Channel Islands

Jersey: James Patrick Gorton Baker

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Jersey, in the Channel Islands - for a criminal investigation into James Patrick Gorton Baker for suspected money laundering involving the proceeds of an "investment scam".

JSC BTA Bank v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application (‘$7.5B Fraud’)

Application by JSC BTA Bank, of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC and "thirteen intermediary banks", namely Bank of America NA, Bank of China, The Bank of New York, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company, HSBC Bank USA NA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Société Générale AG, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA regarding Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-domiciled Panolos Limited for use in legal proceedings in England "against BTA Bank's former chairman, and primary shareholder, Mukhtar Ablyazov, upon BTA Bank's discovery that Ablyazov had illegally misappropriated as much as $7.5 Billion of BTA Bank’s assets and subsequently laundered the proceeds through multiple financial institutions all over the world", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

James Nicholls: Disqualification

Updated Public Statement by the Jersey Financial Services Commission that it has disqualified James Nicholls, formerly of Horizon Trustees (Jersey) Limited (in Liquidation), "from holding any key person or principal person position in the business of any registered person".

Sarnia Yachts (Malta) Ltd.: €2.5K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed an administrative fine of €2,500 on Sarnia Yachts (Malta) Limited, which is owned by a company in Guernsey, for failure to submit its "Audited Financial Statements and Auditor’s Management Letter within the regulatory deadline".

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.

ASHINC Corp. v. Yucaipa American Alliance Fund I LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint seeking damages "in excess of $300 million" against entities in Guernsey, Luxembourg, Qatar, and the USA in Catherine E. Youngman, Litigation Trustee for ASHINC Corporation et al, as successor to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of ASHINC Corporation and its Affiliated Debtors v. Yucaipa American Alliance Fund I LLC, Yucaipa American Management LLC, American Airlines Master Fixed Benefit Pension Plan Trust, American Private Equity Partners II LP, Automotive Machinists Pension Trust, Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles, California Public Employees’ Retirement System, Carpenters Pension Trust Fund for Northern California, Coller Partners 702 LP Inc., Clouse S.A., Consolidated Retirement Fund, Lam Private Equity LLC, ILGWU Death Benefit Fund 4, International SIF SICAV SA, Locals 302 & 612 of The International Union of Operating Engineers - Employers Construction Industry Retirement Trust, Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System, National Retirement Fund, New Mexico State Investment Council, New Mexico State Investment Council Land Grant Permanent Fund, New Mexico State Investment Council Severance Tax Permanent Fund, New York City Employees’ Retirement System, New York City Fire Department Pension Fund, New York City Police Pension Fund, Northeast Carpenters Pension Fund, Pacific Coast Roofers Pension Plan, Sanba II Investment Company, State Street Bank and Trust Company (as Trustee on behalf of American Airlines Master Fixed Benefit Pension Plan Trust), Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore Inc. - International Longshoremen’s Association (AFL-CIO) Pension Fund, Teachers’ Retirement System of the City of New York, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Pension Plan for Employees, and Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Roger Kirby v. David Zalaznick et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving an "illegal" $200 million loan in Roger W. Kirby, individually and as sole Trustee of The Augustus R. A. Kirby 2020 Revocable Trust and The Jane A. Kirby 2020 Revocable Trust v. David W. Zalaznick, described as a resident of Florida; John W. Jordan II, of Illinois; JZ Capital Partners Ltd., of Guernsey, in the Channel Islands; JZCP Realty Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Jordan/Zalaznick Advisors Inc., JZ 184-204 Bedford LLC, Red Zky JZ Fulton Holdings LLC, RS JZ Greenpoint LLC, and RS JZ Wynwood Holdings LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

JSC BTA Bank v. Timur Sabyrbaev et al: Claim Form (‘$231M Fraud’)

