Remarkably Un-Jewish – Haredim Vandalizing Reform Synagogues and Murdering Reform Leaders

 

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Haredi Orthodox man indicted in Israel for death threats against Reform leaders

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A man from the haredi Orthodox town of Bnei Brak was indicted for making death threats against leaders of the Reform movement and vandalizing a Reform synagogue.

The man, whose name has not been made public, was arrested last month and prosecutors asked that he be held in custody until the end of his trial. He was indicted Monday on charges of extortion, threats, vandalism and intent to commit arson.

He allegedly also targeted the left-wing Breaking the Silence organization and threatened well-known atheists in Israel.

The incidents date back to 2014.

In November 2016, hate graffiti was painted on the walls of the Kehilat Ra’anan Reform synagogue in Raanana and death threats left in envelopes held down by a knife addressed to prominent Reform leaders were left at its doorstep.

The phrase “The divine presence will never leave the Western Wall,” was spray-painted on the building, as well biblical references “Ovadia 18 and 21,” and “Psalms 139:21-22.” The Ovadia citation deals with the destruction of Israel’s enemies at the hand of a vengeful God. The Psalms citation states of enemies of God, “I hate them with utmost hatred; they have become my enemies.”

The letters were addressed to Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism; Rabbi Gilad Kariv, executive director of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism; and Anat Hoffman, chair of Women of the Wall and the head of the Israel Religious Action Center, the advocacy arm of the Reform movement in Israel. The threats came days after a protest for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall led by the Reform leaders.

It was the second time the Raanana synagogue had been vandalized. Similar graffiti has been painted on the walls of the synagogue in January 2016, though no death threats had been issued. The threats included arson against the synagogue.

The man also left threatening letters held down by knives and graffiti outside of the homes of Israeli atheists, and had information on activists for Breaking the Silence in order to leave similar messages. He reportedly also had purchased gasoline and other equipment in order to burn down the headquarters of Breaking the Silence.

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Israeli Soldiers Clashing with the Ultra-Orthodox – Casting the First Stone?

Israeli soldiers violently clash with ultra-Orthodox

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews clashed with Israeli police Sunday when an anti-military demonstration grew violent.

Members of the ultra-Orthodox Eda Haredit group were protesting a recent court ruling that compels them to serve in the Israeli Defense Force. They began to block traffic and resisted riot cops’ efforts to disperse them, according to officials.

“Eight rioters who used violence against police were arrested,” a police statement said in Hebrew, according to The Associated Press. “They lay down in the road, shouting slogans against the police, some of them threw stones at police.”

The court decision, reached last week, struck down a law exempting ultra-Orthodox men from military service if they are engaged in religious study.

Typically, men over 18 must serve two years and eight months in the IDF, and adult women must serve two years.

Religious hardliners argue Judaism forbids a Jewish state — and thus a military — under certain conditions. Others claim that time in the service will expose men to colorful language and detract from their religious studies.

Where there’s a Diamond, A Benny Steinmetz and Fake Contracts… There’s a Fraudy

Beny Steinmetz, the Israeli diamond mining magnate, was taken into custody by Israeli police on Monday on suspicion of fraud, obstruction of justice and bribery.

The 61-year-old billionaire, who is one of Israel’s wealthiest men, was detained alongside four other suspects as part of a joint international investigation by Israeli, Swiss and US authorities.

Israeli police gave few details of the allegations but said the five men were suspected of creating fake contracts to move and launder money.

Detectives raided the men’s homes and offices and a judge granted police permission to detain Mr Steinmetz until Thursday for questioning.

Steinmetz, who founded the BSG Resources (BSGR) mining company, denies any wrongdoing.

Appearing before a magistrate’s court in central Israel, the businessman hit out at Israeli investigators and George Soros, the Hungarian-American investor with whom he has had a long-time rivalry.

“I feel terrible that the state of Israel is doing this to me. This is customary in totalitarian states. It’s like a dictatorship that decides and marks people,” Mr Steinmetz said.

“There is nothing, the whole investigation is nothing. There are those who have marked us here. It’s political. George Soros marked me. We did not do anything.”

Mr Steinmetz has not been charged with a crime. A spokesman declined to comment.

Police said in a statement that the men were detained on suspicion of money laundering, fraud, forgery, obstruction of justice and bribery.

The police raids on Monday were the latest in a long string of legal troubles for Mr Steinmetz, who lives mainly in Geneva and has dual Israeli-French citizenship.

Israeli police placed him under house arrest for two weeks in December 2016 on suspicion of bribing officials in the the west African country of Guinea to advance BSGR’s business interests.

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The Simandou project in Guinea has been stalled for years

The house arrest was lifted in January and he was released without charge but on the conditions that he hand over a 100 million shekel (£21m ) guarantee and not leave Israel  for six months.

BSGR gained access to half of Guinea’s giant iron ore seam, known as Simandou, in 2008 after paying a small amount for the mining rights. It later sold half its concession to Brazilian mining giant Vale for $2.5bn, although just $500m was paid.

Simandou is thought to be the world’s richest untapped deposit of iron ore, used in steel. The deposit had been wholly owned by FTSE 100 giant Rio Tinto until BSGR’s arrival.

The Guinean government stripped BSGR of its access in 2014 after concluding that it had bribed its way to the rights.

BSGR denies any wrongdoing and has threatened to file a lawsuit against Mr Soros, accusing him of orchestrating a defamation campaign against the company and encouraging Guinea to strip it of the Simandou rights. Mr Soros’s representatives have dismissed Mr Steinmetz’s claims as a “PR stunt”.

Asher Avidan, a former president of BSGR in Guinea, was taken into custody alongside Mr Steinmetz. Mr Avidan was also placed under house arrest and released in January.

Among the others detained were Tal Silberstein, a prominent Israeli political consultant, and David Granot, the acting chairman of Israeli telecoms giant Bezeq.

