British Virgin Islands

Recovery Partners GP Ltd. et al v. Irakli Rukhadze et al: $142M Judgment

Judgment for $142.5 million in Recovery Partners GP Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Revoker LLP, of England v. Irakli Rukhadze, Igor Alexeev, Benjamin Marson, Hunnewell Partners (UK) LLP, Hunnewell Partners (BVI) Limited, Park Street (GP) Limited, Park Street (BR) Limited, Park Street (GS) Limited, and Park Street (L) Limited at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Jet Experts LLC v. Asian Pacific Aviation Ltd. et al: TRO Application

Temporary Restraining Order Application in Jet Experts LLC, described as a California company whose principal is Dr. Bruce Gillis, "a world-renowned doctor" v. Asian Pacific Aviation Limited, described as a British Virgin Islands company based in China, and TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc., of Utah, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jet Experts LLC v. Asian Pacific Aviation Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Jet Experts LLC, described as a California company whose principal is Dr. Bruce Gillis, "a world-renowned doctor" v. Asian Pacific Aviation Limited, described as a British Virgin Islands company based in China, and TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc., of Utah, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Zouzar Bouka et al v. Symbion Power Services U.S. Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Zouzar Bouka, described as a citizen of France and an "entrepreneur and investor"; Vision Indian Ocean SA, of Madagascar, and ViMa Real Estate Sarl, of Madagascar, to take discovery from Symbion Power Services U.S. Inc., Symbion Power LLC, Symbion Power Holdings LLC, Symbion Power Africa LLC, Symbion Energy Holdings Ltd., and Paul Hinks for use a "contemplated proceeding in France" and a "criminal proceeding in Madagascar" regarding "Respondents' participation in a multi-million-dollar theft from the Mandroseza Power Plant, a project designed to bring reliable electricity to Madagascar, and their subsequent sale of interests in the Plant contrary to their contractual obligations and Malagasy law", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

VTB Bank v. Sergey Taruta et al: Judgment (‘Refusing Ogier’s application to stop acting for Russian state-owned bank’)

Judgment on i). Ogier's application to stop representing VTB Bank following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, ii). whether a Receivership Order requires "the Governor's licence" due to sanctions, and iii) whether Arrowcrest is subject to the Court's jurisdiction in JSC VTB Bank, a Russian state-owned bank v. Sergey Taruta and Arrowcrest Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Adenium Energy Capital Ltd.: $1.2M Fine

Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority imposing a fine of $1.2 million on Adenium Energy Capital Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), described as a Cayman Islands company that "secured and developed solar energy Projects in a number of countries, including Jordan, Japan, Egypt and Italy", for regulatory breaches, including "carrying on unauthorised financial services", "making unauthorised financial promotions", and "offering fund units" without authorization.

Youssef Chaker: $73.9K Fine

Decision Notice imposing. fine of $73,920 on Youssef Fouad Chaker for regulatory breaches involving entities in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and United Arab Emirates.

Wassef El Sawaf: $131K Fine

Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority imposing a fine of $131,600 on Wassef El Sawaf for regulatory breaches involving entities in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and United Arab Emirates.

Adenium Energy Capital Advisors Ltd.: $96K Fine

Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority imposing a fine of $96,484 on Adenium Energy Capital Advisors Limited (in Official Liquidation), of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, for regulatory breaches.

Michael Gabriele et al v. Enigma-Bulwark Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Michael Gabriele, of Pennsylvania; David Rocke, of Bermuda, and Leafy Lane Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Enigma-Bulwark Ltd., Enigma-Bulwark Risk Management Inc., Edward W. Withrow III, and Calli Bucci at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Orhan Ural v. MEX Atlantic Corporation: Writ of Summons (‘$1.5M Claim’)

Writ of Summons in Orhan Ural, described as a citizen of Turkey who "opened a trading account with Multibank FX International, a company the Plaintiff believes is or was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands" v. MEX Atlantic Corporation, described as being "regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

TradeInvest Asset Management Company (BVI) Ltd. et al v. Beau Wrigley Jr. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging investment fraud in TradeInvest Asset Management Company (BVI) Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; First Ocean Enterprises SA, of Cyprus, and Techview Investments Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. William 'Beau' Wrigley Jr., James Holmes, James Whitcomb, SH Parent Inc., d.b.a. Parallel; Surterra Holdings Inc., Green Health Endeavors LLC, PE Fund LP, and Robert 'Jake' Bergmann at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Gulf Investment Corporation et al v. Port Link GP Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$74M Fraud Claim’)

Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim alleging "a corrupt scheme to launder money or conceal corruption and fraud" in Gulf Investment Corporation, of Kuwait, and General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority, of Qatar v. Port Link GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Mark Eric Williams, of Georgia, USA; Wellspring Capital Group Inc., of Georgia, USA; KGL Investment Company Asia, of the Cayman Islands; Apache Asia Limited, of Hong Kong; Apache Asia Limited, of Macao; Ronald Henry Ayliffe, of Singapore, and Elite First Investment Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

ICM SPC v. Phoenix Commodities PVT Ltd. et al: Originating Application

Originating Application in ICM SPC, of the Cayman Islands, on behalf of Ancile Special Opportunity and Recovery Fund Segregated Portfolio v. Ryan Jarvis and Rachelle Frisby, as Joint Liquidators of Phoenix Commodities PVT Ltd. (in Liquidation), and Phoenix Commodities PVT Ltd. (in Liquidation) at the British Virgin Islands 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."

Ephraim Atwal v. Bitfinex: Complaint

Complaint for damages of $670,000 alleging conversion, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and negligence involving the alleged theft of cryptocurrency known as EOS in Ephraim Atawl v. iFinex Inc. , BXNA Inc., and BFXWW Inc., all described as British Virgin Islands companies based in Hong Kong that operate "Bitfinex, an online platform for exchanging and trading cryptocurrency", at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

Nebahat Evyap İşbilen v. Standard Chartered Bank et al: Discovery Application (‘£40M Fraud’)

Application by Nebahat Evyap İşbilen, described as a 76-year-old "Turkish national resident in the United Kingdom", to take discovery from Standard Chartered Bank, Citigroup Inc. d.b.a. Citibank; Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A., Goldman Sachs and Co., Bank of America N.A., Deutsche Bank A.G., Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank, Société Générale, and M&T Bank Corporation for use in legal proceedings in England against entities in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, England, Jersey, in the Channel Islands, and United Arab Emirates regarding "a multinational fraud committed against her by Mr. Selman Turk", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Stuart Brankin Profile

Circumference Group removes Stuart Brankin from website after $212M fraud allegation

Stuart Brankin appears to have left Cayman Islands corporate services provider Circumference FS after OffshoreAlert revealed allegations of fraud against one of their clients. All references to Brankin, including his name, photo, and profile, were removed from Circumference's website one day after we reported that Asia Momentum Fund, of which Brankin was a director and to which Circumference provided services, had been accused of swindling Malaysian citizens out of more than $212 million as part of a wider $4.5 billion fraud involving 1MDB.
Asia Momentum Fund

Cayman Fund ‘swindled Malaysian citizens out of $212M as part of 1MDB fraud’

A Cayman Islands fund allegedly swindled a British Virgin Islands investment vehicle whose ultimate investors were "citizens of Malaysia" out of more than $200 million as part of the 1MDB fraud, all while its directors, Stuart Brankin (pictured), Desmond Campbell, and Christine Godfrey, collectively received fees and expenses "totaling more than US$100,000", it has been claimed in a lawsuit.