British Virgin Islands Court Orders 3AC Founders to Attend Examination on May 22

The Three Arrows Capital founders will be found in contempt of court if they fail to reply to the order.

AccessTimeIconMar 29, 2023 at 10:17 a.m. UTC
Updated Mar 29, 2023 at 4:07 p.m. UTC

CORRECTION (March 29, 2023 10:35 UTC): An earlier version of this article incorrectly said the examination was scheduled for Dec. 19, 2023.

Three Arrows Capital (3AC) founders Kyle Davies and Su Zhu have been ordered to be in court in the British Virgin Islands on May 22 as part of the liquidation proceedings for the crypto hedge fund, which collapsed last year.

The 3AC founders will be found in contempt of court if they fail to reply to the order.

Kyle Davies and Su Zhu are required to provide liquidators with all documents relevant to the firms' bankruptcy by April 14.

Should they fail to meet this deadline, the examination will be moved to April 27 and last 30 minutes, rather than the two hours it is scheduled for in May.

Three Arrows imploded in June as a depressed crypto market exposed the firm's long-only trading strategy. The crypto hedge fund estimated its assets to stand at around $1 billion compared to liabilities of $3 billion.

The collapse was one of the flashpoints in the onset of a crypto winter, bringing about similar collapses from multiple other crypto firms. Companies with 3AC exposure such as Voyager Digital, Celsius Network and Genesis Asia Pacific (which, like CoinDesk, is part of the Digital Currency Group) subsequently filed for bankruptcy protection.

Edited by Greg Ahlstrand.


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