British Virgin Islands

USA v. ‘Roman Abramovich airplanes’: Seizure Application ($410M)

Seizure Application for two airplanes worth $410 million allegedly beneficially owned by Roman Abramovich, a citizen of Russia, "through a series of shell companies" in the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, and Jersey, in the Channel Islands, in USA v. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Aircraft and Gulfstream G650ER Aircraft at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Modern Land (China) Co. Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Zhang Peng, as the Foreign Representative of Modern Land (China) Co. Ltd., described as "the ultimate holding company of a group of companies comprising the Debtor and its subsidiaries, including Great Trade Technology Ltd., a holding company incorporated with limited liability in the British Virgin Islands, the Modern Land HK Companies, and Jiu Yun Development Co., Limited, a holding company incorporated with limited liability in Hong Kong, that carries out the business of real estate investment and development in the People’s Republic of China", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

BEC Limited v. A2 et al: Judgment

Judgment denying an application to set aside a statutory demand in BEC Limited v. A1 and A2 at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Anatolie Stati v. Emmanuel Grinshpun: Discovery Application

Application by Anatolie Stati, described as "a Moldovan businessman, who held interests in substantial oil fields in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which were wrongly expropriated by Kazakhstan resulting in the state's obligation to pay a nearly $500 million international arbitral award", to take discovery from Emmanuel Grinshpun for use in legal proceedings in Moldova against "Vladimir Voronin, Oleg Reidman, Emmanuel Grinshpun, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Karim Massimov, Timur Kulibayev, Kairat Boranbayev, Arvind Tiku, Alexander Mashkevich, Kanatbek Safinov, Arman Rakhimov, Serik Rakhimov, Grigory Andreev, Andrey Kiselyov, Marat Beketayev, Ruslan Ashenov, Orynbasar Kubygul, Almat Madaliyev, and other persons" for alleged "abuse of official authority, blackmail and attempted blackmail", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Gulf Investment Corporation et al v. Port Link GP Ltd.: Amended Complaint

Amended 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.

Flower SPV 4 Ltd. v. Fantasia Holdings Group Co. Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition in Flower SPV 4 Limited v. Fantasia Holdings Group Co. Limited, described as "an investment holding company that has subsidiaries in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, BVI, USA, Singapore, Cayman Islands, Japan, and Macau", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
Kevin Wessell

IRS accuses ‘asset protection expert’ Kevin Wessell of withholding records about suspected offshore tax evasion

Florida-based, self-described "asset protection expert" Kevin Wessell has been accused of withholding records from the IRS that it requires for an investigation into his clients for suspected offshore tax evasion involving accounts and entities in several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Hong Kong, Nevada, Nevis, Panama, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Switzerland, and Turks and Caicos Islands.

Elena Varshavskaya v. Omia Holdings Ltd. et al: Claim Form

Claim Form in Elena Varshavskaya v. Omia Holdings Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Iuliia Khesina, of Moscow, Russia; Socmark Nominee Services Limited, of Cyprus, and M&N Services Limited, of Cyprus, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Alpine Partners (BVI) LP v. Duff & Phelps LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Alpine Partners (BVI) LP, of the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Duff & Phelps LLC and Duff & Phelps Securities LLC, both d.b.a. Kroll, for use in "an appraisal proceeding pending in the Cayman Islands" regarding New Frontier Health Corporation, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Thomas Plaut: Industry Ban

Administrative Order by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing an industry ban on Thomas F. Plaut, described as "the sole owner, Chairman, and CEO of Worldwide Markets Ltd., a British Virgin Islands company with its principal place of business in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey".

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. et al v. Carlos Ghosn et al: Judgment

Judgment regarding an application by the claimants to "re-re-amend their Statement of Claim" and by the defendants to "strike out the claim, or parts of it and/or for reverse summary judgment" in Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and Nissan Middle East FZE v. Carlos Ghosn, Carole Nahas Ghosn, and Beauty Yachts Pty Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Crescent Petroleum Company International Ltd. et al v. National Iranian Oil Company: Petition to Confirm Foreign Arbitration Award ($2.4B)

Petition to Confirm Foreign Arbitration Award of $2.4 billion in Crescent Petroleum Company International Limited, described as a Bermuda-domiciled, United Arab Emirates-based "private oil and gas exploration and production company operating in the Middle East", and Crescent Gas Corporation Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. National Iranian Oil Company, of Tehran, Iran, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Alpine Partners (BVI) LP v. Vivo Capital LLC et al: Discovery Application

Alpine Partners (BVI) LP, of the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Vivo Capital LLC, Vivo Capital Fund IX (Cayman) LLC, and Vivo Capital Fund IX (Cayman) L.P. for use in "an appraisal proceeding in the Cayman Islands" involving New Frontier Health Corporation, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Evatt Tamine Judgment

Australian lawyer Evatt Tamine ordered to repay $28M to Robert Brockman’s Bermuda trust

In a judgment at Bermuda Supreme Court, Australian barrister Evatt Tamine has been ordered to repay nearly $30 million that he allegedly misappropriated from a Bermuda trust he administered on behalf of U.S. businessman Robert Brockman, who was criminally indicted at federal court in California in 2020 for an alleged $2 billion offshore tax fraud scheme.

