Bermuda

BCT Ltd. et al v. Evatt Tamine et al: $28M Judgment (Robert Brockman Case)

Judgment awarding $16.8 million, $5.395 million, and £5 million against the defendants in BCT Limited, a Cayman Islands subsidiary of Maples Group, as Trustee of the A. Eugene Brockman Charitable Trust, and Spanish Steps Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Evatt Tamine, an Australian barrister, and Tangarra Consultants Limited, of Bermuda, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Bidzina Ivanishvili et al v. Credit Suisse Life (Bermuda) Ltd.: Judgment

Judgment in Bidzina Ivanishvili, described as "a successful businessman and former Prime Minister of Georgia"; Ekaterine Khvedelidze, Tsotne Ivanishvili, Gvantsa Ivanishvili, Bera Ivanishvili, Meadowstreet Assets Limited, and Sandcay Investments Limited v. Credit Suisse Life (Bermuda) Limited at Bermuda Supreme Court.

SiriusPoint Ltd. v. Allied World Assurance Company (Europe) DAC et al: Writ of Summons

Generally Indorsed Writ of Summons in SiriusPoint Limited, of Bermuda v. Allied World Assurance Company (Europe) DAC, of Ireland; SI Insurance (Europe) SA, of Luxembourg; Endurance Worldwide Insurance Limited, of England; All Members of Lloyd's Syndicate No. 9375, All Members of Lloyd's Syndicate No. 457, Great Lakes Insurance SE, of Germany; All Members of Lloyd's Syndicate No. Act 19 9554, All Members of Liberty Syndicate No. 4472, All Members of Syndicates Comprising Consortium No. 9562 at Lloyd's, known as Barbican Financial & Professional Lines; All Members of Pembroke Syndicate No. 4000, XL Specialty Insurance Company, of Canada, All Members of Lloyd's Syndicate No. HDU 382, Starr Underwriting Agents Limited, of England; All Members of Lloyd's Syndicate No. Act 9418, and Canopius Managing Agents Limited, of England, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Reliance Globalcom Ltd. v. Bermuda Minister of Finance: Appeal Judgment (‘Indian Tax Investigation’)

Judgment allowing an appeal that challenged a production order obtained under the International Cooperation (Tax Information Exchange Agreements) Act 2005 to disclose information for a tax investigation by the "Indian Tax Authorities" in Reliance Globalcom Limited, whose ultimate beneficial owners were identified as Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani v. The Minister of Finance at Bermuda Court of Appeal.

Dream Cruises Holding Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition for insolvency in the matter of Dream Cruises Holding Limited, which was described as "the ultimate holding company of a number of subsidiaries incorporated in, among others, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Isle of Man and Hong Kong", at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Evatt Tamine v. Bermuda Press (Holdings) Ltd.: Redacted Ruling

Redacted Ruling denying the defendant's application for an order to discharge an ex parte order regarding "articles and hyperlinks to documents in the articles as published on the RG Online" involving Robert Brockman, described as "a US national who is presently under indictment in the United States for charges of tax fraud", in Evatt Anthony Tamine, an Australian lawyer v. Bermuda Press (Holdings) Ltd., publisher of The Royal Gazette daily newspaper in Bermuda, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Geoffrey Willcocks v. Wakefield Quin et al: Writ of Summons

Generally Endorsed Writ of Summons alleging breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, fraudulent disposal of trust property by trustee, dishonest appropriation of property, and conspiracy to defraud in Geoffrey Lynn Randall Willcocks v. Joseph E. Wakefield, a lawyer, and Wakefield Quin Limited, a law firm, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Spanish Steps Holdings Ltd. v. Point Investments Ltd.: Judgment (Robert Brockman case)

Judgment setting out the Court's reasons for the appointment of Joint Provisional Liquidators for Point Investments Ltd. in Spanish Steps Holdings Ltd., described as being "ultimately wholly owned by the trustee of the A. Eugene Brockman Charitable Trust v. Point Investments Ltd., described as a Bermuda company that began life in the British Virgin Islands and has assets of $1.8 billion, "the vast majority of which are represented by investments in Cayman Islands funds", at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Global Distressed Alpha Capital I Ltd. v. AAAF Management Ltd. et al: Judgment

Judgment regarding defendants' application to set aside the plaintiff's claim on the grounds of "bye-law indemnity" for directors in Global Distressed Alpha Capital I Limited, of Bermuda v. AAAF Management Limited, Michael John Shone, described as "a former director and shareholder of the Plaintiff" and funder of "the Commercial Intelligence Fund Group" who "has absconded and his whereabouts are not known"; Christian Michelsen Herman, described as a former director of the plaintiff, and Walton Law Eddlestone, described as a former "de facto director of the Plaintiff" and who appears to be an English lawyer, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd. et al v. Jason Sugarman et al: Writ of Summons

Generally Indorsed Writ of Summons alleging fraud in VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd. (in Liquidation) and Valor Management Ltd. (in Liquidation) v. Jason Sugarman, of Los Angeles, CA; Devon Archer, of New York, NY, and Hugh Dunkerley, of Huntington Beach, CA, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Ewart Brown v. Director of Public Prosecutions et al: Recusal Ruling

Ruling on Ewart Brown's application for the recusal of the judge in Ewart Frederick Winslow Brown, a former Premier of Bermuda who was criminally indicted for alleged corruption in March 2021 v. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Attorney General, and Deputy Governor at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Thomas Doctoroff v. Crown Global Life Insurance Ltd. et al: Ruling

