Italy

Italy: Mario Grassetti Tonnarelli

Amended Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Clars Auction Gallery and Masterworks Fine Art Inc. regarding deliveries of "fake Picasso etchings" - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Italy - for a criminal investigation into Mario Tonnarelli "for conspiracy, handling stolen goods, and smuggling".

SEC v. Evarist Amah: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in which several of the victims were residents of Nigeria and Italy in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Evarist C. Amah, described as a New York-based investment adviser, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Daniel Feldman et al v. AS Roma SPV et al: Judgment

Memorandum Opinion dismissing an investor complaint against the American owners of Italian soccer club AS Roma in Daniel Feldman, Jonathan Wyatt Gruber, John Charles Pope Revocable Trust, and Tierney Family Investors LLC v. AS Roma SPV GP LLC, James J. Pallotta, Richard A. D'Amore, The Ruane Irrevocable GST Trust of 2007, Shamrock Holdings of California Inc., and Raptor Holdco LLC at Delaware Chancery Court.

Romania: Lucian Mazilu

Complaint to extradite Lucian Mazilu from the USA to Romania so that he can serve a five-year prison sentence after being convicted "in abstentia" of tax fraud and money laundering, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

USA v. Samuel Mancini: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging securities fraud involving individuals and companies in or from Italy and the United States that "fraudulently obtained more than approximately $10 million fro victims" in USA v. Samuel J. Mancini, a.k.a. Samuel Gamel, described as a resident of Denver, Colorado, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Outdoor Capital Partners LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving "three Italian cycling companies" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Outdoor Capital Partners, LLC and Samuel J. Mancini, as Defendants, and OCP Italia Fund LLC, OCPITALUS LLC, and Diana L. Mancini, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd.: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging a bribery scheme involving, inter alia, Brazilian petroleum firm Petróleo Brasileiro - Petrobras, unidentified "intermediary" companies in Brazil and Monaco, and unidentified citizens of Brazil, Italy, United Kingdom and United States in USA v. Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Amec Foster Wheeler Ltd.: $22.7M Penalties

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties totaling $22.7 million on Amec Foster Wheeler Limited, described as a Switzerland-domiciled parent of a group "with a significant presence in the United Kingdom", regarding "a bribery scheme to obtain an oil and gas engineering and design contract in Brazil" involving Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras.

Liechtenstein: Manfred Fent et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Liechtenstein - for a criminal investigation into Manfred Fent, Franco Seren Gay, Gerald Hoop, Robert Seaman III, Monument Group AG and Monument Foundation for "serious fraud, money laundering, and related offenses".

Em@ney Plc: €359K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit imposing a fine of €359,339 on Em@ney Plc, described as a "financial institution", for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Em@ney Plc was incorporated in Malta on June 14th, 2012, its directors are Germano Arno, a citizen of Italy, and Konstantin Balassopulos, a citizen of Austria, former directors include Nicola Mattocks, who resigned effective October 22nd, 2020, and its shareholders are Malta-domiciled Absolute Holding Limited, whose sole director is Francesco Malandrino, a citizen of Italy, and whose shareholder is Trident Trust Company (Malta) Limited, and Malta-domiciled Tyke Holding Limited, whose sole director is Germano Arno and whose shareholder is Trident Trust Company (Malta) Limited.

Kazakhstan et al v. Daniel Chapman et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint alleging the defendants "are conspiring with, and aiding and abetting, a fraudulent scheme led by Moldovan oligarch Anatolie Stati, his son Gabriel Stati, and a murky web of companies that they control, often secretly", in Republic of Kazakhstan and Outrider Management LLC v. Daniel Chapman, Argentem Creek Holdings LLC, Argentem Creek Partners LP, Pathfinder Argentem Creek GP LLC, and ACP I Trading LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Guernsey regulator suspends investment fund Remus Horizons

The registration of investment fund Remus Horizons PCC Limited, which is part of a group that includes individuals and companies in or from Australia, England, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Texas, and the United Arab Emirates, has been suspended by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission less than five months after it was granted.

