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Beyond the Taylors: Cyprus, Ukraine, and former residents of Hartbeespoort (RSA)

This post is more of a report on tracing company directors that stem from the Taylor operation highlighted in the previous post. Here we find intermediaries based in Cyprus that are also in the Panama Papers; clients based in the … Continue reading

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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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Orion Trust (New Zealand) Ltd: Auckland, Wellington and Las Vegas?

This is the 50th post on my blog, and to begin with I will follow up on the Orion Trust (NZ) that was highlighted in the previous post. Orion Trust is apparently run out of the Bentleys accountancy firm in … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Company: Jose Lopez Lombana & Ian van Stratum

This post is one of the more interesting to put together. It concerns the activities of a Dutchman, Ian Hugh William van Stratum, resident in London, and with various merchant banking interests around the world. Including in New Zealand, according … 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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