaware; Contrarian Capital Fund I, LP, of Delaware; Contrarian Dome du Gouter Master Fund, LP, of Canada; Contrarian Capital Senior Secured, LP, of Delaware; Contrarian EM II, LP, of Connecticut; Contrarian Emerging Markets, LP, of Connecticut; Boston Patriot Summer St LLC, of Massachusetts; Polonius Holdings, LLC, of Delaware, and E1 SP, a Segregated Account of EMAP SPC, of the Cayman Islands v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

BEC Limited v. A2 et al: Judgment

Judgment denying an application to set aside a statutory demand in BEC Limited v. A1 and A2 at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Banco Santander (Brasil) SA v. Buritirama Mineração SA et al: Brazil Judgment Registration

Registration of a Brazilian Judgment in Banco Santander (Brasil) SA v. Buritirama Mineração SA, João José Oliveira de Araújo, Skypar Empreendimentos e Participações Eireli, Skypar Inernational Inc., Eurotech Yachting Management Ltda, Fazendas Nacionais Participações Ltda, and Buritipar Holding SA at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. et al v. Carlos Ghosn et al: Judgment

Judgment regarding an application by the claimants to "re-re-amend their Statement of Claim" and by the defendants to "strike out the claim, or parts of it and/or for reverse summary judgment" in Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and Nissan Middle East FZE v. Carlos Ghosn, Carole Nahas Ghosn, and Beauty Yachts Pty Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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.

BCT Ltd. et al v. Evatt Tamine et al: $28M Judgment (Robert Brockman Case)

Judgment awarding $16.8 million, $5.395 million, and £5 million against the defendants in BCT Limited, a Cayman Islands subsidiary of Maples Group, as Trustee of the A. Eugene Brockman Charitable Trust, and Spanish Steps Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Evatt Tamine, an Australian barrister, and Tangarra Consultants Limited, of Bermuda, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

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.

Bidzina Ivanishvili et al v. Credit Suisse Life (Bermuda) Ltd.: Judgment

Judgment in Bidzina Ivanishvili, described as "a successful businessman and former Prime Minister of Georgia"; Ekaterine Khvedelidze, Tsotne Ivanishvili, Gvantsa Ivanishvili, Bera Ivanishvili, Meadowstreet Assets Limited, and Sandcay Investments Limited v. Credit Suisse Life (Bermuda) Limited at Bermuda Supreme Court.

UK Secured Finance Fund Plc et al v. CFSL Ltd.: Judgment

Judgment that "CFSL acted in breach of contract and failed to exercise reasonable skill and care in both contract and tort" regarding its management of UK Secured Finance Fund Plc in UK Secured Finance Fund Plc (in Liquidation) and UKSFF Subsidiary Limited v. CFSL Limited at the Isle of Man High Court.

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.

VTB Bank v. Sergey Taruta et al: Judgment (‘Refusing Ogier’s application to stop acting for Russian state-owned bank’)

Judgment on i). Ogier's application to stop representing VTB Bank following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, ii). whether a Receivership Order requires "the Governor's licence" due to sanctions, and iii) whether Arrowcrest is subject to the Court's jurisdiction in JSC VTB Bank, a Russian state-owned bank v. Sergey Taruta and Arrowcrest Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Reliance Globalcom Ltd. v. Bermuda Minister of Finance: Appeal Judgment (‘Indian Tax Investigation’)

Judgment allowing an appeal that challenged a production order obtained under the International Cooperation (Tax Information Exchange Agreements) Act 2005 to disclose information for a tax investigation by the "Indian Tax Authorities" in Reliance Globalcom Limited, whose ultimate beneficial owners were identified as Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani v. The Minister of Finance at Bermuda Court of Appeal.

Adrian Hyde et al v. Gregory King: Judgment

Judgment regarding an application to prevent an automatic discharge from bankruptcy in Adrian Hyde and Edgar Lavarello, as Joint Trustees of Gregory King v. Gregory Hugh Colin King at Gibraltar Supreme Court.

Kijani Resources Ltd. v. Richard Fagan et al: $134M Judgment Application

Application for a default judgment in the amount of $134 million against Richard Fagan, Simon Hooper, and William Redford in Edgar Lavarello and Simon Conway, as Joint Liquidators of Kijani Resources Limited (in Liquidation) v. Richard Fagan, Simon Hooper, Lisa Billington, and William Redford at Gibraltar Supreme Court.

CLM v. CLN et al: Judgment (‘$7M Crypto Theft’)

Judgment regarding applications for a worldwide freezing injunction, disclosure orders, and to join defendants in "an action to trace and recover 109.83 Bitcoin and 1497.54 Ethereum that were allegedly misappropriated" in a scheme that, inter alia, involved entities in the Cayman Islands and the Seychelles and which "raised two interesting and novel points of law. First, can stolen cryptocurrency assets be the subject of a proprietary injunction? Second, does the court have jurisdiction to grant interim orders against persons whose identities are presently unknown?" in CLM, an unidentified "national of the United States of America and an entrepreneur" v. CLN, CLO, CLP, CPZ, CQA, CQB, and CQC at Singapore High Court.