Category Archives: tax havens

Inside the Taylor’s Shell: the Distaff side

Of all the dodgy operations that have appeared to use New Zealand companies it is the Taylors empire that has received the most exposure over the years. The Taylors also appear to have a dynasty going, and possibly three generations … Continue reading

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A Turning Point for tax evaders in New Zealand?

The 3rd of March 2017 may well be remembered for the beginning of the end for corporate tax evasion in New Zealand, as the revenue minister announced proposals to mitigate the profit shifting practices of multinational corporations in New Zealand. … Continue reading

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Jho Low, Rothschild Trustees, FFP, and the High Court in Auckland

I’ve noticed a spike in the page view statistics for this blog over the last couple of days. They are still modest, but yesterday was a new record, and mostly because of visitors within New Zealand. This is the first … Continue reading

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Venezuelan Chocolates and New Zealand Trusts: Luis Aguilar’s legal labyrinth Part 2

This time we will look specifically at the Venezuelan chocolate business run by Jorge Redmond Schlageter, and its legal structure in the USA. Chocolate El Rey SA apparently dates back to the 1920s in Venezuela, but its presence in the … Continue reading

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J.A.F. Wadham and the Chelsea Man brand based in Hong Kong

In this post I look at a couple of expatriate Englishmen who are now based in Hong Kong. The interest here is partly with the link to New Zealand, with James Anthony Frank Wadham, and what appears to be his … Continue reading

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Equity Trust, the TMF Group, and the search for Global Unity’s pension funds

In this post I will be looking at the TMF Group, and who is behind it, but not so much what it does in New Zealand. It certainly has a branch office in Auckland, New Zealand. This will continue the … Continue reading

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Truvest, Anchor Trustees, and a dodgy Brazilian or two

Anchor Trustees is at the heart of the trust industry in New Zealand, and have been around since 1996. Their website states that they were pivotal in introducing STEP into New Zealand, which is an international organisation that apparently has … Continue reading

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