Isle of Man

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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".

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.

Stephen Cryer: Disqualification

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that it has disqualified Stephen David Cryer, described as "a senior financial advisor", for not being "fit and proper", a penalty that the regulator stated "reflects the serious nature of the lack of integrity of Mr Cryer".

Big Time Holdings Inc.: Securities Registration Revocation

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission revoking the registration of securities issued by Big Time Holdings, Inc., described as a "forfeited Delaware corporation located in Douglas, Isle of Man". Editor's Note: In a filing with the SEC on October 29th, 2018, Big Time Holdings Inc. identified its CEO and sole director as David Smeed, its former directors and officers as Thomas DeNunzio, Brian Kistler, and Mandla Gwadiso, and its principal shareholders as Ascot Group Plc, of the Isle of Man, and Palewater Global Management, Inc., of New York, NY. Records filed with the Isle of Man's Companies Registry show that the directors of Ascot Group Plc are David Gordon Smeed, of Dublin, Ireland, and Lee John Bernard Murphy, of the Isle of Man.

Island Financial Solutions Ltd.: £63K Fine

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority imposing a fine of £62,996 on Island Financial Solutions Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Isle of Man Companies Registry showed that Island Financial Solutions Limited was formed on October 12th, 2002 and, in the company's annual return for 2019, its directors and shareholders were identified as Michael Shane Twist, a.k.a. Mike Twist, and Stephen John Groom, a.k.a. Steve Groom, each described as a "Financial Advisor" who is a citizen of the United Kingdom.

Greg Taylor: Disqualification

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that it has disqualified Greg Nicholas Taylor, who worked as an insurance administrator.

ASW Law Ltd. v. Stavanger Ltd.: Writ of Summons

Specially Indorsed Writ of Summons for $175,000 in allegedly unpaid legal fees, plus interest, in ASW Law Limited, a Bermuda law firm v. Stavanger Limited, of the Isle of Man, at Bermuda Supreme Court. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Isle of Man Companies Registry showed that Stavanger Limited was incorporated in the Isle of Man on March 10th, 2014 and that its sole director is Kleino Limited, also of the Isle of Man. Kleino Limited was incorporated in the Isle of Man on December 30th, 2010 and its directors are Mark Jonathan Lewin, Christopher James Tushingham, and John Craig Brown, all of the Isle of Man.

Legion N.A. Investments Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Isle of Man by Carl Jackson, Simon Bonney, and Amy Louise Slee, as the Foreign Representatives of Legion N.A. Investments Ltd., described as being "part of a larger group of companies called the 'Arena Group', which also includes, among others, Sulby Alternatives Limited, Square Mile Services, Limited, Misprint Limited, Land Consultants Limited, and Local Protectors Limited", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Nkwe Platinum Ltd. v. Glendina Ltd. et al: Originating Summons

Originating Summons in Nkwe Platinum Limited, of Bermuda v. Glendina Limited, of Australia, as Trustee of the Sunset Superannuation Fund; Genorah Resources Proprietary Limited, of South Africa, and 456 individual defendants from Australia, Germany, Isle of Man, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, and United States at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Paul Deighton: Disqualification

Notice by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that Paul Deighton has received a 12-year Disqualification. Editor's Note: In December, 2019, Deighton was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison after being convicted of swindling his clients out of nearly £700,000 in a fraudulent investment scheme via his company, Haven Administration Limited, according to a news article by the Isle of Man Examiner.

Isle of Man Insurance Management Ltd.: Fine

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of £7,770 on Isle of Man Insurance Management Limited for "a number of regulatory failings".

Isle of Man Assurance Ltd.: Fine

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of £87,108 on Isle of Man Assurance Limited for "a number of regulatory failings".

Citadel Insurance Company Ltd.: Fine

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of £2,170 on Citadel Insurance Company Limited for "a number of regulatory failings".

