British Virgin Islands

Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation et al v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation PJSC, described as "one of Russia’s largest full-service commercial banks" that went into administration in 2017 and received "a USD $8 billion bail-out using public funds", and National Bank Trust PJSC, described as being "owned by the Otkritie Group", to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas for use in legal proceedings in England regarding "a complex fraudulent scheme" involving "prominent Russian businessman named Boris Mints, his family, and his affiliated entities", including British Virgin Islands-domiciled Coniston Management Limited, that allegedly caused a loss of $500 million, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

RongXingDa Development (BVI) Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Jingrui Liu, of Hong Kong, as the Foreign Representative of RongXingDa Development (BVI) Limited, described as "a leading real estate developer in the People’s Republic of China", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ainsbury Properties Ltd. v. CIVC Investment Ltd.: ‘Court Supervision’ Petition

Petition for Court Supervision of a voluntary liquidation in Ainsbury Properties Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. CIVC Investment Limited (in Voluntary Liquidation), described as "an investment company to make investments in companies which have activity or potential activity in China and Chinese-related companies", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Village Roadshow Films (BVI) Ltd. et al v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Village Roadshow Films (BVI) Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Village Roadshow Films North America Inc., of Delaware; Village Roadshow Pictures North America Inc., of Delaware; Village Roadshow Distribution (BVI) Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Village Roadshow Distribution USA Inc., of Delaware v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., of Delaware; Warner Bros. Production Limited, of England, and WAV Distribution LLC, of Delaware, at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.

CardStarter Ltd. v. SundaeSwap Inc. et al: Complaint (‘250M Tokens Fraud’)

Complaint alleging fraud in CardStarter Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, described as "among the first companies to start developing an automated cryptocurrency exchange (known as a “DEX”) that would operate on what is known as the Cardano blockchain" v. SundaeSwap Inc., of Wyoming; Mateen Motavaf, Pi Lanningham, Artem Wright, and Christopher Borders at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Dream Cruises Holding Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition for insolvency in the matter of Dream Cruises Holding Limited, which was described as "the ultimate holding company of a number of subsidiaries incorporated in, among others, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Isle of Man and Hong Kong", at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Dingway Investment Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Hong Kong by Russell Crumpler and Fergal Power, as the Foreign Representatives of Dingway Investment Limited, a British Virgin Islands-domiciled company based in Hong Kong, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.
MultiBank-Group

Mourant applies to liquidate MultiBank FX (BVI)

Mourant Ozannes law firm has applied to liquidate MultiBank FX International Corporation in the British Virgin Islands over alleged unpaid legal fees of $77,711. The alleged debtor is part of the MultiBank Group, which claims to have companies or offices in Australia, Austria, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Spain, Turkey, USA, and Vietnam.

SRC International (Malaysia) Ltd. et al: Originating Application (‘Hong Kong Recognition’)

Application by Angela Barkhouse, of Quantuma (Cayman) Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Carl Jackson, of Quantuma Advisory Limited, in Southampton, England, and Helen Janes, of Hyperion Risk Solutions Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, as the Joint Liquidators of SRC International (Malaysia) Limited and SRC Strategic Resources Limited, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

PrivatBank v. Igor Kolomoisky et al: Third Amended Complaint

Third Amended Complaint alleging misappropriation in PJSC Commercial Bank PrivatBank, of Ukraine v. Igor Valeryevich Kolomoisky, frdvtonrf sd s citizen of Ukraine, Cyprus, and Israel; Gennaidy Borisovich Bogolyubov, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Israel, and Cyprus; Teamtrend Limited, of England; Trade Point Agro Limited, of England; Collyer Limited, of England; Rossyn Investing Corp.,Milbert Ventures Inc., and ZAO UKRTransitService Ltd., all of the British Virgin Islands, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

McNamara Corporate Services Ltd.: $20K Fine

Public Notice by the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission that it has imposed a fine of $20,000 on McNamara Corporate Services Limited for regulatory breaches.

