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Editor’s statement on Legatum Institute

In May 2017 I published an article entitled Trade – The newcomer think tank that has the ear of Whitehall on the Legatum Institute in London on this website.


The article was critical of the Legatum Institute’s trade work and of the background of its main funder Christopher Chandler.


I wish to issue to following retraction and apology:


The impression given by my article dated 11 May 2017 was that Mr Christopher Chandler was involved in a Swiss company called Sovereign which was ordered in 2002 by a Swiss Court to be shut down and investigated for money laundering.  That I accept was wholly wrong.  I made a mistake and now see that Mr Chandler’s company was neither based in Switzerland nor ordered to be shut down by a Swiss Court.  His company was not investigated for money laundering activities either.  I therefore wish to retract that element of my article and apologise for my errors.  The statements were not made with any malicious intent to lie or defame Mr Chandler.


Iana Dreyer, Founder & Editor of Borderlex.

One Comment

  1. I understand perfectly your retraction and apology, however can I ask why the article itself is no longer available?


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