NZ law firms that lobbied government did business with Mossack Fonseca
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Directors for hire
Other firms featured in the Papers include Anchor Trustees, John W. Hart and Asiaciti Trust. A meeting note from Mossack Fonseca in late 2012 logs a meeting with Mr Hart and Mossack Fonseca representatives during which Mr Hart "clearly understands our industry and was very open to work with us", while noting he was already working with some other firms in Panama.
Close connections in the industry
We also put a range of questions to Cone Marshall, Anchor Trustees, Asiaciti Trust, and John W. Hart about their business dealings with Mossack Fonseca, the due diligence they carry out on prospective clients, whether they act as 'directors for hire' and whether they actively promote New Zealand to potential clients in South America.
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"They shared with us some of their thoughts in regard to AML legislation, and some of the substance requirements that NZ companies must have. They said that Due Diligence varies depending on the client and the type of business."
*The investigation into New Zealand links in the Panama Papers is a journalistic collaboration by reporters from RNZ News, One News and investigative journalist Nicky Hager, and with the assistance of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the German newspaperSüddeutsche Zeitung.