Lynda King et al v. Blockchain.com Inc. et al: Order to Pursue BVI Asset Freeze

Order continuing Freezing Order and granting permission to seek to enforce the Freezing Order in the British Virgin Islands regarding an alleged cryptocurrency-related investment fraud in Lynda King, Sarah Waugh, and Danielle Walker, all citizens of the United Kingdom v. Blockchain Access UK Limited, Blockchain Luxembourg SA, Blockchain.com Inc., and Persons Unknown at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

P Standard General Ltd. et al v. Dov Charney et al: Judgment Registration

Registration of a Judgment for $29 million in P Standard General Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Standard General Master Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands v. Dov Charney, Apex Real Estate Management LLC, and Art, Commerce & Manufacturing Solutions, LLC at the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, County of New Castle.

Amber Services (Malta) Ltd.: €500 Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €500 on Amber Services (Malta) Limited for a regulatory breach.

Pioneer GP Ltd. et al v. Daria Valdez et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging a fraud totaling "millions of dollars" in Pioneer GP Limited and Champlain Investment Holdings Limited, both of the Cayman Islands v. Daria Valdez, a.k.a. Daria Pastoukhova, described as a resident of the Bahamas and the husband of Lance Valdez, who "died in a helicopter crash in the Bahamas", and Jason Sweeney, described as a resident of Ireland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bronzelink Holdings Ltd. v. Faramarz Yousefzadeh et al: Complaint

Complaint to enforce a judgment at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands "concerning management and control of Global-IP 19 Cayman" in Bronzelink Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Faramarz Yousefzadeh, described as an attorney residing in Nevada and licensed in California; Shafigh Youssefzdeh, of California, and Ramin Youssefzdeh, of California, at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.

SRC International (Malaysia) Ltd. v. Asia Momentum Fund (SPC) Ltd.: ‘Court Supervision’ Petition (‘1MDB Fraud’)

Petition for Court Supervision of a Voluntary Liquidation in SRC International (Malaysia) Limited (in Liquidation), a British Virgin Islands-domiciled company whose ultimate parent was 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB, until 2012, when its ownership was transferred to "the Malaysian Ministry of Finance" v. Asia Momentum Fund (SPC) Ltd. (in Voluntary Liquidation) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. v. 683 Capital Partners LP et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving "a $725 million term loan facility" by entities in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Ireland, and USA in Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. v. 683 Capital Partners LP, Candlewood Investment Group LP, Candlewood Financial Opportunities Fund LLC, Candlewood Financial Opportunities Master Fund LP, Candlewood Special Situations Master Fund Ltd., CWD OC 522 Master Fund Ltd., Flagler Master Fund SPC Ltd., Corbin Capital Partners LP, Corbin Opportunity Fund LP, Fifth Street Station LLC, Highbridge Capital Management LLC, Highbridge International LLC, Highbridge Tactical Credit & Convertibles Master Fund LP, Lincoln Square Funding ULC, Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC, Tennenbaum Heartland Co-Invest LP, Tennenbaum Senior Loan Fund II LP, Tennenbaum Senior Loan Fund V LLC, Tennenbaum Special Situations Fund IX LLC, Tennenbaum Special Situations Fund IX-C LP, Tennenbaum Special Situations Fund IX-O LP, Apollo Global Management Inc., Apollo Global Management Inc., Apollo Capital Management LP, Apollo A-N Credit Fund (Delaware) LP, Apollo Credit Strategies Master Fund Ltd., Baldr Mason Fund Inc., BlackRock Financial Management Inc., Cadbury Hedge Fund Alternatives, K Special Opportunity Fund LP, Sainsbury's Credit Opportunities Fund Ltd., Investment Partners IV (A) LLC, BMO Funds, Inc. - BMO Alternative Strategies Fund, Cavello Bay Reinsurance Limited, Cerberus Capital Management LP, Cerberus Institutional Partners VI LP, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Treasury Department, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Treasury Department - Tuition Account Program, Cyrus Capital Partners LP, Crescent 1 LP, Canary SC Master Fund LP, CRS Master Fund LP, Cyrus Capital Fund Partners, Cyrus Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., Cyrus Opportunities Master Fund II, Cyrus Select Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., Elliott Investment Management LP, Elliott Associates LP, Elliott Capital Advisors LP, Manchester Securities Corp., Empyrean Capital Partners LP, Empyrean Investments LLC, Fort George Investments, LLC, Greenlight Capital LP, Greenlight Capital (Gold) LP, Greenlight Capital Qualified LP, Greenlight Capital Offshore Master (Gold) Ltd., Greenlight Capital Offshore Partners, Greenlight Reinsurance Ltd., JMB Capital Partners Master Fund LP, Kaiser Permanente Group Trust, KTRS Credit Fund LP, Luxor Capital Group, Luxor Capital LLC, Mangrove Partners, The Mangrove Partners Master Fund Ltd., Marathon Asset Management LP, Marathon Court Square LP, Marathon Credit Dislocation Fund LP, Marathon Special Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., Marathon Liquid Credit Long Short Fund, Marblegate Asset Management LLC, Marblegate Special Opportunities Master Fund LP, P Marblegate Ltd., Neuberger Berman Investment Funds Plc, Neuberger Berman Advisers Management Trust - Absolute Return Multi-Manager Portfolio; Neuberger Berman Alternative Funds - Neuberger Berman Absolute Return Multi-Manager Fund; Penteli Master Fund Ltd., Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange, PURE Insurance Company, Sound Point Capital Management LP, Sound Point Beacon Master Fund LP, Sound Point Credit Opportunities Master Fund LP, Sound Point Montauk Fund LP, Sound Point Senior Floating Rate Master Fund LP, Sound Point Floating Rate Fund, A series of Taylor Insurance Series LP; and Relative Value–Long/Short Debt, A Series of Underlying Funds Trust at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Compass Star Ltd. v. International Tax Authority: Judgment (‘UK HMRC Investigation’)

