Bermuda

SEC v. Arbitrade Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$37M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "a crypto asset pump-and-dump scheme" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Arbitrade Ltd., of Bermuda; Cryptobontix Inc., of Canada; Troy R.J. Hogg, of Canada; James L. Goldberg, Stephen L. Braverman, and Max W. Barber, as Defendants, and SION Trading FZE, of the United Arab Emirates, as Relief Defendant, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. Jason Sugarman: Judicial Assistance (David Ezekiel, Mark Waddington & Valor Group Ltd.)

Order "issuing letters rogatory for International Judicial Assistance to the Supreme Court of Bermuda, requesting assistance to compel the production of documents and oral examinations for use at trial of David Ezekiel and Mark Waddington, and the production of documents from Valor Group, Ltd." for an enforcement action regarding Jason Sugarman's "fraudulent scheme to steal $43 million from unwitting pension funds to finance the acquisition of a global financial conglomerate of European and Bermuda insurers, and investment advisers based in Virginia and Connecticut" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jason Sugarman at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company et al v. PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company, Southland National Insurance Corporation, Bankers Life Insurance Corporation, and Southland National Reinsurance Corporation v. PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd., Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Ltd., Omnia Ltd., and PB Investment Holdings Ltd., all of Bermuda, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Oceanic Hedge Fund et al v. Höegh LNG Partners LP: Complaint

Complaint to Compel Inspection of Books and Records in Oceanic Hedge Fund, which appears to be a Cayman Islands fund based in the Isle of Man; Dymic Investments (Cyprus) Limited, of Cyprus; Mark D. Elliott, and John L. Hage v. Höegh LNG Partners LP, described as "a Marshall Islands limited partnership" whose "common units are listed on the NYSE" but also described as having an address in Bermuda, at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

Hudson Advisors LP et al: $11.2M Fine

Administrative Order by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it has imposed a fine of $11.2 million on investment advisers Hudson Advisors LP, of Delaware, and Lone Star Global Acquisitions Ltd., of Bermuda, which "failed to fully disclose Hudson's practice for calculating and charging certain fees".

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.

SEC v. Greg Lindberg et al: Complaint (‘$75M Fraud’)

