Liechtenstein

G.I. Globalinvestment Ltd. et al v. VP Fund Solutions (Luxembourg) SA et al: Judgment (Jurisdiction Challenge)

Judgment dismissing a jurisdiction challenge by VP Fund Solutions' entities in Luxembourg and Liechtenstein in a case in which "some wealthy Italian investors seek to recover losses which they suffered when investments they had made into a fund, which I shall call the Skew Base Fund, plummeted in value at the outset of the COVID pandemic" in G.I. Globalinvestment Ltd., Matteo Cordero di Montezemolo, and Luca Cordero di Montezemolo v. VP Fund Solutions (Luxembourg) SA and VP Fund Solutions (Liechtenstein) AG, as Defendants/Applicants, and XY ERS UK Limited, Skew Base Investments SCA RAIF, Skew Base Sàrl, Twinkle Capital SA, Daniele Migani, Federico Faleschini, Leader Logic Holding AG, and Leader Logic AG, as Defendants, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Lea Perry et al v. Lopag Trust Reg. et al: ‘Litigation Funding Disclosure’ Order

Order regarding, inter alia, a litigation funding agreement 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 Greenspoon, Mia Greenspoon, and Admintrust Verwaltungs Anstalt, of Liechtenstein, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

KLEO AG v. Rivada Networks AG: Complaint

Complaint for defamation in KLEO AG, of Liechtenstein, described as "a European company that provides customers with access to a satellite-based global data network" v. Rivada Networks Imc. at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

LCX AG v. John Does: TRO Motion (‘$8M Crypto Theft’)

Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order regarding the alleged theft of $8 million of virtual assets in LCX AG, described as "a virtual asset service provider in Liechtenstein" v. John Does at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

LCX AG v. John Does: Complaint (‘$8M Crypto Theft’)

Complaint alleging "the unauthorized access to and theft of nearly $8 million worth of various virtual assets" in LCX AG, described as "a virtual asset service provider in Liechtenstein" v. John Does at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Susan Devine v. Spears & Imes LLP: Judicial Assistance (Liechtenstein)

Ex Parte Request for Judicial Assistance by Susan Elaine Devine, described as "a citizen of the United States and Brazil and a resident of Florida" and a former wife of Florian Homm, a German citizen who was indicted in California in 2013 for alleged investment fraud and is currently a fugitive, to obtain evidence from law firm Spears & Imes LLP for use "in connection with criminal proceedings that have been launched against Ms. Devine in Liechtenstein relating to alleged money laundering" involving "nine hedge funds that were incorporated in the Cayman Islands", namely Absolute Activist Value Master Fund Limited, Absolute East West Fund Limited, Absolute East West Master Fund Limited, Absolute European Catalyst Fund Limited, Absolute Germany Fund Limited, Absolute India Fund Limited, Absolute Octane Fund Limited, Absolute Octane Master Fund Limited, and Absolute Return Europe Fund Limited, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Ronald Bauer et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving individuals and entities in or from Belize, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Cyprus, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Liechtenstein, Monaco, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ronald Bauer, Craig James Auringer, Alon Friedlander, Massimilano Pozzoni, Daniel Mark Ferris, Petar Dmitrov Mihaylov, David Sidoo, and Adam Christopher Kambeitz at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Northwest Boring Company Inc. v. Lloyd’s Syndicates et al: Complaint

Complaint in Northwest Boring Company Inc. v. Lloyd's of London Syndicates 1919, 2232, 5000, and 9531, Axis Specialty Europe Plc, Assicurazioni Generali SPA Great Lakes, Helvetia Swiss Insurance Company in Liechtenstein Ltd., Thompson Pipe Group, and TPG Pressure Inc. at the Superior Court of Washington, for King County.

Nathan Christian v. INVAO Trading AG et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment in Nathan Christian, described as "a heralded and respected advisor in the emerging field of blockchain technology" v. INVAO Trading AG, of Liechtenstein; INVAO Service GmbH, of Germany, and INVAO Blockchain Investment LLC, all part of a group that claims on its website to be "a leading financial services provider for the management of digital assets" that is "based in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Berlin and Dubai", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Wyoming.

Anatoly Motylev v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by Kevin Hellard and Jonathan Thielmann, as Joint Trustees in the English bankruptcy proceedings of Anatoly Leonidovich Motylev, who "is responsible for the collapse of several Russian banks and pension funds that he controlled and has been held liable for these institutions’ debts as a result of the fraud he and his associates perpetrated", to take discovery from Bank of America NA, Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., HSBC Bank, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, and Commerzbank AG, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The alleged fraud and money laundering scheme involves entities and accounts in several jurisdictions, including Austria, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, England, Germany, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Panama, Russia, Scotland, Seychelles, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and USA, it was stated in the application.

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.

