Switzerland

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.

Carlos de March Bosch v. Credit Suisse Group AG et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud involving Credit Suisse's business relationship with "Russian oligarchs" in Carlos de March Bosch v. Credit Suisse Group AG, of Zürich, Switzerland; Thomas P. Gottstein, David R. Mathers at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Employees Retirement System for the City of Providence v. Urs Rohner et al: Complaint

Complaint against entities in England, Singapore, Switzerland, and USA in Employees Retirement System for the City of Providence, derivatively as a shareholder of Credit Suisse Group AG on behalf of Credit Suisse Group AG v. Urs Rohner, Iris Bohnet, Christian Gellerstad, Andreas Gottschling, Michael Klein, Shan Li, Seraina Macia, Richard Meddings, Kai S. Nargolwala, Ana Paula Pessoa, Joaquin J. Ribeiro, Severin Schwan, John Tiner, Eric Varvel, Thomas P. Gottstein, Lara J. Warner, Brian Chin, David Miller, Parshu Shah, and Radhika Venkatraman at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

SPS I Fundo de Investimento de Ações v. JPMorgan Chase Bank et al: Discovery Application

Application by SPS I Fundo de Investimento de Ações, of São Paulo, Brazil, described as "a minority shareholder of one of the largest Brazilian public companies, JBS S.A., which was used by its controlling shareholders for the purpose of conducting an illicit bribery scheme, defrauding JBS and its minority shareholders", to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. and Barclays USA, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Brazil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Moshe Strugano et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging insider trading in the shares of U.S. Geothermal, Inc. prior to a public announcement regarding its acquisition by Ormat Technologies, Inc., described as a "Switzerland-based financial institution", in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Moshe Strugano and Rinat Gazit, both described as citizens and residents of Israel, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
USA v. Julius Csurgo et al

US charges 17 entities that ‘swindled investors out of $100M+ in multiple securities fraud schemes’

Sixteen individuals and one company have been charged with securities fraud in New York regarding 'multiple schemes' that allegedly swindled more than $100 million from investors around the world. Those charged are from or operated in many onshore and offshore countries, including Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States.

USA v. Moshe Strugano: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging insider trading in shares of U.S Goethermal Inc. via a company in the Seychelles and bank accounts in Switzerland in USA v. Moshe Strugano, described as an Israeli "corporate lawyer" whose "law practice specialized in registering and establishing offshore companies and trusts, and opening related financial accounts", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Domenic Calabrigo et al: TRO Application

Application for a Temporary Restraining Order regarding an alleged securities fraud involving individuals and entities in or from the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Domenic Calabrigo, Curtis Lehner, Hasan Sario, and Courtney Vasseur at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Domenic Calabrigo et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving individuals and entities in or from the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Domenic Calabrigo, Curtis Lehner, Hasan Sario, and Courtney Vasseur at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Dean Shah et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving individuals and entities in or from Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Panama, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Dean Shah, Henry Clarke, Julius Csurgo, and Antevorta Capital Partners Ltd. 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.

Blackstone Resources AG: ‘Market Manipulation’

Press Release by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that it found "market manipulation and violations of disclosure obligations" by Blackstone Resources AG and an unidentified director.

Dohrnii Stiftung: ‘Mandated Investigator’

Public Notice by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that it has appointed a "Mandated Investigator" for Dohrnii Stiftung, which claims on its website at dohrnii.io to be "a digital ecosystem" that offers "education and tools" for investors in cryptocurrency.

JSC Ingtorgstroy v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by JSC Ingtorgstroy, of Russia, to take discovery from Citibank NA, The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA NA, BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, The Bank of Nova Scotia, New York Agency; UBS AG, Bank of America NA, Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in legal proceedings "against former CEOs and beneficial owners of OJSC "GK Amazarkan", including Pavel Entin and Bogdan Solodukha before the commercial court of Moscow city and the commercial court of Kaluga Region, Russia", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Pricon Privat-Consult AG: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that Pricon Privat-Consult AG is suspected of "conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market".

USA v. Julius Csurgo et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving individuals or entities in or from the Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, France, Hungary, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Julius Csurgo and Anthony Korculanic at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bidzina Ivanishvili et al v. Credit Suisse Life (Bermuda) Ltd.: Judgment

Judgment in Bidzina Ivanishvili, described as "a successful businessman and former Prime Minister of Georgia"; Ekaterine Khvedelidze, Tsotne Ivanishvili, Gvantsa Ivanishvili, Bera Ivanishvili, Meadowstreet Assets Limited, and Sandcay Investments Limited v. Credit Suisse Life (Bermuda) Limited at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Point Investments Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Andrew Childe, Richard Lewis, and Matthew Clingerman, as the Foreign Representatives of Point Investments Ltd., a Bermuda company whose ultimate beneficiaries include Robert Brockman, a businessman in the United States who is currently awaiting trial for an alleged $2 billion tax fraud scheme involving Point Investments and other entities in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
Drio Item, Julius Capital Bank

Swiss lawyer Dario Item lied to obtain Antigua banking license, judgment shows

Madrid-based Swiss lawyer Dario Item, 49, who serves as Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to Spain, Liechtenstein, and Monaco, lied to Antigua's financial regulator when successfully applying for a bank license in 2018, apparently to conceal an investigation in Labuan that led to his corporate disqualification and the closure of his bank there the following year, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

Yukos Capital Ltd. v. Russian Federation: Petition to Enforce $5B Arbitral Award

Petition to Enforce Arbitral Award that "arises from Russia’s illegal expropriation of Yukos Capital’s multi-billion dollar investments in Yukos Oil Company in the form of two loans made in 2003 and 2004" in Yukos Capital Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, described as "a former, indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Yukos Oil" v. The Russian Federation at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
SPI Investment Fund

Swiss asset manager Marc-André Pépin accused of fraud by Cayman’s SPI Investment Fund

In a winding-up petition, Swiss investment manager Marc-André Pépin has been accused of "fraudulent misconduct and mismanagement" by Cayman Islands-domiciled SPI Investment Fund SPC, whose investors' funds have allegedly ended up in questionable arrangements with entities operated by Prudent Group, Dennis Klemming, and Jacob Gitman, all of Miami, Florida.

