Isle of Man

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.

UK SFO News Release: Timothy Schools Conviction & 14-Year Prison Sentence

News Release by the United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office announcing that Timothy Schools has been "jailed for 14 years" after being convicted of a "no-win-no-fee fraud" involving entities in the Cayman Islands, England, France, Isle of Man, Marshall Islands, Panama, Spain, and Switzerland.

USA v. Airbus A319-100 Aircraft: Seizure Warrant Application (‘Russian oligarch Andrei Skoch’)

Application for Seizure Warrant in USA v. Airbus A319-100 Aircraft, which was "purchased ... through a series of shell companies and trusts" in Aruba, Belize, Cyprus, and Jersey, in the Channel Islands involving accounts in England, Isle of Man, Switzerland, and USA and in which "an interest" is allegedly held by Andrei Skoch, described as "a member of Russia's State Duma" since 1999 and "a Deputy of the Duma", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Trident Trust Company (I.O.M.) Ltd.: Public Statement

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority "concerning the regulatory investigation of The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority in respect of Trident Trust Company (I.O.M.) Limited and the associated outcomes".

R & M Management (I.O.M.) Ltd.: Public Statement

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority "concerning the regulatory investigation of The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority in respect of R & M Management (I.O.M.) Limited and the associated outcomes".

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.

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."

Dream Cruises Holding Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition for insolvency in the matter of Dream Cruises Holding Limited, which was described as "the ultimate holding company of a number of subsidiaries incorporated in, among others, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Isle of Man and Hong Kong", at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Amber Services (Malta) Ltd.: €500 Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €500 on Amber Services (Malta) Limited for a regulatory breach.

Acta Fidelia Ltd.: €6,150 Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €6,150 on Acta Fidelia Limited for regulatory breaches.

Comfort Jet Aviation Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Isle of Man by Andrew Paul Shimmin, as the Foreign Representative of Comfort Jet Aviation Ltd. (in Liquidation) at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Standard Bank Isle of Man Ltd.: £247K Fine

Public Notice by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of £247,324 on Standard Bank Isle of Man Limited for breaching an asset freeze order against one of the bank's clients that had been issued by a court in the Isle of Man.

Richard Kissack: Disqualification

Public Notice by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that it has disqualified Richard Ian Kissack, an accountant who was sentenced to 13 months in prison in September 2021 after he pleaded guilty to tax evasion in the Isle of Man.

Solon Director (Malta) Ltd.: €2.5K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €2,500 on Solon Director (Malta) Limited for a regulatory breach.
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Bridgewater (IOM) Ltd.: £225K Fine & Disqualification of Directors

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of £225,085 on financial services provider Bridgewater (IOM) Limited and disqualified Matthias Bolliger, Stephen Corran, and Brett Armitage as directors for regulatory breaches.

Integrated-Capabilities (Malta) Ltd.: €310K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €310,000 on Integrated-Capabilities (Malta) Limited, a "retirement Scheme Administrator" whose principals are based in the Isle of Man, for regulatory breaches.

Dominion Marine (Malta) Ltd.: €2.5K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €2,500 on Dominion Marine (Malta) Limited for a regulatory breach.

Döhle Management (Malta) Ltd.: €500 Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed an administrative fine of €500 on Döhle Management (Malta) Limited for a regulatory breach.

DappTricity Plc: Public Statement

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority regarding the de-registration of DappTricity Plc, an Isle of Man company whose "whitepaper" identified its product as "blockchain-based systems for finance and gaming" and whose assets, according to the Isle of Man FSA, were transferred to "a company in the British Virgin Islands" after failing a regulatory inspection in the Isle of Man in March, 2021.

Intelligent Formations Ltd. et al: Public Statement

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that Intelligent Formations Limited and Christopher Stirk conducted regulated activity without a license. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Isle of Man Companies Registry showed that Intelligent Formations Limited was formed in the Isle of Man on June 12th, 2020 and that its directors are Christopher Stirk, of the Isle of Man, who is also the beneficial owner, and Christian Burton, of York, England, while former directors include Sarah Southgate, of Leeds, England, who resigned effective December 28th, 2020, and Richard Macauley, of York, England, who resigned effective March 3rd, 2021. The group also includes at least two other companies with the same name, one in Britain that was incorporated on February 24th, 2020 and whose directors are identified in corporate filings as Sarah Southgate and Christian Burton, while former directors include Christopher Stirk, who resigned effective February 28th, 2021, and one in Hong Kong that was incorporated on May 25th, 2020 and whose directors are identified in corporate filings as Sarah Southgate and Daniel Burton, of York, England. Intelligent Formations' website at intelligentformations.com identifies the company's "Team" as Christopher Stirk, "Managing Director and Co-Founder"; Sarah Southgate, "Administration Director"; Michael Green, "Finance Manager"; Nick Stokes, "IT Manager and Web Design", and Chris Burton, "Business Consultant".

