As confirmed in court documents, the establishment of both Corniche Trust and Cotorro Trust to which Lord Luis Bacardi mother, Maria Ernestina Bacardi, allocated her shares in Bacardi Ltd, was the result of a conspiracy against Lord Luis Bacardi orchestrated by Jerry Lindzon.
Such a conspiracy had distant roots. Since the 1960s Maria Ernestina Bacardi, owner of a stake of shares of 12% in Bacardi Ltd. had granted Lord Luis Bacardi the management of such shares since early 1960s, on the basis of partnership agreement signed and executed between them.
Upon this agreement Lord Luis Bacardi had significant roles within the board of directors of Bacardi Ltd., but caused a lot of jealousy in the other members of his family of origin and in Bacardi Ltd.
Only a few years later, early 1980s, the contingent beneficiaries of Corniche Trust, namely the nieces of Lord Luis Bacardi, daughters of Elena Bacardi and stepdaughters of Jerry Lindzon, commenced legal proceedings in Liechtenstein against Lord Luis Bacardi aimed at preventing him to receive the shares in Bacardi Ltd. held in Corniche Trust.
Lord Luis Bacardi' nieces were represented in the legal proceedings against Lord Luis Bacardi by the Liechtenstein law firm Marxer & Partner.
Maria Ernestina Bacardi passed away in Madrid and as Spanish resident and national.
Her shares in Bacardi Ltd., regardless of their registration under the Cotorro Trust and Corniche Trust, were to be inherited by her testamentary heirs.
Maria Ernestina true and effective testament was executed before a Spanish public notary on 1966 and then re-reconfirmed before another a Spanish public notary on 1993.
Furthermore, in Spain any trust was and is not recognized as considered a foreign legal instrument contrary to public policy.
Upon Maria Ernestina Bacardi latest testament, her shares in Bacardi Ltd. had been assigned as follows: Lord Luis Bacardi 6% and Elena Bacardi and her daughters the other 6%.
A shocking surprise recently came out from the Spanish Register of Testament.
The existence of a ghostly later testament in the Spanish Register of Testament, which would have been executed by Maria Ernestina Bacardi in 1978 in Geneva (Switzerland) before another notary, Mr. Jean Rodolphe Christ, is recorded.
Well, this ghostly testament has never existed as certified early 2023 by the Swiss Authorities.
It was just a clumsy attempt at misleading Lord Luis Bacardi and his heirs.
The Bacardi Ltd. shares that Lord Luis Bacardi had taken out of Corniche Trust (about half of 6%) in accordance with Corniche Trust provisions were made to flow by his lawyer Louis Mudry into Lugocamba Trust established and administrated by this latter under the Guernsey laws.
A few years later, the truths began to come out.
From 1999 to 2004, Corniche Trust had been defined and substantiated in court documents filed in Florida by one of the nieces of Lord Luis Bacardi as the tool and outcome of the conspiracy organized by Jerry Lindzon and Bacardi Ltd. against Lord Luis Bacardi and any of his descendants.
In Spain any trust was and is not recognized as considered a foreign legal instrument contrary to public policy.
Nevertheless, despite Corniche Trust and Cotorro trust were ineffectiveness under the Spanish laws applicable to the Maria Ernestina Bacardi estate, the Liechtesntein legal disputes within Corniche Trust ended only on 2001.
The situation did not come to a temporary end until many years later, namely in 2001, when the Liechtenstein Court of Appeal ruled that Lord Luis Bacardi was entitled to take the remaining shares in Bacardi Ltd. held by the Corniche Trust.
As his daughter Maria Luisa Bacardi had recently been born, Lord Luis Bacardi instructed the trustees of Lugocamba Trust that his daughter and his wife Lady Monika Bacardi had to appointed as the sole beneficiaries of Lugocamba Trust.
At that time, indeed, the beneficiaries of this trust (after Lord Luis Bacardi death), were the mistress of his lawyer and trustee Louis Mudry and some of his friends (sic !!!!!).
Lord Luis Bacardi requested his other lawyer E.W. to set up a legal instrument, other than a trust (recalling his awful experience with Corniche Trust), to transfer his assets, including the shares in Bacardi Ltd., to his wife and his daughter.
One month later, Lugocamba Trust was transferred by its trustees Louis Mudry and E.W. from Guernsey laws to those of Liechtenstein.
Indeed, Liechtenstein laws do not recognize several basic rights for beneficiaries and do not allow beneficiaries to request and obtain from the trustees the assignment of assets in trust.
In September 2004, against this creepy backdrop, and in a desperate and urgent search for lawyers in Liechtenstein who could resolve this scam, Lady Monika Bacardi was led by lawyers from a Geneva law firm to the offices the law firm Marxer & Partner law firm offices.