Complaint alleging fraud involving entities in Bermuda, Malta, and the USA in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Gregory E. Lindberg, Christopher Herwig, and Standard Advisory Services Limited, of Malta, at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Par Pharmaceutical Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by a "specialty pharmaceutical" group comprising entities in Bermuda, Canada, Cyprus, England, India, Ireland, Luxembourg, and USA, namely Par Pharmaceutical, Inc, Actient Pharmaceuticals LLC, Maple Avenue, LLC, Endo International Plc, Anchen Incorporated, Generics International (US), Inc., Anchen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., DAVA Pharmaceuticals, LL, Endo Par Innovation Company, LLC, Generics Bidco I, LLC, Innoteq, Inc., JHP Acquisition, LLC, JHP Group Holdings, LLC, Kali Laboratories, LLC, Moores Mill Properties LLC, Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc., Par Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc., Par Sterile Products, LLC, Par, LLC, Quartz Specialty Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Vintage Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Actient Therapeutics LLC, Astora Women's Health Ireland Limited, Astora Women's Health, LLC, Auxilium International Holdings, LLC, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Auxilium US Holdings, LLC, Bermuda Acquisition Management Limited, BioSpecifics Technologies LLC, Branded Operations Holdings, Inc., DAVA International, LLC, Endo Aesthetics LLC, Endo Bermuda Finance Limited, Endo Designated Activity Company, Endo Eurofin Unlimited Company, Endo Finance IV Unlimited Company, Endo Finance LLC, Endo Finance Operations LLC, Endo Finco Inc., Endo Generics Holdings, Inc., Endo Global Aesthetics Limited, Endo Global Biologics Limited, Endo Global Development Limited, Endo Global Finance LLC, Endo Global Ventures, Endo Health Solutions Inc., Endo Innovation Valera, LLC, Endo Ireland Finance II Limited, Endo LLC, Endo Luxembourg Finance Company I S.à r.l., Endo Luxembourg Holding Company S.à r.l., Endo Luxembourg International Financing S.à r.l., Endo Management Limited, Endo Pharmaceuticals Finance LLC, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals Valera Inc., Endo Procurement Operations Limited, Endo TopFin Limited, Endo U.S. Inc., Endo US Holdings Luxembourg I S.à r.l., Endo Ventures Aesthetics Limited, Endo Ventures Bermuda Limited, Endo Ventures Cyprus Limited, Endo Ventures Limited, Generics International (US) 2, Inc., Generics International Ventures Enterprises LLC, Hawk Acquisition Ireland Limited, Kali Laboratories 2, Inc., Luxembourg Endo Specialty Pharmaceuticals Holding I S.à r.l., Paladin Labs Canadian Holding Inc., Paladin Labs Inc., Par Laboratories Europe, Ltd., Par Pharmaceutical 2, Inc., Slate Pharmaceuticals, LLC, and Timm Medical Holdings, LLC, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kings Wharf Opportunities Fund LP v. Affluence Corp. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Kings Wharf Opportunities Fund LP, of Bermuda, which "invests in the debt and equity securities of microcap publicly traded companies" v. Affluence Corp., of Oak Brook, Illinois, described as a telecom technology and smart cities company focused on 4G and 5G technology", and Registered Agents Inc., of Boulder, Colorado, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Orbis Global Equity LE Fund et al v. Alta Mesa Resources Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in Orbis Global Equity LE Fund, of Australia; Orbis Global Equity Fund, of Australia; Orbis Global Balanced Fund, of Australia; Orbis SICAV, of Luxembourg; Orbis Institutional Global Equity L.P., of Delaware; Orbis Global Equity Fund Limited, of Bermuda; Orbis Institutional Funds Limited, of Bermuda; Allan Gray Australia Balanced Fund, of Australia; Orbis OEIC, of England and Wales, and Orbis Institutional U.S. Equity L.P., of Delaware v. Alta Mesa Resources, Inc., James T. Hackett, Thomas J. Walker, William Gutermuth, Jeffrey H. Tepper, Diana J. Walters, Stephen Coats, Harlan H. Chappelle, Michael E. Ellis, Ronald Smith, David M. Leuschen, Pierre F. Lapeyre, Jr., William W. McMullen, Don Dimitrievich, Donald Sinclair, Riverstone Holdings LLC, Bayou City Energy Management, LLC, HPS Investment Partners, LLC, and ARM Energy Holdings LLC at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Sun Yongjian v. BSREP IV China Blossom DD Ltd. et al: Claim Form

Claim Form in Sun Yongjian, of China v. BSREP IV China Blossom DD Limited, of Bermuda; Cosimo Borrelli, of Hong Kong; Tai Shaw Hoong, of Hong Kong, and Kent McParland, of the British Virgin Islands, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

CoVenture – Burt Credit Opportunities GP LLC v. Joshua Coleman et al: Notice of Dismissal of Sterling Resources Entities

Notice of Dismissal of The Sterling Resources Insurance Agency Inc. and Sterling Resources International of Bermuda Ltd. in CoVenture – Burt Credit Opportunities GP, LLC v. Joshua William Coleman, Sterling Risk Holdings, LLC, Burtonvic Capital, LLC, Burtonvic Capital, LLC- ViiMed Series, Burtonvic Capital, LLC- Vesta Series, Griffin Aviation, LLC, KCG Crypto Holdings, LLC, The Sterling Resources Insurance Agency, Inc., Sterling Resources International of Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda; Strata Energy Holdings LLC, Strata Holdings, LLC, Vesta Biomass, LLC, Vesta Biomass Supply LLC, Vesta Holdings, LLC, Vesta O&G Holdings, LLC, Vesta Renewables, LLC, the Jenna K. Coleman Dynasty Trust, the Jenna K. Coleman Revocable Trust, SEK Holding Co LLC, and the Povedano Trust at the Superior Court for the State of Delaware, for New Castle County.