Lam Wo Ping et al v. Chen Jian Yun et al: Claim Form

Claim Form in Lam Wo Ping and Lam Kin Chung, both of China v. Chen Jian Yun, of China and Zhong Da Mining Holding Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

USA v. Andrew Fahie: Motion to Revoke Bond

USA's Motion to Revoke Bond in USA v. Andrew Fahie, former Premier of the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In the motion, the USA stated, inter alia, that new BVI Premier Natalio Wheatley "has clarified that the immunity letter submitted on the Defendant’s behalf was an unauthorized letter that was prepared by a "rogue public officer", and does not "reflect the position of the Premier’s Office or the government of the Virgin Islands."

USA v. Andrew Fahie et al: Criminal Indictment (‘Drugs Trafficking & Money Laundering’)

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to import a controlled substance, conspiracy to engage in money laundering, and attempted money laundering in USA v. Andrew Fahie, former Premier of the British Virgin Islands; Oleanvine Maynard, and Kadeem Maynard, all of the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

BCT Ltd. et al v. Evatt Tamine et al: $28M Judgment (Robert Brockman Case)

Judgment awarding $16.8 million, $5.395 million, and £5 million against the defendants in BCT Limited, a Cayman Islands subsidiary of Maples Group, as Trustee of the A. Eugene Brockman Charitable Trust, and Spanish Steps Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Evatt Tamine, an Australian barrister, and Tangarra Consultants Limited, of Bermuda, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) Ltd. et al v. Zurich Insurance Plc et al: Defense

Defense in Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) Limited, Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) III Limited, Vistra International Expansion (USA) Inc., and Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) I Limited v. Zurich Insurance Plc, Lloyd’s Syndicate No. 3000 MKL, Markel Insurance SE, International General Insurance Company (UK) Limited, Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A., Riverstone Managing Agency Limited, Markel Insurance SE T4405, Endurance Worldwide Insurance Ltd., Allied World Assurance Company, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty SE, Lloyd’s Syndicate No. 1919 CVS., Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., HCC International Insurance Company Plc, Tokio Marine Europe S.A., Liberty Corporate Capital Limited, and Lloyd’s Underwriter Syndicate No. 5000 TRV at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

ChainSwap Ltd. v. Digital Wallet Owners et al: Judgment (‘Crypto Theft Freezing Injunction’)

Judgment regarding the continuation of a freezing injunction against parties suspected of stealing digital assets in ChainSwap Limited, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "provides a service that allows cryptocurrency tokens to be transferred between different blockchains, known as a cross-chain bridge" v. The Owner of Digital Wallet 0X941A9E3B91E1CC015702B897C512D265FAE88A9, The Owner of Digital Wallet 0XEDA5066780DE29D00DFB54581A707EF6F52D8113, The Owner of Digital Wallet 0XB63F0D8B9AA0C4E68D5630F54BFEFC6CF2C2AD19, The Owner of Digital Wallet 0X196593ADE7CC7EDF18981C7A7DBC2E96000004FB, The Owner of Email Address trumanbroughton@gmail.com, and Other Persons Unknown at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

LTC (BVI) Ltd. v. BraunHagey & Borden LLP: Complaint (‘$2.8M Spoofing Loss’)

Complaint alleging a law firm's negligence caused a client to transfer $2.8 million to an "imposter" who had "spoofed" an email address in LTC (BVI) Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, described as "an investor and investment manager" v. BraunHagey & Borden LLP, a law firm in California, at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

USA v. Andrew Fahie: Order Granting Bond

Order Granting Bond to Andrew Fahie (Stayed until May 5th, 2022 pending an appeal by the USA) in USA v. Andrew Fahie, Premier of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Andrew Fahie Detention

‘Not my first rodeo’ – BVI Premier Andrew Fahie admitted to ’15-20 years of criminal activity’, says U.S.

British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie is a serial drugs offender who claimed in a secretly-recorded conversation to have been "stiffed" out of over $7 million by his criminal business partners over two decades, U.S. prosecutors alleged in a motion for the pre-trial detention of Fahie and Oleanvine Maynard that was filed at federal court in Miami, where they and Maynard's son, Kadeem Maynard, have been charged with cocaine trafficking and money laundering.