Harneys

Ogier v. SPI Energy Co. Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint in Ogier, a Hong Kong law firm v. SPI Energy Co. Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based "renewable energy" company whose shares are listed on NASDAQ, at the Summary Court of the Cayman Islands.

Pavel Cherkashin v. GVA Capital Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Pavel Cherkashin, who appears to be based in San Francisco, California, USA, individually and on behalf of GVA Capital Ltd. v. GVA Capital Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and Odrison Investments Limited, described as a Cyprus company "controlled by ... Magomed Musaev, a Russian national domiciled in the Russian Federation", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

SEC v. Stefan Qin: Asset Freeze Motion

SEC's Ex Parte Emergency Motion for an Asset Freeze in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Stefan Qin, described as a 23-year-old "citizen and resident of Australia and a part-time resident of New York, NY" who is "currently believed to be in Seoul, South Korea"; Virgil Technologies LLC, described as a Cayman Islands company based in New York, NY; Montgomery Technologies LLC, Virgil Quantitative Research, LLC, Virgil Capital LLC, each described as a Delaware company based in New York, NY, and VQR Partners LLC, described as a Cayman Islands company based in New York, NY, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tethyan Copper Company Pty Ltd. v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan et al: Recognition Order

Order Recognizing Arbitration Award in Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited, of Australia v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airways Corporation Limited, PIA Investments Limited, Minhal Inc., Virgin Islands Registrar of Companies, Citco BVI Limited, and Harneys Corporate Services Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Tethyan Copper Company Pty Ltd. v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan et al: Receivership Order

Order for the Appointment of a Receiver for PIA Investments Limited, Minhal Inc., and PIA Hotels Limited and for a Provisional Charging Order in Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited, of Australia v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airways Corporation Limited, PIA Investments Limited, Minhal Inc., Virgin Islands Registrar of Companies, Citco BVI Limited, and Harneys Corporate Services Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

SKAT v. Bell Rock Group Financial Services Ltd. et al: Judicial Assistance Order

Order granting a request for international judicial assistance to obtain evidence in the Cayman Islands from Bell Rock Group Financial Services Limited, Campbell Corporate Services Limited, CO Services Cayman Limited, DMS Corporate Services Ltd., Forbes Hare Trust Company Limited, Genesis Trust & Corporate Services Ltd., Harneys Services (Cayman) Limited, now known as Harneys Fiduciary (Cayman) Limited; Intertrust Corporate Services (C.I.) Limited, now known as Intertrust Corporate Services (Cayman) Limited; Ocorian (Cayman) Limited, Sterling Trust (Cayman) Limited, Trident Trust Company (Cayman) Limited, Vistra (Cayman) Limited, and Walkers Corporate Limited for legal proceedings in Canada, Dubai, England, Malaysia, and the USA brought by Skatteforvaltningen, a.k.a. SKAT, which is Denmark's tax collection agency, issued at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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.

DotBox Limited v. .Box Inc.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition alleging the Petitioner "has irrevocably lost trust and confidence in" Intercap Financial Inc. of Canada, and .Box Inc., of the Cayman Islands, in DotBox Limited, of Hong Kong v. .Box Inc. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Harneys v. Nicole Pineda de la Ballina: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons seeking "An injunction restraining the Defendant from commencing proceedings against the Plaintiff in the United States or otherwise outside the Cayman Islands" in Harneys, a Cayman Islands law firm v. Nicole Pineda de la Ballina at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Hu Lan v. Sundale International Ltd. et al: Judgment

Judgment in Hu Lan, of Hong Kong v. Sundale International Limited, Best Land Investments Limited, Harneys Corporate Services Limited, and David Golden at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Brightwell Portfolio Fund SICAV Plc: License Cancellation

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has cancelled the Collective Investment Scheme Licence of Brightwell Portfolio Fund SICAV Plc, a license that was suspended, on regulatory grounds nearly six years ago, on July 15th, 2014, "following the resignation of key officials and service providers". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Brightwell Portfolio Fund SICAV Plc has not had any directors or a secretary since they resigned in May, 2014. The company was originally incorporated in the British Virgin Islands on May 18th, 2006 as Brightwell Portfolio Fund Ltd. and continued to Malta on May 10th, 2011, changing its name at the same time. In its most recent annual return, dated May 10th, 2013, the company's shareholders were identified as Paolo Faldini, a citizen of Italy residing in Monaco, and Conseulo Nardon, a citizen of Italy with addresses in the Netherlands and Luxembourg; its directors as Faldini, Nardon, and Stephen Muscat, of Malta, and its Secretary as Valetta Fund Services Limited. Faldini committed suicide on his luxury yacht - apparently bought with investors' funds - in Monte Carlo on December 31st, 2013, shortly after which Nardon, Muscat, and Valetta Fund Services all resigned their positions and the company's auditor, KPMG (Malta), represented by partner Ray Azzopardi, withdrew its audit opinions for 2011 and 2012 due to "fraudulent misrepresentations", evidently by Faldini, regarding the company and its subsidiaries, Beaumont Cash Management Limited, Beaumont Systematic Trading Limited, Beaumont Discretionary Trading Limited, Beaumont Equity Trading Limited, and Beaumont Homeland Security Limited. Brightwell Portfolio Fund's professional services providers included Princes Gate Investment Management Ltd., of the BVI, as Investment Manager; Arcari Fund Solutions BV, of the Netherlands, as Administrator; Credit Suisse, of Switzerland, as Custodian, and Ganado & Associates, Advocates, of Malta, as Legal Adviser. In the BVI, the company's directors were Curado Trust (Tortola) Limited, represented by Yuck Leen Sprock-Chang and Mavis Reed-Castro, and GM General Management Limited, represented by Mario Bottiroli, c/o Trust Company Complex, in the Marshall Islands, with Harneys Corporate Services Ltd., represented by Kimberly Crabbe-Adams, serving as registered agent. Corporate records show that the company authorized the following lawyers to obtain its Collective Investment Scheme license in Malta: James Farrugia, Andre Zerafa, Henry Saydon, and Stephanie Micallef, now known as Stephanie Farrugia, all of Ganado & Associates.

