Aspiritus i strupen på advokat Sylte
Aspiritus går nå i strupen på advokat Olav Sylte med et åpent brev. Styret i Aspiritus utfordrer blant annet Sylte til å gamble om en million kroner. Og han kan regne med å få besøk av en av selskapets "service agents".
Styret i Aspiritus, selskapet som har overtatt WGI, har i dag sendt ut et åpent brev til advokat Olav Sylte. I brevet stilles det blant annet spørsmål ved om Sylte er advokat og medlem i Den norske Advokatforening. De mener også at han har brutt god advokatskikk.Ved Syltes kontor får Hegnar.no bekreftet at Sylte er medlem i Advokatforeningen, men utover det kan de ikke kommentere brevet før de har fått lest det.I brevet skriver også styret i Aspiritus at de mistenker Sylte for å være en person med begrenset suksess som utnytter denne saken som et springbrett for sin karriere, og for å skaffe seg verdifull PR.Hvem som utgjør styret i Aspiritus blir ikke opplyst i brevet.Aspiritus vil gamble med SylteStyret i Aspiritus utfordrer også Sylte. Hvis han legger en million kroner i potten skal de gjør det samme. Vinner han frem i de sakene han varsler ligger pengene og venter på ham.However, if you are so confident of victory in this charade of a case we challenge you to put a million kroner as a bet in support of your confidence in your case.If you accept our challenge we will place ONE MILLION KRONER into a lawyers' trust account on terms to be signed, and released to you if you win the case. In order to accept our challenge you must do similarly. We await your response with great interest, but we are very confident that we already know the answer.Sylte, som er opptatt i møte, sier i en kort telefonsamtale at de kan begynne med å gi ham denne ene millionen så er de i hvert fall et stykke på vei.Til slutt i brevet står det å lese at Sylte snart vil få et besøk fra Aspiritus:These statements and many more, are clearly defamatory and have no factual basis. They are not presented as your opinions, or your clients' case but are stated categorically - as facts. This has left us with no choice but to instruct our lawyers in different countries to commence proceedings against you and your firm immediately. You will be receiving a visit from our service agents shortly. Let's hope that they respect your privacy and dignity more than you have respected the privacy and dignity of our members.Advokat Sylte sier til Hegnar.no, etter å ha skummet gjennom brevet, at han ikke tar det seriøst og at det i hvert fall ville vært brudd på de etiske reglene om han hadde gått med på veddemålet.Han lurer også på hvilken konto hos hvilken advokat Aspiritus har satt inn pengene. Les hele det åpne brevet her:Dear SirIt has come to our attention that you have made a number of comments that have been reported in the Norwegian media with regard to the Aspiritus business and also the business that we recently acquired, that is WGI.It is our understanding that you are a lawyer in Norway and have been so for a number of years. It would be normal to assume that as a lawyer you would be a Member of the professional body "Den norske Advokatforening" which regulates the behaviour of all lawyers in Norway but our initial enquiries have so far been inconclusive in establishing whether you are indeed a member or not.One of the established principles of the legal profession is that a lawyer may not do or say anything which may prejudice the administration of justice. The comments that have been attributed to you in the media are so prejudicial as to beg the question whether you see yourself as judge and jury in all matters. This means that prima facie you have at the very least breached the code of ethics that govern your profession.We are at present compiling a dossier of comments attributed to yourself in the media which, if indeed you are a member of Den norske Advokatforening, will be of great interest to your regulatory body. If however you are not a member of that body then of course you will have nothing to fear at least in this regard.We believe that there is a principle running through Norwegian law that the party alleging wrongdoing has to prove it in a court of law. The comments attributed to you would appear to indicate that you wish to circumvent this principle and actually have a trial by media.We believe that your supposed mandate to refer to issues relating to Aspiritus arises out of a claim by Members of the company we acquired, namely WGI. In this supposed action against a number of WGI Members known collectively as WGI World Leaders you have claimed to represent 26 WGI Members in a claim for, to use your words "millions of kroner". You have also encouraged others to join this class action on "a no win no fee basis" because you are "100% convinced of success". On these matters we have a number of comments:Â• Of the 26 claimants you claim to have only 5 had outstanding payment requests of WGI.Â• The total amount requested for payment was a figure of €24k by 5 claimants - the rest of your claimants had no payment requests whatsoever.Â• One of your claimants had earned and withdrawn nearly €100k out of the WGI system having placed a mere €5k in the system to begin with.Â• All of these claimants have now received substantial consideration for their claim and as such any claim they might have had has been extinguished.