Solutions 30 Eastern Europe SRL et al v. Muddy Waters Capital LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging defamation and unfair competition regarding an "anonymous report" that, as part of a "short-sale scheme", "falsely and baselessly accused Solutions SE and its related companies" of "facilitating activities of money laundering" and "employing former or current criminals as representatives" in Solutions 30 Eastern Europe SRL, of Romania; Swordfish Advisory Services SRL, of Romania, and Federico Salmoiraghi, a citizen of Italy and "beneficial owner of Salmo Services Group" v. Muddy Waters Capital LLC, described as a Delaware company based in California, and Carson C. Block, described as the "founder, research director, and sole member and member-manager of Muddy Waters", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Amia Capital Macro Master Fund Ltd. et al v. Buenos Aires: Complaint

Complaint for damages of $336 million alleging the default of bonds in Amia Capital Macro Master Fund Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Fondi Italia - Amundi Obbligazionario Paesi Emergenti a distribuzione, of Italy; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Blended Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Hard Currency Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Funds - Emerging Markets Short Term Bond, of Luxembourg; Amundi Funds - Strategic Bond, of Luxembourg; Fondi Amundi - Amundi Obbligazionario Dinamico, of Italy; Amundi Funds - Optimal Yield Short Term, of Luxembourg; Amundi S.F. - Emerging Markets Bond 2024, of Luxembourg; Amundi S.F. - Emerging Markets Bond 2025, of Luxembourg; Caius Capital Master Fund, of the Cayman Islands; Callaway Strategic Opportunity Fund I, LP, of the Cayman Islands; BayernInvest Alternative Loan Fonds-Segment GoldenTree 2, of Luxembourg; Corbin ERISA Opportunity Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Crown Managed Accounts SPC - Crown/GT Segregated Portfolio, of the Cayman Islands; FS Credit Income Fund, of Delaware; Ginkgo Tree, LLC, of Delaware; GN3 SIP Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; GoldenTree Co-Invest Master Fund II Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Distressed Master Fund III Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Distressed Onshore Master Fund III LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree Emerging Markets Master Fund ICAV, of Ireland; GoldenTree Insurance Fund Series Interests of the SALI Multi-Series Fund, L.P., of Delaware; GoldenTree Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Multi Sector-C LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree NJ Distressed Fund 2015 LP, of Delaware; GoldenTree Vl Master Fund, L.P., of the Cayman Islands; GT Credit Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; GT G Distressed Fund 2020 LP, of Delaware; GT NM, LP, of Delaware; Guadalupe Fund, LP, of Texas; High Yield and Bank Loan Series Trust, of the Cayman Islands; Kapitalforeningen Industriens Pension Portfolio - Emerging Markets Obligationer I, of Denmark; Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, of Louisiana; MA Multi-Sector Opportunistic Fund, LP, of Delaware; Pinehurst Partners, L.P., of Delaware; San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association, of California; Greylock Global Opportunity Master Fund, Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Greylock Global Focus Master Fund, Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Beauregarde Holdings LLP, of England; Beauregarde Holdings II LLP, of England, and Mandrake Holdings, LLC, of Delaware v. The Province of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Buenos Aires sued by investors for ‘$366M bonds default’

The Province of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, is being sued for allegedly defaulting on bonds totaling $366 million by investment vehicles in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Delaware, Denmark, England, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, and Luxembourg.

Moody’s Investors Service Ltd. et al: Penalties

Public Notice by the European Securities and Markets Authority that it has imposed penalties on Moody's Investors Service Ltd., Moody's France S.A.S., Moody's Deutschland GmbH, Moody's Italia S.r.l., and Moody's Investors Service España S.A.

Maria Foglia v. Matteo Cerri et al: Judgment

Summary Judgment in Maria Alessandra Foglia, described as "the victim of a substantial fraud pursuant to which €15m was misappropriated from her account with a Cayman bank, CITCO Bank and Trust Company Ltd." v. The Family Officer Limited, Wechsler & Co Limited, C&C Family Holdings Limited, Matteo Cerri, Italians Clubhouse Limited, ITS Fashion Street Café Limited, Shield Risk Management Limited, and St Charles Luxembourg SA at the High Court of Justice, for England and Wales.