CoVenture – Burt Credit Opportunities GP LLC v. Joshua Coleman et al: Complaint ($57M)

Complaint alleging breach of financing agreement against all defendants and fraud against Joshua Coleman, Sterling Risk Holdings LLC and Burtonvic Capital LLC in CoVenture – Burt Credit Opportunities GP, LLC v. Joshua William Coleman, Sterling Risk Holdings, LLC, Burtonvic Capital, LLC, Burtonvic Capital, LLC- ViiMed Series, Burtonvic Capital, LLC- Vesta Series, Griffin Aviation, LLC, KCG Crypto Holdings, LLC, The Sterling Resources Insurance Agency, Inc., Sterling Resources International of Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda; Strata Energy Holdings LLC, Strata Holdings, LLC, Vesta Biomass, LLC, Vesta Biomass Supply LLC, Vesta Holdings, LLC, Vesta O&G Holdings, LLC, Vesta Renewables, LLC, the Jenna K. Coleman Dynasty Trust, the Jenna K. Coleman Revocable Trust, SEK Holding Co LLC, and the Povedano Trust at the Superior Court for the State of Delaware, for New Castle County.

Troy Hogg v. Stephen Braverman et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint "to recover for tens of millions of dollars and/or equitable relief for a series of transactions by which defendants mulcted tens of millions of dollars from plaintiff" regarding a cryptocurrency scheme involving entities in Bermuda, Canada, United Arab Emirates, and USA in Troy James Hogg, of Canada; Leila Holdings Ltd., which is identified as a Canadian company in the complaint even though it appears to be domiciled in Bermuda, derivatively and on behalf of Arbitrade Ltd., of Bermuda v. Stephen Lance Braverman, described as a resident of California; Kent Mason Swig, of New York; Dignity Holdings LLC, of Delaware; Dignity Mining Group LLC, of Delaware; Dignity Gold LLC, of Delaware; Charles Hamlin Woodworth, of New Jersey; Max Warren Barber, of Utah; William Richard Sanders, of Tennessee; Scotia International of Nevada Inc., of Utah; SION Trading FZE, of the United Arab Emirates; Prieur Leary, of Florida; CoinMint LLC, of Puerto Rico, and Hayden Gill, of Montana, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Allianz Risk Transfer (Bermuda) Ltd. v. High Lonesome Wind Power LLC: Notice of Removal (‘$203M Proxy Revenue Swap Claim’)

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint in which the plaintiff is seeking "at least" $203 million regarding "a 'proxy revenue swap' transaction", in Allianz Risk Transfer (Bermuda) Ltd., of Bermuda v. High Lonesome Wind Power LLC, described as "the owner and operator of a wind farm project in West Texas", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Clifford Cheah King Mun et al v. JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Discovery Application

Application by Clifford Cheah King Mun, of Singapore, and Maso Capital Investments Limited, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase & Co. for use in "appraisal proceedings pending before the Supreme Court of Bermuda", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Maso Capital Investments Ltd. et al v. Evercore Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Clifford Cheah King Mun, of Singapore, and Maso Capital Investments Limited, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Evercore Inc. for use in "appraisal proceedings pending before the Supreme Court of Bermuda" regarding "the fair value of the shares of Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Allianz Risk Transfer (Bermuda) Ltd. v. High Lonesome Wind Power LLC: Complaint ($203M)

Complaint for $203 million alleging breach of contract regarding a "proxy revenue swap transaction" in Allianz Risk Transfer (Bermuda) Ltd., of Bermuda v. High Lonesome Wind Power LLC, of Delaware, described as "an indirect subsidiary of Enel SpA, a global energy conglomerate with a reported market capitalization in excess of $65 billion", at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Crescent Petroleum Company International Ltd. et al v. National Iranian Oil Company: Petition to Confirm Foreign Arbitration Award ($2.4B)

Petition to Confirm Foreign Arbitration Award of $2.4 billion in Crescent Petroleum Company International Limited, described as a Bermuda-domiciled, United Arab Emirates-based "private oil and gas exploration and production company operating in the Middle East", and Crescent Gas Corporation Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. National Iranian Oil Company, of Tehran, Iran, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Evatt Tamine Judgment

Australian lawyer Evatt Tamine ordered to repay $28M to Robert Brockman’s Bermuda trust

In a judgment at Bermuda Supreme Court, Australian barrister Evatt Tamine has been ordered to repay nearly $30 million that he allegedly misappropriated from a Bermuda trust he administered on behalf of U.S. businessman Robert Brockman, who was criminally indicted at federal court in California in 2020 for an alleged $2 billion offshore tax fraud scheme.

