Category Archives: tax havens

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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Franco Croce: Geneva to Singapore to Auckland, via Panama

In this post I will be looking into an example of a Swiss firm that has a global outreach, and an Asian presence. I intend to be looking at a few of the trust companies that Asiaciti have on their … 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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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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Venezuelan Club Investments, and a Colombian billionaire

This post is not about the Panama Papers, and the New Zealand connections, but has a bit about Panama. That is where the Colombian billionaire, Jaime Gilinski, comes in. The post is just about some of the South Americans that … Continue reading

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Greenock & Cone Marshall: General Partners?

Since the previous post the foreign trust industry, that was being reviewed for its disclosure regime, as been put on notice. The review by John Shewan, previously the chairman of PWC in New Zealand, has been accepted as putting the … Continue reading

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