Phoenix Payments Ltd.: €32K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €32,400 on Phoenix Payments Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Phoenix Payments Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on November 21st, 2016, its directors are Francesc Xavier Alabart Lopez, a citizen of Spain; Keith Farrugia, a citizen of Malta, and Marco Lavanna, a citizen of Italy residing in Switzerland, previous directors include Alexander Vella, who resigned effective May 8th, 2020, Ivan Fsandi, John Pollacco, who both resigned effective December 1st, 2019, and Dmitrij Kozelkin, who resigned effective September 2nd, 2019, and its shareholders are Fenice Holding SA, of Switzerland, and Marco Lavanna.

Phoenix Payments Ltd.: Inspector Appointment

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has appointed an Inspector "investigate and report on the affairs of" Phoenix Payments Limited. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Phoenix Payments Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on November 21st, 2016, its directors are Francesc Xavier Alabart Lopez, a citizen of Spain; Keith Farrugia, a citizen of Malta, and Marco Lavanna, a citizen of Italy residing in Switzerland, its previous directors include Alexander Vella, who resigned effective May 8th, 2020, Ivan Fsandi, John Pollacco, who both resigned effective December 1st, 2019, and Dmitrij Kozelkin, who resigned effective September 2nd, 2019, and its shareholders are Fenice Holding SA, of Switzerland, and Marco Lavanna.

New York AG v. Bitfinex et al: Settlement Agreement

Settlement Agreement between the New York State Attorney General and seven cryptocurrency firms, namely iFinex Inc., the operator of a cryptocurrency exchange known as Bitfinex; BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether International Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands, and Tether Limited, of Hong Kong. A copy of the agreement was attached to a letter filed by class action plaintiffs in a separate but related civil action alleging fraud.

Stream TV Networks Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Stream TV Networks Inc., which "was founded in 2009 as a "new media" company to pursue new technologies that enhance user entertainment and communications experiences", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Creditors include those from Bermuda, Dubai, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, India, Ireland, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Italy, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. et al v. Anthony Spillane: Discovery Application

Application by Jaguar Land Rover Limited, of the United Kingdom, and Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC, of New Jersey, to take discovery from Anthony Francis Spillane, of the United Kingdom, for use in a proceeding at the United States International Trade Commission involving alleged patent infringement, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Deutsche Bank AG: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding allegations of bribery and fraud activity involving, inter alia, entities in Abu Dhabi, British Virgin Islands, Italy, and Saudi Arabia in USA v. Deutsche Bank AG at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Deutsche Bank AG: $43M Penalty

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a penalty of $43.3 million on Deutsche Bank AG for regulatory breaches involving, inter alia, entities in Abu Dhabi, British Virgin Islands, China, Italy, and Saudi Arabia.

USA v. Deutsche Bank AG: Criminal Information

Criminal Information for Conspiracy to Violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and fraud involving entities in Abu Dhabi, British Virgin Islands, Italy, and Saudi Arabia in USA v. Deutsche Bank AG at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Real Exchange (REX) Ltd.: ‘No New Clients’ Order

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it was directed Real Exchange (REX) Limited "to cease the on-boarding of new clients with immediate effect". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Real Exchange (REX) Limited was incorporated in Malta on September 3rd, 2018, its directors are Adriano Cefai, of Malta; Viktor Kochetov, and Alexander Yelsky, both citizens of Ukraine, and its sole shareholder is K-Worldwide Group 18 Ltd., which was incorporated in Malta on September 25th, 2019, whose directors are Adriano Cefai, Viktor Kochetov, and Alexander Yelsky, and whose shareholders are Kyrrex Holding Limited, of Cyprus; Peter's Lab Spolka z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia, of Poland; RV70 Holding Limited, of England; Adriano Cefai, Darko Perovic, of Marbella, Spain; Yermek Tursunov, of Kazakhstan, and Clarissa Zammit Maempel, of Malta. According to records maintained by the Cyprus Registrar of Companies, Kyrrex Holding Limited was incorporated on October 2nd, 2018 and its directors are Viktor Kochetov and Lazarus Ioannou. According to Companies House for England and Wales, RV70 Holding Limited was incorporated on November 20th, 2014 and its sole director and controlling person is Ruggero Venturini, described as a citizen of Italy residing in Malta. On the website of Real Exchange (REX) Limited at kyrrex.com, it is stated: "Founded in June 2016, Kyrrex is a digital wallet and professional platform where traders and consumers can trade in new digital assets - cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, Monero and many others."

