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Forum directors funnelled millions to buy luxury cars, jewellery and racehorses, court told
Financial Services 2021-08-11 7:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac has released further details of its fraud claim against Bill Papas, founder of the Forum Group of Companies, painting a picture of an elaborate […]

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Baker McKenzie negligent in advising on Chinese lender’s failed Aussie launch, court hears
Professional negligence 2021-08-11 3:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Baker McKenzie has been accused of negligence in a cross claim by Chinese lender Aoyin, which faces a lawsuit by accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers for unpaid […]

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‘He just hasn’t tried very hard’: Westpac slams Forum founder Bill Papas’ evidence of assets
Financial Services 2021-07-30 4:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac has told the Federal Court it has “grave concerns” about Forum Group founder Bill Papas’ evidence of his assets, contained in affidavits lodged on […]

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Judge lashes Forum Finance director’s failure to comply with court orders
Financial Services 2021-07-22 9:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has issued an ultimatum to Forum Finance director Bill Papas for his “entirely unsatisfactory” conduct in failing to provide details of personal assets […]

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Forum Group director stuck overseas after testing positive for COVID-19, court hears
Financial Services 2021-07-15 10:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The director of the Forum Group companies accused of a $360 million fraud involving at least three major banks can’t return to Australia from Greece […]

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In third bank action brought over Forum Finance scandal, SMBC seeks $99M 
Financial Services 2021-07-14 6:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Japanese banking giant SMBC has emerged as the latest lender with exposure to an alleged fraud carried out by Sydney-based Forum Finance, with proceedings filed […]

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Forum Finance placed in liquidation, with ‘peripatetic’ director still abroad
Financial Services 2021-07-09 3:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has ordered the winding up of Forum Finance, which has been accused by Westpac and French investment bank Societe Generale of a […]

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Forum Finance boss headed back to Australia to face $263M fraud claims, court hears
Financial Services 2021-07-07 4:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The director of Forum Finance, which has been accused by Westpac and Societe Generale of a $263 million fraud, is in Europe and will return […]

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HWL Ebsworth avoids hit from $263M Forum Finance scandal
Financial Services 2021-07-06 9:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm HWL Ebsworth says it has avoided any negative financial impact from its connection with Sydney financial firm Forum Finance, which has been accused […]

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Baker McKenzie dragged into Chinese lender’s case against PwC over failed Aussie launch
Accounting 2021-05-17 5:52 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Chinese lender Aoyin wants to join Baker McKenzie to its claims against PwC over a failed bid to launch the first Chinese bank incorporated in […]

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