USA v. Evo Bechtiger et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging "a fraudulent scheme referred to by the conspirators as the 'Singapore Solution'" involving entities in the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Liechtenstein, Singapore, and Switzerland in USA v. Evo Bechtiger, Bernhard Lampert, Peter Rüegg, Roderic Sage, Rolf Schnellmann, Daniel Wächli, and Allied Finance Trust AG, described as "a financial services company in Zurich", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Monel Herscovici: Complaint

Complaint "to reduce FBAR penalty to judgment" regarding bank accounts in Liechtenstein and Switzerland in USA v. Monel Herscovici at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Vitaly Smagin: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Russia by Evgeniy Nikolaevich Ratnikov, as the Foreign Representative of Vitaly Ivanovich Smagin, described as a Russian debtor who, inter alia, "recently took actions in the country of Liechtenstein aimed at concealing his assets", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Swiss Life: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding $35 million associated with alleged tax evasion activity by "Swiss Life Holding AG, a Swiss insurance holding company, and three of its subsidiaries, Swiss Life (Liechtenstein) AG, Swiss Life (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., and Swiss Life (Luxembourg) S.A." in USA v. $35 Million at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Aldini AG v. Silvaco, Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Aldini AG, which is described as having offices in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Silvaco, Inc., described as a Delaware company based in Santa Clara, California, for use in civil and criminal proceedings in France alleging securities fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Alpha Capital Anstalt v. BriaCell Therapeutics Corp.: Complaint

Complaint in Alpha Capital Anstalt, of Liechtenstein v. BriaCell Therapeutics Corp., a Canadian company that "describes itself as "clinical-stage biotechnology company specializing in targeted immunotherapies for advanced breast cancer" and whose shares are listed on NASDAQ and the Toronto Stock Exchange, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

USA v. Swiss Life Holding AG et al: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to defraud the United States in USA v. Swiss Life Holding AG, of Switzerland; Swiss Life (Liechtenstein) AG, of Liechtenstein; Swiss Life (Luxembourg) SA, of Luxembourg, and Swiss Life (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Swiss Life Holding AG et al: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement, with exhibits that include a Criminal Information, Statement of Facts, and Forfeiture Complaint, in USA v. Swiss Life Holding AG, of Switzerland; Swiss Life (Liechtenstein) AG, of Liechtenstein; Swiss Life (Luxembourg) SA, of Luxembourg, and Swiss Life (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, who agreed to pay $77 million to settle a criminal charge of what the USA described in an accompanying news release as "conspiring with U.S. taxpayers and others to conceal from the Internal Revenue Service more than $1.452 billion in offshore insurance policies, including more than 1,600 insurance wrapper policies, and related policy investment accounts in banks around the world and the income generated in these accounts", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Liechtenstein: Manfred Fent et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Liechtenstein - for a criminal investigation into Manfred Fent, Franco Seren Gay, Gerald Hoop, Robert Seaman III, Monument Group AG and Monument Foundation for "serious fraud, money laundering, and related offenses".

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.

VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Michael Morrison and Mark Allitt, of KPMG Advisory, as the Foreign Representatives of VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd., Valor Group Ltd., and Valor Management Ltd., described as Bermuda companies that are part of a group that also includes companies in Barbados, Ireland, Liechtenstein, and the United States and which are "victims of activity perpetrated between 2013 and 2016 by Jason Sugarman - a former director of the VL Bermuda Debtor - and others, including Jason Galanis, that ultimately led to the insolvency of the VL Bermuda Debtors", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

American Home Energy Inc. et al v. AEC Yield Capital LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in American Home Energy Inc., HomeEnergy Inc., EnergyInvest LLC, all Delaware companies based in Sonoma, California, and Thomas Enzendorfer, of California v. AEC Yield Capital LLC, of New York; AEC 51 Yield LLC, of New York; Swiss ALP Asset Management GmbH, described as a Liechtenstein company based in Switzerland, and Solid Income Limited, described as a Cayman Islands company based in Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co.: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to help U.S. taxpayers commit tax evasion in USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co., a Swiss private bank, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co.: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding an alleged conspiracy to help U.S. taxpayers commit tax evasion in USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co., a Swiss private bank, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Stream TV Networks Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Stream TV Networks Inc., which "was founded in 2009 as a "new media" company to pursue new technologies that enhance user entertainment and communications experiences", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Creditors include those from Bermuda, Dubai, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, India, Ireland, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Italy, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

The Deposit Guarantee Fund v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by The Deposit Guarantee Fund, of Ukraine, to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG US and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in a "contemplated proceeding ... against PJSC National Credit Bank, Eastmond Sales LLP, Bank Frick & Co. AG, and other unknown fraudsters" in England for suspected fraud involving several jurisdictions, including England, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Seychelles, Switzerland, and Ukraine, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

PJSC Bank Finance and Credit et al v. Kostyantin Zhevago et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in PJSC Bank Finance and Credit and Deposit Guarantee Fund of Ukraine, both of Ukraine v. Kostyantin Zhevago, Frold Project Limited, Eastroad Commerce LLP, Portman Shipping UK Limited, and Ian Anthony Pellow, all of England, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Oak Trust (Guernsey) Ltd. et al v. William Dewsall: Amended Complaint

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.

