Malta

Bank of Valletta notifies Argentarius Group of ‘fraud liability’

The closure of the Malta operations of Argentarius Group, which now operates in the Cayman Islands as iMaps Capital, coincided with preliminary legal action against it by the Bank of Valletta regarding an alleged investment fraud that resulted in losses of at least €79 million, OffshoreAlert can reveal.
Cayman Islands

Scandal-plagued Argentarius Group closes in Malta, moves to Cayman

Amid legal and regulatory issues, Argentarius Group - which provides low-cost, regulation-free investment funds to asset managers, particularly fraudsters - has closed down in Malta, having moved its headquarters to the Cayman Islands, where it operates as iMaps Capital.

Scientific Games Corp. et al v. Sylebra HK Company Ltd. et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal, including a copy of a complaint alleging "inquiries or investigations into Sylebra" by gaming regulators in Canada, Alderney in the Channel Islands, Malta, the United Kingdom, and the United States, in Scientific Games Corporation and Bally Gaming Inc., both of Nevada v. Sylebra HK Company Ltd., of Hong Kong; Sylebra Capital Management Limited, Sylebra Capital Partners Master Fund Limited, Sylebra Capital Partners (Offshore) Limited, and Sylebra Capital Partners (Onshore) Limited, all of the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

NN2 Newco Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Jane Moriarty, as the Foreign Representative of NN2 Newco Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Nyrstar N.V., of Belgium and Switzerland, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

UK businessman with sprawling offshore group wanted for fraud in Bermuda

An Interpol Red Notice has been issued against U.K. national Ramesh Dusoruth, who evidently fled Bermuda after being criminally charged with swindling "several million dollars" from investors in his offshore finance group, which includes firms in Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Cyprus, England, Malta, Netherlands, and possibly the BVI.

Mundo Media Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of Mundo Media Ltd., 2538853 Ontario Ltd., M Zone Marketing Inc., and AppThis Holdings, Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

St. Publius Malta Ltd.: Warning

Warning by the Malta Financial Services Authority regarding St. Publius Malta Limited, whose shareholders are Peter Knappertsbusch, of the United Kingdom, and Alberto Giuseppe Valmori, of Malta.

Girobank NV et al v. David Hu et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint alleging fraud in Girobank N.V. and Girobank International N.V., both of Curaçao, v. David Hu, of New Jersey; Martin Silver, of New Jersey; The International Investment Group LLC, of New Jersey; TOF Cayman SPV, of the Cayman Islands; IIG TOF B.V., of the Netherlands; TOF Management Foundation, of Curaçao; The Venezuela Recovery Fund N.V., of Curaçao; IIG Bank (Malta) Ltd., of Malta; Trade Finance Partners Ltd. S.A., of Panama, formerly of the British Virgin Islands, and Trade Finance Funding I Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York County.

Limora Investments Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Alexander Lawson and Paul Pretlove, as the Foreign Representatives of Limora Investments Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Girobank NV et al v. David Hu et al: Motion to Dismiss

Notice of Motion to Dismiss Complaint by The International Investment Group LLC, David Hu, and Martin Silver in Girobank N.V. and Girobank International N.V., both of Curaçao, v. David Hu, of New Jersey; Martin Silver, of New Jersey; The International Investment Group LLC, of New Jersey; TOF Cayman SPV, of the Cayman Islands; IIG TOF B.V., of the Netherlands; TOF Management Foundation, of Curaçao; The Venezuela Recovery Fund N.V., of Curaçao; IIG Bank (Malta) Ltd., of Malta; Trade Finance Partners Ltd. S.A., of Panama, formerly of the British Virgin Islands, and Trade Finance Funding I Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York County.

Girobank NV et al v. David Hu et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Girobank N.V. and Girobank International N.V., both of Curaçao, v. David Hu, of New Jersey; Martin Silver, of New Jersey; The International Investment Group LLC, of New Jersey; TOF Cayman SPV, of the Cayman Islands; IIG TOF B.V., of the Netherlands; TOF Management Foundation, of Curaçao; The Venezuela Recovery Fund N.V., of Curaçao; IIG Bank (Malta) Ltd., of Malta; Trade Finance Partners Ltd. S.A., of Panama, formerly of the British Virgin Islands, and Trade Finance Funding I Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York County.

