Malta

Insignia Cards Ltd.: €373K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €373.670 on Insignia Cards Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Insignia Cards Limited was incorporated on November 17th, 2011, its sole director is George Kesidy, a citizen of the United Kingdom, with an address in London, England; previous directors include Joseph Zammit Tabona and Charles Rapa, citizens of Malta who both resigned effective July 31st, 2020, and its shareholders are George Kesidy and Insignia Malta Holding Limited, which was incorporated in Malta on November 17th, 2011, whose directors are George Kesidy and Nada Tucakov, a citizen of Serbia with an address in London, England, and whose shareholders are George Kesidy and Insignia International Limited, which, according to the Cyprus Registrar of Companies, was incorporated in Cyprus on November 11th, 2011 and whose sole director is Irodotos Kasapis. The Malta Business Registry shows that PricewaterhouseCoopers resigned as auditor of Insignia Cards Limited effective October 28th, 2020.

Credence Fiduciary Ltd.: €118K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €118,365 on Credence Fiduciary Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Credence Fiduciary Limited was incorporated on February 6th, 2008, its directors are Andrew Cefai, Clayton Fenech, Adrian Muscat Azzopardi, James Muscat Azzopardi, and Ivan Vella, all of Malta, and its sole shareholder is Credence Holdings Limited, which was formed on October 31st, 2018, which has the same five directors and whose shareholders are Andrew Cefai, Adrian Azzopardi, James Azzopardi, and Ivan Vella.

Credence Corporate and Advisory Services Ltd.: €143K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €143,119 on Credence Corporate and Advisory Services Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Credence Corporate and Advisory Services Limited was incorporated on December 7th, 2006, its directors are Clayton Fenech, James Muscat Azzopardi, and Ivan Vella, all of Malta, and its sole shareholder is Credence Holdings Limited, which was formed on October 31st, 2018, which has the same five directors and whose shareholders are Andrew Cefai, Adrian Azzopardi, James Azzopardi, and Ivan Vella.

Girobank NV et al v. Trade Finance Trust et al: Complaint

Complaint "to set aside certain fraudulent conveyances and to secure a preliminary and permanent injunction enjoining defendants from transferring certain funds in accounts at Bank Leumi USA without first allocating Girobank its fair share of those funds, in which Girobank holds an equitable trust interest" in Girobank NV and Girobank International NV, both of Curaçao v. Trade Finance Trust, of Delaware; IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; TriLinc Global Impact Fund - Trade Finance Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and IIG Bank (Malta), Ltd., of Malta, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Pilatus Bank Plc v. Lawrence Connell: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Pilatus Bank Plc, of Malta, to take discovery from Lawrence Connell for use in legal proceedings "pending before the Court of Justice of the European Union" in which "Pilatus seeks an order annulling the ... withdrawal of its banking license" by the European Central Bank and a contemplated "separate legal action against the ECB for damages relating to the ... treatment of the bank" by the ECB and the Malta Financial Services Authority, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Amicorp Malta Ltd.: €57K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €57,845 on Amicorp Malta Limited for regulatory breaches.

Lombard Bank Malta Plc: €340K Fine

Publication Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €340,058 on Lombard Bank Malta Plc for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed the the directors of Lombard Bank Malta Plc are identified as Michael Bonello, Graham Fairclough, Joseph Said, Michael Zammit, all citizens of Malta, and Kimon Palamidis, a citizen of Greece.

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.

Clayton Formosa et al: €25,000 Fine

Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €25,000 on Clayton Formosa and Odin Professional Services and ordered Formosa "to cease the provision of any services which require prior authorisation or registration from the MFSA, including the provision of Corporate Services Provider" for regulatory breaches.

Nexia BT: License Suspension

Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has suspended "the authorisation of Nexia BT to act as an approved auditor" for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Nexia BT is part of a group whose officers and directors include Brian Tonna, Manuel Castagna, and Karl Cini, all citizens of Malta.

UrtheCast Corp. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of Foreign Main Proceedings in Canada by Sai Chu, of Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of UrtheCast Corp., of Canada, "a technology company developing world-first technologies in data services, geo-analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence" whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange; Geosys-Int'l Inc., of Delaware; Geosys Australia Pty., of Australia; Geosys Europe SARL, of Switzerland; Geosys S.A.S., of France; Geosys do Brasil Sistemas de Informacao Agriocola Ltda, of Brazil, and Deimos Imaging S.L.U., of Spain, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota.

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.

MPM Capital Investments Ltd.: €1M Fine & Appeal

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €1,183,887 on MPM Capital Investments Ltd. for regulatory breaches and that its decision has been appealed.

