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Hunter Biden's lawyer denies Joe Biden's influnce on son's business in Burisma and Chinese BHR

Source : 112 Ukraine

George Mesires assures that Hunter ran his business independently and did not want to discuss it with his father
15:53, 14 October 2019

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Ex-Vice President Joe Biden did not have an impact on the work of his son, Hunter Biden, in the Board of Directors in the Ukrainian company Burisma and Chinese BHR. George Mesires, the lawyer of Hunter Biden, stated that in the appropriate letter for the press published on Medium service for information exchange. 

He assures that Hunter Biden was asked in 2014 to become a member of the Board of Burisma Company, the biggest independent producer of natural gas in Ukraine. At the time, Hunter was of counsel with Boies Schiller Flexner LLP [fn 1] ("Boies Schiller"), a major U.S. law firm, and was advising Burisma on its corporate reform initiatives, an important aspect of fueling Burisma’s international growth and diversity.

At the insistence of Hunter Biden Boies Schiller engaged Nardello & Co. for evaluation of corporative structure and management practice of Burisma. Burisma agreed to pay the legal expenses of Boies Schiller to support Hunter in developing corporate reform initiatives.

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Hunter was an independent member of the Burisma Board, not a member of the management team. Like the other Burisma directors, he received compensation for his service in the Board and stepped it down in 2019. 

Speaking about the Chinese BHR company, which was found in 2013, Hunter Biden was only a member of its Board of Directors but he has been not compensated until today.

In October 2017, Hunter committed to invest approximately $420,000 USD (as of 10/12/2019) to acquire a 10% equity position in BHR, which he still holds.

"Hunter undertook these business activities independently. He did not believe it appropriate to discuss them with his father, nor did he. Hunter always understood that his father would be guided, entirely and unequivocally, by established U.S. policy, irrespective of its effects on Hunter’s professional interests. This was the standard observed throughout Hunter’s professional career. When Hunter engaged in his business pursuits, he believed that he was acting appropriately and in good faith. He never anticipated the barrage of false charges against both him and his father by the president of the United States," Mesires stated. 

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