Arif Efendi v. DigitalOcean LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Arif Efendi, of London, England, to take discovery from DigitalOcean LLC for use in legal proceedings in Romania and Cyprus involving Doyen Sports Investment Limited, of Malta, and Tevfik Arif at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Highland Credit Opportunities CDO Ltd. et al v. Celtic Pharma Phinco BV et al: First Amended Complaint

First Amended and Consolidated Complaint 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.

Girobank NV et al v. IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV et al: Petition

Petition for an order of attachment in connection with an arbitration in Girobank NV and Girobank International NV, both of Curaçao v. IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV, of Curaçao; IIG Capital LLC, of New York, and The International Investment Group LLC, of New Jersey, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Bourse Malta Overseas Pension Scheme et al: Regulatory Fine

Administrative Penalty by the Malta Financial Services Authority regarding Bourse Malta Overseas Pension Scheme and The Bourse Retirement Scheme (Malta)., which are both administered by Bourse Pension Administrators (Malta) Ltd.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: Nigel Green Documents Production

Request for international judicial assistance to Malta for the production of documents by Nigel Green, founder of deVere Group Ltd., for use in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson and Bradley Hamilton at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: deVere Documents Production

Request for international judicial assistance to Malta for the production of documents by deVere Group Ltd. and deVere & Partners Ltd. for use in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson and Bradley Hamilton at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: Judicial Assistance Request

Request for international judicial assistance to Malta to examine Beverley Yeomans, described as "a Director of deVere Group Ltd." and "personal assistant to Nigel Green", for use in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson and Bradley Hamilton at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Donna Union Foundation v. Svoboda Corporation et al: Judgment

Judgment in Donna Union Foundation, a Liechtenstein Foundation whose ultimate beneficial owner is Mikhail Vasinkevich, of Russia, v. Svoboda Corporation, formerly of the British Virgin Islands, currently in Anguilla, which appears to be controlled by August Meyer, and Koshigi Limited, of the BVI, which appears to be controlled by Dmitry Kostygin, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

ITC Personal Retirement Scheme et al: Fine

Administrative Penalty by the Malta Financial Services Authority regarding six schemes administered by ITC International Pensions Limited, namely ITC Personal Retirement Scheme, ITC Occupational Retirement Scheme, Synergy International Pension Plan, Boal & Co. Malta Pension, Prosperity QROPS Malta, and Infinity International Pension Plan.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: Malta Judicial Assistance

Notice of Motion by the Defendants for the issuance of letters of request to the Central Authority of the Republic of Malta for assistance to compel deVere Group Ltd. and deVere & Partners Ltd. to provide documents and for Nigel Green and Beverley Yeomans to provide documents and testimony in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson and Bradley Hamilton at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

IIG Bank (Malta) Ltd. v. Girobank NV et al: Petition

Petition to stay an arbitration in IIG Bank (Malta) Ltd., of Malta v. Girobank NV and Girobank International NV, both of Curaçao, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Liongate SPC v. Randall Dillard et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Liongate SPC, for and on behalf of its sole segregated portfolio, Liongate Multi-Strategy Fund v. Randall Wayne Dillard, of England; Jeffrey Scott Holland, of England; Liongate Multi-Strategy Fund Enhanced (2X), of the Cayman Islands; RSD Securities Limited, of Malta; Benjamin Funk, of England, and Eduard Onderka, of the Czech Republic, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Girobank NV et al v. David Hu et al: Summons With Notice

Summons With Notice in Girobank N.V. and Girobank International N.V., both of Curaçao, v. David Hu, of New Jersey; Martin Silver, of New Jersey; The International Investment Group LLC, of New Jersey; TOF Cayman SPV, of the Cayman Islands; IIG TOF B.V., of the Netherlands; TOF Management Foundation, of Curaçao; The Venezuela Recovery Fund N.V., of Curaçao; IIG Bank (Malta) Ltd., of Malta; Trade Finance Partners Ltd. S.A., of Panama, formerly of the British Virgin Islands, and Trade Finance Funding I Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York County.

Pilatus Bank Plc: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority announcing that it has withdrawn the authorisation of Pilatus Bank Plc.

SEC v. Roger Knox et al: TRO Motion

SEC's Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Roger Knox, Wintercap SA, Michael T. Gastauer, WB21 US Inc., Silverton SA Inc., WB21 NA Inc., C Capital Corp., Wintercap SA Inc., and B2 Cap Inc., as defendants, and Raimund Gastauer, Simone Gastauer Foehr, and B21 Ltd., as relief defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Roger Knox: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint in USA v. Roger Knox, a citizen of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.