Bermuda

Orbis Global Equity LE Fund et al v. Vale SA et al: Complaint

Complaint "to recover significant investment losses suffered as a result of securities fraud perpetrated by Defendants" 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 Funds Limited, of Bermuda; Orbis Global Equity Fund Limited, of Bermuda; Orbis Institutional Global Equity LP, of Delaware, and Orbis OEIC, of England and Wales v. Vale SA, described as "an international mining company based in Brazil"; Murilo Ferreira, Fabio Schvartsman, Luciano Siani Pires, Gerd Peter Poppinga, and Luiz Eduardo Froes do Amaral Osorio at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Orbis Global Equity Fund Ltd. et al v. NortonLifelock Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a straightforward fraud in which Defendants misled investors about Symantec's financial performance and accounting practices" in Orbis Global Equity Fund Limited, of Bermuda; Orbis Global Equity Fund, of Australia; Orbis Institutional Funds Limited, of Bermuda; Orbis Global Equity LE Fund, of Australia; Orbis Institutional Global Equity LP, of Bermuda; Orbis SICAV, of Luxembourg; Orbis Optimal SA Fund Limited, of Bermuda; Orbis Institutional US Equity LP, of Bermuda; Orbis OEIC, of England; Orbis Optimal Global Equity LP, of Bermuda; Allan Gray Australia Balanced Fund, of Australia, and Orbis Global Balanced Fund, of Australia, all managed by Orbis Investment Management Limited, of Bermuda v. NortonLifelock Inc., f.k.a. Symantec Corporation; Gregory S. Clark; Nicholas R. Noviello, and Mark S. Garfield at the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

Troy Hogg et al v. Stephen Braverman et al: Summons With Notice

Summons With Notice for damages of $395 million alleging fraud and misappropriation regarding a cryptocurrency scheme in Troy James Hogg, a citizen of Canada, individually, and Leila Holdings Ltd., of Bermuda, derivatively on behalf of Arbitrade Ltd., also of Bermuda v. Stephen Lance Braverman, Kent Mason Swig, Dignity Mining Group LLC, Charles Hamlin Woodworth, Daniel Francis Sweet, Coinmint LLC, of Puerto Rico; Prieur Leary, Hayden Gill, Max Warren Barber, William Richard Saunders, Shaun L. Heseltine, ABCOR International Ltd., of Belize; Scotia International of Nevada Inc., of Utah; SION Trading FZE, of the United Arab Emirates; Jeffrey Muller, Victor George Webb, G4S Cash Services LLC, of the United Arab Emirates; Peter Walters, Kaled Swlaiman Salem Bokhem, Silver Estate Management Ltd., of Wyoming; E. Warren Goss, and Impact Partners, of New York, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Spanish Steps Holdings Ltd. v. Point Investments Ltd.: Judgment (Robert Brockman case)

Judgment setting out the Court's reasons for the appointment of Joint Provisional Liquidators for Point Investments Ltd. in Spanish Steps Holdings Ltd., described as being "ultimately wholly owned by the trustee of the A. Eugene Brockman Charitable Trust v. Point Investments Ltd., described as a Bermuda company that began life in the British Virgin Islands and has assets of $1.8 billion, "the vast majority of which are represented by investments in Cayman Islands funds", at Bermuda Supreme Court.
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Bermuda ship insurer SIGCo seeks $5.6M from Cayman oil tanker owner struck off 10 years ago

Bermuda-domiciled Shipowners Insurance and Guaranty Company Ltd., from which the U.S. Department of Justice has demanded $4.4 million in damages for the grounding of an oil tanker, is seeking to recover the amount, plus $1.2 million in fees and expenses, from a shipping firm - Margara Shipping Ltd. - that was struck off the Cayman Islands Companies Register nearly 10 years ago.

