Archives for June, 2015

Court Requests Lawyers to Submit List of Deposition Questions

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Court Number 1 in Denia has given lawyers acting for claimants 30 days to submit a list of questions they wish Mr. Baron David de Rothschild responds to.

The Court order implies that Mr. Baron David de Rothschild will be heard at a French Court, and not in Spain, as was initially petitioned.

Whichever way, Mr. Baron David de Rothschild will be formally indicted in a criminal case as soon as the Denia Court processes an international ‘letter rogatory’, through the Paris-based ‘liason Judge’ Javier G√≥mez Berm√ļdez (on photo) -a well-known Spanish former National Audience Court Magistrate-, in charge of providing a channel of communication to French Courts.

State Prosecutor In Favour of Mr. David de Rothschild being Deposed in France

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The State Prosecutor whose opinion was sought by the Denia Court on the matter of Mr. Baron de Rothschild Summons has confirmed, in a short writ, that the deposition of the banker may take place in France -via the designated national Court-.

If this is the case, the acting lawyers will be given a date to submit a list of deposition questions, with a translation into French.

It is also possible for lawyers acting for claimants to attend the interrogation.

Baron David de Rothschild to be Summoned in France

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David de Rothschild, Chairman of Rothschild Continuation Holdings and NM Rothschild & Sons, is due to be summoned in France to appear before a Denia Court.

The Court resolved to proceed with serving formal notice of legal action in the neighbouring country as a result of the State Prosecutor’s decision to not oppose the petition for summons, as requested by lawyers acting for a number of undisclosed claimants.

The presiding Judge has requested that lawyers acting for claimants identify the current address for Mr. Rothschild.

The news coincides with the the hefty $11,5 million fine imposed to Rothschild Bank AG by the U.S. Justice Department, for helping Americans conceal assets offshore.

An Estepona Court accepts a criminal complaint against 2 directors of SG Hambros Gibraltar

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A Court in Estepona has upheld a criminal complaint against Claudia Rolf-Urnieta, former MD of ABN AMRO N.V. Girbraltar, her husband Sergio Urnieta (who acted for the bank) and Emma Perez, from SG Hambros, for fraud.

The case relates to an Equity Release contract offered by unregulated ABN AMRO N.V. Gibraltar to the owners of a quiet rural hotel, based in Almogia.

When the ABN AMRO Gibraltar branch was wound up, its business was transferred to SG Hambros Gibraltar, together with the loan and investment book. However, whilst the latter has admitted to “taking over some loans”, they strongly deny being in charge of the investment portfolio (yet they keep sending regular updates!).

The loan was invested, by orders of Mrs. Claudia Rolf Urnieta, with a company not regulated to operate in Spain.

Additionally, at the behest of Mrs. Rolf-Urnieta, an offshore company would be set up to conceal the identity of the ultimate beneficiaries of the Almogia-based couple.

The above modus operandi was found to be acceptable to ABN AMRO Gibraltar lawyers, one of which was Mrs. Rolf-Urnieta’s husband, Sergio Urnieta.

Emma Perez denies any involvement with past events relating to ABN AMRO but will not disclose the whereabouts of the investment.

Claimants are due to appear on the 8th of June to ratify the criminal complaint.

The case has been widely covered by Spanish press:

Diario Sur 

La Opinion de Malaga

Europa Sur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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