Thirteen years on, French justice eyes key player in failed LVMH takeover of Hermès
After shifting gears into luxury, F1 magnate Briatore caught up in old offshore affairs
Now at the head of a high-end restaurant and hotel group, former Renault F1 boss Flavio Briatore finds his businesses exposed in multiple investigations into wealth management firm Helin. The businessman had entrusted his fortune to the Swiss-Emirati company for over a decade.
Naomi Campbell struts the catwalks anew while her offshore accounts draw attention Free
Desseigne vs Desseigne, episode 5: forced smiles at family reunion
Dominique Desseigne and his son Alexandre have spent six months battling over control of the Barrière hotel group through their lawyers. But, anxious to curb rumours the company is paralysed by infighting, the pair is now trying hard to appear reconciled - even though a succession deal remains elusive.
Sheikha Moza's favourite fund pours millions into Balmain to keep it humming
Since its 2016 purchase of the fashion house founded by Pierre Balmain, the Mayhoola fund, sponsored by the Emir of Qatar's mother, has regularly invested tens of millions of euros in the company. But it remains in the red.
The Mayhoola fund and its royal backer fight for success with bottomless budget and trips to court
Actively backed by Sheikha Moza, the Emir of Qatar's mother, the Mayhoola for Investments fund is known for highly aggressive methods at odds with the hushed world of fashion. For four years, Mayhoola has been waging a legal campaign against the Taiwanese businesswoman Shaw-Lan Wang, accusing her of breaking a promise to sell it Lanvin.
The Independents' founders ready to build on their property empire
Already planning a new purchase, a year after acquiring fashion show organiser Bureau Betak, the two founders of communications company The Independents, Isabelle Chouvet and Olivier Chouvet, are keeping an eye on Paris's prestige property market.
The financial vehicles propelling Eric Freymond, Hermès heir Nicolas Puech's wealth manager
Eric Freymond, the long-time wealth manager of Nicolas Puech, the only Hermès heir to have remained outside the family company that controls the leather goods manufacturer, has links with several financial groups in the United Arab Emirates that are as active as they are discreet.