Ape Group SpA et al v. The Republic of Argentina: Complaint

Complaint alleging "defaulted" bonds in Ape Group SpA, Romano Consulting SpA, Icaro SRL, and Elazar Romano, all of Italy v. The Republic of Argentina at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Banoka Sarl et al v. Westmont International Development Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Banoka Sarl, of Luxembourg; ATYS S.A., of Luxembourg; Renato Picciotto, a citizen of Italy; Jacques Champy, and Jean Bissonnet, both citizens of France, from Westmont International Development Inc. "for use in a contemplated foreign proceeding" in England, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

USA v. Natalino D’Amato: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering regarding Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, "the state-owned and state-controlled oil company of Venezuela" in USA v. Natalino D'Amato, described by the U.S. Department of Justice as a dual citizen of Venezuela and Italy who, inter alia, "owned and controlled a Nevis-based corporation called Kronos Enterprises Corp.", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Mistral Pay Ltd.: €32K Fine

Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €32,400 on Mistral Pay Ltd. "and has allowed the Institution to start the process for the voluntary surrender of their licence under the Financial Institutions Act". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Mistral Pay Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on January 27th, 2014, its directors are Joseph Mary Formosa, a citizen of Malta; Conrad Micallef, a citizen of Malta, and David Axel Trincia, a citizen and resident of Italy, its previous directors include David Marinelli, who resigned effective October 28th, 2019, and its shareholders are DM Capital Ltd. and MPHOL International Limited, both of Malta. DM Capital Ltd.'s directors are David Marinelli and its shareholders are SAFI Holdings, of Malta, and David Marinelli, while MPHOL International Limited's sole director is Ivano Luigi Porretiello, of Italy, and its shareholders are Easy Network SRL, of Italy; Sofia Inaudi, a citizen of Argentina with an address in Italy; David Marinelli, and Ivano Luigi Porretiello.

Eni SpA v. Poplar Falls, LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Eni S.p.A., of Italy, to take discovery from Poplar Falls, LLC, Drumcliffe Partners I LLC, Drumcliffe Partners II LLC, Drumcliffe Partners III LLC, Drumcliffe Partners III SMA I, LLC, Drumcliffe Partners IV LLC, and Drumcliffe Partners IV SMA1, LLC "for use in civil and criminal actions brought by the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Milan Public Prosecutor, respectively, against Eni in Milan, Italy and an international arbitration claim brought by certain Eni subsidiaries against the FRN" regarding "the 2011 purchase by Eni and Royal Dutch Shell PLC of a Nigerian oil prospecting license known as OPL 245", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Public Private Real Estate Fund SICAV Plc: License Revocation

Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has cancelled the Collective Investment Scheme License of Public Private Real Estate Fund SICAV Plc for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Public Private Real Estate Fund SICAV Plc was incorporated on June 1st, 2007, its directors are Paolo Bruckner, a citizen of Switzerland; Jonathan de Giovanni, a citizen of Malta, and Charles Ingham, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and its shareholders are Novium AG, of Switzerland and Paolo Bruckner, while previous directors include Anthony O'Driscoll, a citizen of Ireland who resigned effective December 14th, 2016, and Mark Meyer, a resident of Switzerland who resigned effective October 30th, 2015. The Swiss Commercial Register showed that the sole director of Novium AG (in Liquidation) is Paolo Brückner, whose nationality is listed as Italian, while previous directors include Marc Stefan Dätwyler, Raul Cortes Moreno, Michael Cohen, of Switzerland; Markus Meyer, Michele Mugnai, and Werner Mathys.

USA v. Nika Nazarovi et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment against "citizens of multiple countries, including Georgia, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Belgium" who were described as being "members of a transnational organized crime network known as 'QQAAZZ'" that "provided money laundering services to significant cybercriminal organizations that stole money from unwitting victims in the United States and abroad" involving accounts at financial institutions in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom in USA v. Nika Nazarovi, a.k.a. Nika Utiashvili, a.k.a. Mihail Atansov, a.k.a. Stefan Trifonov Zhelyazkov; Martins Ignatjevs, a.k.a. Yordan Angelov Stoyanov, a.k.a. Aleksander Tihomirov, a.k.a. Svetlin Iliyanov Asenov; Aleksandre Kobiashvili, a.k.a. Antonios Nastas, a.k.a. Ognyan Krasimirov Trifonov; Dmitrijs Kuzminovs, a.k.a. Parush Gospodinov Genchev; Valentins Sevecs, a.k.a. Marek Jaswilko, a.k.a. Rafal Szczytko; Dmitrijs Slapins, Armens Vecels, Artiom Capacli, Ion Cebanu, Tomass Trescinkas, Ruslans Sarapovs, Silvestrs Tamenieks, Andelhak Hamdaoui, and Petar Iliev at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV: $9.5M Fine