Guillermo Sanchez v. Höegh LNG Partners LP et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud by Guillermo Sanchez v. Höegh LNG Partners LP, described as a Marshall Islands entity based in Bermuda; Sveinung J. S. Støhle, Håvard Furu, and Steffen Føreid, all of Norway, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Alpha Re Ltd.: Directors

Director Details for Alpha Re Limited, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on October 22nd, 2021.

Think Capital Ltd.: Investigation Notice

Announcement by Intel Suisse, a financial investigation and asset recovery firm, that it "has been engaged to investigate and seek recovery of financial losses arising from multiple trading platform failures at online tradng platform Thinkmarkets, a global portal offered by Think Capital Limited of Bermuda".

Alpha Re Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority that it has revoked the insurer's license of Alpha Re Limited for regulatory breaches.

Global Distressed Alpha Capital I Ltd. v. AAAF Management Ltd. et al: Judgment

Judgment regarding defendants' application to set aside the plaintiff's claim on the grounds of "bye-law indemnity" for directors in Global Distressed Alpha Capital I Limited, of Bermuda v. AAAF Management Limited, Michael John Shone, described as "a former director and shareholder of the Plaintiff" and funder of "the Commercial Intelligence Fund Group" who "has absconded and his whereabouts are not known"; Christian Michelsen Herman, described as a former director of the plaintiff, and Walton Law Eddlestone, described as a former "de facto director of the Plaintiff" and who appears to be an English lawyer, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Markel CATCo Reinsurance Fund Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Simon Appell, of England, and John McKenna, of Bermuda, as the Foreign Representatives of Markel CATCo Reinsurance Fund Ltd., CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd., Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd., and Markel CATCo Re Ltd., filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Endurance Services Ltd. et al v. Westfield Insurance Company et al: Complaint

Complaint that "arises from Westfield’s mass hiring (colloquially known as a "lift-out") of a group of employees from Sompo International to join Westfield’s new specialty insurance arm, Westfield Specialty, in direct competition with their former employer" in Endurance Services Limited, of Delaware, and Sompo International Holdings Ltd., of Bermuda v. Westfield Insurance Company and Westfield Specialty Inc., both of Ohio, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. May Salehi: Plea Allocation

Consent to Plea Allocation in USA v. May Salehi at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. May Salehi: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging fraud regarding "a multi-million dollar construction project known as a compound security upgrade to be performed at the United States Consulate in Hamilton, Bermuda" in USA v. May Salehi at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

PVP Aston LLC et al v. Financial Structures Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "the totality of the FSL RVI regime of "insurance" was not insurance at all, but rather a sophisticated financial scam to benefit FSL and a horrendous detriment to the Insureds and their principals" in PVP Aston LLC, f.k.a. RA2 Aston LP; RX Fredericksburg Investors LLC, RA2 Muskegon LLC, and ACA FSL Holdingco LLC, all of Delaware v. Financial Structures Limited, of Bermuda; Aston RA-357 LLC, Fredericksburg RA-100 LLC, and Muskegon RA-357 LLC, all of Delaware, at the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, New Castle County.

Ewart Brown v. Director of Public Prosecutions et al: Recusal Ruling

Ruling on Ewart Brown's application for the recusal of the judge in Ewart Frederick Winslow Brown, a former Premier of Bermuda who was criminally indicted for alleged corruption in March 2021 v. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Attorney General, and Deputy Governor at Bermuda Supreme Court.
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Three indicted in NY for ‘$155M Biscayne Capital fraud’

Three men have been indicted in New York for allegedly perpetrating a $155 million fraud and money laundering scheme involving entities in or from Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Germany, Switzerland, Uruguay, and the United States.

