Tag Archives: Geoffrey Cone

Venezuelan Chocolate and New Zealand Trusts: Luis Aguilar’s legal labyrinth Part 1

Luis Alejandro Aguilar Pardo is a Venezuelan lawyer who lives in Florida, USA, even though he apparently can’t practice law there. This hasn’t stopped him filing affidavits and putting them on-line, including for a case in the High Court in … Continue reading

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The round trip of Brian Balleine: Butterfield Trust & Cone Marshall

In the last instalment I looked at Cone Marshall’s extensive links with the Rothschild Trust, and the mix of Swiss entities and Caribbean influence. I briefly mentioned a New Zealand company, Forte Dei Marmi Ltd, that was owned by one … Continue reading

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All above board?: Cone Marshall and the Rothschild Trusts

This post follows on from the previous one, looking at the Swiss connections to New Zealand companies. But this time the focus will be on the Cone Marshall firm in Auckland, the leaders of the trust industry in New Zealand, … 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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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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Geoffrey Cone and the Costa Ricans

Geoffrey Cone no doubt considers himself the doyen of the trust industry in New Zealand, and its major international player. He has worked at the Russell McVeagh practice in Auckland, where tax-dodging schemes became an art form in the 1980s. … Continue reading

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