Mason Privatbank Liechtenstein AG: Temporary Administration

News Release by Liechtenstein's Financial Market Authority announcing the appointment of a "temporary administrator" for Mason Privatbank Liechtenstein AG. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that Mason Privatbank Liechtenstein AG was incorporated in Liechtenstein on December 21st, 1998, was formerly known as Raiffeisen Bank Liechtenstein AG, and is part of the Hong Kong-based Mason Group, whose website at www.masonhk.com identifies its "Executive Directors" as Han Ruixia and Zhang ZhenYi, its "Non-Executive Directors" as Carol Mei Mei Hui, and its "Independent Non-Executive Directors" as Tian Ren Can, Wang Cong, Wu Xu'an, and Ng Yu Yuet.

Hine & Ogulluk LLP v. Gholam Golsorkhi et al: Summons With Notice

Summons With Notice regarding alleged unpaid legal fees in Hine & Ogulluk LLP, a law firm based in New York, NY v. Gholam Reza Golsorkhi, of New York, NY, and Pelmadulla Stiftung Vaduz, "c/o Dr. Guido Meier", of Liechtenstein, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

USA v. Peter Weinzierl et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging the "laundering hundreds of millions of dollars in connection with the scheme to defraud the government of Brazil and to pay bribes to foreign officials" involving Brazilian firm Odebrecht SA and other companies and individuals in Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Mozambique, Panama, Portugal, Scotland, Switzerland, and the USA in USA v. Peter Weinzierl and Alexander Waldstein, both Austrian former bankers, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Tatiana Akhmedova v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Tatiana Akhmedova to take discovery from Google LLC for use in legal proceedings in England involving, inter alia, her husband, Farkhad Akhmedov, a Russian businessman; their son, Temur Akhmedov, and "Liechtenstein trustee entities Counselor Trust Reg and Sobaldo Establishment" regarding judgment collection and alleged "fraudulent evasion", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Pioneer Recovery Fund LP et al v. Amanda Wilson et al: Discovery Application

Application by Pioneer Recovery Fund LP and Champlain Investment Holdings Ltd., both of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Amanda Wilson, Pedro Santiago, Astrid Pillay, and Charles Holzer regarding "a series of purported frauds perpetrated by the late Mr. Lance Valdez and subsequent directors and officers of the Fund [Pioneer Recovery Fund], who used the Fund as the instrument of a fraud perpetrated against the Fund's founder, Vermeer Investments Limited" for use in legal proceedings in the Bahamas against Subacu Investment Partners LP, of the Bahamas; Beecham Ltd., of the Bahamas; Crescent Advisers Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Pioneer Investment Management Ltd., of the Bahamas; Universal Corporate Limited, of Ireland; Jason Sweeney, Dasha Valdez, nee Dasha Pastoukhova, a resident of the Bahamas; London Capital Holdings Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; PCH Ltd., of the Bahamas; Subacu Holdings Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Guam Investment Services, of the British Virgin Islands; 10 East 63rd Street Inc., of New York, and Amanda Wilson, of New York, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

ETR AG: Unlicensed Activity

Public Notice by the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority regarding unlicensed activity by ETR AG, described as "the operator of the website https://blocktrade.com". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Liechtenstein Commercial Register, the members of ETR AG are Audina Treuhand Aktiengesellschaft, Christoph Gassner, Armin Reiter, Lukas Gubo, and Klaus Dieter Stark. Gubo is identified as the company's "Manager" and Anja Monika Frauwallner as an "Authorized Officer". On ETR AG's website, it is stated that "Blocktrade is developing and operating an institutional-grade digital assets exchange that focuses on cutting-edge technologies, highest security standards, and excellent user experiences."

Liechtenstein: Royal Business Bank

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Royal Business Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Liechtenstein - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects" for a suspected fraud based around "a Bitcoin investment opportunity".

USA v. Funds Held by RAKIA: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "an international conspiracy to launder funds traceable to violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act ... and a scheme to defraud financial institutions in the Republic of Korea" in USA v. AED 73 million in the custody of Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority and "All Claims Filed And Asserted" by VI2 Partners GmbH, of Austria, against Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority Georgia LLC in the Republic of Georgia at the U. S. District Court for the District of Alaska.

ADCADA Immobilien AG PCC: Bond Ban

Announcement by the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority that it has banned a bond issued by ADCADA Immobilien AG PCC.

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.

ADCADA Investments AG PCC: Investor Warning

Investor Warning by the Austrian Financial Market Authority that ADCADA Investments AG PCC, of Liechtenstein, "is failing to comply with its obligations". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Liechtenstein Commercial Register, the directors of ADCADA Investments AG PCC are identified as Lukas Jakob Wössner, Florian Scheiber, who is also President, and Benjamin Franklin Kühn, Chairman. On its website at https://adcada.healthcare/, ADCADA group claims to have "set up a production facility for mouth-nose protection mask" in Germany, where "12 million respiratory masks and other protective equipment are manufactured here every month".