Monthly Archives: July 2016

Linking John Hart with Virtus and looking over the Ramparts

I had a look at some of John Hart’s activities in Auckland in the previous post, when he was the local contact for London-based family financial planners, Nean Wealth Advisers. Their Forte Trust Company linked up with a number of … Continue reading

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Finding your Forte in New Zealand

The Forte Trust Company appears ten times as an ‘officer’ in the Panama Papers part of the ICIJ Offshore Leaks database. Four of these entries mention the ‘New Lara Trust’, and there is also a Lacom Trust, and a Waterloo … Continue reading

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Alexander Kaledin: the man in many jurisdictions

This time I’ll be looking at some Russian and East European people who have been operating in New Zealand for a while, and at the fringes of the company formation scene. There are three main characters in this saga, who … Continue reading

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Stichting or Stak: How to create a Dutch Sandwich with a New Zealand Trust

This diagram is borrowed from http://www.proceso.com.mx/435567/hinojosa-cantu-el-donador-de-la-casa-blanca-esconde-100-mdd-en-negocios-fantasmas. What it shows is one of three structures created by Mossack Fonseca and other firms, including Bentleys of Auckland, for Juan Armado Hinojosa Cantu of Mexico. In one of the first articles published that utilised … Continue reading

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Panamanian nominee directors: Spoiled for choice?

In this post I will have a closer look at the Panamanian nominee directors that pop up with recently formed New Zealand companies, mainly based on the choices of Martin Fine and Map & Associates in Hamilton. In the previous … Continue reading

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Two more dodgy Panamanian law firms and their New Zealand companies

This post is a follow up to the previous one, but takes us into new territory. Well, mostly the same territory, Panama and New Zealand, with an interesting African link. But it does introduce a new local trust firm player, … Continue reading

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Cone Marshall and Jose Eugenio Silva Ritter of Panama

I’m back on the case of the Cone Marshall trust firm of Auckland, and their links to Panamanian nominee directors for their New Zealand companies. In particular, companies like Experian Latam Holdings, Consorcio Andino de Invesiones Ltd, and Capitales Andino … Continue reading

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