USA v. Ronald Bauer et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving individuals or entities in or from Antigua and Barbuda, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, Monaco, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Ronald Bauer, Craig Auringer, Petar Mihaylov, and Daniel Ferris, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Dreamr Labs Ltd. v. Delchain Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$20M Crypto Claim’)

Complaint for $20 million alleging fraud and breach of contract involving crypto in Dreamr Labs Limited, of the Bahamas v. Delchain Limited, of the Bahamas; Deltec Bank & Trust Limited, of the Bahamas; Bruno Macchialli, of Porte Vedra, Florida; Suisse Finance Holdings, of Switzerland, and Richard Iamunno, of Boca Raton, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Dinosaur Financial Group LLC et al v. CUSIP Global Services et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging the defendants "have conspired for decades to eliminate competition in the use of CUSIPs - the “CUSIP Use Market" in Dinosaur Financial Group LLC, of New York, USA, and Swiss Life Investment Management Holding AG, of Zurich, Switzerland v. CUSIP Global Services, S&P Global Inc., American Bankers Association, and FactSet Research Systems Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Humbert Guido Zampieri: Industry Ban

Public Notice by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that it has order Humbert Guido Zampieri, a citizen of Germany, to stop conducting financial business that requires a license.

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.

Agir Luxembourg SA: €40K Fine

Public Notice by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed a fine of €40,000 on PFS Agir Luxembourg S.A. for regulatory breaches.

Adelina Gomez v. Credit Suisse AG: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint that "arises out of Credit Suisse's announcement of its decision to delist and suspend the issuance of its exchange traded note product, DGAZ" in Adelina Gomez v. Credit Suisse AG, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Insignia Cards Ltd.: €142K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €142,000 and other penalties on Insignia Cards Limited for regulatory breaches.

Agency for Policy Coordination on State Property et al v. Sükhbaataryn Batbold et al: Claim Form

Claim Form against entities in the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Mongolia, South Korea, and Switzerland in Agency for Policy Coordination on State Property, Erdenet Mining Corporation, and Erdenes Oyu Tolgoi LLC v. Sükhbaataryn Batbold, a former Prime Minister of Mongolia; Battushig Batbold, Ganzorig Chimiddorj, Cheong Choo Young, Kim Hak Seon, Kang Eun Joo, Kim Yoonjung, Catrison Limited, Cliveden Trading AG, Ever Global Trading Limited, Genetrade Limited, Jazlyn Limited, Bisley Development Limited, Lorsch Limited, Noxas Limited, Midlink PE Limited, Baloas Limited, Cyzycus Limited, Infinite Properties Limited, Lovitas Limited, Kosmatus Limited, Bophut Investments Limited, Jadepeace Group Limited, Grand Oriental Holdings Limited, and Lakeview Group Holdings Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Wedbush Securities Inc.: $1.2M Penalties

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties totaling $1.2 million on Wedbush Securities Inc. for the "unregistered offers and sales of large blocks of low-priced securities by an offshore customer", namely Silverton SA, now known as Wintercap SA, described as "a purported Swiss asset manager", and failure to file suspicious activity reports.

BRG GRAF GP LLC v. Gottex Fund Management Sàrl et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons regarding the defendants' "conduct as general partner and investment manager in valuing portfolio assets and in drawing and receiving excessive management fees based on overstated valuations" in BRG GRAF GP LLC, as assignee and general partner, for an on behalf of the Gottex Real Asset Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands, and general partner for and on behalf of the Gottex Brent Real Asset Fund LP, of Delaware v. Gottex RAF GP LP, of the Cayman Islands, and Gottex Fund Management Sàrl, of Switzerland, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

SEC v. Vincenzo Carnovale et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging the defendants "engaged in fraudulent schemes to sell and cause to be sold publicly-traded stock to investors" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vincenzo Carnovale, described as "a resident of British Columbia, Canada, and a dual citizen of Italy and Canada", and Amar Bahadoorsingh, described as "a resident of British Columbia, Canada, and a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and Canada", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Howard E. Wolf et al v. Layer1 Technologies Inc.: Complaint

Complaint "to make certain of its books and records available for inspection by Plaintiffs" for an investigation into suspected "mismanagement or wrongdoing" involving transactions with Switzerland-based Enigma Holding AG and "a Shanghai-based semiconductor company and its cryptocurrency subsidiary" in Howard E. Wolf, The Rogers Family 1995 Trust, The Geier Family Trust UTA Dated May 8, 2003, WhoKnew Ventures LLC, Paul Sebexen, and Blockbase Group DWC-LLC v. Layer1 Technologies Inc., described as "a Bitcoin mining, technology, and factory development company headquartered in San Francisco, California", at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

SEC v. Marc Demane Debih: Complaint

Complaint alleging the defendant "traded on inside information and tipped others ahead of numerous market-moving corporate announcements in an international insider trading ring that generated tens of millions in illicit profits for the participants, with Debih himself netting at least $49 million" in a scheme allegedly involving individuals in or from England, France, Greece, Israel, Switzerland, and Thailand, in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Marc Demane Debih, described as a resident of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.