Dutch solicitor with Quinn links dies
A Dutch solicitor who had dealings with the international property portfolio formerly owned by the family of businessman Seán Quinn, and who was a partner in a law firm that is being sued by the State-owned IBRC, has died in Dubai.
Willem Smit and his business partner Michael Waechter were the principals in a Dubai-based law firm, Senat, that featured prominently in the so-called conspiracy case involving international property worth hundreds of millions of euro.
Last month the men were found to be in contempt of court and orders for their committal to prison were issued.
Mr Waechter has confirmed to The Irish Times that Smit died on December 6th last, in Dubai of a suspected heart attack .