As stated above DKCM’s Michael Herzog and the Other Michael Herzog are completely different people and
there is no connection between them other than the fact that they happen to share the same name. By way of illustration please note the following:
The Photograph is not of DKCM’s Michael Herzog;
DKCM’s Michael Herzog has never lived or worked in Switzerland;
DKCM’s Michael Herzog is not married.
Clearly you have made a very serious error in assuming that DKCM’s Michael Herzog and the Other Michael
Herzog are one in the same person.
The Article states that you carried out an “investigation” but this appears to
consist of nothing more than seeing the name Michael Herzog in a HFM article about our client and jumping toincorrect conclusions.As a result you have published an Article which is inaccurate and seriously misleading to your readers in that it
wrongfully alleges both that DKCM’s Michael
Herzog is a criminal and that DKCM would employ a knowncriminal. Our clients take this matter extremely seriously. This specious association with the Other MichaelHerzog has the potential to cause them both reputational and financial harm, through no fault of their own.In light of the above and in order to limit the damage being caused to our clients through publication of theArticle, we should be grateful for your confirmation of the following:
That you have effected the
removal of the Article from the Blog; and
You agree that you will not to republish either the Article or the allegation complained of,
namely that the Other Michael Herzog is the same person as DKCM’s Michael Herzog and/or
DKCM are employing or have any other connection with the Other Michael Herzog.
This is an urgent matter so we require your response as soon as possible and in any event by no later than
4pm(UK time) on Wednesday 28 March 2012
We look forward to hearing from you and reserve all our clients’
rights pending your response.Yours faithfully