5th June 2017
The Panama Papers story broke last year. As far as I am concerned, it is perhaps the most impactful revelation ever regarding the misuse of corporate secrecy, tax evasion and hidden wealth around the world. The revelation has triggered resignations of top officials around the world, while also sparking investigations… Read More
22nd May 2017
The arrest of Adam Cranston over an alleged $165 million tax fraud could have serious consequences for the Australian Taxation Office and even the investigation into the Panama Papers, Senator Nick Xenophon says. Adam Cranston is the son of deputy tax commissioner, Michael Cranston, who is now facing a charge… Read More
16th May 2017
Norbert Walter-Borjans has been busy turning himself into the public scourge of German tax cheats and foreign tax havens. Having already riled Switzerland by buying CDs with stolen bank account data – and then accusing the Alpine state of spying on his tax offices – North Rhine-Westphalia’s finance minister criticized… Read More
12th May 2017
Following last year’s leak of confidential financial documents from a Panama law firm, a United Nations rights expert yesterday called on the countries’ authorities to continue to impose greater due diligence on financial and banking institutions. Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky said that such reforms would enable parties to prevent and denounce… Read More
3rd April 2017
The Panama Papers have given ammunition to the fight against tax evasion, but much still needs to happen before the world’s tax dodgers run out of places to hide money, experts say. The papers, published a year ago, linked some of the world’s most powerful leaders, including Russian President Vladimir… Read More
3rd April 2017
When the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and more than 100 media partners began publishing the Panama Papers investigation on April 3, 2016, almost no country was untouched by its revelations. Governments in more than 70 countries have launched over 150 investigations, inquiries, audits and probes into the affairs of… Read More
23rd March 2017
As part of the EU, the UK has to adhere to the Anti-Money Laundering Directive which is looking at transparency of trusts – but not for much longer. Read More
13th February 2017
Prosecutors in Panama have arrested the partners of a law firm involved in last year's Panama Papers scandal in which thousands of documents related to offshore accounts were leaked. Read More
12th January 2017
A preparatory document for MEPs of the Panama Papers committee of inquiry has suggested that the committee’s focus should be on the alleged failure to enforce anti-money laundering rules, and taxation and auditing directives. Read More
21st December 2016
From the Panama Papers to the impeachments of the presidents of Brazil and South Korea, 2016 was a year marked by corruption scandals, and by rising public outrage over graft. Read More