Think Capital Ltd.: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Bermuda Monetary Authority against Think Capital Limited, part of the "ThinkMarkets group of companies", which "falsely claimed to have a licence issued by the Bermuda Monetary Authority" and which, when contacted by the BMA, claimed that "the statement was made in error and that, instead, it should have stated that it had been issued a licence by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority". Editor's Note: On its website at www.thinkmarkets.com, ThinkMarkets claims to operate "a premium multi-asset online brokerage with headquarters in London and Melbourne and hubs in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe and South America", and identifies group companies as TF Global Markets Int Limited, of the Seychelles; TF Global Markets (UK) Limited, of England; TF Global Markets (Aust) Limited, of Australia; TF Global Markets (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd., of South Africa; Think Capital Limited, of Bermuda, and TFG (Payments) Limited, of England. Research by OffshoreAlert also discovered other group companies, including one in the Cayman Islands called TF Global Markets (International) Ltd., which is identified on CIMA's website as having received a "Securities - Full" license on April 12th, 2021.

USA v. Roberto Cortes et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering involving entities in or from Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Germany, Switzerland, Uruguay, and the United States in USA v. Roberto Gustavo Cortes Ripalda, described as a citizen of Ecuador and the U.S.; Fernando Haberer Bergson, described as a citizen of Germany and Uruguay and a resident of Argentina, and Ernesto Heraclito Weisson Pazmino, described as a citizen of Ecuador and the U.S., at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Techview Investments Ltd. et al v. Amstar Poland Property Fund I LP et al: Judgment

Judgment on motions to dismiss allegations of fraud and negligence in Techview Investments Limited, which was incorporated in the Bahamas and later moved to the British Virgin Islands, and Prime Overseas Investments and Enterprises Limited, of Cyprus v. Amstar Poland Property Fund I LP, Amstar Poland Property Fund I GP LP, Amstar Poland Fund I GP LP, all of the Cayman Islands; Amstar Global Partners Limited, of Bermuda, and Amstar Group LLC, a Delaware-domiciled, Colorado-based company, at the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, County of New Castle County.

AmTrust North America Inc. v. Signify Insurance Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging breach of contract in AmTrust North America Inc., on behalf of Technology Insurance Company Inc. and Security National Insurance Company v. Employers HR LLC, described as a Florida company based in New York, and Signify Insurance Ltd., of Bermuda, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Murchinson Ltd. et al: $9M Settlement

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission stating that Murchinson Ltd., of Toronto, Canada; Marc Bistricer, and Paul Zogala, described as citizens and residents of Canada, have agreed to pay penalties totaling $9 million to settle a regulatory investigation that, inter alia, involved an unidentified Bermuda "hedge fund".

HSCM Bermuda Fund Ltd. v. 24 Capital LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint that "arises from HSCM's loans of more than $150,000,000.00 to Seeman Holtz Property and Casualty, Inc. and its successor entity Seeman Holtz Property and Casualty, LLC" in HSCM Bermuda Fund Ltd., of Bermuda v. 24 Capital LLC, Business Advance Team LLC, d.b.a. Everyday Capital, and Newco Capital Group VI LLC, all of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Allianz Life Bermuda Ltd.: $1.7M Fine

Press Release by the Bermuda Monetary Authority announcing that it has imposed "civil penalties" totaling $1.7 million on Allianz Life Bermuda Limited for regulatory breaches, including the Proceeds of Crime (Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2008, and that the company has agreed to go into liquidation. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, on the Allianz Group's website, the address for Allianz Life Bermuda Limited is given as "105, Allianz SNA Bldg 56, Jisr el Bacha Hazmieh Beirut, Lebanon P.O.Box: 16-6516".

CFTC v. BitMEX et al: $100M Settlement

Consent Order imposing a civil penalty of $100 million against the operators 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, and HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

FinCEN v. BitMEX et al: $100M Fine

Public Notice by FinCEN that it has imposed a fine of $100 million on HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong, and HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, d.b.a. BitMEX, described as "a convertible virtual currency derivatives exchange".

BitMEX agrees to pay $100M to settle US regulatory action

Companies in Bermuda, Hong Kong, the Seychelles, and USA have agreed to pay $100 million to settle a complaint by the CFTC alleging they operated an unregistered cryptocurrency trading platform known as BitMEX.

