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Entries in Panama (54)

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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Tuesday
Aug092016

Pieth, Stiglitz quit Panama Papers panel

Mark PiethTwo international experts appointed by the Panama government to investigate the use of anonymous offshore companies to evade taxes and hide assets quit Friday because of government interference.

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Wednesday
Jul272016

Report: Panama Papers show role of shell companies in Saipem Algeria bribes

The law firm at the center of the Panama Papers leak may have helped facilitate an alleged multi-million corruption scheme tied to Sonatrach contracts won by Saipem. 

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Monday
Jun132016

Leonard McCarthy of the World Bank: Settling for Development with Integrity

Historians may look back on 2016 as the year when the global anti-corruption movement took political center stage. Every day, we taste corruption’s bitter fruit in the form of instability, violence and a corrosion of trust that spans from government to sport.

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Wednesday
Jun012016

Mossack Fonseca closes in Jersey, Isle of Man and Gibraltar, cuts back in Nevada and Wyoming

The law firm at the source of the leaked Panama Papers said it's closing its offices in Jersey, Isle of Man, and Gibraltar.

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Friday
May202016

HSBC boss on the Panama Papers: ‘We welcome more transparency’

Douglas Flint -- Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc (Image courtesy of HSBC)At the annual general meeting of HSBC Holdings plc in London, Group Chairman Douglas Flint said the world is moving toward "greater transparency and fuller disclosure, which we welcome."

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Tuesday
May172016

Bill Steinman: The death knell tolls for hiding beneficial owners

It’s a scenario that FCPA practitioners see all too regularly. A due diligence report regarding an intermediary reveals that it’s organized not in its home jurisdiction, but in Cyprus. Or Guernsey. Or Panama.

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