Vikram Grover v. Net Savings Link Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Vikram P. Grover, d.b.a. IX Advisors, a.k.a. IXA v. Net Savings Link Inc., of Colorado; Wilton Group Limited, of the Isle of Man; Wilton (UK) Limited, of England; China Food and Beverage Co., of Colorado, and James A. Tilton, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Truevo Payments Ltd.: €443K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €443,670 on Truevo Payments Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that Truevo Payments Limited was incorporated in Malta on November 20th, 2013, its directors are Martin Azzopardi, Frank Xavier Caruana, Ivan Fsadni, and John Pollacco, all of Malta, and its shareholders are William Liu, of China, and Truevo Holdings Ltd., which was incorporated in Malta on July 27th, 2015, whose directors are John Pollacco and David Liu, of Malta, and whose shareholders are John Pollacco and Dalamear Investments Ltd., which was incorporated in the Isle of Man on June 12th, 2008, and whose directors are Sovereign Managers Limited and Sovereign Directors Ltd., both of the Isle of Man, represented by John Philip Dentith.

Accounts for All Ltd.: Registration Revocation

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the registration of Accounts For All Limited. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Isle of Man Companies Registry showed that Accounts For All Limited was incorporated on September 15th, 2003 and, in its last annual report, for 2017, its directors and shareholders were identified as James John Murphy Forbes, a British accountant, and Angela Michelle Forbes, also British, both of the Isle of Man, the latter of whom resigned as a director effective May 8th, 2019.

James Ellwood: Revocation

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority regarding the revocation of the registration of James Ellwood, an English lawyer, for regulatory breaches.

Blackmore Global PCC: Unlicensed Activity

Public Announcement "in the public interest" by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that Blackmore Global PCC Limited "has been operating as an open-ended investment company" without being licensed. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Isle of Man Companies Registry showed that Blackmore Global PCC Limited was incorporated in the Isle of Man on September 27th, 2013 and, in its most recent annual return, for 2019, its directors were identified as Phillip Andrew Nunn, of Altrincham, Cheshire, England, and Patrick Michael McCreesh, of Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England. A former director is Brian Peter Weal, of Cadiz, Spain, who resigned effective May 29th, 2015 - seven days after he was exposed as a fraudster by OffshoreAlert.

Invoke Accounts Ltd.: Regulatory Action

Public Notice by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority regarding regulatory action against Invoke Accounts Limited. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Isle of Man Companies Registry showed that Invoke Accounts Limited, f.k.s. Best Accounts Limited, f.k.s. IOM BestPay Limited, was incorporated in the Isle of Man on January 7th, 2013 and, in its annual return for 2021, its directors were identified as Lloyd Duwa, a Zimbabwean accountant; David Tarpey, a British accountant, and Richard Stephen McAleer, an Irish "Finance Manager", and its sole shareholder was Centurion Group Limited, of the Isle of Man. Prior annual returns show that former directors include Peter Morris Adamson, a citizen of the United Kingdom; Samantha Cubbon, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and Nathan Cafearo, a British "Marketing Consultant" and former shareholders include Acervus Holdings Limited, Best Group International Limited, and Best Holdings Limited, all of the Isle of Man.

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.

VR Global Partners LP v. Stuart Newberger: Discovery Application

Application by VR Global Partners LP, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Stuart Newberger, described as "a partner in the law firm of Crowell & Moring", for legal proceedings in the Isle of Man involving Broadsheet LLC (in Liquidation) and claims against the Government of Pakistan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Greensill Capital Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Greensill Capital Inc., a Delaware-domiciled "financial services company" that "arranged factoring and reverse factoring programs for clients globally" and which is directly owned by Greensill Capital Management (UK) Limited, of the United Kingdom, and indirectly owned by Greensill Capital Pty Limited, of Australia, and is part of a group that includes companies in Australia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Germany, India, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Simon McNally et al v. Carl Jackson et al: Originating Application

Originating Application regarding insolvency proceedings in the Isle of Man in Simon John McNally and Simon Nicholas Hope Cooper v. Carl Stuart Jackson, of Southampton, England; Andrew Hosking, Simon Bonney, both of London, England, and Charlotte Caulfield, of the British Virgin Islands, as Joint Liquidators of Glen Moar Properties Limited, Unicorn Worldwide Holdings Limited, and Ballaugh Holdings Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Finchpay Ltd.: Revocation

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the registration of Finchpay Limited after its director Richard Ian Kissack "pleaded guilty to eight counts of VAT fraud and one count of VAT evasion".

Ambitions Ltd.: Revocation

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the registration of Ambitions Limited after its director Richard Ian Kissack "pleaded guilty to eight counts of VAT fraud and one count of VAT evasion".

Insignia 88 Ltd. et al v. M/Y Arena: Complaint

Complaint for damages of £4.8 million alleging negligence from an "allision" in the Bay of Cannes, France, that resulted in "death and injuries" to "crew and guests" of a motor yacht called Minx in Insignia 88 Limited, of the Isle of Man, and American International Group UK Limited, of the United Kingdom v. M/Y Arena, described as a 92-foot motor yacht registered in Gibraltar, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.