Ruling denying summary judgment against Crown Global Life Insurance and granting summary judgment for $1.7 million against the other defendants regarding investments in the Mauritius-based Belvedere Management Group in Thomas Doctoroff, of New York, USA v. Crown Global Life Insurance Ltd., of Bermuda; Paul Gambles, of Thailand; MBMG Investment Advisory Company Ltd., of Thailand; MBMG Group Singapore Pte, of Singapore; MBMG International Custodians Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; MBMG Asset Management Limited, of Mauritius, and Garmor Asset Management Ltd., of Mauritius, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Michael Woodroffe v. Pamela Woodroffe: Judgment

Judgment regarding "the ability to enforce arrears of maintenance" arising from divorce proceedings in Michael Woodroffe, who is president of Kirkway International Ltd., a Bermuda insurance broker v. Pamela Woodroffe (née Collins) at Bermuda Court of Appeal.

St. John’s Trust Company (PVT) Ltd. v. James Watlington et al: Ruling

Ruling regarding the A. Eugene Brockman Charitable Trust in St. John's Trust Company (PVT) Limited v. James Watlington, Glenn Ferguson, Cabarita (PTC) Limited, of Nevis, as Trustee of The Waterford Charitable Trust; The Attorney General, and James Geoffrey Stephen Gilbert, as Defendants, and Medlands (PTC) Limited and Conyers Dill & Pearman Limited, as Non-Parties, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Agam Jain v. Muuvment Ltd.: Writ

Specially Endorsed Writ in Agam Jain, of Oxford, England, described as a "founding shareholder" and former officer and director of the Defendant v. Muuvment Ltd. at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Managed Investments PCC Ltd. et al v. Aeolus Re Ltd.: Writ of Summons

Specially Indorsed Writ of Summons in Managed Investments PCC Limited, on behalf of IRIS Balanced Cell, of Guernsey; Managed Investments PCC Limited, on behalf of IRlS Enhanced Cell, of Guernsey; CS ILS SICAV-SIF, on behalf of Credit Suisse (Lux) IRIS Balanced Fund, of Luxembourg; IRIS Dynamic SPC, on behalf of IRlS Post-Event Fund SP, of the Cayman Islands; CS IRIS ALHC Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; CS IRIS C Fund Limited, of Guernsey, and Alpha Z ILS Fund Limited, of Guernsey v. Aeolus Re Ltd., in respect of its Keystone PF Segregated Account, of Bermuda, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Aeolus Re Ltd. v. CS ILS SICAV-SIF et al: Writ

Generally Endorsed Writ for "breach of contract in relation to a Swap Confirmation Agreement" in Aeolus Re Ltd., in respect of its Keystone PF Segregated Account v. CS ILS SICAV-SIF, in respect of Credit Suisse (Lux) Iris Balanced Fund, of Luxembourg; CS Iris ALHC Fund Limited, of the Cayman Islands; CS Iris C Fund Limited, of Guernsey; Managed Investments PCC Limited, on behalf of its Iris Balanced Cell, of Guernsey; Managed Investments PCC Limited, on behalf of its Iris Enhanced Cell, of Guernsey; Iris Dynamic SPC, on behalf of its Iris Post-Event Fund SP, of the Cayman Islands, and Alpha Z ILS Fund Limited, of Guernsey, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

ASW Law Ltd. v. Stavanger Ltd.: Writ of Summons

Specially Indorsed Writ of Summons for $175,000 in allegedly unpaid legal fees, plus interest, in ASW Law Limited, a Bermuda law firm v. Stavanger Limited, of the Isle of Man, at Bermuda Supreme Court. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Isle of Man Companies Registry showed that Stavanger Limited was incorporated in the Isle of Man on March 10th, 2014 and that its sole director is Kleino Limited, also of the Isle of Man. Kleino Limited was incorporated in the Isle of Man on December 30th, 2010 and its directors are Mark Jonathan Lewin, Christopher James Tushingham, and John Craig Brown, all of the Isle of Man.

Nkwe Platinum Ltd. v. Glendina Ltd. et al: Originating Summons

Originating Summons in Nkwe Platinum Limited, of Bermuda v. Glendina Limited, of Australia, as Trustee of the Sunset Superannuation Fund; Genorah Resources Proprietary Limited, of South Africa, and 456 individual defendants from Australia, Germany, Isle of Man, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, and United States at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Marshall Diel & Myers Ltd. v. Cameron Hill: Final Ruling

Ruling regarding an application to restrain an attorney from representing Andrew Crisson due to alleged conflict of interest in Marshall Diel & Myers Limited, a Bermuda law firm v. Cameron Hill, an attorney, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Griffin Line Trading LLC v. Centaur Ventures Ltd. et al: Judgment

Ruling regarding an application for a worldwide freezing order in Griffin Line Trading LLC, of Dubai v. Centaur Ventures Ltd., a Bermuda company that "acted as a commodities trader of coal in South Africa", and Daniel James McGowan at Bermuda Supreme Court.

TA Genco Ltd. et al v. Agritrade Resources Ltd.: Judgment

Judgment appointing Provisional Liquidators in TA Genco Limited, TA Private Debt III Limited, and Golden Equator Capital Pte. Ltd., of Singapore v. Agritrade Resources Limited, a Bermuda company whose shares are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Trelane Ltd. v. Edward Furtak: Writ of Summons

Specially Endorsed Writ of Summons for $172,560 in Trelane Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. Edward Karl Furtak, a citizen of Canada residing in Bermuda, at Bermuda Supreme Court.