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Cyprus: Western Union et al (‘Computer Fraud Investigation’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Western Union and Money Gram - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Cyprus - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for computer fraud, obtaining goods by false pretenses, and money laundering" regarding an alleged scheme in which some of the proceeds were sent to individuals in England and the United States.

Nexo Capital SEZC: Directors

Director Details for Nexo Capital SEZC, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on September 27th, 2022.

Nexo Capital Inc.: Directors

Director Details for Nexo Capital Inc., obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on September 27th, 2022.

Nexo Inc.: Directors

Director Details for Nexo Inc., obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on September 27th, 2022.

Nexo Inc. et al: Cease and Desist Order (Vermont)

Ex Parte Order to Cease and Desist by the State of Vermont Department of Financial Regulation in re. Nexo Inc., of the Cayman Islands; Nexo Capital Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Nexo Financial LLC, a Delaware entity based in London, England, collectively described as "a financial services company that generates revenue by providing, deploying, and investing digital assets and virtual currencies".

John Kelmanson: £6.5K Fine

Disciplinary Consent Order from the United Kingdom's Insolvency Service that insolvency practitioner John Kelmanson "be Severely Reprimanded and fine £6,500" following "a Complaint that in his role as a potential liquidator/liquidator of a Company, Mr Kelmanson breached the fundamental principle of Professional Competence and Due Care of the Insolvency Code of Ethics".

Sparkster Ltd. et al: $30M+ Penalties (‘Unregistered Crypto Offering’)

Administrative Order by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing fines and disgorgement totaling $30.75 million on Sparkster Ltd. of the Cayman Islands, and Sajjad Daya, a resident of the United Kingdom, for conducting an unregistered securities offering involving crypto.

Sparkster Ltd.: Directors

Director Details for Sparkster Ltd., obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on September 19th, 2022.

Fourteen IP Communications Ltd. v. Marriott International Inc.: Discovery Application (England Proceedings)

Application by Fourteen IP Communications Limited to take discovery from Marriott International Inc. for use in legal proceedings in England between The Voice Factory Limited and TVF Cloud Inc., as plaintiffs, and Fourteen IP Communications Limited, Fourteen IP Network Services Limited, Fourteen IP Inc., Evolution Voice Inc., Neil Tolley, Vicki Havard, and Alan Poole, as defendants, filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Maitland Luxembourg SA: €266K Fine

Public Notice by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed a fine of €266,000 on Maitland Luxembourg SA for regulatory breaches.

Celsius Network LLC et al: Vermont DFR Joinder to Appoint Examiner

Motion by the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation to Join U.S. Trustee's Motion for the Appointment of an Examiner in the matter of Celsius Network LLC, Celsius Network Inc., Celsius Network Limited, Celsius KeyFi LLC, Celsius Mining LLC, Celsius Networks Lending LLC, Celsius Lending LLC, and Celsius US Holding LLC at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kristina Anne Charles-Jones: Chapter 15 Petition (England)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Michael Durkan, as the Foreign Representative of Kristina Anne Charles-Jones (in bankruptcy), filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Ad Hoc Group of Custodial Account Holders v. Celsius Network LLC et al: Complaint (‘$22.5M Crypto Dispute’)

Complaint for declaratory judgment that "Custody Assets are not property of the Debtors' estates" in Ad Hoc Group of Custodial Account Holders. which "is comprised of individual holders of 64 accounts that collectively held cryptocurrency in the Custody Service valued at more than approximately $22.5 million as of the Petition Date" v. Celsius Network LLC, Celsius KeyFi LLC, Celsius Lending LLC, Celsius Mining LLC, Celsius Network Inc., Celsius Network Limited, Celsius Networks Lending LLC, and Celsius US Holding LLC at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Life Insurance Fund Elite LLC v. Hamburg Commercial Bank AG et al: Complaint

Complaint "about a German bank’s wrongful actions in connection with assets belonging to the Plaintiff, which were pledged as collateral to the bank" in Life Insurance Fund Elite LLC, described as a Delaware-domiciled "private equity fund that invested in a portfolio of life insurance policies" v. Hamburg Commercial Bank AG, of Germany; Cerberus European Capital Advisors LLP, of England, and Promontoria Holding 260 BV, of the Netherlands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Letter to UK FCA regarding ‘Graeme de Renzy fraud & involvement of Alexander von Ungern-Sternberg and Euro-IB Ltd.’

Letter from Lakes, Whyte LLP law firm in Canada to the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom notifying the regulator that "a fraud has been perpetrated on my clients by one Graeme De Renzy, both on his own behalf and as chairman of UK Capital Reserve Ltd., a company registered in the United Kingdom and with an address in London" and "the involvement of your registrants and licensees, Mr. Alexander von Ungern-Sternberg and Euro-IB Limited".