Mr Silberstein had been doing polling work for Austria’s Social Democratic Party ahead of parliamentary elections in October but the party cut ties with him after learning of his detention in Israel.

Bezeq said in a statement that Mr Granot’s detention was “not related to the company”.

Military Exemption for Ultra-Orthodox in Israel, Finally Ruled Unconstitutional

Ultra-Orthodox Jews praying at the Western Wall in the Old City area of Jerusalem in June.CreditAtef Safadi/European Pressphoto Agency

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the current government arrangement allowing for mass exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jews from compulsory military service, calling it discriminatory and unconstitutional. The ruling redraws the battle lines over an issue that has long roiled Israeli society.

The impassioned debate over military exemptions for strictly Orthodox Jews engaged in full-time Torah study goes to the heart of the struggle for the future character of Israel.

In a country where most Jewish men and women are conscripted at 18, and where the military is hallowed as a social equalizer and a people’s army protecting Israel from threats on its borders, past attempts to reduce the scope of exemptions and create a more equitable sharing of the national burden only seem to have underscored deep social divisions.

“The history of this societal controversy reflects the history of the State of Israel itself,” wrote the departing president of the Supreme Court, Justice Miriam Naor, in the 148-page ruling, noting that the court had already ruled on the issue several times before.

The court gave the government a year to come up with alternative legislation that would satisfy the basic principle of equality. This latest ruling came in response to a petition by several nongovernmental pressure groups and Yesh Atid, a centrist party led by Yair Lapid, who has championed the cause of equal service in recent years both in the government and now in the opposition.

The court decision was reached by eight members of a nine-judge panel sitting as the High Court of Justice, with one member dissenting. It presents a new challenge for the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, already beleaguered by corruption investigations and reliant on the support of his ultra-Orthodox coalition partners.

Ultra-Orthodox politicians strongly denounced the ruling and vowed to fight it, but given the yearlong time frame for amending the law, the stability of the governing coalition did not appear to be in imminent danger.

“Those same Torah sons who chose to dedicate their lives to Torah study will continue to study Torah here in the land of Israel, the holy land,” said Aryeh Deri, the interior minister and the leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, in remarks after the ruling. “No force in the world will stop them,” he said, adding that the court has proved itself “totally disconnected from our heritage and tradition and from our people.”

Mr. Lapid of Yesh Atid (Hebrew for There Is a Future), speaking after the decision was announced, said: “Today we started to turn the ship toward sanity and values. That’s why we are in politics.”

Mr. Netanyahu, he added, could not continue to wriggle out of making a decision. The draft, he said, is “for everyone, not just for suckers who don’t have a party in the coalition. We’re done being suckers. The court decided that we will not have first- and second-class citizens in Israel.”

The policy of open-ended deferment dates to 1949 when Israel’s founding prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, exempted 400 religious students from military service in an effort to restore the tradition of yeshiva scholarship, which had been nearly destroyed during the Holocaust. The issue has since become tendentious, with the number of those who have been exempted by now amounting to tens of thousands.

Those who support wholesale deferment and exemption for Torah students in seminaries argue that Israel needs spiritual preservation as much as physical protection. Critics protest that the fast-growing ultra-Orthodox minority, known in Hebrew as Haredim, or those in awe of God, are not contributing enough to the country’s economy or security, leaving others to bear an unfair burden.

Israel’s ultra-Orthodox sector makes up about 10 percent of the population of more than 8.5 million but it is rapidly increasing, with its members typically marrying young and having large families. Worry and anger has been growing among many Israelis who fear that the economy will become unsustainable in the coming decades without radical change, in part because many ultra-Orthodox men prefer full time Torah study over work and rely on government stipends.

With the ultra-Orthodox parties often serving as coalition kingmakers and serving in most of the governments for more than three decades, they have accrued what many see as disproportionate power, privileges and subsidies.

Far from homogeneous, the Haredi world is made up of different rabbinical courts, and a small but growing number of strictly religious Jews have already been opting for military service or civilian national service as a way of acquiring skills and a path out of poverty and toward integration into the work force. The army has tried to accommodate Haredi recruits. It has even established ultra-Orthodox battalions, allowing those soldiers to combine military service with religious life.

But the more hard-core rabbis, who refuse to recognize the legitimacy of a Jewish state before the arrival of the Messiah, have resisted change. Ultra-Orthodox soldiers have been harassed and abused in their neighborhoods and stormy street protests have erupted in cases where members of the community who did not qualify for an army exemption, perhaps because they were found to be not properly engaged in yeshiva study, have been detained for draft dodging. Religious women are exempted from army service because they adhere to strict rules of modesty. Israel’s Arab minority is also largely exempted.

Tuesday’s ruling was just the latest twist in a long political and legal saga. In 2012, the Supreme Court invalidated a law that had been in force for a decade regulating the exemption from military service for ultra-Orthodox Jews. The law was supposed to encourage ultra-Orthodox enlistment without coercion, but it failed to achieve results and the court deemed it unconstitutional.

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With Israeli Billionaires Profiting From Human Capital in Congo, What Responsibility do they Play?

 

Congo rights group: Army kills 12 rebels after Beni attacks

BENI, Congo — Congo’s army fought off attacks in and around the eastern city of Beni on Thursday, killing at least 12 assailants and capturing seven, a local human rights group said.

Two soldiers also were killed in the fighting and several people were wounded, including students taking exams, said Omar Kavota, executive director of the Center for Studies of Peace and Defense of Human Rights.

Kavota blamed a new rebel coalition for the bombing of a school and attempted attacks on a women’s prison, a police station and the town hall.

The death toll could rise as Congo’s military pursues other attackers, he said.

Beni Mayor Nyonyi Bwanakawa blamed the attack on Mai Mai rebels. Kavota, however, warned that a new rebel coalition has formed outside Beni after armed men on June 11 attacked the city’s central Kangbayi prison, killing at least 11 and freeing 900 prisoners.