Rybovich Boat Company LLC v. M/Y Naia et al: Complaint

Complaint in Rybovich Boat Company LLC v. M/Y Naia, described as "a 242-foot Freire Shipyard motor yacht" registered in the Isle of Man, and Peninsula Marine Limited, of the Isle of Man, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Barry Dickinson et al v. Quilter International Isle of Man Ltd.: Amended Complaint

Amended Claim Form and Particulars of Claim for damages in excess of £50 million for alleged negligence and misrepresentation regarding the sale of failed investment products, including New Earth Fund, Axiom Legal Financing Fund, LM Group of Funds, Eco Resources Fund, and Kijani Commodity Fund in Barry Dickinson, of Thailand, and other investors v. Quilter International Isle of Man imited, f.k.a. Old Mutual International Isle of Man Limited, f.k.a. Nel Britannia International Assurance Limited, f.k.a. Royal Skandia Life Assurance Limited, of the Isle of Man, at the Isle of Man High Court.

Peter Kells et al v. Friends Provident International Ltd.: Amended Complaint

Amended Claim Form and Particulars of Claim for damages in excess of £50 million for alleged negligence and misrepresentation regarding the sale of failed investment products, including New Earth Fund, Axiom Legal Financing Fund, LM Group of Funds, Eco Resources Fund, and Kijani Commodity Fund in Peter Kells, of Thailand, and other investors v. Friends Provident International Ltd., of the Isle of Man, at the Isle of Man High Court.

SEC v. Nelson Gomes et al: TRO Motion

Emergency Ex Parte Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order regarding accounts in Canada, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Malta, and the USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Nelson Gomes, described as a citizen of Canada who "resides at various times in the Bahamas and Hong Kong"; Michael Luckhoo-Bouche, a citizen of Canada residing in Mississauga, Ontario; Shane Schmidt, a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, British Columbia; Douglas Roe, a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, British Columbia; Kelly Warawa, a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, British Columbia; FFS Capital Limited, of Hong Kong; Paifang Trading Limited, of Hong Kong; Atlantean Management Corporation, of Canada; Meadow Asia Limited, of Hong Kong, and Thyme International Limited, of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

N888JK Ltd. v. Equiom (Isle of Man) Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint in N888JK Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Equiom (Isle of Man) Limited, of the Isle of Man, as Trustee of ANAP Aircraft Ownership Trust, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Lilly Perry et al v. Lopag Trust Reg. et al: Judgment

Judgment in Lea Lilly Perry and Tamar Perry v. Lopag Trust Reg., of Liechtenstein; Private Equity Services (Curaçao) NV, of Curaçao; Fiduciana Verwaltungsanstalt, of Liechtenstein; Gal Greenspoon, Yael Perry, Dan Greenspoon, Ron Greensoon, Ron Greenspoon, Mia Greenspoon, by Hagai Greenspoon, her guardian ad litem, and Admintrust Verwaltungs Anstalt at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Crypto Meca Ltd.: Registration Revocation

Announced by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that the registration of Crypto Meca Limited was revoked for "failure to pay the annual fee".

Kestrel Insurance Services Ltd.: Civil Penalty

Public Statement announcing the imposition of a civil penalty against insurance broker Kestrel Insurance Services Limited, whose directors during the relevant period were identified as Alan Burrows, Kate Burrows, and Paul Coniglio-Burrows. Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in its 2019 annual return with the Isle of Man Government, the company's shareholders were identified as Beacon Holdings Ltd., of the Isle of Man; Mark Burrows, of the Isle of Man; Alan Burrows, and Paul Coniglio-Burrows.

Fedelta Trust Ltd.: Regulatory Fine

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority regarding "the imposition of a discretionary civil penalty" against Fedelta Trust Limited.

Certes Capital Ltd.: Public Statement

Public Statement by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission regarding "insolvent" Certes Capital Limited (in Voluntary Liquidation), formerly Marlborough Pension Trustees Limited.

Axiom Legal Financing Fund v. Royal Bank of Scotland International Ltd.: Judgment on Summary Judgment Application

Judgment dismissing defendant's applications for summary judgment and strike out of Amended Particulars of Claim regarding a fraud committed by Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund in JP SPC 1 and JP SPC 4, both of the Cayman Islands, on behalf of Axiom Legal Financing Fund v. Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited at the High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man.