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David Bernahl v. Eversheds Sutherland Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘Abuse of Process & Invasion of Privacy’)

Complaint alleging "an orchestrated effort by the defendant law firms and attorneys to simultaneously process across multiple jurisdictions eleven separate civil subpoenas duces tecum on an ex parte basis to obtain private and confidential information of Plaintiff, David Bernahl, for use in a highly publicized European domestic squabble to which he is not a party" in David Bernahl v. Eversheds Sutherland Ltd., of England; Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, of England; Eversheds Sutherland (Europe) Limited, of England; Eversheds Sutherland Bitãns, of Latvia; Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, Sergenian Ashby LLP, Ian S. Shelton, Joseph R. Ashby, and Sarah E. Paul at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

The Hextall Family Living Trust et al v. Christopher Kirchner et al: Petition (‘$245K Investment Fraud To Buy Derby County FC’)

Petition alleging fraud regarding an investment of $245,340 in Christopher Kirchner's "bid to purchase" Derby County FC, a professional soccer club in England, in The Hextall Family Living Trust and Stephen Dawkins, described as "lifelong fans and supporters of the Derby County Football Club" v. Christopher Kirchner, KFIM LLC, and 9CK Sports Ventures DCFC LLC at the District Court, for Tarrant County, Texas.

Rockley Photonics Holdings Ltd.: Petition for Restructuring Officers

Petition for the Appointment of Restructuring Officers in the matter of Rockley Photonics Holdings Limited, described as "the holding company of a group of companies" that is headquartered in the United Kingdom and which "employs 224 total employees", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Rockley Photonics Holdings Ltd.: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Rockley Photonics Holdings Limited, described as a Cayman Islands company based in England that "specializes in the research and development of integrated silicon photonics chipsets", at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Crypto lender Nexo Capital sues Cayman regulator for rejecting license application

On the day its offices were raided in Bulgaria last week, and four of its employees criminally charged with money laundering and fraud, the Nexo crypto lending group sued the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority for rejecting its licensing application and is seeking a court declaration that it is "suitable to be registered".

Meta Platforms Inc. v. Voyager Labs Ltd.: Complaint (‘Data Scraping’)

Complaint alleging the defendant "developed, distributed, and used surveillance software that relied on fake accounts and unauthorized automated means to collect - or “scrape” - data from Facebook and Instagram, and other websites such as Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Telegram" in Meta Platforms Inc. v. Voyager Labs Ltd., of England, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. Terrance Reagan et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving broker-dealers in the United Kingdom and USA in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Terrance Reagan and Nathaniel Clay at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Carbon Holdings Ltd.: Petition for Restructuring Officers

Petition for the Appointment of Restructuring Officers in the matter of Carbon Holdings Limited, described as "the holding company of a group of companies" whose "principal business ... is the ownership, management and operation of petrochemical projects in the Suez region of Egypt", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Bridge Fund SPC Ltd.: Directors

Director Details for Bridge Fund SPC Limited, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on January 5th, 2023.

Proskauer Rose LLP v. Jonathan O’Brien: TRO Application

Application for a Temporary Restraining Order in Proskauer Rose LLP v. Jonathan O’Brien, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in New York who, until recently, was Proskauer Rose’s Chief Operating Officer, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Proskauer Rose LLP v. Jonathan O’Brien: Complaint (‘COO’s Theft of Trade Secrets’)

Complaint alleging "theft of Proskauer’s trade secrets and other confidential and proprietary information" in Proskauer Rose LLP v. Jonathan O'Brien, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in New York who, until recently, was Proskauer Rose's "Chief Operating Officer", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Adrienne Halbertsam v. Myovant Sciences Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Adrienne Halbertsam v. Myovant Sciences Ltd., described as a Bermuda company based in London, England; Terrie Curan, Mark Gunan, Adele Gulfo, David Marek, Shigeyuki Nishinaka, Myrtle Potter, and Nancy Valente at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hangzhou Biaoba Trading Co. Ltd. v. TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc.: Discovery Application (England & Wales)

Application by Hangzhou Biaoba Trading Co. Ltd., described as a Chinese company that is "engaged in the business of providing working capital and equity investments", to take discovery from TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc. for use in legal proceedings in England and Wales "against a debtor named Kei Kin Hung f/k/a Qi Jianhong for the enforcement and recognition of a foreign civil judgment ... in favor of Petitioner, issued by the People's Court of Jianggan District of Hangzhou City of Zhejiang Province", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.

