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BRIAN GAYNOR: Eric Watson - the Naked emperor

Brian Gaynor
Sat, 10 Oct 2020

BRIAN GAYNOR: Eric Watson - the Naked emperor
Watson (R) signs Heidi Klum (C) for Bendon in 2015
Brian Gaynor
Sat, 10 Oct 2020
The enigmatic Eric Watson is back in the news again with yet another major court decision going against him.It is hard to believe that almost two decades ago Watson and Graeme Hart were neck and neck in terms of wealth, but they have travelled in totally different directions since then. Hart is a billionaire many times over while Watson has suffered one major legal defeat after another as his wealth has shrunk dramatically.His latest UK court setback involves Naked Brand, the US backdoor listing vehicle for Bendon, the former NZX-listed company...

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