Claim Form alleging conspiracy to commit fraud, dishonest assistance, breaches of fiduciary duty, and unjust enrichment against defendants in the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Germany, Guernsey, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Panama, Russia, Seychelles, Singapore, Switzerland, and USA in JSC BTA Bank, of Kazakhstan v. Timur Sabyrbaev, Dilara Dyusembayeva, Assel Zhaxybayeva, Asel Suindikova, Marina Aitzhanova, Janelle Utemuratova, Svetlana Chvanova, Veronika Efimova, Saduakas Mameshtegi, Dina Abdykalykova, Akzholtay Mukanovna Kalenova, Kairat Sadykov, Irina Kanaphina, Madina Nurgozhina, AEG Systems Inc., Calernen Finance Inc., Zathen Holding Investments Limited, formerly Carsonway Limited; Comwork Ltd.,Kinmate Trading Limited, Estar Developments Limited, Lingard Industry Limited, Daniels Tradecorp Inc., Mabco Inc., Klostrade Financial Group Ltd., Dana Trade Corp., Global Team Company, Tramlanes Investments Limited, formerly Bergtrans Contracts Corp.; Moranta Invest (Cyprus) Limited, John Wortley Hunt, Luis Davis, Stan Gorin, Vasiliki Argyrou, Labonte Elisana Marie-Antoinette, Diego Jacinto Batista Valdes, Carlos Alberto Mendoza Murillo, Suseth Walthia Parris, Kellee France, Geoffrey Taylor, Belinda Lanyon, Christopher Blythe, Roger Alberto Santamaria, Nicholetta Christodoulidou, ADM-ACTI Trade Resources Inc., ADM Asia-Pacific Trading Pte. Ltd., formerly Toepfer International Asia Pte. Ltd.; ADM Germany GmbH, formerly Alfred C. Toepfer International GmbH; Eric Richardson, Grove Services Inc., Bunge SA, Bunge CIS LLC, Dauren Bekbergenov, Ekaterina Kuzmicheva, Mukhtar Ablyazov, Roman Solodchenko, and Zhaksylyk Zharimbetov at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

WPP Plc: $22M Penalties

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties totaling $22.5 million on WPP Plc, described as "the world's largest advertising group" that is domiciled in Jersey, in the Channel Islands; headquartered in London and New York City, and whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange for alleged violations of "the anti-bribery, books and records, and international accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act" involving its subsidiaries in Brazil, China, India, and Peru.

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.

Hawksford Trust Company Jersey Ltd.: Public Statement

Public Statement by Jersey Financial Services Commission that it has "concluded" that Hawksford Trust Company Jersey Limited "breached certain principles" of the Financial Services (Trust Company Business (Assets - Customer Money)) (Jersey) Order 2000 and Code of Practice for Trust Company Business. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Jersey corporate register showed that Hawksford Trust Company Jersey Limited was incorporated in Jersey on August 8th, 1963 and, in its 2020 annual return, signed by director Darren Kelland, its sole shareholder was identified as Hawksford Group Holdings Limited, which was incorporated in Jersey on May 15th, 2017 and, in its 2020 annual return, its sole shareholder was identified as Hawksford Holdings Limited, which was incorporated in Jersey on August 12th, 2008 and, in its 2020 annual return, its shareholders were identified as Dunedin Buyout Fund II LP, a private equity fund in Scotland; Dunedin (SAPE) GP Nominees Limited, acting as nominee for Equity Harvest Fund LP, of Scotland; Michael Edmund Powell, Louis Philip Chetwynd Taylor, James Webster Howe, Boota Singh Kular, Stephen David John Spybey, all of Jersey; Jacqueline Anne Low, of Singapore; Matthew Andrew Wilkinson, Daniel Richard Hainsworth, Gerardus Jan Michel van Leeuwen, Stephen Spybey and Gerardus van Leeuwen, as Trustees of the Hawksford Holdings Limited EBTl Darren Thomas Kelland, all of Jersey; Stefano Passarello, of Hong Kong; Dario Acconci, of Singapore; Marta Giordano, of Hong Kong; Giacomo Stoppa, of Hong Kong; Peter Zhu, of China, and Aldford Street Nominees Limited, of England.

Marginalised Affected Property Owners v. BSG Resources Ltd.: Discovery Application

Application by Marginalised Affected Property Owners, described as "a community-based association of persons affected by the Koidu Kimberlite Project", to take discovery from BSG Resources Ltd., of Guernsey; Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP, a law firm, for use in legal proceedings in Sierra Leone "alleging damages to property and the environment at the Koidu Mine by BSGR subsidiaries and responsible company officials", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

George Assad v. Pershing Square Tontine Holdings Ltd. et al: Complaint

Derivative complaint alleging breach of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and The Investment Advisers Act of 1940 in George Assad, derivatively on behalf of Pershing Square Tontine Holdings Ltd. v. Pershing Square Tontine Holdings Ltd., described as being domiciled in Delaware, based in New York and "the largest special purpose acquisition company, or "SPAC", ever to have offered shares to the public", as Nominal Defendant, and Pershing Square TH Sponsor LLC, of Delaware; Lisa Gersh, Michael Ovitz, Jacqueline D. Reses, Joseph S. Steinberg, Pershing Square LP, of Delaware; Pershing Square International Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and Pershing Square Holdings Ltd., of Guernsey, as Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

3C Group Ltd. v. RevCascade Inc.: Complaint

Complaint alleging "bad faith breach of a written agreement between the parties pursuant to which 3C would have acquired a controlling interest in RevCascade" in 3C Group Limited, a Guernsey-domiciled company based in England v. RevCascade Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Zuca Properties LLC: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Zuca Properties LLC, a Delaware company based in Geneva, Switzerland, that "was established to acquire property investments", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The seven largest unsecured creditors, with claims totaling more than $55 million, include those based in Brunei Darussalam, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the United States.

