Dolus Advisors


The name of the firm derives from two meanings: 

Dolos (or Dolus) was the spirit of trickery and guile in Greek mythology.

Dolus was known as a master at cunning deception, craftiness, and treachery. He was apprentice of the Titan Prometheus and the Pseudologi. His female counterpart is Apate who is the goddess spirit of fraud and deception. He was parented by the Titans Gaia and Ather (Hyginus Preface) or Erebos and Nyx (Cicero, De Natura Deorum 3.17).

According to the myth, Dolus' assignment was to duplicate a statue of Veritas so exactly people would not recognize it as a fake. But he ran out of clay, leaving the feet unfinished.  He assumed his teacher, Prometheus, would decrie his amateurish forgery. But to his surprise Prometheus was impressed. Dolus' status as a master was thus established.  

In legal theory, Dolus refers to the motives or intention of an accused person at the time an alleged crime is committed.

It has two forms:

Dolus directus (direct intention) is present when a certain act or result is intended.

Dolus eventualis (indirect intention) exists when the possibility of a particular consequence or circumstance is foreseen, but there is a reckless disregard as to whether it ensues or not.

In both forms, the person knows that the action -- or the consequence of the action – is wrong
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