The new coalition, which Kavota called the National Revolutionaries Movement, is likely composed of rebels from the Mai Mai, Allied Democratic Forces and former M23 members who escaped prison.

Kavota said the new coalition may have external political and military support, given the logistics of the attacks, and he called on the government and military to quickly dismantle the group.

Kavota, whose organization tracks civilian deaths in the region, also called on the military to increase protection of civilians and public places.

Eastern Congo is home to multiple armed groups that compete for control of the region’s vast mineral resources.

http://www.startribune.com/congo-rights-activist-says-army-kills-7-attackers-in-beni/430095063/

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Dan Gertler and T.O.T Investigative Stories Hidden on Google, Whatever Happens in Congo? Dan does not want us to know…

Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler

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Dan Gertler Is There A Future In Congo?

 

“Nothing happens in Congo without Dan Gertler and Gertler can do nothing without playing the Israeli card,” said an advisor to an international mining conglomerate.

But the net is tightening around the Israeli billionaire mining magnate who dominates the economic life of the resource rich but economically impoverished Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Building an empire in Congo

The Israeli mining magnate has been fundamental in the Kabila family’s control of the DRC over the past two decades. But the 42-year-old billionaire, who was the inspiration of for the movie Blood Diamond starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is now under international scrutiny over corruption.

Meanwhile, his main Congolese ally, President Joseph Kabila, is clinging on by his fingertips to power. The fragile situation in the Central African rentier state threatens to drag the Israeli security establishment into a renewed conflict to defend the billionaire’s interests.

There has always been a quid pro quo relationship between Gertler and Kinshasa that is heavily weighted to his corporate interests. His political influence in DRC is said to have begun shortly after his entry in 1997, when he shored up the government of Laurent Kabila by offering the late president $20 million to head off a rebellion in the east.

The rebels posed a major risk to the regime as it was attempting to establish itself. In exchange for this help, his IDI Diamonds firm was given exclusive rights on the purchase of artisanal diamonds.

The monopoly was ended by Joseph Kabila following his father’s assassination in 2001. But a deal was struck in which Gertler paid $15 million for the rights to 88 percent of the output of national diamond producer La Société Minière de Bakwanga (MIBA). Gertler’s uncle, Shmuel Schnitzer, is honorary president of the Israel Diamond Exchange.

One Israeli Defense source has also claimed that Gertler paid the Kabila government $40 million for a former Mossad chief and ex-soldiers to arm, train and direct Congolese special forces to put down the brutal Rwandan-backed M23 rebel group in an operation with the United Nations in 2013.

According to this source, the materiel was sourced from Israel and Russia.

It is claimed the operation was not officially backed by the Israeli government, but given the scale of Israeli security involvement would have probably given an informal nod of approval.

With a reputation for mass rape and slaughter, M23 had been operating out of the Virunga National Park in the unstable North Kivu province. The group’s violent operations were hindering efforts to develop the region’s potentially massive oil reserves. Ending the rebellion helped remove a problem for Kabila.

Following in Leopold’s footsteps

The sums Gertler has spent on consolidating the Kabila regime’s control over a vast territory are a fraction of the wealth he seems to have accrued allegedly as a fixer between international capital and Kinshasa. Not since Belgium’s notorious King Leopold II plundered Congo for ivory and rubber has a foreigner acquired such control and influence over the country.

Gertler has secured a reputation for buying up mining and oil prospecting rights from the government, via his high level political connections, and selling them at huge mark-ups. Over two decades, his position as gatekeeper has enabled him to dominate the copper and cobalt mining sectors in the resource-rich Katanga province, giving him personal control over nearly 10 percent of world cobalt production.

In recent years, he has turned his attention to oil exploration in the country’s potentially highly lucrative yet risky frontier prospects.

Gertler’s Oil of DRC start-up has found reserves estimated at 3 billion barrels of oil in Lake Albert. Put into context, his concessions potentially contain more oil than Syria or the UK. Oil production from the reserves would boost DRC’s economy by 25 percent, thereby consolidating Gertler’s power base in the country.

To get these commodities out of the country, Gertler has also secured an interest in infrastructural development, giving him control over the economy’s most strategically important sectors and amassing himself a huge net worth worthy of an entry into the Forbes Billionaires list.

Many of these assets are owned by the Gertler Family Trust or grouped under the Fleurette Group, which owns stakes in various Congolese mines through at least 60 holding companies in offshore tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands. Placed beyond public scrutiny, Fleurette’s investments are regarded by critics as asset stripping with his acquisitions made at a fraction of their true value.

Gertler and Congo’s web of corruption

Gertler believes the criticism of his political role in DRC is unjust. Instead, he told Bloomberg that he should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role.

However, the symbiotic relationship between Gertler and President Kabila is looking into the abyss as Congolese society becomes increasingly angry at his attempts to bend the constitution to lengthen his tenure.

At the same time, global corruption investigations are closing the net on the billionaire, leaving him vulnerable to prosecution and a post-Kabila political backlash in DRC.

The DRC is said to have suffered huge losses in revenue due to the alleged undervaluation of state assets in various privatisations, many involving Gertler.

In September, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group agreed the pay over $400 million in a settlement with US authorities over its alleged payment of Gertler to allegedly bribe Congolese officials to the tune of $100 million for mining rights. No charges were brought against Gertler by the Justice Department or the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Two months later, Gertler’s nemesis Global Witness, an NGO that fights corruption in the global natural resources industry, reported that the state mining company Gecamines signed over royalty rights to the Israeli plutocrat.

Royalties amounting to up to $880 million that were due to Gecamines from Glencore’s KCC copper project in southeast Congo were assigned to an anonymous Cayman Islands company called Africa Horizons, which is part of Fleurette Group.

It is unclear what, if anything, was paid to Gecamines, whose earnings could make a significant fiscal contribution to alleviating poverty in one of the world’s poorest countries. The NGO has accused Glencore of knowingly entering loss-making deals to appease the billionaire as the DRC’s central power broker.