Gufur Hussain: Industry Ban

Public Statement by the Jersey Financial Services Commission announcing it has imposed a financial industry ban on Gufur Hussain, a.k.a. Ghafoor Hussain, for "a lack of integrity".

Keith Hammond: Disqualification

Public Notice by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has imposed "prohibition orders" against Keith Laurence Hammond "for failing to provide information to the Commission (initially via an Online Personal Questionnaire and subsequently in correspondence), that was full, frank and unambiguous, in relation to the circumstances surrounding his resignation from previous employment".

Sarah Jayne Sarre: £13.5K Fine

Public Notice by the guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has imposed a fine of £13,500 on Sarah Jayne Sarre for "her failure to meet the minimum criteria for licensing".

Beauregarde Holdings LLP et al v. The Province of La Rioja: Complaint

Complaint alleging the default of bond payments in Beauregarde Holdings LLP, of England; Beauregarde Holdings II LLP, Crown Managed Accounts SPC - Crown/GT Segregated Portfolio, of the Cayman Islands; GN3 SIP Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; GoldenTree Co-Invest Master Fund II Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Credit Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Emerging Markets Master Fund ICAV, of Ireland; GoldenTree Insurance Fund Series Interests of the SALI Multi-Series Fund, L.P., of Delaware; GoldenTree Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Multi Sector-C LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree V1 Master Fund, L.P., of the Cayman Islands; GT NM, L.P., of Delaware; GTAM 110 Designated Activity Company, of Ireland; Guadalupe Fund, LP, of Texas; High Yield And Bank Loan Series Trust, of the Cayman Islands; MA Multi-Sector Opportunistic Fund, LP, of Delaware; Sandglass Opportunity Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; Sandglass Petrus Opportunity Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands, and Sandglass Select Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands v. The Province of La Rioja, of Argentina, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Remus Horizons PCC Ltd.: Registration Suspension

Public Notice by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has suspended the registration of Remus Horizons PCC Limited, which was described as "closed ended collective investment scheme".

Guernsey regulator suspends investment fund Remus Horizons

The registration of investment fund Remus Horizons PCC Limited, which is part of a group that includes individuals and companies in or from Australia, England, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Texas, and the United Arab Emirates, has been suspended by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission less than five months after it was granted.

Roger Parry: Disqualification

Prohibition Order by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission against Ian Roger Parry, of St Saviour, Guernsey.

Roger Parry: News Release

News Release by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission announcing penalties against Ian Roger Parry.

Stephanie Marn v. Amdocs Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Stephanie Louise Marn v. Amdocs Limited, described as a Guernsey company that "provides software and services to communications, cable and satellite, entertainment, and media industry service providers worldwide" and whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Shuky Sheffer, Eli Gelman, and Tamar Rapaport-Dagim at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Everett Glover v. Amdocs Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Everett Glover v. Amdocs Limited, described as a Guernsey-domiciled, Missouri-based company that "provides global software and services to the communications, cable and satellite, entertainment, and media industry service providers" and whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Joshua Sheffer, and Tamar Rapaport-Dagim at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Ikana Holdings S. de R.L. et al v. Darby Overseas Investments td.: Discovery Application

Application by Ikana Holdings S. de R.L., of Panama, and Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana-Macao S.A., of the Dominican Republic, to take discovery from Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd., of Delaware, for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands against Putney Capital Management Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Basic Energy (BVI) Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Snapper Investments Inc., of the Bahamas, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

John Robilliard: Disqualification

Prohibition Order by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission against John Adam Robilliard, of St Martin, Guernsey.

Christopher Shaw: Disqualification

Prohibition Order by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission against Christopher Henry Shaw, of Glentrool Forest, South Ayrshire, Scotland.

Christopher Shaw et al: News Release

News Release by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission announcing penalties against Christopher Henry Shaw, John Adam Robilliard, and Bruce David McNaught.

Paul Everitt: Disqualification

Prohibition Order by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission against Paul Michael Everitt, of St Martin, Guernsey.

Paul Everitt: News Release

News Release by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission announcing the disqualification of Paul Michael Everitt.

Antonio Carlos de Godoy Buzaneli et al: Penalties

News Release by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission announcing penalties against Antonio Carlos de Godoy Buzaneli, Jose Manuel Ordoñez, and Jose Eduardo Paula de Lima Araujo.