Forensic News LLC et al v. Mark Rossini: Discovery Application (England Proceedings)

Application by Forensic News LLC and Scott Stedman to take discovery from Mark Rossini, described as "a former FBI Agent" who worked for "security consultancy firm USG Security Limited", for their "defense of a defamation action filed in England by British-Israeli "security consultant" Walter Soriano" regarding "alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Celsius Network Ltd. et al v. Prime Trust LLC: Complaint (‘$17M Crypto Turnover’)

Complaint seeking "the turnover and transfer of crypto assets that are in the possession of Prime Trust, an entity that continues to exercise dominion and control over property over which it has no claim or title" in Celsius Network Limited, of London, England, and Celsius Network LLC, of Nevada, operators of "one of the largest cryptocurrency-based finance platforms in the world" v. Prime Trust LLC at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bankrupt crypto lender Celsius Network accuses ex-business partner Jason Stone of ‘multi-million dollar theft’

Two British and Delaware companies within the bankrupt crypto lending Celsius Network group have sued former business partner Jason Stone and his firm KeyFi Inc. for allegedly stealing and losing crypto worth "tens of millions of dollars". The lawsuit was filed 47 days after KeyFi sued Celsius Network, alleging its platform was being operated as "a classic Ponzi scheme".

Celsius Network LLC et al: U.S. Trustee’s Motion to Appoint an Examiner

U.S. Trustee's Motion for the Appointment of an Examiner in the matter of Celsius Network LLC, Celsius Network Inc., Celsius Network Limited, Celsius KeyFi LLC, Celsius Mining LLC, Celsius Networks Lending LLC, Celsius Lending LLC, and Celsius US Holding LLC at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Par Pharmaceutical Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by a "specialty pharmaceutical" group comprising entities in Bermuda, Canada, Cyprus, England, India, Ireland, Luxembourg, and USA, namely Par Pharmaceutical, Inc, Actient Pharmaceuticals LLC, Maple Avenue, LLC, Endo International Plc, Anchen Incorporated, Generics International (US), Inc., Anchen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., DAVA Pharmaceuticals, LL, Endo Par Innovation Company, LLC, Generics Bidco I, LLC, Innoteq, Inc., JHP Acquisition, LLC, JHP Group Holdings, LLC, Kali Laboratories, LLC, Moores Mill Properties LLC, Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc., Par Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc., Par Sterile Products, LLC, Par, LLC, Quartz Specialty Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Vintage Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Actient Therapeutics LLC, Astora Women's Health Ireland Limited, Astora Women's Health, LLC, Auxilium International Holdings, LLC, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Auxilium US Holdings, LLC, Bermuda Acquisition Management Limited, BioSpecifics Technologies LLC, Branded Operations Holdings, Inc., DAVA International, LLC, Endo Aesthetics LLC, Endo Bermuda Finance Limited, Endo Designated Activity Company, Endo Eurofin Unlimited Company, Endo Finance IV Unlimited Company, Endo Finance LLC, Endo Finance Operations LLC, Endo Finco Inc., Endo Generics Holdings, Inc., Endo Global Aesthetics Limited, Endo Global Biologics Limited, Endo Global Development Limited, Endo Global Finance LLC, Endo Global Ventures, Endo Health Solutions Inc., Endo Innovation Valera, LLC, Endo Ireland Finance II Limited, Endo LLC, Endo Luxembourg Finance Company I S.à r.l., Endo Luxembourg Holding Company S.à r.l., Endo Luxembourg International Financing S.à r.l., Endo Management Limited, Endo Pharmaceuticals Finance LLC, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals Valera Inc., Endo Procurement Operations Limited, Endo TopFin Limited, Endo U.S. Inc., Endo US Holdings Luxembourg I S.à r.l., Endo Ventures Aesthetics Limited, Endo Ventures Bermuda Limited, Endo Ventures Cyprus Limited, Endo Ventures Limited, Generics International (US) 2, Inc., Generics International Ventures Enterprises LLC, Hawk Acquisition Ireland Limited, Kali Laboratories 2, Inc., Luxembourg Endo Specialty Pharmaceuticals Holding I S.à r.l., Paladin Labs Canadian Holding Inc., Paladin Labs Inc., Par Laboratories Europe, Ltd., Par Pharmaceutical 2, Inc., Slate Pharmaceuticals, LLC, and Timm Medical Holdings, LLC, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

UK SFO News Release: Timothy Schools Conviction & 14-Year Prison Sentence

News Release by the United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office announcing that Timothy Schools has been "jailed for 14 years" after being convicted of a "no-win-no-fee fraud" involving entities in the Cayman Islands, England, France, Isle of Man, Marshall Islands, Panama, Spain, and Switzerland.

Guardian Coin Inc.: Directors

Director Details for Guardian Coin Inc., obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on August 10th, 2022.