Patokh Chodiev v. First Idea International Ltd.: Discovery Application (England)

Application by Patokh Chodiev, described as "a successful and 16 respected international businessperson, author and philanthropist", to take discovery from First Idea International Ltd., "a self-described 'strategic advisory boutique'", for use in legal proceedings in England "against Refinitiv Limited for violations of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation because Refinitiv published an unsupported, inaccurate, misleading, and damaging report on Mr. Chodiev in its World-Check Risk Intelligence Service database that First Idea appears to have urged Refinitiv to publish", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Patokh Chodiev v. RenCap Securities Inc.: Discovery Application (England)

Application by Patokh Chodiev to take discovery from RenCap Securities Inc. for use in legal proceedings in England against Refinitiv Limited "under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and the United Kingdom’s applicable implementing legislation, the Data Protection Act 2018" regarding "Refinitiv’s publication in World-Check of false and misleading information about Mr. Chodiev", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Leonid Zavlunov v. Stanislav Shvartsman et al: Complaint (‘Fraudulent Bank Guarantee’)

Complaint seeking damages of $4.1 million alleging fraud and forgery in Leonid Zavlunov, derivatively and on behalf of Strategic Global Experts Inc. v. Stanislav Shvartsman, William Joseph Mudolo, of London, England, and African Development Funding Group, as Defendants, and Strategic Global Experts Inc., as Nominal Defendant, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County.

CFTC v. Glen Point Capital Advisors LP et al: Complaint (‘$30M Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "a deceptive and manipulative scheme to illegally trigger payouts on two large option contracts totaling $30 million" that, inter alia, involved a Cayman Islands-domiciled feeder fund in U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Glen Point Capital Advisors LP, Glen Point Capital LLP, and Neil Phillips, described as having "a last known residence in the United Kingdom", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Wells Fargo Bank v. Equiniti Trust Company: Complaint (‘Occidental Petroleum Corp. stock’)

Complaint "for damages arising from Equiniti's failure to carry out its duties as Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s transfer agent" in Wells Fargo Bank N.A., "both in its individual capacity and as Trustee of the Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Benefits Trust" v. Equiniti Trust Company, of the United Kingdom, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Hume Street Management Consultants Ltd. v. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa et al: Complaint (‘Unjust Enrichment by Qatari Royals’)

Complaint alleging "an effort by the Qatari Royals, including the former authoritarian ruler of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa, to cheat Plaintiff out of tens of millions in fees for work on a Qatari-owned hotel in California, the Maybourne Beverly Hills" in Hume Street Management Consultants Limited, of Ireland v. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber bin Mohammed bin Thani Al Thani, Sheikha Lulwah bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Dilmon Services (U.K.) Limited, of England; Maybourne Hotels Limited, of England; Beverly Hills Acquisition LLC, Beverly Hills Mezzanine LLC, Coroin Beverly Hills Properties Inc., Coroin Beverly Hills Holdings Limited, of England; Coroin Limited, of England, and Regis Investment SA, of Luxembourg, at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.

