6th July 2016
Measures to identify real ownership of companies and a law clamping down on offshore avoidance in the pipeline Read More
6th July 2016
The European Commission proposed Tuesday to strengthen EU rules on anti-money laundering in a bid to counter terrorist financing and increase transparency about who really owns companies and trusts. The proposal forms part of an Action Plan to strengthen the fight against terrorist financing and is also part of a… Read More
28th June 2016
The Government won't speed up anti-money laundering laws – because of the cost to lawyers and real estate agents. Read More
15th June 2016
An information technology worker at the Geneva office of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers scandal, has been arrested, Switzerland’s Le Tempsnewspaper reported Wednesday. The paper, citing a source close to the case, said the IT employee had been placed in provisional detention on… Read More
9th June 2016
An official European probe has been launched into the scandal over the so-called Panama Papers. Read More
Adam S. Kaufmann and A. Katherine Toomey of Lewis Baach pllc discuss the advantages of self-reporting for those U.S. businesses who may fear that an upcoming disclosure, whether as a result of the Panama Papers scandal or elsewhere, may lead to a criminal or serious regulatory investigation in the U.S. Read More
2nd June 2016
Chancellor George Osborne and other ministers clued up on Britain’s extensive network of tax havens will be asked to give evidence at a Europe-wide Panama Papers inquiry, according to draft documents. The European Parliament in Brussels is poised to approve the creation of a 65-member “inquiry committee” on Thursday to… Read More
31st May 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams says it takes longer than "five minutes'' to develop anti-money laundering legislation. Read More
25th May 2016
A joint CBC/Toronto Star investigation based on the Panama Papers provides the closing chapter in a years-long saga involving Canadian tycoon Victor Dahdaleh, which saw him battle criminal charges and a billion-dollar lawsuit on two continents over an international bribery scandal — all the while forging close ties with a trio of Canadian universities. Read More
25th May 2016
U.S. officials say he “enriched himself” with $400 million (U.S.) in mark-ups and paid tens of millions of dollars in bribes to Bahraini officials, a Toronto Star/CBC investigation has found. Read More