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a fine of $9.5 million on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. , described as "a Dutch public company headquartered in London, United Kingdom", for the "VW 'dieselgate' scandal".

Garrett Motion Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Garrett Motion Inc., of Switzerland, which "designs, manufactures and sells highly engineered turbocharger, electric-boosting and connected vehicle technologies for original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket"; BRH LLC, of Switzerland; Calvari Limited, of Ireland; Friction Materials LLC, of Michigan; Garrett ASASCO Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Borrowing LLC, of Michigan; Garrett Holding Company Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett LX I Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett LX II Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett LX III Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett Motion Australia Pty Limited, of Australia; Garrett Motion Automotive Research Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., of Mexico; Garrett Motion Holdings Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Motion Holdings II Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Motion International Services S.R.L., of Romania; Garrett Motion Ireland A Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland B Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland C Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Italia S.r.l., of Italy; Garrett Motion Japan Inc., of Japan; Garrett Motion LLC, of Michigan; Garrett Motion México, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, of Mexico; Garrett Motion Romania S.R.L., of Romania; Garrett Motion Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett Motion Slovakia s.r.o., of Slovakia; Garrett Motion Switzerland Holdings Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett Motion UK A Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK B Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK C Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK D Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK Limited, of England; Garrett Transportation I Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Transportation Systems Ltd., of England; Garrett Transportation Systems UK II Ltd., of England; Garrett TS Ltd., of England, and Garrett Turbo Ltd., of England, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Excellence Investment Umbrella SICAV Plc: License Revocation

Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the Collective Investment Scheme License of Excellence Investment Umbrella SICAV Plc, "including the licence granted to its four sub-funds, namely Innovative Investment Fund; Perfectum Fund; Exclusive Gold and Precious Metals Fund; and Omega Investment Fund", for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Excellence Investment Umbrella SICAV Plc was incorporated on October 24th, 2011, its directors are Paolo Bruckner, of Switzerland; Jonathan de Giovanni, a citizen of Malta, and Charles Ingham, a citizen of the United Kingdom and resident of Malta, and its shareholders are Novium AG, of Switzerland, and Raul Cortes Moreno, a citizen of Spain. The Swiss Commercial Register showed that the sole director of Novium AG (in Liquidation) is Paolo Brückner, whose nationality is listed as Italian, while previous directors include Marc Stefan Dätwyler, Raul Cortes Moreno, Michael Cohen, of Switzerland; Markus Meyer, Michele Mugnai, and Werner Mathys.

Novium Opportunity Umbrella SICAV Plc: License Revocation

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it was cancelled the collective investment services license of Novium Opportunity Umbrella SICAV Plc, "including the licence granted to its six sub-funds, namely Personal Care Fund; Special Situations Fund; Vintage Watches Fund; Primatist Multi Strategy Fund; Quality Investment Fund; and Bull Bear Opportunities Fund". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Novium Opportunity Umbrella SICAV Plc was incorporated on December 27th, 2007, that its directors are Paolo Bruckner, a citizen of Switzerland; Jonathan de Giovanni, a citizen of Malta; and Charles Ingham, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and that its shareholders are Raul Cortes Moreno, a citizen of Spain, and Novium AG, of Switzerland, while previous directors include Alessandro Bartoli, a.k.a Sandro Bartoli, who resigned effective December 1st, 2017; Joseph Bortelli, who resigned effective May 25th, 2016; Mark Meyer, who resigned effective June 1st, 2015; Frank Chetcuti Dimech, Marise Muscat, and Guido Mizzi, who all resigned effective January 5th, 2015. The Swiss Commercial Register showed that the sole director of Novium AG (in Liquidation) is Paolo Brückner, whose nationality is listed as Italian, while previous directors include Marc Stefan Dätwyler, Raul Cortes Moreno, Michael Cohen, of Switzerland; Markus Meyer, Michele Mugnai, and Werner Mathys.

Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation: Bitfinex et al’s Motion to Dismiss Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint

Motion to Dismiss Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint styled as 'Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation' by iFinex Inc., a.k.a. Bitfinex; DigFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether International Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether Holdings Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, of Hong Kong; Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, a citizen of the Netherlands, and Giancarlo Devasini, a citizen of Italy, in David Leibowitz et al v. iFinex Inc. et al at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Aleksandr Spitsyn: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging money laundering regarding "work-from-home fraud schemes" in USA v. Aleksandr Vladimirovich Spitsyn, a citizen of Russia, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

USA v. Strachans SA: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to defraud the United States in USA v. Strachans SA (in Liquidation), described as "a Jersey-based accounting and financial services company that assisted U.S. taxpayer-clients and others in evading taxes through the use of offshore trusts and entities and offshore bank accounts" that later moved to Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California. Editor's Note: In the Criminal Information, the USA stated that Strachans moved from Jersey to Switzerland in 1999 and, in 2009, "began doing business as Elston Management". Research by OffshoreAlert in the Swiss Commercial Registry showed that directors, past and present, of Elston Management SA have included Richard Jepson Egglishaw, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Monaco; Dino Ferro, a citizen of Italy; Rachel Laure Dupanloup, Henri Bressoud, and Dominique de Weck, of Switzerland.

AYN Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the Financial Institution license of AYN Limited, described as a provider of "payment services". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that AYN Ltd. was incorporated on July 18th, 2017, its directors are Paolo Gatti and Paolo Musumeci, both citizens of Italy, and its sole shareholder is AYN Holding Ltd., of Malta. The directors of AYN Holding Ltd. are Gatti and Musumeci and its shareholder is Artio Trustees Limited.

BlueBay Asset Management LLP et al v. Etihad Airways PJSC: Discovery Application

Application by BlueBay Asset Management LLP, GML Capital LLP, IVO Capital LLP, RAI Investments PTE LTD., Sancta Capital Partners LP, Sandglass Opportunity Fund, LP, Sandglass Petrus Opportunity Fund, LP, and VR Global Partners, L.P. to take discovery from Etihad Airways PJSC, of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, for use in "an administrative (restructuring) proceeding currently pending before a foreign tribunal in the Republic of Italy", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

GlobalCapital Life Insurance Ltd.: Fine

Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €20,760 on GlobalCapital Life Insurance Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Malta Business Registry, the directors of GlobalCapital Life Limited are identified as Cristina Casingena, Paolo Catalfamo, Joseph C. Schembri, all of Malta, and Nicholas Hornby Taylor, a citizen of the United Kingdom, of Dorset, England and its shareholders are identified as GlobalCapital Holdings Limited, of Malta, and Ian Zammit, of Malta. The directors of GlobalCapital Holdings Limited are identified as Paolo Catalfamo and Joseph Schembri and its sole shareholder is identified as GlobalCapital Plc, of Malta. The directors of GlobalCapital Plc, whose shares are listed on the Malta Stock Exchange, are identified as Cinzia Catalfamo, of Italy; Paolo Catalfamo, Joseph Del Raso, of Devon, Pennsylvania, USA; Gregory Eugene McGowan, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, and Joseph Schembri.

Antonio Conte et al v. Massimo Bochicchio et al: Complaint

Complaint for damages of £9 million, €33.1 million, and $10.55 million in Palesa Sarl, of Luxembourg; Superb Sport Limited, of England; Antonio Conte, a former professional soccer player and current head coach of Inter Milan; Caterina Carmi, Riccardo Rizzardi, Antonio Massimino, Maria Azzurra Massimino, and Patrizia Bacci, all of Italy v. Massimo Bochicchio, of England, and Kidman Asset Management Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, at the High Court of Justice, for England and Wales.

USA v. Luis Martinelli et al: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint against the sons of former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli alleging participation in a bribery and money laundering scheme involving Brazil's Odebrecht SA and other companies, including those in the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, and Switzerland, in USA v. Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares and Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Linares, described as citizens of Italy and Panama, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.