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Entries in Panama (60)

Friday
Jun222018

New leak details Mossack Fonseca meltdown

The law firm whose leaked files became known as the Panama Papers spent months after the leak trying to identify the real owners of thousands of shell companies the firm set up in offshore jurisdictions.

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Wednesday
Apr042018

Selva Ozelli: Why are heads of state facing more enforcement actions?

During the first calendar quarter of 2018, there was a dramatic increase in enforcement actions globally involving allegations of bribery against heads of state. What's behind the increase?

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Wednesday
Apr042018

Eric Lochner: Public registers expand EU third-party compliance risks

In mid-December EU lawmakers adopted amendments to the region’s 4th AML Directive that will bring more transparency and enforcement to the corporate world.

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Friday
Mar162018

Mossack Fonseca to close doors at end of month

The law firm whose leaked files became known as the Panama Papers said it will shut down at the end of this month.

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Friday
Jan262018

Martin Kenney: UK rejects open public register of beneficial owners

I have decided to don my tin hat and stick my head above the parapets again. Why? Because for once common sense has prevailed and the anti-1% brigade have lost their argument for an open Public Register of Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBOs) in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and her sister islands in the Caribbean.

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Monday
Oct162017

Anti-corruption journalist murdered in Malta car bomb

An investigative journalist whose stories tied top politicians in Malta to allegations of corruption uncovered by the Panama Papers died in a car bomb Monday afternoon.

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Wednesday
Apr122017

Shruti Shah on the Panama Papers: A year of gains for transparency, but gaps remain

This month is the one year anniversary of the Panama Papers, a leak of 11 million documents from the Mossack Fonseca law firm that showed how easy it is for corrupt public officials, money launderers, drug traffickers and other criminals to hide behind anonymous companies and access the global financial system.

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Wednesday
Apr052017

Martin Kenney: Put your own tax havens in order, America

The United States champions itself as a nation policing the rest of the world, preventing money laundering, tax evasion and foreign corrupt practices. Yet there is hypocrisy afoot.

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Tuesday
Mar072017

Martin Kenney: Mossack Fonseca arrests reignite Panama Papers scandal

It comes as no surprise that the authorities appear to have caught up with Mossack Fonseca’s founders, Jürgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca, who were arrested last month in Panama City and the firm’s offices raided.

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Wednesday
Feb222017

Martin Kenney: ‘Snow washing’ assets is a black mark on Canada

As a Canadian practicing law and operating out of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), any mention of Mossack Fonseca and Canada in the same breath is guaranteed to capture my attention.

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Wednesday
Feb152017

Mossack Fonseca founders arrested after Panama raid

The two principal partners of the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers scandal were arrested for their alleged connection to Brazil's Car Wash investigation, according to reports.

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Thursday
Dec012016

Martin Kenney: Let's have an honest discussion about the BVI

Transparency International’s Max Heywood recently posted an article on TI's website asking if the British Virgin Islands -- from where I operate a cross-border fraud and asset recovery law firm -- has “cleaned up” since the publication of the so-called Panama Papers.

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