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.

CFTC v. Samuel Reed: $10M Settlement

Consent Order imposing a civil penalty of $10 million on Samuel Reed regarding the operation of the BitMEX cryptocurrency trading platform 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. Benjamin Delo: $10M Settlement

Consent Order imposing a civil penalty of $10 million on Benjamin Delo regarding the operation of the BitMEX cryptocurrency trading platform 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. Arthur Hayes: $10M Settlement

Consent Order imposing a civil penalty of $10 million on Arthur Hayes regarding the operation of the BitMEX cryptocurrency trading platform 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.

European Depositary Bank SA: Reprimand

Public Notice by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed a reprimand on European Depositary Bank S.A. "following the violation by the Bank of the CSSF's temporary prohibition of 5 March 2021 on the onboarding of new investment fund structures due to severe deficiencies in its organisation and governance".
Conyers Bermuda HQ

Conyers fined $2.1M by Bermuda regulator for AML breaches

The Conyers legal and corporate services group, which is one of the offshore industry's biggest professional service providers, has been fined $2.1 million by the Bermuda Monetary Authority for failure to comply with anti-money laundering regulations and legal "obligations".

Celadon Holdings LLC v. Jaguar Transportation Inc.: Complaint

Complaint in Celadon Holdings LLC, "whose sole member is Celadon Partners Group LLC, whose sole member is Luminus Energy Partners Master Fund, Ltd., which is a corporation organized under the laws of Bermuda with its principal place of business in New York and Texas" v. Jaguar Transportation Inc., of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

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.

Point Investments Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Andrew Childe, Richard Lewis, and Matthew Clingerman, as the Foreign Representatives of Point Investments Ltd., a Bermuda company whose ultimate beneficiaries include Robert Brockman, a businessman in the United States who is currently awaiting trial for an alleged $2 billion tax fraud scheme involving Point Investments and other entities in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

SiriusPoint Ltd. v. Allied World Assurance Company (Europe) DAC et al: Writ of Summons

Generally Indorsed Writ of Summons in SiriusPoint Limited, of Bermuda v. Allied World Assurance Company (Europe) DAC, of Ireland; SI Insurance (Europe) SA, of Luxembourg; Endurance Worldwide Insurance Limited, of England; All Members of Lloyd's Syndicate No. 9375, All Members of Lloyd's Syndicate No. 457, Great Lakes Insurance SE, of Germany; All Members of Lloyd's Syndicate No. Act 19 9554, All Members of Liberty Syndicate No. 4472, All Members of Syndicates Comprising Consortium No. 9562 at Lloyd's, known as Barbican Financial & Professional Lines; All Members of Pembroke Syndicate No. 4000, XL Specialty Insurance Company, of Canada, All Members of Lloyd's Syndicate No. HDU 382, Starr Underwriting Agents Limited, of England; All Members of Lloyd's Syndicate No. Act 9418, and Canopius Managing Agents Limited, of England, at Bermuda Supreme 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.

USA v. Robert Brockman: Transcript of Competency Hearing

Transcript of Competency Hearing in USA v. Robert T. Brockman, who has been criminally charged with conspiracy to defraud the USA, tax evasion, wire fraud, FBAR violations, money laundering, evidence tampering, and destruction of evidence regarding an alleged scheme to conceal approximately $2 billion of capital gains income and involving entities and accounts in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Michael Gabriele et al v. Enigma-Bulwark Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Michael Gabriele, of Pennsylvania; David Rocke, of Bermuda, and Leafy Lane Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Enigma-Bulwark Ltd., Enigma-Bulwark Risk Management Inc., Edward W. Withrow III, and Calli Bucci at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.