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Vasile Frank Timis (Frank)

Date of Birth: 28/01/1963
Place of Birth: Borsa, Romania


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Adieu à Françafrique

Bolloré's expanding West African empire has mirrored that of Vasile 'Frank' Timis, the notorious, self-styled 'emperor' of West African resources...


Frankly undermined

The foundations of Vasile 'Frank' Timis's West African resources empire have been shaken further after Burkina Faso announced plans to strip his company of its licence to exploit one of the country's richest mineral deposits – the Tambao manganese mine...


Deep sea intrigue

African Petroleum, the Norwegian-listed oil company founded by controversial resources magnate Vasile 'Frank' Timis, has lodged three separate court cases against the Gambian government after it cancelled licences to drill the A1 and A4 gas fields, citing a failure on African Petroleum's part to meet exploration commitments (AC Vol 58 No 16, No licence to drill)...


'Usual suspects' face challenge

Chinese companies with long-term vested interests in Sierra Leone include Shandong Iron & Steel Group (SISG), which took over the Tonkolili Iron Ore mine in 2015 when the previous owner Vasile Frank Timis's African Minerals Limited (AML) collapsed...


Skeletons in the cupboard

Given prosecutors' pursuit of Gertler, the string of lawsuits against Och-Ziff and a reported probe into the West African activities of the Romanian-born tycoon Frank Timis, market observers are wondering which other mining companies might be next on the hit list...


Drilling down

(AML), the company founded by Vasile Frank Timis which took Tonkolili into production in 2015...


No licence to drill

African Petroleum Corporation Limited, founded by Vasile 'Frank' Timis, risks losing its foothold in Gambia's growing oil and gas sector after failing to renew the exploration licences for its offshore assets...


Majors push out the minnows

Rapid manoeuvring by some of the world's largest oil producers to take advantage of Senegal's resource boom appears to have removed maverick businessman Vasile Frank Timis, the self-styled Emperor of West African resources, from the scene...

The deal effectively saw BP partnering with Frank Timis, who maintained a 30% interest in the blocks until last month's sale...


Timis takes shine off boom

The involvement of the maverick businessman Vasile Frank Timis in Senegal's oil industry and his cosy relationship with President Macky Sall's government has attracted renewed interest from international investigators and delayed a promised licensing round (AC Vol 57 No 14, Mercy and Machiavelli)...


Timis's seam of woe

Three legal and political disputes mark the end of a rare spell out of the limelight for Vasile Frank Timis since the collapse of African Minerals Limited (AML), his mining company that was publicly listed in Britain and focused on Sierra Leone...

Fight to redeem Frank's iron guarantee A US$75 million lawsuit brought in London against Vasile Frank Timis by the United States' commodities trading firm Gerald Metals has afforded a rare insight into the entrepreneur's complex financing arrangements and his use of collateral...


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