Judgment dismissing a claim by the Claimant "to have the Court review the decision of the International Tax Authority to serve a notice on it requiring production of specific information" pursuant to a request from the United Kingdom's Revenue & Custom's Department in Compass Star Limited, which provides "an IT platform for those requiring documented vetting processes for directors or other corporate officers in respect of the requirements of the Companies Act 2006 of England and Wales" v. International Tax Authority at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

WWRT Ltd. v. Carosan Trading Ltd. et al: Judgment

Judgment regarding applications to discharge a freezing order, set aside leave to serve outside the jurisdiction, and to stay the proceedings regarding allegations of fraud in WWRT Limited, described as "an English company which claims to be the indirect assignee of various claims of the Ukrainian bank, JSC Platinum" v. Carosan Trading Ltd. and Boris Kaufman, described as "a prominent Ukrainian businessman", at the British Virgin Islands High Court.
Alexei and Dmitri Ananyev

Russian investigators seek records from 3 NY banks in hunt for assets of ‘multi-billion dollar bank fraudsters Dmitri and Alexei Ananyev’

Russia's National Bank Trust is seeking records from three New York banks as part of its attempt to recover the proceeds of "a multi-billion dollar banking fraud perpetrated by two brothers, Dmitri and Alexei Ananyev", who are allegedly linked with entities in several jurisdictions, including Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Cyprus, Marshall Islands, and Seychelles.

PJSC National Bank Trust v. JPMorgan Chase NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by PJSC National Bank Trust, of Russia, to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase NA, Bank of New York Mellon, and Citibank NA for use in legal proceedings in Cyprus regarding "a multi-billion dollar banking fraud perpetrated by two brothers, Dmitri and Alexei Ananyev", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CFTC v. WorldWideMarkets Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud and misappropriation of "at least $4.7 million of customer funds" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. WorldWideMarkets Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; TAB Networks Inc., of Delaware; Thomas Plaut, of New Jersey, and Arthur Dembro, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

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.