According to Bloomberg, in December the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) began investigating Gertler and four former Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. (ENRC) executives as part of a three-year probe into the Kazakh company’s acquisition of DRC copper and cobalt mining projects.

The deals may have violated UK fraud and bribery laws, for which individual offenses carry penalties of as long as 10 years in prison or an unlimited fine. The IMF had, in 2012, cancelled a $532 million loan to DRC for Gecamines’ failure to disclose the transfer of its stake in another ENRC project to a BVI-registered company controlled by Gertler.

While Gertler’s business empire sinks into international controversy, DRC has been teetering on the brink of a third civil war after Kabila failed to step down at the end of his two-term limit in December. Protests erupted across the country, prompting the Catholic Church to step in to broker an agreement between the government and the opposition.

This would see the president standing down at the end of 2017 after presidential elections, a scenario that most Congolese do not think he will do voluntarily. Besides, Kabila’s hugely popular challenger the wealthy businessman and former Katanga governor Moïse Katumbi – is in exile in Belgium, having been convicted in absentia for corruption and sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment.

If Kabila, his family and allies leave power, any successor is likely to confront endemic corruption to diminish his influence.

Documents from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting suggest that Kabila and his family control 120 mining permits and have direct and indirect links to a wide variety of businesses including banks, farms, fuel distributors, pharmaceutical suppliers and airlines.

Stripping away Kabila’s business empire could involve an anti-corruption drive that could sweep up Gertler and other friends of the President.

Israel’s response to Kabila’s fall

The mining baron may be tempted to secure backing from his Israeli connections to shore up the Kabila regime in one form or another, including the possibility that he could rule through his twin sister Jaynet Kabila or another puppet.

A step towards a Mobutu-style tyranny would precipitate another deadly conflict in a country that has lost a million lives due to past civil wars and foreign interventions.

The forces that were deployed to put down foreign-inspired rebellions in eastern DRC could be deployed against the Congolese opposition, bankrolled by Gertler and allegedly with the tacit approval of the Israeli security establishment. Such a scenario would drag Israel into a renewed conflict in the Great Lakes region.

Why would Israel get involved in Congo with such high stakes? In an article for the Jerusalem Post last April, Yossi Melman stated that a pro-Africa parliamentary lobby had been established in the Knesset to promote Israeli interests in the continent.

Interests fall into three main areas: the political-diplomatic interest in preventing anti-Israel UN resolutions, the promotion of economic ties and the strategic and military interest in advancing arms sales and combating terrorism.

Israel has traditionally trained and equipped the military guards around African dictators in the pursuit of these objectives.

Since the early 1970s, Israeli military industries and former military and intelligence officials have, with the backing of the Israeli security establishment, provided security assistance and arms to African dictators, including DRC’s former dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.

Dan Gertler is intimately associated with Israel’s military, economic and political elite. He is close to several Israeli politicians, especially Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, founding leader of the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party. He could seek to utilise these links to maintain DRC’s status quo.

However, there are signs that Israel is losing patience with its roving billionaires. In December, Gertler associate Benny Steinmetz who also earned his billions from diamond mining in Africa was put under house arrest under suspicion of bribery and money laundering in a long-running dispute over the $20 billion Simandou project in Guinea. He has yet to face charges and denies wrongdoing. Gertler may face a similar fate if his corporate activities come under the spotlight of investigation.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry has taken a greater role in international relations, eating into the power of the Defense Ministry, which has operated as a state-within-a-state. The involvement of diplomats in relations with Africa has moderated the more militaristic inclinations of the past.

In this context, diplomats will be cautioning the Israel not to involve themselves in the quagmire of Central African politics on Gertler’s behalf, mindful of the long-term damage this could do to its diplomatic leverage in Africa. In this case, Israel may warn the security establishment and associated freelancing mercenaries to abandon Gertler to secure influence in a post-Kabila scenario.

 

Exposing Africa and the Western Influences that Mine… the Kaupthing Claims

Dear Reader:
We ask that you read the original blog, URL below, from 2016. We were unable to post all of the various PDF documents that the author posted.
The blog begins with a series of emails from 2015 between attorneys at a firm in Israel and Millbank and includes information about the involvement of a number of other law firms. From the information on the Blog it appears that there was a concerted effort involvement numerous parties to exert pressure on parties involved in a series of lawsuits.
The story refers to a relationship entitled: the “Kaupthing/Gertler story.” Like Platinum, we believe that this story has taken far too long to find the exposure it so desperately requires.
We discovered in our investigations a number of links to corresponding Russian websites. They were apparently summarily removed from publication and finding them in the archives has also proven somewhat fruitless.
Apparently, Mr. Gertler and his associates have painstakingly worked to keep this story quiet. We request that you share these posts, the post from T.O.T. and anything else we manage to get out there. Mr. Gertler has allegedly defrauded dozens of people for millions of dollars.
He and his companies and associates bury people in years of litigation over what would otherwise be paltry sums compared to his net worth. Clearly Mr. Gertler and his associated law firms have both the finances and wherewithal to harass people scrub information.
We would like it to get the information “unscrubbed.” Anyone with information is invited to provide.

http://purifyingafrica.blogspot.co.il/2016/11/exposing-african-mafia-and-corruption.html

EXPOSING AFRICAN MAFIA AND CORRUPTION

 

PR campaign to put pressure on winding-up committee

Dori and Milbank met with Jonathan Russell of Lacing Limited, also on the afternoon of Monday 23 November, to discuss PR strategy. Jonathan suggests a two stage approach:

  • The first stage is to call journalists to create interest in the Kaupthing/Gertner story. The timing works well as Kaupthing is back in the media with its forthcoming composition.
  • The second stage (if deemed necessary) is to filter (to the same journalists) the story regarding Arrowsmith’s offer.

