Expunging the record, Dotcom’s former lawyers run from their work

Kim Dotcom’s former lawyers are pretending desperately that they?never worked for him, such is the toxicity of his brand and persona.

TorrentFreak highlights some of the changes?as Dotcom’s former layers run and hide:

[I]t?s been revealed that high-profile Queen?s Counsel Paul Davison, QC, and Simpson Grierson, one of New Zealand?s biggest lawfirms, are stepping down from Dotcom?s legal team.

?Paul Davison & Simpson Grierson of NZ are stepping down from @KimDotcom legal team. They did world-class legal work & were great colleagues,? Rothken tweeted.

Davison has been representing Dotcom in his U.S. extradition case and various Simpson Grierson partners including William Akel and Tracey Walker have represented the entrepreneur in civil actions brought by the Hollywood studios.

While Rothken has made it clear that he was pleased with the work of the outgoing legal team, there is a rather unusual element to the story. When we searched the Simpson Grierson website for the history of the Dotcom case, it appears that the company has erased it, an unusual move for such a high-profile action.

And it doesn?t stop there. Senior litigation partner William Akel has removed all reference to Dotcom from his case history. The image below shows his profile, before and after, with Dotcom?s case now erased.


Partner Greg Towers has gone one step further. Not only has he deleted all mention of Dotcom from his profile but has also erased references to the work he did with Mega, the cloud-hosting service founded by Dotcom.


But perhaps most telling is the way Chairman Kevin Jaffe has attempted to distance his company from Kim Dotcom.

Announcing the first edition of ?Aluminate? ? the Simpson Grierson alumni newsletter, Jaffe singled out Dotcom?s case as one of just two big company projects worthy of a mention. As can be seen below, a year on and history has just been rewritten.(Original: Bing cache, rewrite here)


Looks like thigs really are simply gruesome for Simpson Grierson.


– TorrentFreak