Martin Schiffenbauer v. Myovant Sciences Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘Securities Fraud’)

Complaint alleging securities fraud in Martin Schiffenbauer v. Myovant Sciences Ltd., described as a Bermuda "pharmaceutical company" based in London, England; Terrie Curran, Mark Guinan, Adele M. Gulfo, Dave Marek, Shigeyuki Nishinaka, Myrtle Potter, and Nancy Valente at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Forensic News LLC et al v. HSBC Bank USA NA: Discovery Application (England)

Application by Forensic News LLC and Scott Stedman to take discovery from HSBC Bank USA NA "in aid of their defense of a defamation action filed in England by British-Israeli "security consultant" Walter Soriano" regarding articles about "alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Fir Tree Value Master Fund LP et al v. Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC) et al: Complaint (‘Inspection of Books & Records/Potential Wrongdoing’)

Complaint to "to enforce their information rights" and alleging "mismanagement of the Trust and the troubling reports about liquidity issues within Digital Currency Group and its corporate affiliates" in Fir Tree Value Master Fund LP, Fir Tree Capital Opportunity Master Fund LP, and Fir Tree Capital Opportunity Master Fund III LP, all of the Cayman Islands v. Grayscale Investments LLC, formerly Alternative Currency Asset Management LLC, and Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC), formerly Bitcoin Investment Trust, at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

Privilege Wealth Plc: Progress Report 2022 (£43M Insolvency)

Liquidators' Progress Report for the period from October 6th, 2021 to October 5th, 2022 for Privilege Wealth Plc, which perpetrated a £40 million-plus investment fraud before collapsing after being exposed by OffshoreAlert, filed with Companies House for England and Wales on December 1st, 2022.

Julius Baer International Ltd. et al: £18M Fine & Industry Bans

Public Notice by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority that it has imposed a fine of £18 million on Julius Baer International Limited "for failing to conduct its business with integrity, failing to take reasonable care to organise and control its affairs and failing to be open and cooperative with the FCA" and banned "Gustavo Raitzin, former Regional Head for Bank Julius Baer, Thomas Seiler, former BJB Sub-Regional (Market) Head for Russia and Eastern Europe and JBI non-executive director, and Louise Whitestone,former relationship manager on JBI’s Russian and Eastern European Desk".

Newpoint Financial Corp. v. Bermuda Monetary Authority et al: Complaint ($25M)

Complaint for damages of $25 million alleging "blatant, intentional bad faith malfeasance in denying Plaintiff’s Newpoint Financial Corp. application to obtain a controlling interest in a Bermudian insurance company [Citadel Reinsurance Company Limited] without any, much less good, cause" in Newpoint Financial Corp., a Delaware company based in California v. Bermuda Monetary Authority, Gerald Gakundi, described as "Director for the Insurance Supervision Department at the BMA", and Susan Davis-Crockwell, described as "Deputy Director of Enforcement for the Legal Services and Enforcement Department at the BMA", at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

BlockFi Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition (‘Crypto Lender’)

Chapter 11 Petition by crypto lending firms BlockFi Inc., BlockFi Wallet LLC, BlockFi Ventures LLC, BlockFi Trading LLC, BlockFi Services Inc., BlockFi Lending LLC, BlockFi Lending II LLC and BlockFi Investment Products LLC, all of Delaware, and BlockFi International Ltd., of Bermuda, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New Jersey. In the proceedings, the group disclosed that "BlockFi Inc. has twelve wholly-owned subsidiary entities that are organized under the laws of Delaware, Bermuda, England and Wales, Cayman, and Singapore."

Nadia Zahmoul v. Coinbase Group Inc. et al: Discovery Application (England Proceedings)

Application by Nadia Zahmoul to take discovery from Coinbase Group Inc and Helium Systems, Inc. for use in divorce proceedings in England in which she has alleged that her husband, Karim Zahmoul, "has undertaken a complicated scheme to obscure the extent of the marital estate from Applicant and has dissipated significant amounts of it", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Hangzhou Biaoba Trading Co. Ltd. v. Credit Suisse et al: Discovery Application (England & Wales)

Application by Hangzhou Biaoba Trading Co. Ltd. to take discovery from Credit Suisse AG, Bank of America N.A., and China CITIC Bank International Ltd., New York Branch, for use in legal proceedings in England "against Kei Kin Hung and Beijing Sparkle Investment Co., Ltd. for the enforcement and recognition of a foreign judgment and for the issuance of a Freeze and Disclosure Order", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.