Beauregarde Holdings LLP et al v. Buenos Aires: Complaint

Complaint for damages of $30 million alleging the default of bonds in Amia Capital Macro Master Fund Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Investment Funds - Emerging Markets Sovereign Bond, of Luxembourg; Caius Capital Master Fund, of the Cayman Islands; Corbin ERISA Opportunity Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Crown Managed Accounts SPC - Crown/GT Segregated Portfolio, of the Cayman Islands; FS Credit Income Fund, of Delaware; GN3 SIP Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; GoldenTree Co-Invest Master Fund II Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Distressed Master Fund III Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Distressed Onshore Master Fund III LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree Emerging Markets Master Fund ICAV, of Ireland; GoldenTree Insurance Fund Series Interests of the SALI Multi-Series Fund, L.P., of Delaware; GoldenTree Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Multi Sector-C LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree NJ Distressed Fund 2015 LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree VI Master Fund, L.P., of the Cayman Islands; GT Credit Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; GT G Distressed Fund 2020 LP, of Delaware; GT NM, LP, of Delaware; Guadalupe Fund, LP, of Texas; High Yield and Bank Loan Series Trust, of the Cayman Islands; Kapitalforeningen Industriens Pension Portfolio - Emerging Markets Obligationer I, of Denmark; Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, of Louisiana; MA Multi-Sector Opportunistic Fund, LP, of Delaware; Pinehurst Partners, L.P., of Delaware; San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association, of California, and Beauregarde Holdings LLP, of England v. The Province of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Amia Capital Macro Master Fund Ltd. et al v. Buenos Aires: Complaint

Complaint for damages of $336 million alleging the default of bonds in Amia Capital Macro Master Fund Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Fondi Italia - Amundi Obbligazionario Paesi Emergenti a distribuzione, of Italy; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Blended Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Hard Currency Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Short Term Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Funds - Strategic Bond, of Luxembourg; Fondi Amundi - Amundi Obbligazionario Dinamico, of Italy; Amundi Funds - Optimal Yield Short Term, of Luxembourg; Amundi S.F. - Emerging Markets Bond 2024, of Luxembourg; Amundi S.F. - Emerging Markets Bond 2025, of Luxembourg; Caius Capital Master Fund, of the Cayman Islands; Callaway Strategic Opportunity Fund I, LP, of the Cayman Islands; BayernInvest Alternative Loan Fonds-Segment GoldenTree 2, of Luxembourg; Corbin ERISA Opportunity Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Crown Managed Accounts SPC - Crown/GT Segregated Portfolio, of the Cayman Islands; FS Credit Income Fund, of Delaware; Ginkgo Tree, LLC, of Delaware; GN3 SIP Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; GoldenTree Co-Invest Master Fund II Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Distressed Master Fund III Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Distressed Onshore Master Fund III LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree Emerging Markets Master Fund ICAV, of Ireland; GoldenTree Insurance Fund Series Interests of the SALI Multi-Series Fund, L.P., of Delaware; GoldenTree Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Multi Sector-C LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree NJ Distressed Fund 2015 LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree Vl Master Fund, L.P., of the Cayman Islands; GT Credit Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; GT G Distressed Fund 2020 LP, of Delaware; GT NM, LP, of Delaware; Guadalupe Fund, LP, of Texas; High Yield and Bank Loan Series Trust, of the Cayman Islands; Kapitalforeningen Industriens Pension Portfolio - Emerging Markets Obligationer I, of Denmark; Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, of Louisiana; MA Multi-Sector Opportunistic Fund, LP, of Delaware; Pinehurst Partners, L.P., of Delaware; San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association, of California; Greylock Global Opportunity Master Fund, Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Greylock Global Focus Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Beauregarde Holdings LLP, of England; Beauregarde Holdings II LLP, of England, and Mandrake Holdings, LLC, of Delaware v. The Province of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Buenos Aires sued by investors for ‘$366M bonds default’

The Province of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, is being sued for allegedly defaulting on bonds totaling $366 million by investment vehicles in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Delaware, Denmark, England, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, and Luxembourg.

BetIndex Ltd.: Ex Tempore Judgment

Ex Tempore Judgment regarding an application to issue a letter of request for assistance to the High Court of Justice, for England and Wales, regarding BetIndex Limited, described as an insolvent company that "was formed in 2015 in order to create and operate an innovative form of online gambling product which is the called the Football Index", at the Royal Court of Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

Sukhbaatar Batbold v. K2 Intelligence: Discovery Application

Application by Sukhbaatar Batbold, described as "a former Prime Minister of Mongolia (from 2009-2012) and a current member of the Mongolian Great Khural (Parliament", to take discovery from K2 Intelligence, a.k.a. K2 Integrity, described as a "New York-based investigative firm", for use in "proceedings in Mongolia, the United Kingdom, the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Republic of Singapore, and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China" involving "allegations that Mr. Batbold engaged in official corruption and expropriated Mongolian government property through a network of his proxies", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.