Grant Thornton BVI recently worked on this case with our UK colleagues to assist with obtaining information from a company that refused to engage with the Trustee.
The Trustee was left with no other option than to wind up the company to enable a liquidator to investigate the transactions. We are now in the process of obtaining corporate documents and tracing the flow of funds.
The liquidation application was brought by the trustees of the deceased estate of Boris Berezovsky. They sought their own appointment over Sherbrooke (as liquidators) in order to investigate its affairs. They did this because during their investigation into Mr Berezovsky’s estate, it became clear that large sums of money had passed from Mr Berezovsky to Sherbrooke before Mr Berezovsky’s death and during a period when he was clearly unable to pay his creditors