Next Stepts

25/11/2015 Sean Mcguinness 6.5 Internal meeting with Scott Jardine and Matt Czyzyk. Drafting note on role of a HMRC in an IVA. Research into third party funding. Research into comparative CVA situation. Reading IRC v Wimbledon case, Research and drafting additional aspects of mem on challenges to an IVA to take into  account asset types, confidentiality, legal privilege, criminal offences, fraud and irregularity. Further discussion with Scott regarding required amendments.
25/11/2015 Raien Natalie 5.75 Attend meeting to discuss workflow. Research case law in relation to duties of the nominee and research of status of creditors as stated in the IVA proposal. Research of HMRC in relation to voluntary arrangements.
26/11/2015 Charles Evans 1.25 Call to NIck Angel and discussing concerns about IVA proposal; reviewing emails concerning confidentiality; further discussion with Nick Angel, call from Nick Angel and discussing, arranging for Moshe Bordon to review court file and various emails to him.
26/11/2015 Jardine Scott 3.5 Further work on strategy paper, reviewing further materials to develop arguments, further factual research
26/11/2015 Kinninmont paul 0.5 Emails are Kaupthing and Clf (Bloomberg, internal). Reviewing consent order newly available on Court file; internal emails re same.
26/11/2015 Sean Mcguinness 3.5 Research and drafting additional aspects of memo regarding challenges to an IVA. Meeting with Scott Jardine. Review of Gertner’s IVA proposal.
27/11/2015 Bordon Moshe 1.25 Attend High Court to check court filings for defence and counterclaim filing. Call to Commercial Court register
27/11/2015 Charles Evans 1.75 Reviewing email from Matt Czyzyk concerning strategy; internal meeting to discuss strategy and action plan; call with James Levy and Dori Klagsbald to update them, emails and discussion with Moshe Bordon about court file
27/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 3.75 IVA strategy challenge issues, PR ad approach; client, Jonathan Russell, Maitland and internal contact.
27/11/2015 Jardine Scott 3 Team meeting and strategy discussion, client call , case law and materials, further review of same and developing strategies, HBC call, various emails
27/11/2015 Kinninmont paul 0.5 Emails re bankruptcy petitions involving M Gertner (N Raine, S Jardine), Emails re Kaupthing / CLF (Bloomberg, internal).
26/11/2015 Jardine Scott 3.5 …………..develop arguments, further factual research
26/11/2015 Kinninmont paul 0.5 Emails re Kaupthing and CLF (Bloomberg, internal), Reviewing consent order newly available on Court file; internal emails re same.
26/11/2015 Sean Mcguinness 3.5 Research and drafting additional aspects of memo regarding challenges to an IVA. Meeting with Scott Jardine. Review of Gertner’s IVA proposal
27/11/2015 Bordon SEan 1.25 Attend High Court to check out filings for defense and counterclaim filing. Call to commercial Court registrar.
27/11/2015 Charles Evans 1.75 Reviewing email from matt Czyzyk concerning strategy; internal meeting to discuss strategy and action plan; call with James Levy and Dori Klagsbald to update them; emails and discussion with Moshe Bordon about court file.
27/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 3.75 IVA strategy challenge issues; PR and approach; client, Jonathan Russell, Maitland and internal contact
27/11/2015 Jardine Scott 3 Team meeting and strategy discussion, client call, case law and materials, further review of same and developing strategies, HBC call, various emails
27/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.5 Emails re bankruptcy petitions involving M Gertner (N Raine, S Jardine). Emails re Kaupthing / CLF (Bloomberg, internal).
28/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 0.25 PR Issues; Jonathan Russell contact
30/11/2015 Charles Evans 0.75 Reviewing and amending draft letter to Simmons and email to NIck, Angel and Matt Czyzyk; emails to and from Nick Angel
30/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 1.25 PR progress; client, Jonathan Russell and internal contact
30/11/2015 Jardine Scott 0.5 Emails and research materials
30/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 1.25 Emails re Kaupthing / CLF (Bloomberg, internal).
24/11/2015 Czyzyk Mathew J 11 Consider application of Greystoke judgment. Develop list of questions to challenge IVA. Develop strategy for challenging IVA. Calls with JR regarding EL and terms. Mark-up EL and terms. Email  to Dori and James to summarise status.
24/11/2015 Charles Evans 0.5 Reviewing draft emails concerning next steps, strategy, Reviewing emails and email to Nick Angel and others and m Matt
24/11/2015 Harray Stuart M 2.25 Progressing letters issues and PR; client and internal con
24/11/2015 Jardine Scott 2.5 NDA, voting analysis, legal research on various points re IVA disclosure and challenges, strategy discussion with MC
24/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.5 Emails re Kaupthing / CLF (Bloomberg, Internal). Brief research into new Kaupthing case.
24/11/2015 Sean Mcguinness 4.25 Research and drafting additional aspects of memo on challenges to an IVA to take into account asset types. confidentiality, legal privilege, criminal offences, fraud and irregularity.
24/11/2015 Raine Natalie 2.75 Research inclusion of arbitration claims IVA. Draft and review non disclosure agreement with Lacing Limited.
25/11/2015 Angel Nichlas james 4 Call with counsel, analysis of arguments, review of paper for JR, review of confi issues re JR; call with JR
25/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 11.5 Internal catch-up. Call with -Martin Pascoe QC to discuss IVA. Call with J Russell to.discuss IVA disclosure. Draft letter to Simmons re IVA. Internal meeting regarding research on grounds for IVA challenge. Prepare note summarising grounds for challenge. Review Lacing engagement letter and terms.
23/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 8.25 Call with Dixcart to discuss Arrowsmith management. Meeting with MR to discuss hearing. Meeting with JR of Lacing to discuss PR strategy. Further research on breach of confidence.,Review IVA documents. Draft issues list relating to the IVA proposal.
23/11/2015 Charles Evans 2 Meeting with Dori Kingsblad and Mishcon de Reya, further meeting with Jonathan Russell.
23/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 2.25 Progress following Hearing outcome; Arrowsmith management issues; PR progress; client, Dixcart, Hassans, Jonathan Russell and internal contact.
23/11/2015 Jardine Scott 3.75 Attending court, discussing strategy and potential arguments  with team researching various points. of law inc HMRC preferential creditor and trust property„emails re same briefing SM and NR
23/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.5 Discussion with S McGuinness re this morning’s hearing; brief media search Emails re Kaupthing / CLF (Bloomberg, internal)
23/11/2015 Mcguinness SeanJ. 3.75 Research into financial status of Orgate Limited and Fordgate Management Limited to determine M Gertner’s income. Research and drafting additional aspects of……….Unclear

