Dutch so­lic­i­tor with Quinn links dies

The Irish Times - Business - - BUSINESS NEWS -

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 .

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