Vivaro Ltd.: €733K Fine & Appeal

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €733,160 on Vivaro Ltd., described as a "Remote Gaming Operator", for regulatory breaches and that its decision has been appealed.

Highland Crusader Offshore Partners LP et al v. Celtic Pharma Phinco BV et al: Amended Judgment

Amended Judgment for $1 billion against Celtic Pharmaceutical Holdings LP, of Bermuda; Celtic Pharma Management LP, of Bermuda; Targeted Delivery Technologies Holdings Ltd., of Malta; Targeted Delivery Technologies Ltd., of Malta; Celtic Pharma Management Ltd., of Bermuda; Celtic Pharma FIX Ltd., of Bermuda; Celtic Pharma FIX Venture Ltd., of Bermuda, and John Mayo, of England in Highland Crusader Offshore Partners LP, of Bermuda; Highland Credit Opportunities CDO Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Highland Credit Strategies Master Fund LP, of Bermuda; Highland Restoration Capital Partners Master LP, of Delaware, and NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund, of Delaware v. Celtic Pharma Phinco BV, of the Netherlands; Targeted Delivery Technologies Holdings Ltd., of Malta; Targeted Delivery Technologies Ltd., of Malta; Xenova Group Ltd., of England; TDT 044 Ltd., of Bermuda; TDT 054 Ltd., of Bermuda; TDT 077 Ltd., of Bermuda; Celtic Pharmaceutical Holdings LP, of Bermuda; Celtic Pharma Services Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda; Auven Therapeutics Management LLLP, of the U.S. Virgin Islands, f.k.a. Celtic Therapeutics Management LLLP, as successor-in-interest to Celtic Pharma Management LP; Celtic Pharma Management LP, of Bermuda; Celtic Pharma Management Company Ltd., of Bermuda; Celtic Pharma FIX Ltd., of Bermuda; Celtic Pharma FIX Venture Ltd., of Bermuda; Stephen Evans-Freke, of Ireland and the United Kingdom, and John Mayo, of England, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Chris Baldacchino & Associates: €58K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €58,952 on Chris Baldacchino & Associates, described as an "Auditor/Accountant/Corporate Service Provider", for regulatory breaches.

BT International Ltd.: Cease New Business

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has ordered fiduciary services provider BT International Limited to "refrain from onboarding new clients and refrain from providing existing clients with any new or additional services". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that BT International Limited was incorporated on January 24th, 2007 and that its directors are Manuel Castagna, Karl Cini, and Brian Tonna, all citizens and residents of Malta, and its sole shareholder is Nexia BT Holdings Limited, of Malta. Previous directors include Oliver Zammit, who resigned effective May 14th, 2020, while Pierre Fiorentino was "removed" as the company's auditor effective April 9th, 2020. Nexia BT Holdings Limited was incorporated on January 27th, 2012 and its directors are Manuel Castagna, Karl Cini, and Brian Tonna and its shareholders are Nexia BT, of Malta, and Brian Tonna.

BTI Management Ltd.: Cease New Business

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has ordered corporate services provider BTI Management Limited to "refrain from onboarding new clients and refrain from providing existing clients with any new or additional services". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that BTI Management Limited was incorporated on June 11th, 2010 and that its directors are Manuel Castagna, Karl Cini, and Brian Tonna, all citizens and residents of Malta, and its shareholders are Nexia BT Holdings Limited, of Malta, and Brian Tonna, of Malta. Previous directors include Oliver Zammit, who resigned effective May 14th, 2020, while Pierre Fiorentino was "removed" as the company's auditor effective April 9th, 2020. Nexia BT Holdings Limited was incorporated on January 27th, 2012 and its directors are Manuel Castagna, Karl Cini, and Brian Tonna and its shareholders are Nexia BT, of Malta, and Brian Tonna.

Piraeus Bank SA v. NASDAQ et al: Discovery Application

Application by Piraeus Bank SA, of Greece, to take discovery from The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC and OTC Markets Group for use in "an anticipated foreign judicial proceeding that will be commenced by Piraeus against Newlead Holdings, Ltd. [of Bermuda] before the High Court of Justice, Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, Commercial Court pursuant to a Guarantee and Indemnity agreement", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Dennis Muscat: €150K Fine & 10-Year Ban

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €150,000 and a 10-year ban on Dennis Muscat for "providing investment services without a licence on a regular and habitual basis".

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.

Playbay Malta Ltd.: €58K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €58,757 on Playbay Malta Ltd., described as a "Remote Gaming Supervisor", for regulatory breaches.