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19/11/2015 Jardine Scott 1.5 Call with counsel, strategy discussion with team, updating  research note, emails
19/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails re Kaupthing / CLF (Bloomberg, internal )
19/11/2015 Sean Mcguinness 4.25 Research and discussion with Matt Czyzyk. On the Israeli proceedings, whether docs are public. On the disclosure of the correspondence between Arrowsmith/Kaupthing, privilege and confidentiality issues Additions to note on challenges to the IVA Discussions with trainee. Giving instructions Cross border enforcement issues. Drafting email to US colleagues. on English Individual Voluntary Arrangements: Recognition in the United States
19/11/2015 Raine Natalie 4.75 Research law relating to bankruptcy petitions and disclosure
20/11/2015 Angel Nichlas james 3.5 Review of IVA proposal and related issues
20/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 6.5 Discuss law of confidentiality and privilege re disclosure of IVA and other documents. Review IVA documentation. Call with MR. Email to MR summarising available evidence re a challenge to an IVA. Finalise review of NDA and share comments with client Research case law on assets to be included in an IVA and confidentiality.
20/11/2015 Charles Evans 1 Reviewing IVA proposal and email to Nick Angel and Matt Czyzyk.
20/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 0.5 Background material, client and internal contact
20/11/2015 Jardine Scott 2.75 Initial review of IVA proposal, considering legal points and strategy, emails re same, briefing and discussing with SM and NR
20/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails re Kaupthing / CLF (Bloomberg, internal).
19/11/2015 Raine Natalie 4.75 Research law relating to bankruptcy petitions and disclosure
20/11/2015 Angel Nicholas James 3.5 Review of IVA proposal and related issues
20/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 6.5 Discuss law of confidentiality and privilege re disclosure of IVA and other documents. Review IVA documentation. Call with MR. Email to MR summarising available evidence re a challenge to an IVA. Finalise revIew of NDA And share comments with client. Research case law on assets to be included in an IVA and confidentiality.
20/11/2015 Charles Evans 1 Reviewing IVA proposal and email to Nick Angel and Matt Czyzyk
20/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 0.5 Background material; client and internal contact
20/11/2015 Jardine Scott 2.75 Initial review of IVA proposal, considering legal points and strategy, emails re same, briefing and discussing with SM and NR
20/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails re Kaupthing /CLF (Bloomberg, internal)
20/11/2015 Raine Natalie 3 Research law relating to assets to be included in an IVA proposal. Research law relating to bankruptcy, petitions and disclosure.
22/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 0.5 Emails re call with Dixcart to discuss corporate matters re Arrowsmith
22/11/2015 Mcguinness SeanJ. 1.75 Research into case law concerning trusts in bankruptcy with a view to determining disclosure rules in relation to trust assets held beneficially by Gertner. Email correspondence with Scott Jardine
23/11/2015 Angel Nicholas James 4 Meeting re Gertner bankruptcy hearing and follow-up, further analysis of IVA grounds to challenge
23/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 8.25 Call with Dixcart to discuss Arrowsmith management. Meeting with MR to discuss hearing. Meeting with JR of Lacing to ……Unclear
17/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 5.5 Meeting with Jonathan Russell…….Discuss and research obtaining public information on bankruptcy petition, Internal discussions on recognition of IVA overseas. Review and update IVA memorandum
17/11/2015 Charles Evans 1.25  Meeting with Jonathan Russell and discussing with Nick Angel
17/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 2.25 Client, Lacing and Internal contact
17/11/2015 Jardine Scott 0.5 Bankruptcy petition status queries
17/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails re Kaupthing / CLF (Bloomberg, internal)
17/11/2015 Raine Natalie 3 Review of information relation to bankruptcy petition and research of IVAs
18/11/2015 Angel Nicholas James 1 Review of PR suggestion, calls Mischon, corres with DK
18/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 4.75 Discuss and consider the type of assets that will be included in an IVA Review and update IVA memo. Review draft CFL NDA.
18/11/2015 Charles Evans 0.5 Emails concerning possible call; reviewing Jonathan Russell’s proposal and email to Nick Angel
18/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 0.5 Progressing issues; Internal contact
18/11/2015 Jardine Scott 0.75 Discussing various points with NR and SM, emails
18/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails re Kaupthing / CLF (Bloomberg, internal)
18/11/2015 Mcguinness SeanJ. 2.25 Updating due diligence report with view to sharing with PR advisers. Review of Icelandic special prosecutor’s report
18/11/2015 Raine Natalie 2.5 Research assets and unsecured claims in an IVA
19/11/2015 Angel Nicholas James 2.5 Call with Mishcon to catch-up: call with their counsel re strategy for Monday
19/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 4.5 Research and discussion on disclosure of litigation paper and exchanges with winding up committee in a potential IVA. Review CFL NDA. Call with MR to discuss documents received in opposition of bankruptcy petition Administration re payment of Iceland counsel invoice.
17/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 2 Finalise and email letter of response to Simmons, Initial call Arith Jonathan Russell regarding PR strategy
17/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 0.75 PR progress progressing issues, client, Lacing and internal

