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Income Collecting 1-3 Months T-Bills Mutual Fund: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Russell Homer and Karen Scott, as the Joint Voluntary Liquidators of Income Collecting 1-3 Months T-Bills Mutual Fund, of the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Oceanroad Global Services Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Man Proceeding in England by Nicholas Wood, Colin Diss, and Michael Leeds, as the Foreign Representatives of Oceanroad Global Services Limited, which allegedly "took part in laundering the proceeds of a significant, complex, and multinational fraud believed to have been committed against SCB [Standard Chartered Bank] (and other banks) originating with one of its customers, Winsome Diamonds and Jewellery Limited" and, inter alia, involved activity in England, India, the United Arab Emirates, and the USA, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Eridamis II: ‘Court Supervision’ Petition

Petition for Court Supervision of a Voluntary Liquidation by Margot MacInniss and John Henry, of Grant Thornton, in the matter of Eridamis II  (in Voluntary Liquidation), described as "a holding company for a yacht" whose shares are held by Emil Pirumov and whose "liabilities exceed its assets by approximately €5.6 million", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Greensill Capital Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Greensill Capital Inc., a Delaware-domiciled "financial services company" that "arranged factoring and reverse factoring programs for clients globally" and which is directly owned by Greensill Capital Management (UK) Limited, of the United Kingdom, and indirectly owned by Greensill Capital Pty Limited, of Australia, and is part of a group that includes companies in Australia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Germany, India, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Talal Al Zawawi: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the United Kingdom by Colin Diss, Hannah Davie, and Michael Leeds, of Grant Thornton, as the Foreign Representatives of Talal Qais Abdulmunem Al Zawawi, described as a citizen of Oman residing in the U.K. who was ordered to pay £24 million in spousal and child support to his former wife in 2019 and "was adjudicated bankrupt on June 29, 2020", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Stanford International Bank v. Richard Closs et al: Discovery Application

Application by Hugh Dickson and Mark McDonald, as Joint Liquidators of Stanford International Bank Limited, of Antigua and Barbuda, to take discovery from Richard Closs and John Ward, described as former and current, respectively, employees of Pershing LLC, both residing in New Jersey, for use in legal proceedings in Canada "against TD Bank for negligence, breach of contract, and knowing assistance" regarding a "Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Robert Allen Stanford and his affiliates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

State Development Corp. v. Nutcracker Holdings Ltd.: Restoration & Winding Up Petition

Petition for Restoration and Winding Up in State Development Corporation, described as a Russian "state corporation" v. Nutcracker Holdings Limited,  whose "sole shareholder" was Andrey Konchalovsky, a.k.a. Andrey Mikhalkov, and which allegedly owes $127 million regarding the financing of "The Nutcracker" movie that, inter alia, involved an entity in the British Virgin Islands that "may have been owned and/or controlled by Mr. Konchalovsky", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Stanford International Bank v. Joel Landis: Discovery Application

Application by Hugh Dickson and Mark McDonald, as Joint Liquidators of Stanford International Bank Limited, of Antigua and Barbuda, to take discovery from Joel Landis, a former employee of JPMorgan Chase, residing in Houston, Texas, for use in legal proceedings in Canada "against TD Bank for negligence, breach of contract, and knowing assistance" regarding a "Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Robert Allen Stanford and his affiliates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Stanford International Bank v. Michael Raffa: Discovery Application

Application by Hugh Dickson and Mark McDonald, as Joint Liquidators of Stanford International Bank Limited, of Antigua and Barbuda, to take discovery from Michael Rafa, described as a former employee of Toronto-Dominion Bank, residing in Massachusetts, for use in legal proceedings in Canada "against TD Bank for negligence, breach of contract, and knowing assistance" regarding a "Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Robert Allen Stanford and his affiliates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Privilege Wealth Plc: Appointment of Liquidators

Notice that David Ingram and Michael Leeds, both of Grant Thornton, have been appointed as liquidators of Privilege Wealth Plc, filed at Companies House for England and Wales.

Trium Bank & Trust Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Antigua & Barbuda by Robert Wilkinson, of Grant Thornton, as the Foreign Representative of Trium Bank & Trust Limited, which had operations in Antigua and Venezuela, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Norwind Shipping Ltd.: Originating Application

Originating Application in the matter of Norwind Shipping Ltd. (in Liquidation), which "was established as a holding company to hold a Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft on behalf of the Company's shareholder Mr. Andrey Chernyakov", at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Moussy Salem v. Monline International Ltd.: Liquidation Application

Originating Application for the appointment of Matthew Richardson and Michael Leeds, of Grant Thornton, in the British Virgin Islands and England, respectively, as liquidators in Moussy Salem v. Monline International Limited - Originating Application - BVI High Court - August 25, 2020

ASIC v. James Mawhinney et al: Liquidation & Injunction Orders

Orders for the appointment of provisional liquidators and asset preservation regarding a suspected Ponzi scheme in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v. M101 Nominees Pty Ltd., James Peter Mawhinney, who, inter alia, "is associated with a British Virgin Island Company, 101 Investments Ltd.", and Sunseeker Holdings Pty Ltd. at the Federal Court of Australia.