JD Capital Plc: Fine

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €5,000 on JD Capital Plc "for failure to submit the updated List of Insiders to the MFSA within the established timeframes". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that JD Capital Plc was incorporated on August 9th, 2017, that its directors are Josef Dimech, Stephen Muscat, Stanley Portelli, and Gaetano Vella, all citizens of Malta, and its shareholders are Stanley Portelli, Josef Dimech, and JD Holdings Limited, of Malta, while previous directors include Etienne Borg Cardona, who resigned effective February 26th, 2018. JD Holdings Limited was incorporated on August 9th, 2017, its sole director is Josef Dimech, and its shareholders are Josef Dimech and Stanley Portelli, while its previous directors include Stanley Portelli and Gaetano Vella, who both resigned effective August 9th, 2017.

John Anthony Farrell: Disqualification

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has disqualified John Anthony Farrell, a citizen of the United Kingdom, for not being "fit and proper".

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.

MPM Capital Investments Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the investment services license of, and appointed an inspector for, MPM Capital Investments Limited. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that MPM Capital Investments Limited was incorporated in Malta on May 11th, 2009, its directors are Alexander Mangion and Melvyn Mangion, who are both citizens of Malta, and its shareholders are Capitalex Limited and Mangum Consulta Limited, both of Malta, which are owned by Alexander Mangion and Melvyn Mangion, respectively.

Alexander Mangion: Disqualification

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it imposed a 10-year corporate disqualification on Alexander Mangion for not being "fit and proper".

Melvyn Mangion: Disqualification

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it imposed a 10-year corporate disqualification on Melvyn Mangion for not being "fit and proper".

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.

Corporate & Commercial FX Services Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the Financial Institutions license of Corporate & Commercial FX Services Limited, described as a "payment services" firm. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that the sole director of Corporate & Commercial FX Services Limited is identified as Jorge Pio Celemin Gomez, a citizen of Spain residing in Portugal, and its shareholders as Business Concept International Plc, of Malta; Jorge Pio Celemin Gomez, Josefa Malave Gonzalez, a citizen of Spain, and Benjamin Rayner Harrison, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Malta. Previous directors include Joseph Mary Formosa and Frank Chetcuti Dimech, both of Malta, who both resigned effective September 30th, 2018. The directors of Business Concept International Plc are identified as Adrian Sciberras, Charlene Sciberras, and William Van Buren, all of Malta, and its shareholders as Joceline Caruana, Adrian Sciberras, Daryl Azzopardi,Angela Maria Camilleri, Daryl Caruana, Anna Lee Debattista, Richard Falzon, Olga Mifsud, Christian Mizzi, Conrad Meli, Dona-Marie Rapinett, Charlene Sciberras, Marika Sciberras, William Van Buren, and Nicholas Vella, all of Malta.

ARQ Fiduciaries Ltd.: €15,000 Fine

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €15,000 on ARQ Fiduciaries Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that the directors and shareholders of ARQ Fiduciaries Limited are identified as Christian Farrugia and Tonio Fenech, both of Malta. Previous directors include Nicholas Gouder, of Malta, who resigned effective December 18th, 2019.

Saad Aljabri v. Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud et al: Complaint

Complaint in Dr. Saad Aljabri, described as "a dual citizen of Malta and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" residing in Canada and "a 39-year veteran of the government of Saudi Arabia with expertise in national security and counterterrorism" who was allegedly the target of an "attempted extrajudicial killing" v. Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Prince Mohammed bin Salman Abdulaziz Foundation, d.b.a. MiSK Foundation; Bader Alasaker, Saud Alqahtani, Ahmed Alassiri, Khalid Ibrahim Algasem, Mishal Fahad Alsayed, Bandar Saeed Alhaqbani, Ibrahim Hamad Abdulrahman Alhomid, Saud Abdulaziz Alsaleh, Mohammed Alhamed, Bijad Alharbi, all of Saudi Arabia; Layla Abduljadayel, and Youssef Alrajhi, both of the United States, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Thomas Vella: €60K Fine

Publication Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed an administrative penalty of €60,518 on Thomas Vella for regulatory breaches.

Building Block Insurance Malta PCC Ltd.: Fine

Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that is has imposed a fine of €21,100 on Building Block Insurance Malta PCC Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Malta Business Registry, the directors of Building Block Insurance Malta PCC Limited are identified as Joseph Demanuele, of Malta; Andrew Paul Mirfin, a citizen of the United Kingdom, of Leeds, England; James Portelli, of Malta, and Neil David Reynolds, a citizen of the United Kingdom, of Market Harborough, England, and the shareholders are identified as Lattice Group Holdings Limited, of Malta, and Gordon Philip Dale Rann, a citizen of the United Kingdom, of Grantham, England, while the directors of Lattice Group Holdings Limited are identified as Neil Reynolds and Jonathan Vassallo, of Malta, and the shareholders are identified as Lattice Trading Limited, of England, and Gordon Rann. In records filed with Companies House for England and Wales, Lattice Trading Limited's directors are identified as Rachel Elizabeth Duffey, Lianne Estelle Firth, and Lesley Elizabeth Ranne and its "persons with significant control" as Gordon Rann, Lesley Rann, and Lianne Estelle Tapson, who has the same date of birth and, therefore, appears to be the same person, as Lianne Firth.

