United Kingdom

AIG Europe SA v. Gerard McCaughey et al: Complaint

Complaint in AIG Europe SA, as subrogee of Irish Banking Resolution Corporation Ltd. (in Special Liquidation), of Luxembourg, formerly known as Anglo Irish Banking Corporation Limited v. Gerard McCaughey and Sophie McCaughey, both residents of Los Angeles County, California, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Kevin Parot v. Clarivate Plc et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Kevin Parot v. Clarivate Plc, described as "an information services and analytics company" based in London, England, and domiciled in Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Jerre Stead, and Richard Hanks at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Travers Thorp Alberga v. Kurt Scott: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons for $1.1 million, plus interest, in allegedly unpaid legal fees and expenses in Travers Thorp Alberga, a law firm v. Kurt Scott, of Milton Keynes, England, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Experience Hendrix LLC et al v. Noel Redding Estate Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Experience Hendrix LLC, described as "the assignee of and sole owner of the copyrights and trademark rights owned by the late Jimi Hendrix and is the proprietor of the intellectual property rights in and to the vast catalog of musical compositions and sound recordings created by the late Jimi Hendrix"; Authentic Hendrix LLC, described as "the worldwide licensing arm of Experience", and Sony Music Entertainment, described as "SME's sublicensee in the United Kingdom is a distributor" v. Noel Redding Estate Ltd. and Mitch Mitchell Estate Ltd., both of England, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Conlegia Ltd.: €2.5K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €2,500 on Conlegia Limited for a regulatory breach.

Amber Services (Malta) Ltd.: €500 Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €500 on Amber Services (Malta) Limited for a regulatory breach.

Ryan O’Dell v. Mimecast Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Ryan O'Dell v. Mimecast Limited, described as a Jersey, Channel Islands-domiciled, London-based company that "provides cloud security and risk management services for corporate information and email"; Peter Bauer, Aron Ain, Helene Auriol Potier, Alpna J. Doshi, Christopher Fitzgerald, Neil Murray, Robert P. Schechter, Hagi Schwartz, and Stephen Ward at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd. v. MdR Solicitors et al: Judgment

Judgment imposing a fine of £25,000 and costs of £32,500 against MdR Solicitors and dismissing allegations against Elizabeth Ellen in Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd. v. Elizabeth Ellen and MdR Solicitors, formerly known as Mishcon de Reya Solicitors, at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

USA v. Artwork: Forfeiture Complaint (Douglas Latchford)

Forfeiture Complaint regarding artwork that was part of an allegedly fraudulent scheme by deceased United Kingdom antiques dealer Douglas Latchford "to sell looted Cambodian antiquities on the international art market, primarily by creating false provenance documents and falsifying invoices and shipping documents, including misrepresenting the country of origin of artworks", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Seadrill New Finance Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Seadrill New Finance Limited, of Bermuda; Seadrill Mobile Units UK Limited, of England; Seadrill SKR Holdco Limited, of Bermuda; Seadrill JU Newco Bermuda Limited, of Bermuda; Seadrill Partners LLC Holdco Limited, of Bermuda; Seadrill Member LLC, of Bermuda; Seadrill Seadragon UK Limited, of England; Seadrill SeaMex 2 de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., of Mexico; Seabras SP UK Limited, of England; Sevan Drilling Rig VI AS, of Norway; Sevan Drilling Rig VI Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, and Seadrill SeaMex SC Holdco Limited, of Bermuda, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Mishcon de Reya LLP: £232K Fine

Decision by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority for England and Wales imposing a fine of £232,500, plus costs of £50,000, on Mishcon de Reya LLP, a law firm, for regulatory breaches.

Travala Ltd.: Strike Off Notice (2022)

First Gazette Notice by the United Kingdom's Registrar of Companies that Travala Limited will be compulsorily struck off "unless cause is shown to the contrary" within two months.

Compass Star Ltd. v. International Tax Authority: Judgment (‘UK HMRC Investigation’)

Judgment dismissing a claim by the Claimant "to have the Court review the decision of the International Tax Authority to serve a notice on it requiring production of specific information" pursuant to a request from the United Kingdom's Revenue & Custom's Department in Compass Star Limited, which provides "an IT platform for those requiring documented vetting processes for directors or other corporate officers in respect of the requirements of the Companies Act 2006 of England and Wales" v. International Tax Authority at the British Virgin Islands High Court.
Alexei and Dmitri Ananyev

Russian investigators seek records from 3 NY banks in hunt for assets of ‘multi-billion dollar bank fraudsters Dmitri and Alexei Ananyev’

Russia's National Bank Trust is seeking records from three New York banks as part of its attempt to recover the proceeds of "a multi-billion dollar banking fraud perpetrated by two brothers, Dmitri and Alexei Ananyev", who are allegedly linked with entities in several jurisdictions, including Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Cyprus, Marshall Islands, and Seychelles.