SKAT v. John van Merkensteijn et al: Cayman Islands Judicial Assistance

Motion for Issuance of a Request for International Judicial Assistance to Obtain Evidence in the Cayman Islands from Bell Rock Corporate Services, Campbell Corporate Services Limited, CO Services Cayman Limited, DMS Corporate Services Ltd., Forbes Hare Trust Company Limited, Genesis Trust & Corporate Services Ltd., Harneys Services (Cayman) Limited, Intertrust Corporate Services (C.I.) Limited, Ocorian (Cayman) Limited, Sterling Trust (Cayman) Limited, Trident Trust Company (Cayman) Limited, Vistra (Cayman) Limited, and Walkers Corporate Limited regarding an allegedly fraudulent 12.7 billion Danish Kroner tax refund fraud scheme whose "principal organizer" was identified as Dubai-based British national Sanjay Shah in Skatteforvaltningen, a.k.a. SKAT, Denmark's tax collection agency v. John van Merkensteijn, Richard Markowitz, Bernina Pension Plan Trust, RJM Capital Pension Plan Trust, 2321 Capital Pension Plan, Bowline Management Pension Plan, California Catalog Company Pension Plan, Clove Pension Plan, Davin Investments Pension Plan, Delvian LLC Pension Plan, DFL Investments Pension Plan, Laegeler Asset Management Pension Plan, Lion Advisory Inc. Pension Plan, Mill River Capital Management Pension Plan, Next Level Pension Plan, Rajan Investments LLC Pension Plan, Spirit on the Water Pension Plan, and Traden Investments Pension Plan at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SKAT v. John van Merkensteijn et al: BVI Judicial Assistance

Motion for Issuance of a Request for International Judicial Assistance to Obtain Evidence in the British Virgin Islands from Harneys Corporate Services Limited, Intershore Consult (BVI) Ltd., Intertrust Corporate Services (BVI) Limited, MMG Trust (BVI) Corp., Mossack Fonseca & Co. (BVI) Limited, by its liquidator, Deloitte Ltd. (BVI); Overseas Management Company Trust (BVI) Ltd., Sentinel International Management SA, and Vistra (BVI) Limited regarding an allegedly fraudulent 12.7 billion Danish Kroner tax refund fraud scheme whose "principal organizer" was identified as Dubai-based British national Sanjay Shah in Skatteforvaltningen, a.k.a. SKAT, Denmark's tax collection agency v. John van Merkensteijn, Richard Markowitz, Bernina Pension Plan Trust, RJM Capital Pension Plan Trust, 2321 Capital Pension Plan, Bowline Management Pension Plan, California Catalog Company Pension Plan, Clove Pension Plan, Davin Investments Pension Plan, Delvian LLC Pension Plan, DFL Investments Pension Plan, Laegeler Asset Management Pension Plan, Lion Advisory Inc. Pension Plan, Mill River Capital Management Pension Plan, Next Level Pension Plan, Rajan Investments LLC Pension Plan, Spirit on the Water Pension Plan, and Traden Investments Pension Plan at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cayman crypto firm ICOBox sued by US regulator for ‘unregistered’ activity

Cayman Islands cryptocurrency "incubator" ICOBox and its founder, Nikolay Evdokimov, have been sued by the U.S. SEC for alleged illegal involvement in digital token offerings that raised $665 million. In a separate lawsuit last year, a former CEO of an ICOBox subsidiary claimed the group's "main shareholders" were "all funded by Russian money laundered through bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies".

SPV OSUS Ltd. v. HSBC Holdings Plc et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint in SPV OSUS Ltd. v. HSBC Holdings Plc, HSBC Bank Plc, HSBC Bank USA, NA, HSBC Securities Services (Bermuda) Limited, HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Bermuda) Limited, HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited, HSBC Securities Services (Luxembourg) SA, HSBC Bank (Cayman) Limited, HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Suisse) SA, HSBC Private Ban (Suisse) SA, HSBC Fund Services (Luxembourg) SA, Sonja Kohn, Mario Benbassat, Alberto Benbassat, Stephane Benbassat, 20:20 Medici AG, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, BA Worldwide Fund Management Ltd., UniCredit SpA, Herald Asset Management Limited, Eurovaleur, Inc., Pioneer Alternative Investment Management Limited, Alpha Prime Asset Management Ltd., Regulus Asset Management Limited, Carruba Asset Management Limited, Tereo Trust Company Limited, Genevalor Benbassat et Cie, Hermes Asset Management Limited, Thema Asset Management (Bermuda) Ltd., Thema Asset Management Limited, Equus Asset Management Limited, Equus Asset Management Partners, LP, Aurelia Fund Management Limited, Inter Asset Management Inc., T&M Trusteeship & Management Services SA, GTM Management Services Corp. NV, Aurelia Asset Management Partners, Cape Investment Advisors Limited, Erwin Kohn, and HSBC USA Inc. at The Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

BVI regulator takes insurance manager to court in AML dispute over PEPs

An administrative regulatory dispute between Harneys Insurance Management Services Limited and the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission over the former's alleged failure to treat clients as Politically Exposed Persons has moved to the BVI High Court.