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A local community challenging the operation of the Koidu diamond mine in Sierra Leone relied on documents disclosed in the Panama papers to argue before the High Court of Sierra Leone that they could serve their claim on the corporate group (including the parent company Octéa Mining Limited registered in the British Virgin Islands) at the address of the local subsidiary, Koidu Limited. The court accepted that Octea and Koidu operate as a single enterprise and held that the claimants could serve their claim on all defendants at Koidu’s address. This ruling is important as it brought the parent company into the claim. The parent company is more likely to have funds to cover a compensation claim.
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