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17/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails re Kaupthing / CLF (Bloomberg, Internal)
17/11/2015 Sean Mcguinness 2 Drafting note on opposition to IVAs. Discussion with Matt C. Review of indicative IVA tImeline. Instructions to secretary. Further amendments.
17/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 5 Pre-call with PR agent Follow up call with client and PR agent Lma I to MR regarding correspondence Review memo regarding IVA law
17/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 2.25 PR calls progressing issues, client, Lacing and internal contact
18/11/2015 Jardine Scott 1.5 Call with new PR includIng pre-call in morning status update with MC
18/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails re Kaupthing / CLF (Bloomberg/Internal)
18/11/2015 Angel Nicholas James 2 Call re PR strategy and meeting with PR consultant
12/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 3 Call with Maitland to discuss PR strategy. Update letter of response to Simmons. Emails with client regarding letter of response. Call with client to discuss response strategy
12/11/2015 Charles Evans 0.25 Emails from and to Nick Angel
12/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 0.75 Client, Maitland and internal contact
12/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails re Kaupthing / CLF (Bloomberg/Internal)
12/11/2015 Mcguinness 1.25 Finalizing draft of note Discussion with Senior Associate. Review of Kapoor case and Ebbvale case.
13/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 2 Finalise and email letter of response to Simmons. Initial call with Jonathan Russell regarding PR strategy
13/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 0.75 PR strategy;  PR progress progressing issues, client, Lacing and internal contact
13/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails re Kaupthing / CLF (Bloomberg/Internal)

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09/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails with Bloomberg re Kaupthing CLF; Internal emails re same
09/11/2015 Sean Mcguinness 2 Drafting tactical memorandum concerning opposition to an IVA. Instructions to trainee. Research into IVA case law. Review of insolvency rules and powers of court.
09/11/2015 Raine Natalie 6 Review translation of Icelandic commission report. Research case law on challenge to a nominee in an IVA. Draft memo in relation to legal position on a creditor’s ability to challenge an IVA.
10/11/2015 Angel Nicholas James 4 Call Hannah BC / Stuart Harray, review of proposed letter, call with Counsel, internal discussion and review corres.
10/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 7 Call with Martin Pascoe QC to discuss Kaupthing claims and next steps. Update letter of response to Simmons. Draft summary email of correspondence, prepare note summarising evidence collated so far demonstrating collateral purpose/good faith. Discuss memo regarding IVA law with Natalie
10/11/2015 Charles Evans 1.25 Car with Martin Pascoe and discussing with Nick Angel ; reviewing draft letter to Simmons and amending and email to Nick Angel, emails to and from Nick Angel and Matthew Czyzyk
10/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 1.75 Client,  Maitland and internal contact
10/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails re Kaupthing / CLF
10/11/2015 Sean Mcguinness 0.75 Drafting tactical memorandum concerning opposition to an IVA. Instructions to trainee.
10/11/2015 Raine Natalie 4 Draft memo in relation to legal position on a creditor’s ability to challenge an IVA.
10/11/2015 Angel Nicholas James 4 Call Hannah BC / Stuart Harray; review of proposed letter, call with Counsel internal discussion and review corres.
10/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 7 Call with Martin Pascoe QC to discuss Kaupthing claims and next steps. Update letter of response to Simmons. Draft summary email of correspondence, prepare note summarising evidence collated so far demonstrating collateral purpose/good faith. Discuss memo regarding IVA law with Natalie
10/11/2015 Charles Evans 1.25 Car with Martin Pascoe and discussing with Nick Angel ; reviewing draft letter to Simmons and amending and email to Nick Angel, emails to and from Nick Angel and Matthew Czyzyk
10/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 1.75 Client,  Maitland and internal contact
10/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails re Kaupthing / CLF
10/11/2015 Sean Mcguinness 0.75 Drafting tactical memorandum concerning opposition to an IVA. Instructions to trainee.
10/11/2015 Raine natalie 4 Draft memo in relation to legal position on a creditor’s ability to challenge an IVA.
11/11/2015 Angel Nicholas James 1 Call with DK; follow up with team and review of corres
11/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 2.25 All parties catch up call. Emails with Andy Donald of Maitland. Update letter of response to Simmons.
11/11/2015 Charles Evans 0.25 Reviewing and amending draft letter and email to Nick Angel
11/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 1.75 Client and internal contact
11/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails re Kaupthing / CLF
11/11/2015 Sean Mcguinness 2 Drafting tactical memorandum concerning opposition to an IVA. Email correspondence with trainee. Internal discussion. Further review of insolvency rules. Checking.
11/11/2015 Raine natalie 4.5 Review memo in relation to legal position on a creditor’s ability to challenge an IVA
12/11/2015 Angel Nicholas James 0.75 Call to discuss PR issues and follow-up
04/11/2015 Jardine Scott 5 ………………………….Gertners, existing litigation against WUC members, case law for challenging an IVA, strategy re responding to. S&S with MC, NDA with NR
04/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails re Court file (Bloomberg, internal)
04/11/2015 Sean Mcguinness 0.5 Review of correspondence between Simmons and Simmons and Mischon De Reya.
04/11/2015 Raine natalie 7.25 Compile background case-law research, Research grounds for challenging a nominee. Arrange Icelandic translations of commission report. Draft non-disclosure agreement.
05/11/2015 Nicholas Angel 0.5 Update re litigation proceedings and follow up from PR candidate drop-out.
05/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 1.75 Internal catch up to discuss case law and related memo
05/11/2015 Jardine Scott 2.25 Discussion of case law research with SS, NR and MC, reviewing materials, researching Kaupthing representatives who had spoken to MdR
05/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails with Bloomberg; internal emails re Kaupthing / CLF
05/11/2015 Sean Mcguinness 3.75 Meeting with team. Discussion with Scott Jardine and Matt Czyzyk regarding drafting of memo for client concerning potential arguments that may be raised to challenge Kaupthing vote on the IVA and defend CFL vote. Instructions to trainee. Research into case law. preparing case law index, Correspondence with litigation team regarding Bloomberg searches.
05/11/2015 Raine natalie 2.5 Research law relating to ability to challenge a nominee in an

