I sincerely appreciate your response, and your intent to help me in this dire situation I am in. I believe I have told you in my previous email who I am and the present divorce case, I have with my wife of 18 years.
The reason why I needed your help is because my wife and I had a marriage that was guided by Matrimonial Property and Divorce, which Division of Assets on Divorce falls under. What am trying to say in essence is that, after the divorce I might loose a lot in terms of properties, assets and money in the bank to my wife.
I would have loved to tell you about the genesis of the reasons why our marriage disintegrated, leading to this present divorce case, but it breaks my heart each time I recount the ordeals I passed through, therefore I beg to leave that aspect and focus on the main issue which your help is required.
My Parents moved to Switzerland, when I was a little boy, and after school, I became an Architect, from which I met my wife and we got married with kids. Now my father who was a businessman, Investor and a one time Diplomat for the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, unknowingly to me, had made available an investment fund in the U.K, which he gave me as a wedding present.
Although, he instructed that the funds valued £15,800,000.00 should only be invested, as it was tagged investment funds with the firm he domiciled the funds. He told me, and made me swore never to disclose these funds or its existence to my wife until we are 20 years of marriage, citing the fact that the funds should be what I can rely on in life should in case my wife decides to divorce me and get half of my inheritance, assets and properties. He had a foresight about my marriage, but I never understood him back then, until this situation am in now with my wife. May his soul Rest in Peace for he is late.
Since these funds are secret,away,and am in a divorce case, my lawyer had advise that I mandate someone to takeover the funds and invest it on my behalf, so that my wife would not for any reason know or get information about it, hence my contacting you, to help me invest these funds in a viable business.
Please take your time and read a little about the laws guiding Divorce in Switzerland.
Switzerland: Law Applicable to Matrimonial Property and Divorce
Once a Swiss court has divorce jurisdiction it will also have jurisdiction to handle all matters concerning the effect of the marriage on the parties' property and on the division of matrimonial property. (Article 51, Swiss Statute on Private International Law).
Switzerland authorizes the spouses to select the law that will govern their matrimonial property relations. (Article 52, Swiss Statute on Private International Law). Such choice may be made in writing or "result with certainty from the provisions of a marital property agreement." (Article 53). A choice of law may be made or amended at any time. A choice of law made after the marriage celebration has retroactive effect as of the date of the marriage, unless otherwise agreed. The chosen law remains applicable as long as the spouses have not amended or revoked such choice. (Article 53, Swiss Statute on Private International Law).
If the spouses do not make a proper choice of law, their matrimonial property relations will be governed by the law of the country in which they are both domiciled or, in the absence of a shared current domicile of both spouses in the same country, by the law of the last country in which they were both domiciled at the same time. If they never shared a common domicile their common national law will apply and if they have no common nationality then Swiss law will apply. (Article 54, Swiss Statute on Private International Law).
If the spouses' domicile is transferred from one state to another, the law of the new domicile applies and has retroactive effect as of the day of the marriage. Spouses may exclude retro-activity by so agreeing in writing. A change of domicile has no effect on the applicable law if the spouses have agreed in writing to continue the application of the former law or if they are bound by a marital property agreement. (Article 55, Swiss Statute on Private International Law).
Switzerland: Division of Assets on Divorce
If there has been no such selection of a marital regime or a foreign law, the default Swiss property regime of " participation aux acquêts" (shared acquired property) will apply. Under that regime, the assets that each spouse owned before the marriage or received through gift or inheritance after the marriage are not shared between the spouses. However, the assets that either or both of them acquire or received through gift or inheritance during the marriage are required to be shared. (Arts. 196-220, Swiss Civil Code).
After all said above, I would want to know if you are willing to help me? and if yes, then I shall write you again with details of the funds and how we are going to get a legal mandate, making/giving you the sole right to invest these funds on my behalf, but of course with a huge incentive to you in return, in the form of shares in percentage on the investment.
I await your response.