SEC v. Uulala Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "the fraudulent and unregistered offer and sale of digital asset securities known as UULA tokens" that raised "more than $9 million from over a thousand investors" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Uulala Inc., Oscar Garcia, and Matthew Loughran at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

SEC v. Uulala Inc.: Proposed Settlement

Consent to Judgment of Uulala Inc. in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Uulala Inc., Oscar Garcia, and Matthew Loughran at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

SEC v. Matthew Loughran: Proposed Settlement

Consent to Judgment of Matthew Loughran in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Uulala Inc., Oscar Garcia, and Matthew Loughran at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

SEC v. Oscar Garcia: Proposed Settlement

Consent to Judgment of Oscar Garcia in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Uulala Inc., Oscar Garcia, and Matthew Loughran at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

SEC sues Uulala for ‘$9 million crypto fraud’

A group called Uulala, which was the first applicant to be approved to conduct an Initial Coin Offering in crypto-friendly Bermuda, has been accused of perpetrating a $9 million digital tokens fraud in a complaint filed at federal court in California by the SEC - two-and-a-half years after the scheme was exposed by OffshoreAlert.

USA v. $4.9M Butterfield Bank: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. $4.9 million belonging to The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited to settle tax evasion allegations, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. $4.9M Butterfield Bank: Amended Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. $4.9 million belonging to The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited, of Bermuda, to settle tax evasion allegations involving its Bermuda and Cayman Islands operations, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Butterfield Bank admits ‘criminal conduct’, turns over client records & agrees to pay $5.6M to settle tax evasion investigation

Butterfield Bank has turned over client records and agreed to forfeit $4.9 million that it received in fees and pay restitution of $704,000 under a Non-Prosecution Agreement with the U. S. Department of Justice in which the bank admitted "criminal conduct" by fraudulently helping U.S. taxpayers evade taxes via its Bermuda and Cayman Islands operations.

Elliott Associates LP et al v. Bank of America: Discovery Application

Application by Elliott Associates LP, of Delaware; Elliott International LP, of the Cayman Islands, and The Liverpool Limited Partnership, of Bermuda, to take discovery from the Bank of America for use in legal proceedings in Germany regarding "what the financial press called 'a short squeeze of historic proportions', as Porsche orchestrated a takeover of Volkswagen AG at the height of the financial crisis", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

FourWorld Event Opportunities LP et al v. General Atlantic LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by FourWorld Event Opportunities LP and Genesis Emerging Markets Investment Company to take discovery from General Atlantic LLC, General Atlantic Service Company, L.P., GASF Interholdco Ltd., General Atlantic Partners (Bermuda) III, LP, General Atlantic Partners (Bermuda) IV LP, Inc., GAP Coinvestments CDA LP, GAP Coinvestments III LLC, GAP Coinvestments IV LLC, GAP Coinvestments V LLC, GAP (Bermuda) Ltd., General Atlantic GenPar (Bermuda) LP, General Atlantic Singapore Fund Pte. Ltd., General Atlantic Singapore 58 Pte. Ltd., and General Atlantic Singapore 58TP Pte. Ltd., Warburg Pincus LLC, Warburg Pincus China-Southeast Asia II (Cayman) LP, Warburg Pincus China-Southeast Asia II-E (Cayman) LP, WP China-Southeast Asia II Partners (Cayman) LP, Warburg Pincus China-Southeast Asia II Partners LP, Warburg Pincus (Callisto) Global Growth (Cayman) LP, Warburg Pincus (Europa) Global Growth (Cayman) LP, Warburg Pincus Global Growth-B (Cayman) LP, Warburg Pincus Global Growth-E (Cayman) LP, WP Global Growth Partners (Cayman) LP, Warburg Pincus Global Growth Partners (Cayman) LP, and Polarite Gem Holdings Group, Ltd. for use in "an appraisal proceeding filed in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands" at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Gustavo Lopez v. Uulala Inc.: Judgment

Judgment for $700,000, plus interest, in Gustavo Lopez v. Uulala Inc. at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles. Editor's Note: The Uulala Group became the first applicant to be approved for an Initial Coin Offering in Bermuda in October, 2018, with Bermuda's Premier, David Burt, recording a video for the group that it used for promotional purposes on its website. Uulala was exposed by OffshoreAlert in January, 2019.

