In case you’re wondering where you’ve come across this name, he is suing Trafigura for £6million pounds and being countersued by them.
When I was preparing to post on the court papers - from Looney v Trafigura – I visited Looney’s website and found a few errors – or, at least, I saw them as errors.
If you click here you’ll be taken to their clients’ page of which the image below is a screengrab
This picture shows 11 named clients plus 3 unnamed. I suppose the three unnamed, for their own reasons, did not want to be identified as having been clients. But they are publicly named and not by me.
Yes, you’ve guessed the three unnamed are:
Global Oil Services BP
Financial Services: Citigroup
International Hedge Fund: Lansdowne Partners
How do I know? Easy.
By clicking on “Renowned” in each case the browser tabs come up with the company name and the web address for the page contains its name. Click on the three company names above and you’ll see.
You may wonder why I didn’t contact Looney before making this error public. I did! And got no reply to two very straightforward emails.
Their website (contacts page) invites visitors to let them know if their website can be improved but two weeks later the errors are still visible and I received not even an acknowledgment. I would have expected more from a management consultancy.
It’s not as though these are the only mistakes on the site. The site has been attacked by rogue apostrophes which turn up in the oddest of places. I show you only one page:
Can a company afflicted by this terrible disease be saved? Yes, but only once they acknowledge the disease.
I can’t go without one more example, I’m sorry.
Ah! My advice was free and private but now I’ve had to go public.
[I acknowledge Kieran Looney & Associates’ ownership of all three images.]