Â• The defendants as you listed were the group known as World Leaders. It is a matter of public knowledge that the World Leaders had no ownership, no management responsibility, nor operational control in the WGI business - therefore they were wrongly named as parties in that case, if you can call it a case.Â• Therefore the likelihood of success in this action was 0% because it was impossible for the parties named in the proceedings to be liable. Nonetheless the leaders have had to suffer stress and trauma as a result of this charade and have a claim of aggravated damages against you as a result.We are left with a number of conclusions either:a) You refused to accept publicly accessible information and/or failed to conduct proper research regarding the ownership of the WGI business.Or, in our opinion the more likely possibility:b) You are an individual who after limited success has used the media spotlight as a springboard for your own career. In short you have used this as a PR stunt knowing full well that there was no possibility of success and that is the reason why you have offered the "no win no fee" policy because you know all too well that this case is nothing but a charade. All you have succeeded to do in the interim is further discredit yourself personally and professionally.What in effect you have achieved (other than your own discreditation) is a professional disservice to your clients, which Den norske Advokatforening will no doubt be interested in hearing about. Those clients of yours who might have had cause for complaint for whatever reason now find themselves in the position of having any trial prejudiced against them, because of your actions. Will you be compensating them for this? However, if you are so confident of victory in this charade of a case we challenge you to put a million kroner as a bet in support of your confidence in your case.If you accept our challenge we will place ONE MILLION KRONER into a lawyers' trust account on terms to be signed, and released to you if you win the case. In order to accept our challenge you must do similarly. We await your response with great interest, but we are very confident that we already know the answer. This leads us to the next matter; that is the accusation of fraud against the Aspiritus business. There are no grounds for this accusation whatsoever and no Member of WGI has been defrauded. The assertion that the conduct of Aspiritus amounts to fraud has no legal foundation and a public assertion to this effect by a legal professional is, in the opinion of our legal advisers bordering on professional misconduct. All Members have received consideration in real equity and/or cash for any perceived debts arising out of their membership of WGI.Your comments are exceptionally prejudicial towards our business - one which we will utilise every available resource to protect. Aspiritus is a responsible corporate citizen and your comments are disgraceful, particularly coming from one who claims to be a professional. We will not hesitate to take immediate action to protect Aspiritus' reputation, and the reputation of its management and staff who have a long standing, and hitherto impeccable credentials in their respective fields.In the event that you:Â• Make any representation that reflects unfavourably on the reputation or bona fides of Aspiritus, its management or staff,Â• Misrepresent the Aspiritus business in any way,Â• Otherwise makes any representation, implied or otherwise, that are factually inaccurate, inflammatory or defamatory of Aspiritus,without first affording Aspiritus a reasonable opportunity to respond, we will take immediate action to protect its reputation including but not limited to commencing legal proceedings in any jurisdiction against you.We also intend to report any breach of your country's professional code of ethics to Den norske Advokatforening.On 4 April you were reported as sayingÂ…This new company which is being promoted from the WGI pages as a purchase (take over) of WGI is only nonsense. It is clear that they are the same people and the way we see it, there is also clearly a basis for saying that several of those people have previously committed what you call financial crime.On 10 April you were reported as sayingÂ…This is fraud that no one should accept. The members who accept the transfer to Aspiritus are giving away all their rights with WGI and the World Leaders.New company is [a] new fraudOn 11 April you were reported as sayingÂ…[I am] about 100% sure that Aspiritus is a company which won't happen and that the members will be blamed because they are not using the service. The company needs to be in business and when there is no money coming in it will stop.These statements and many more, are clearly defamatory and have no factual basis. They are not presented as your opinions, or your clients' case but are stated categorically - as facts. This has left us with no choice but to instruct our lawyers in different countries to commence proceedings against you and your firm immediately. You will be receiving a visit from our service agents shortly. Let's hope that they respect your privacy and dignity more than you have respected the privacy and dignity of our members.Best Regards,Board of DirectorsAspiritus N.V.