The operator of Hong Kong bitcoin exchange Bitfinex company iFinex Inc. hired a new provider of offshore services in the face of the law firm SHRM Trustees (BVI) Ltd., ceasing cooperation with Estera Corporate Services (BVI) Ltd. (formerly Appleby), reports CoinDesk.
SHRM Trustees provides services for the creation and administration of onshore and offshore companies in the virgin Islands (Tortola), as well as offering managerial staff for these purposes.
At the time, Estera Corporate Services served iFinex and Tether Limited. Both companies subsequently appeared in “the Documents of the Paradise Islands” in which there is evidence that exchange Bitfinex and the Issuer stablon USDT closely connected and are controlled by the same people.
It is noteworthy that one of the clients of SHRM Trustees is a company Bridgewaters, who previously was a client of the infamous firm Mossack Fonseca, the epicentre of the scandal with the “Panamanian documents”. Some suggest that Mossack Fonseca could require Bridgewaters for more details on the possible links with the Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, after which the company was allegedly forced to make a choice in favor of SHRM Trustees.
Recall that the Tether Ltd. found a new banking partner Deltec Bank in the Bahamas.
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