At the meeting was also present one of the senior partners of Marxer & Partner, Dr. Bernhard Lorenz.
Throughout the meeting, Marxer & Partner and Dr. Bernhard Lorenz concealed their blatant conflict of interest, having acted for many years against Lord Luis Bacardi within the Corniche Trust.
Having concealed their blatant conflict of interest, Marxer & Partner and Dr. Bernhard Lorenz, were retained by Lady Monika Bacardi who also provided them with a signed mandate from Lord Luis Bacardi, then bedridden in Monaco due to a worsening terminal illness.
Soon after their engagement and despite BASTILLE TRUST clear invalidity, Marxer & Partner and Dr. Bernhard Lorenz merely filed an application before the Liechtenstein Regional Court aimed at replacing the trustees,
Upon Dr. Bernhard Lorenz application, the Liechtenstein Regional Court appointed BASTILLE TRUST supervisory trustees in the persons of Dr. Friedrich Wohlmacher and R.S..
As soon as they were appointed, they traveled to Geneva for taking the Bacardi Ltd. shares held in Lord Luis Bacardi's safe deposit box at Pictet.
This was aimed to exclude these assets from Lord Luis Bacardi's estate and put an end to the legal proceedings initiated by late Lord Luis Bacardi in Geneva.
In January 2005, after commencing the new legal proceedings in Liechtenstein, Lord Luis Bacardi passed away, leaving his shares in Bacardi Ltd. still locked up in the purported BASTILLE TRUST.
Prior to the opening of Lord Luis Bacardi's will by the Monaco notary public, the Swiss law firm who introduced Lady Monika Bacardi to Marxer & Partner in September 2004, 'inexplicably' demanded and obtained from the Bahamian service provider the dissolution of the Bahamian vehicle (Baron’s Court Holdings Ltd) to which Lord Luis Bacardi had assigned a few months earlier his shares in Bacardi Ltd held by BASTILLE TRUST through its Liechtenstein underlying vehicles.
Upon Dr. Bernhard Lorenz suggestion and consequent application, the Monaco Guardianship Judge revoked Maria Luisa's ad-hoc admistrator.
The ad-hoc adminstrator was previously appointed by the same judge to better protect Maria Luisa Bacardi's interests.
The Liechtenstein Regional Court of Liechtenstein revoked the trustees of BASTILLE TRUST, including Facundo Bacardi, finding their very serious responsibilities.
Furthermore, the Liechtenstein Regional Court found BASTILLE TRUST irremediable defects that made it a non-existent or null and void legal instrument (“res judicata”).
Unbeknownst to Lady Monika Bacardi, the new professional trustees also began to act against Lord Luis Bacardi's will, to the detriment of the two beneficiaries (Lord Luis Bacardi's widow and daughter).
In March 2020 a second, comprehensive, application was filed with the Liechtenstein Prosecutor in order to investigate into BASTILLE TRUST.
The Court of the Bahamas upon the application of Maria Luisa Bacardi and Lady Monika Bacardi reinstated Baron's Court Holdings Ltd, ruling that its dissolution was ordered in February 2004 by persons without authority.
Upon the submission of countless irrefutable pieces of evidence, the Liechtenstein public prosecutor's investigation against Lady Monika Bacardi and her legal team was finally discontinued.
The Liechtenstein Constitutional Court came to the conclusion, that the constitutional complaint for continuation of investigation against Dr. Bernhard Lorenz et al. must be rejected.
In fact, the Constitutional Court refused Lady Monika Bacardi and Maria Luisa Bacardi their status as civil party in the criminal proceedings.
The Liechtenstein Constitutional Court ruled in June 2023 that Lady Monika Bacardi removal as Family Trustee and Dr. Friedrich Wohlmacher prolongation for indefinite time as Professional Trustee of BASTILLE TRUST are definitively upheld and Lady Monika Bacardi and Maria Luisa Bacardi, as beneficiaries of BASTILLE TRUST, do not have civil party status in any criminal proceedings.
Another disquieting, anonymous and intimidating letter was sent to Lady Monika Bacardi at the Ambassadors Club in Monaco.
In April 2023, in the light of Corniche Trust and Cotorro Trust ineffectiveness under Spanish inheritance law and Maria Ernestina Bacardi's phantom Swiss testament, Monika Bacardi and Maria Luisa Bacardi commenced legal proceedings in Spain.
On the basis of incontrovertible legal principles late Lord Luis Bacardi's estate fell under the jurisdiction of Monegasque law.
Therefore, both Maria Luisa Bacardi (in October 2021) and Lady Monika Bacardi (in January 2023) commenced the relevant legal proceedings in Monaco.
The Liechtenstein trustees and Bacardi Ltd. immediately filed pleas of jurisdiction in an attempt to gain time or avoid Monaco's legal proceedings.