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06/11/2015 Nicholas Angel 4 Consideration of strategy, review of Kaupthing correspondence.
05/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails with Bloomberg; internal emails re Kaupthing / CLF
05/11/2015 Sean Mcguinness 3.75 Meeting with team. Discussion with Scott Jardine and Matt Czyzyk regarding drafting of memo for client concerning potential arguments that may be raised to challenge Kaupthing vote on the IVA and defend CFL vote, Instructions to trainee. Research into case law. preparing case law index, Correspondence with litigation team regarding Bloomberg searches.
05/11/2015 Raine natalie 2.5 Research law relating to ability to challenge a nominee in an IVA
06/11/2015 Nicholas Angel 4 Consideration of strategy; review of Kaupthing correspondence, preparation of revised draft
06/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 1.5 Discuss and update letter of response to Kaupthing. Review particulars of claim
06/11/2015 Charles Evans 1.25 Emails from and to Stuart Harray
06/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 1.5 Client and internal contact
06/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails with Bloomberg re Kaupthing CLF
08/11/2015 Charles Evans 0.75 Amending draft letter
09/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 1.5 Updating letter of response. Emails with counsel.
09/11/2015 Charles Evans 0.25 Email from and to Nick Angel and emails to Matt Czyzyk.
09/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 1.25 Client and internal contact
03/11/2015 Jardine Scott 5.75 Call with MdR, researching various legal and factual issues, IVA process with NR, SM and case law, team meeting, discussing with MC of meeting with client representatives.
03/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails re Kaupthing / CLF (Bloomberg, Internal)
03/11/2015 Raine natalie 4.75 Meeting to discuss workflow and strategy. Prepare flowchart detailing time frame for an IVA. Run translations of report into the causes of the collapse of the Icelandic banks in 2008.
04/11/2015 Nicholas Angel 2.25 Meeting with Dori Klagsbald, review of correspondence, subsequent session re reply to S&S other letter. Call with PR candidate and follow up.

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04/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 9.75 Meeting with Dori Klagsbald. Meeting with Dragon Review memorandum from Rettur. Review Rettur EL. Review Black Cube research note Review draft letter prepared by Black Cube. Discuss NDA draft. Review response from Simmons setting out rationale for refusal Drafting response to Simmons
04/11/2015 Charles Evans 3 Email to and from Nick Angel, reviewing documents provided by Dori Klagsbald and email to Nick Angel, meeting with Dori Klagsbald and others and discussing with Nick Angel, amending note of call with Simmons and email to Nick Angel
04/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 0.75 Client and internal contact
04/11/2015 Jardine Scott 5 Researching Kaupthing VVUC members and possible links to Gertners, existing litigation against WUC members, case law for challenging an IVA, strategy re responding to S&S with MC, NDA with NR
04/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.25 Emails re Court file (Bloomberg, Internal)
02/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 0.5 Client and internal contact
02/11/2015 Jardine Scott 6.25 Team catch-up, call with Icelandic counsel, call with private investigators, IVA case law and procedure, opportunities to challenge, factual research, illegality of loans risk, briefing SM and NR on various tasks
02/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.75 Emails with Bloomberg to arrange daily checking of Court file/ hearing list in Kaupthing /CLF cases; updates emails (internal). Discussion with C Evans re documents on / updates to Court file in Kaupthing and CLF; emails re same.
02/11/2015 Sean Mcguinness 3.5 Research in respect of collateral purpose and unfair prejudice in terms of challenging an IVA. Discussions with Scott Jardine and trainee Review of information on Gertner and Gertler dispute. Liaising with litigation colleagues regarding bankruptcy searches and case progressions searches on Bloomberg.
02/11/2015 Raine natalie 3.5 Prepare flowchart detailing time frame for an IVA; Meeting to discuss status and next steps.
03/11/2015 Nicholas Angel 5 Meeting, pre-meeting and review of strategy, follow-up call with HBL & Mishcon. Review of documents provided by client.
03/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 7 Team meeting to discuss next steps. Revise workstream plan. Meeting with Dori. Meeting with PR team. Discuss email from Simmons re refusal of offer. Further background research, including on Nessergy link to claims. Review and discuss IVA summary note
03/11/2015 Charles Evans 3 Considering emails and Nessergy announcement and email to Stuart Harray. Meeting with Nick Angel and others; meeting wIth Dori Klagsbald and others. Email from Nick Angel and Matt Czyzyk and cal! to Nick Angel to discuss.

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02/11/2015 Nicholas Angel 4 Meetings with PR team and calls with Simmons, review of workstreams and Icelandic legal advice; corres with Simmons
02/11/2015 Matthew J. Czyzyk 4.25 Team meeting. summary rote of workstreams. Draft and email scope of work to Rettur. Call with Rettur to discuss findings. Initial call with MCI
02/11/2015 Charles Evans 3 Meeting with Nick Angel and others; meeting with Dragon Associates; with Nick Angel speaking to Robert Turner, email from and to Nick Angel; discussing with Paul Kinninmont court searches and email to Nick Angel; email from Robert Tutmer, reviewing sinks and emails to and from Nick Angel and Stuart Harray
02/11/2015 Harray Stuart M. 0.5 Client and internal contact
02/11/2015 Jardine Scott 6.25 Team catch-up call with Icelandic counsel, call with private investigators, IVA case law and procedure, opportunities to challenge, factual research, illegality of loans risk, briefing SM and NR on various tasks
02/11/2015 Kinninmont Paul 0.75 Emails with Bloomberg to arrange daily checking of Court file / hearing list in Kaupthing /CLF cases, updates emails (internal). Discussion with C Evans re documents on updates to Court fie in Kaupthing and CLF , emails re same