China Branding Group Ltd. v. Tony Bobulinski: Complaint

Complaint for Recognition of a Cayman Islands Money Judgment in China Branding Group Limited (in Official Liquidation), of the Cayman Islands, by and through its Joint Official Liquidators, Hugh Dickson, of the Cayman Islands, and David Bennett, of Hong Kong, both of Grant Thornton v. Tony Bobulinski at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Todd Benjamin International Ltd. et al v. TCA Fund Management Group Corp. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Todd Benjamin International Ltd., of the United Kingdom, and Todd Benjamin, of the United Kingdom, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, and derivatively on behalf of TCA Global Credit Master Fund LP, TCA Global Credit Fund, LP, and TCA Global Credit Fund, Ltd., all of the Cayman Islands v. TCA Fund Management Group Corp., Robert Press, Alyce Schreiber, William Fickling, Thomas Day, Patrick Primavera, Donna Silverman, and Tara Antal at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Amjad Rihan v. Ernst & Young Global Ltd. et al: Judgment

Judgment of $11 million in favor of the plaintiff - a whistleblower - against his former employer, Ernst & Young, regarding a claim for negligence involving suspected money laundering by a client, Dubai-based precious metals dealer Kaloti Jewellery International DMCC, in Amjad Rihan v. Ernst & Young Global Limited, Ernst & Young Europe LLP, Ernst & Young (EMEIA) Services Limited, and EYGS LLP at the High Court of Justice, London.

Kevin Alcock et al v. Gable Holdings Inc.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition in Kevin Robert Alcock, of Surrey, England; Oak Trust (Guernsey) Limited, of Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, and Baytree Group Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Gable Holdings Inc., the parent company of Liechtenstein-domiciled Gable Insurance AG, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Malta FSA cancels AIS Capital’s investment license

The Malta Financial Services Authority has cancelled the investment license of AIS Capital Management Investment Fund SICAV PLC, whose directors are Briton Paul Chandler and American/Maltese Richard Wight.

AIS Capital Management Investment Fund SICAV Plc: License Cancellation

Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has cancelled the collective investment scheme license of AIS Capital Management Investment Fund SICAV Plc. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Malta Business Registry, the company's directors are identified as Paul Simon Chandler, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and Richard Thomson Wight, a dual citizen of the United States and Malta, while previous directors were Timothy Andrew Sharman, a citizen of the United Kingdom; Noel Vella, and Benjamin Muscat, both of Malta.

Hugh Dickson et al v. Chelsea Associates LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Hugh Dickson and John Royle, as "Receivers of the sole share of the Cayman Islands based company Britannia Holdings (2006) Limited", to take discovery from Chelsea Associates LLC, CohnReznick LLP, Marcum LLP, RECAP Chelsea Investment, LLC and Albanese Organization Inc. for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands "captioned Lea Lilly Perry and Tamar Perry v. Lopag Trust Reg., Private Equity Services (Curacao) NV, Fiduciana Verwaltungsanstalt, Gal Greenspoon Perry, Yael Perry, Dan Greenspoon, Ron Greenspoon and Mia Greenspoon", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: The underlying case was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in September, 2017 as part of the Cayman Court's secretly-imposed mass-sealing policy - implemented by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie - that conceals from public view even the existence of many cases involving allegations of impropriety and insolvency against the jurisdiction's foreign-owned companies. More than two years later, the case is still completely sealed in Cayman, despite details being revealed in the U.S.

Hugh Dickson et al v. Michael Jacob: Discovery Application

Application by Hugh Dickson and John Royle, as "Receivers of the sole share of the Cayman Islands based company Britannia Holdings (2006) Limited", to take discovery from Michael Jacob for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands "captioned Lea Lilly Perry and Tamar Perry v. Lopag Trust Reg., Private Equity Services (Curacao) NV, Fiduciana Verwaltungsanstalt, Gal Greenspoon Perry, Yael Perry, Dan Greenspoon, Ron Greenspoon and Mia Greenspoon", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: The underlying case was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in September, 2017 as part of the Cayman Court's secretly-imposed mass-sealing policy - implemented by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie - that conceals from public view even the existence of many cases involving allegations of impropriety and insolvency against the jurisdiction's foreign-owned companies. More than two years later, the case is still completely sealed in Cayman, despite details being revealed in the U.S.

Gulf Investment Corp. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by Gulf Investment Corporation, of Kuwait, described as "a supranational financial institution owned equally by the six Gulf Cooperation Council states: The Kingdom of Bahrain; The State of Kuwait; The Sultanate of Oman; The State of Qatar; The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; and The United Arab Emirates", to take discovery from Bank of America, NA, The Bank of New York Mellon, Citibank, NA, Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch; Deutsche Bank Trust Company USA, Goldman Sachs and Co., HSBC Bank USA, NA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, Mashreqbank PSC, New York Branch; National Australia Bank Limited, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank, New York Branch; and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in "contemplated litigation in the Cayman Islands" regarding "hundreds of millions of dollars that have gone missing", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mark McDonald et al v. Michael Gubbay: Originating Application

Originating Application in Mark McDonald and Matthew Richardson, both of Grant Thornton, as Liquidators of Tuscola Group Limited (in Liquidation) v. Michael Gubbay, evidently a resident of Israel, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.