Fort Worth Employees’ Retirement Fund v. James River Group Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud regarding "a new type of insurance policy that covered Rasier LLC, a subsidiary of the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc" in Employees' Retirement Fund of the City of Fort Worth, d.b.a. Fort Worth Employees' Retirement Fund v. James River Group Holdings Ltd., described as "a Bermuda-based holding company that owns and operates a group of specialty insurance and reinsurance companies"; Robert P. Myron, J. Adam Abram, Frank N. D'Orazio, and Sarah C. Doran at the at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Universal Life Insurance Company v. Global Growth Holdings Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint that "arises out of a massive fraudulent scheme devised by Defendant Greg E. Lindberg and co-conspirators" and allegedly involved companies in Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Ireland, Malta, and the USA in Universal Life Insurance Company v. Global Growth Holdings Inc., Eli Global LLC, Greg E. Lindberg, UBS Financial Services Inc., Treatment Resources of Margate Inc., Alpine Capital LLC, Itech Funding LLC, Standard Financial Limited, of Malta; Academy Financial Assets LLC, Atlas Financial Investments LLC, Capital Asset Management I LLC, Global Insurance Capital LLC, Standard Advisory Services Ltd., of Malta; Triton Financial Limited, of Ireland; Hutchison Law Group PLLC, Satori Waters LLC, CSI Interco LLC, Forsyth LLC, Kite Asset Management Inc., Carnation Three LLC, Flowery Branch LLC, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding LLC, Verdesian Life Sciences LLC, Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC, Credit Suisse AG Cayman Islands Branch, AGH Parent LLC, Daisy Seven LLC, Dahlia Ten LLC, Tybee Island Asset Management Inc., Augusta Asset Management Inc., Pershing LLC, Macon LLC, Parallel Capital Assets LLC, Capital Asset Management II LLC, Standard Investment Capital Ltd., of Malta; New England Capital LLC, Global Bankers Insurance Group LLC, RevolverCap Partners Fund LP, Capital Assets Management III LLC, BLH Capital LLC, Netherlands Insurance Holdings Inc., Iron City Asset Management Inc., Hampton Asset Management Inc., Jackson Asset Management Inc., Chris Herwig, Bryn Mawr Trust Company, Begonia Eight LLC, CBI Group LLC, CBIG Capital LLC, and CBIG Holdings Inc. at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Diversified Real Estate Development Ltd. et al v. Deutsche Bank AG et al: Complaint

Complaint on behalf of entities in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands "to recover damages from Defendants for their participation in a global fraud that resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars of investor losses, looting of the Companies on a massive scale, and the creation of staggering liabilities for the Companies" in Michael Pearson, Andrew Childe, and Anna Silver, as Joint Official Liquidators of Diversified Real Estate Development Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), GMS Global Market Step Up Note Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), Preferred Income Collateralized Interest Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), Sentinel Investment Fund SPC (in Official Liquidation), SG Strategic Income Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), Sports Aficionados Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), Vanguardia Group Inc. (in Official Liquidation), and Michael Pearson, as Liquidator of Sentinel Mandate and Escrow Ltd. (in Liquidation), Vanguardia Holdings Ltd. (in Liquidation), Spyglass Investment Management Ltd. (in Liquidation), North Pointe Holdings (BVI) Ltd. (in Liquidation), Biscayne Capital Holdings Limited (in Creditor Voluntary Liquidation), and Biscayne Capital (B.V.I.) Ltd. (in Liquidation) v. Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank AG (London Branch), Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A., Deutsche Bank AG (New York Branch), Deutsche Bank Switzerland, Deutsche Bank Trust Companies Americas at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.