Golden Sphinx Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition (Jersey)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Jersey, in the Channel Islands, by Andrew Wood, as the Foreign Representative of Golden Sphinx Limited, described as a "passive investment-holding" vehicle whose ultimate beneficiaries are Alexander Sabadash, "formerly an elected Senator in Russia", his wife, Larisa Sabadash, and their two adult children and whose "principal assets" are a $45 million residence in Beverly Hills, California, and "certain debts from various parties", including Garry Itkin, described as a former director of the debtor who "engaged in fraudulent and unauthorized self-dealing actions", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Farhad Azima v. Global Impact Services et al: Discovery Application (England Proceedings)

Application by Farhad Azima to take discovery from Global Impact Services, Eitan Arusy, and Truist Financial Corporation for use in legal proceedings in England and Wales styled as "Farhad Azima -v- (1) RAKIA (2) David Neil Gerrard (3) Dechert LLP and (4) James Edward Deniston Buchanan" in which Azima "seeks to hold a group of overseas defendants responsible for the unlawful hacking of Petitioner’s electronic data", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Airbus A319-100 Aircraft: Seizure Warrant Application (‘Russian oligarch Andrei Skoch’)

Application for Seizure Warrant in USA v. Airbus A319-100 Aircraft, which was "purchased ... through a series of shell companies and trusts" in Aruba, Belize, Cyprus, and Jersey, in the Channel Islands involving accounts in England, Isle of Man, Switzerland, and USA and in which "an interest" is allegedly held by Andrei Skoch, described as "a member of Russia's State Duma" since 1999 and "a Deputy of the Duma", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Orbis Global Equity LE Fund et al v. Alta Mesa Resources Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in Orbis Global Equity LE Fund, of Australia; Orbis Global Equity Fund, of Australia; Orbis Global Balanced Fund, of Australia; Orbis SICAV, of Luxembourg; Orbis Institutional Global Equity L.P., of Delaware; Orbis Global Equity Fund Limited, of Bermuda; Orbis Institutional Funds Limited, of Bermuda; Allan Gray Australia Balanced Fund, of Australia; Orbis OEIC, of England and Wales, and Orbis Institutional U.S. Equity L.P., of Delaware v. Alta Mesa Resources, Inc., James T. Hackett, Thomas J. Walker, William Gutermuth, Jeffrey H. Tepper, Diana J. Walters, Stephen Coats, Harlan H. Chappelle, Michael E. Ellis, Ronald Smith, David M. Leuschen, Pierre F. Lapeyre, Jr., William W. McMullen, Don Dimitrievich, Donald Sinclair, Riverstone Holdings LLC, Bayou City Energy Management, LLC, HPS Investment Partners, LLC, and ARM Energy Holdings LLC at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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.

51job Inc.: ‘Fair Value’ Petition

Petition to determine the fair value of shares held by "dissenting shareholders" in the Cayman Islands, England, and the USA, in the matter of 51job Inc., described as "a leading provider of integrated human resource services in the People's Republic of China", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Banoka Sàrl et al v. Alvarez & Marsal Inc. et al: Discovery Application (England Proceedings)

Application by Banoka Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Renato Picciotto, Jacques Champy, and Jean Bissonnet to take discovery from Alvarez & Marsal Inc., Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Advisory Group, LLC, Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC, Elliott Management Corporation, Elliott Investment Management L.P., Elliott Associates, L.P., and Elliott International L.P. for use in "a contemplated foreign proceeding against non-party Westmont International Development, Inc. to be commenced in the English High Court of Justice" alleging "a multi-million dollar fraud that Westmont perpetrated against Petitioners in connection with Westmont's failed acquisition of Petitioners' shares in Clichy Victor Hugo, a French limited liability company that operated a Holiday Inn branded hotel in Paris, France", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Celsius Network LLC et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Celsius Network LLC, Celsius Network Inc., Celsius Network Limited, Celsius KeyFi LLC, Celsius Mining LLC, Celsius Networks Lending LLC, Celsius Lending LLC, and Celsius US Holding LLC, collectively "one of the largest and most sophisticated cryptocurrency based finance platforms in the world and provide financial services to institutional, corporate, and retail clients across more than 100 countries", at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

GIC Funding II LLC v. Lai Leong: Foreign Judgment Enforcement ($16.7M)

Writ of Summons to enforce a judgment from the High Court of England and Wales in GIC Funding II LLC, described as a Delaware-domiciled company based in Danbury, Connecticut, USA v. Lai Leong, described as "a high net-worth individual, whose last known and usual address" is in Hong Kong, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

KeyFi Inc. v. Celsius Network Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "a Ponzi Scheme" involving cryptocurrency in KeyFi Inc., of Delaware v. Celsius Network Limited, of England, and Celsius KeyFi LLC, of Delaware, which collectively "operate a "crypto-lending platform" that receives crypto-asset deposits from consumers seeking to earn interest on their crypto holdings", at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

CMC Spreadbet Plc v. Robert Tchenguiz: Judgment (£1.3M)

Judgment that the defendant owes the claimant £1.31 million regarding "losses under a spread betting account" in CMC Spreadbet Plc, a British spread betting firm v. Robert Tchenguiz at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

BitMEX v. Nexo Capital Inc. et al: Judgment (‘880 Bitcoin Dispute’)

Judgment regarding ownership of "approximately 880 bitcoin, equivalent to approximately £30 million at current prices" in HDR Global Trading Limited, d.b.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles, operator of "a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange and trading platform" v. Nexo Capital Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Georgi Shulev, of Bulgaria, described as "co-founder of the Nexo group", and at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.