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.

Blaustein Ltd.: Fines & Registration Cancellation

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has fined and cancelled the registration of corporate services provider Blaustein Limited for various regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malra Business Registry showed that Blaustein Limited was incorporated in Malta on November 27th, 2013 and has Vadim Yuryevich Blaustein, a citizen of the Netherlands, as its sole director and shareholder.

Vadim Blaustein: Industry Disqualification

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has disqualified Vadim Blaustein, a citizen of the Netherlands, "from holding any position and accepting any new appointments" for five years after determining that he "can no longer be deemed to be fit and proper".

Advent Insurance PCC Ltd.: €21,460 Fine

Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €21,460 on Advent Insurance PCC Limited for breaches "of the Insurance Business Act for failure to submit the audited financial statements and the report on solvency and financial condition within the regulatory deadline". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, at the Malta Business Registry, the directors of Advent Insurance PCC Limited are identified as James Dunbar Cousin, a citizen and resident of Malta; Christian Farrugia, a citizen and resident of Malta; Anne Finn, a citizen of Ireland residing in Malta, and David Starforth Hill, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in London, England. and the shareholders as Absolut Holding Limited, Advent International Holdings Limited, ARQ Fiduciaries Limited, Autorama Holding (Malta) Limited, Freedom Health (Holdings) Limited, UIB Holding (Malta) Limited, and UnlimitedCare Holding Limited, all of Malta.

Grand Harbour Trustees Ltd.: €15,000 Fine

Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a €15,000 fine on Grand Harbour Trustees Limited for several regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that the directors of Grand Harbour Trustees Limited are Rodney Lee Berger, a citizen of the United Kingdom with an address in Middlesex, England; Matthew Paris, a citizen of Malta residing in Malta, and Suzanne Wolfe Martin, a citizen of Switzerland with an address in Malta, and its shareholders are Pelican Management Limited, of Malta, and Rodney Berger. Pelican Management Limited's directors and shareholders are Rodney Berger and Corinne Hilary Berger, the latter of whom is also a citizen of the United Kingdom.

SEC v. Nelson Gomes et al: TRO Motion

Emergency Ex Parte Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order regarding accounts in Canada, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Malta, and the USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Nelson Gomes, described as a citizen of Canada who "resides at various times in the Bahamas and Hong Kong"; Michael Luckhoo-Bouche, a citizen of Canada residing in Mississauga, Ontario; Shane Schmidt, a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, British Columbia; Douglas Roe, a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, British Columbia; Kelly Warawa, a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, British Columbia; FFS Capital Limited, of Hong Kong; Paifang Trading Limited, of Hong Kong; Atlantean Management Corporation, of Canada; Meadow Asia Limited, of Hong Kong, and Thyme International Limited, of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Setanta Insurance Company Ltd.: €475,192 ‘Notional Penalty’

Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a "notional penalty" of €475,192 against Setanta Insurance Company Limited. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Setanta Insurance Company Limited was incorporated on June 21st, 2007 and went into liquidation on April 30th, 2014, with its net liabilities estimated at €63.5 million in the most recent statement by liquidator Paul Mercieca, dated March 2nd, 2020. Its directors are listed in corporate filings as Hugh Attard Montalto, of Malta; Martin Azzopardi, of Malta, and Peter Melling, of Ireland, and its shareholders as Setanta Holdings Limited, of Malta, and Ganado Trustees & Fiduciaries Limited, of Malta. Setanta Holdings Limited was incorporated in Malta on May 31st, 2007 and has not had any directors since Hugh Attard Montalto, Martin Azzopardi, and Evander Borg, all of Malta, resigned on August 1st, 2014. The company's shareholders are identified in corporate filings as Corporate Services Limited, of Malta, on behalf of "beneficial owner", and John V. Flood Ltd., of Ireland, both holding "Promoter Class" shares, and Ocorian Corporate Services (Malta) Limited, of Malta; SNSTRY Limited, of Ireland, and Irish citizens Charles Bourke, Deirdre Bourke, James Byrne, Tommy Conway, Concepta Doyle, James Doyle, John Flood, Margaret Flood, David Garahy, Ann-Marie Murphy, Matilda O'Farrell, John Burke O'Leary, and Myles Roban. The company's status is listed as "inactive" in the Malta Business Registry.