Chances are you’ve never heard of multi-billionaire New Zealander Christopher Chandler.
Chandler heads a private, multi-billion-dollar investment fund based in Dubai, called Legatum Capital. Legatum invests in companies in developing countries such as India, Russia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Strangely, for a New Zealand/Dubai capital investment firm, Legatum has been forging close links to many leading Brexiters in the UK and the company has now emerged as the main adviser to Theresa May and David Davis on its Brexit negotiations with the EU.
In recent months, Legatum has created something it calls the Special Trade Commission, which has produced a lot of papers advising the May government to take a hard line with the EU and arguing for the hardest of hard Brexits, including insisting that Britain leaves both the customs union and the single market (from its web page):
In its mission statement…
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