A tweet saying Aconex was “in difficulties” caught my attention, but it was short-lived. It turned out the Aconex in question is a fruit export business, Exportadora Aconcagua, based in Chile (news), not the Australia-based construction collaboration technology vendor of the same name.
However, the local difficulties over conflict of interest allegations at Aconex’s lawyers AAR continue (post). Aconex non-executive director Michael Robinson’s consultant profile disappeared from the AAR website yesterday (9 March), says FirmSpy. [Update (29 March 2011) – the profile was later reinstated, said FirmSpy.]
And it’s not just Aconex non-execs with difficulties. Asite director Robert Tchenguiz was reported by the Financial Times (see also BBC report) to have been arrested, with his brother Vincent, in connection with the collapse of the Icelandic banking group Kaupthing (see April 2009 post, Asite asides).