TravelFront: Directors

Director Details for TravelFront, d.b.a. Travala, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on December 27th, 2021.

Anatoly Motylev v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by Kevin Hellard and Jonathan Thielmann, as Joint Trustees in the English bankruptcy proceedings of Anatoly Leonidovich Motylev, who "is responsible for the collapse of several Russian banks and pension funds that he controlled and has been held liable for these institutions’ debts as a result of the fraud he and his associates perpetrated", to take discovery from Bank of America NA, Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., HSBC Bank, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, and Commerzbank AG, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The alleged fraud and money laundering scheme involves entities and accounts in several jurisdictions, including Austria, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, England, Germany, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Panama, Russia, Scotland, Seychelles, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and USA, it was stated in the application.

Insignia Cards Ltd.: €142K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €142,000 and other penalties on Insignia Cards Limited for regulatory breaches.

Credit Suisse Virtuoso SICAV-SIF v. Katerra Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Credit Suisse Virtuoso SICAV-SIF, of Luxembourg, on behalf of the Sub-Fund Credit Suisse (Lux) Supply Chain Finance Fund, to take discovery from Katerra Inc., of the Cayman Islands, "for use in a planned court proceeding in England against, among potentially other parties, SoftBank Group Corp. and certain of its affiliates including SoftBank Vision Fund LP, SoftBank Vision Fund II-2 LP, SVF Abode (Cayman) Limited, SVF II Abode (Cayman) Limited, and SVF Habitat (Cayman) Limited" involving the insolvent Greensill group, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

Credit Suisse Virtuoso SICAV-SIF v. SB Investment Advisers (US), Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Credit Suisse Virtuoso SICAV-SIF, of Luxembourg, on behalf of the sub-fund Credit Suisse (Lux) Supply Chain Finance Fund, to take discovery from SB Investment Advisers (US), Inc. for use in "an anticipated court proceeding in England against, among potentially other parties, SoftBank Group Corp. and certain of its affiliates including SoftBank Vision Fund LP, SoftBank Vision Fund II-2 LP, SVF Abode (Cayman) Limited, SVF II Abode (Cayman) Limited, and SVF Habitat (Cayman) Limited", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Craig Whyte: Arrest

Press Release by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority announcing the arrest in England of Craig Whyte, a Scottish businessman who previously owned Rangers Football Club, for "non-disclosure of key passwords for various laptops and phones" that were seized from him in 2018.

Bruce Schmutter et al v. Arrival SA et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Bruce Schmutter and Dean Samet v. Arrival SA, described as a Luxembourg-domiciled, England-based "manufacturer and distributor of commercial electric vehicles"; Denis Sverdlov, Tim Holbrow, Michael Ableson, and Avinash Rugoobur at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hansard Ltd. et al: £398K Fines

Public Statement by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has imposed fines totaling £398,300 on Hansard Limited, Andrew Neil Parr, Alan Peter Northmore, Philip Clive Blows, David Samuel Lloyd, and Lynn Giovinazzi for regulatory breaches.

Hollis Park Partners LP et al v. Markit North America Inc. et al: $7.6M Complaint

Complaint "to recover damages caused by Markit’s gross negligence and recklessness in providing derivative indices that it both knew and intended would be relied upon by market participants such as Plaintiffs, who transacted in total return swaps, when such indices were, in fact, unreliable and based on incorrect and commercially unreasonable data" in Hollis Park Partners LP, of Delaware, and Hollis Park Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Markit North America Inc., of New York, and IHS Markit Benchmark Administration Ltd., of London, England, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Traded Life Policies Fund et al v. Jeremy Leach et al: Appeal Judgment (Security for Costs)

Judgment regarding "an appeal against an order for security for costs" in Traded Life Policies Fund (in Official Liquidation) and Michael Penner, as Joint Official Liquidator of Traded Life Policies Fund v. Jeremy Leach, Managing Partners Limited, Taurus Administration Services SL, MPL Asset Management SA, Praesidium Investment Fund, Sovereign High Security Fund SPC, Corinthian Growth Fund, and Traded Policies Fund at the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. NatWest Markets Plc: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement regarding a fraudulent scheme involving entities in England, Singapore, and the USA in USA v. NatWest Markets Plc, f.k.a. The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, of England, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

USA v. NatWest Markets Plc: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging wire fraud and securities fraud involving entities in England, Singapore, and the USA in USA v. NatWest Markets Plc, f.k.a. The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, of England, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

TCI Integrity Commission v. Anthony Kikivarakis: ‘Financial Disclosure’ Appeal Judgment

Judgment regarding "whether the Integrity Commission of the Turks and Caicos Islands has the power under section 20 of the Integrity Commission Ordinance to issue a summons to a third party requiring them to produce documents as part of an informal investigation, or whether that power can be exercised only in connection with a formal inquiry under section 46 of the Ordinance" in the Integrity Commission of the Turks and Caicos Islands v. Anthony Kikivarakis, as Official Liquidator of TCI Bank Ltd. (in Liquidation), at the Privy Council for the United Kingdom.

Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company, of Ireland, part of a group that is "the world’s largest regional aircraft lessor and the sixth largest commercial aircraft lessor, offering leasing and lease management solutions to airlines and aircraft investors worldwide" and comprises companies in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, and United States, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Fresh Horizons Ltd. v. Kotaro Shimogori et al: $1.8M Complaint

Complaint for $1.8 million alleging fraud that "follows on the heels of a previously filed lawsuit against a serial conman operating in the payment processing space" in Fresh Horizons Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Kotaro Shimogori, of California; ComCopious Limited, d.b.a. iCanPay, of Hong Kong; ComCopious California Inc., of California; iCanPay California Inc., of California, and Pan Digital Network Limited, f.k.a. ComCopious UK Limited, of the United Kingdom, at the Superior Court of the State of California.

East West Bank et al v. Vistra (BVI) et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging aiding and abetting fraud, concealment, and negligence regarding the auditing of "a multi-billion-dollar fraud" by DC Solar Funds and DC Solar Solutions in East West Bank, East West Bancorp Inc., Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, GEICO Corporation, The Sherwin-Williams Company, People's United Bank NA, People's United Financial Inc., Adhi-Solar LLC, DV VNB Community Renewables Fund LLC, DV VNB Community Renewables Fund III LLC, and Pardee Solar 1 LLC v. Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) I Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Indervir Basra, of California, at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.

National Westminster Bank Plc: £265M Fine

Public Notice by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority that National Westminster Bank Plc was fined £264.8 million "following convictions for three offences of failing to comply with money laundering regulations".

Solon Director (Malta) Ltd.: €2.5K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €2,500 on Solon Director (Malta) Limited for a regulatory breach.

SEC v. Vincenzo Carnovale et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging the defendants "engaged in fraudulent schemes to sell and cause to be sold publicly-traded stock to investors" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vincenzo Carnovale, described as "a resident of British Columbia, Canada, and a dual citizen of Italy and Canada", and Amar Bahadoorsingh, described as "a resident of British Columbia, Canada, and a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and Canada", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Marc Demane Debih: Complaint

Complaint alleging the defendant "traded on inside information and tipped others ahead of numerous market-moving corporate announcements in an international insider trading ring that generated tens of millions in illicit profits for the participants, with Debih himself netting at least $49 million" in a scheme allegedly involving individuals in or from England, France, Greece, Israel, Switzerland, and Thailand, in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Marc Demane Debih, described as a resident of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Media Maestro Ltd. et al v. CompareAsia Exec Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Media Maestro Limited and Gerald Eder v. CompareAsia Exec Limited, CompareAsia Group Capital Limited, Nova Founders Capital Limited, Nova Founders Capital Asia Limited, all of the Cayman Islands; Martin Peter Baumann, of Hong Kong; Raphael Strauch, of Hong Kong, and Mads Faurholt-Jorgensen, of England, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

JL Sports Investments Ltd. v. Luis Barbosa et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a fraudulent and deceptive scheme by Defendants to conceal the true nature and structure of the Prudent Enterprise in order to secure lucrative international soccer rights deals while at the same time suppressing the ability of their creditors to collect" involving entities in Brazil, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Luxembourg, and the USA in JL Sports Investments Ltd., described as "a London-based boutique consulting and management firm in the sports and media industry" founded by "Dr. Jur. Jochen Lösch" v. Luis Barbosa, Antonio Maciel, Prudent Corporate Finance LLC, and Latin American Equity Sports LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

‘We’re appealing our fine and have surrendered our Malta license,’ writes Amagis Capital Services representative

Letter to OffshoreAlert from Andrea Vianelli, on behalf of Amagis Capital Services Ltd., stating that the company intends to appeal a fine of €2,500 that was imposed by the Malta Financial Services Authority for failure to submit its 2019 audited financial statements on time and that the firm has voluntarily surrendered its 'Company Services Providers' license.

Amagis Capital Services Ltd.: €2.5K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €2,500 on Amagis Capital Services Ltd. for a regulatory breach.