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Entries in Panama (57)


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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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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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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Martin Kenney on the Panama Papers: BVI has more corporate transparency than the U.S., UK

Martin Kenney appears on CBC News on April 4In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the U.S. has (belatedly) announced that it will tighten checks on anonymous companies. The rules, which include requiring financial institutions to find out and keep records on the real owners behind the companies that use their services, aim to help U.S. law enforcement pierce the layers of anonymous shell companies that people can use to disguise their financial dealings around the world.

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Alison Taylor: We can use stakeholder trust to measure integrity risk

The last five years have seen a dramatic shift in the transparency environment, in a trend that began with Wikileaks launching the Arab Spring, and which is now reaching fruition in the vast data leaks from Luxembourg, Unaoil and Panama. Companies can no longer reliably distribute information as they choose, or maintain control over its interpretation.

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Panama Papers: RBS, NatWest disclose FCA inquiry

Two related UK banks said in separate U.S. securities filings that the UK's top financial regulator has asked for information about any relationship the banks had with the Panama law firm at the center of the Panama Papers leak or with any individuals named in media coverage about the story.

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Shruti Shah on the U.S. response to the Panama Papers: A step in the right direction but more action is needed

Secretary of State John Kerry will attend the London Anti-Corruption Summit on May 12The massive leak dubbed the Panama Papers has given the UK Anti-Corruption Summit on May 12 an unexpected boost. Those coming to the summit, now including the U.S., are lining up to make announcements about the steps they are taking to tackle corruption and specifically financial secrecy.

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White House acts to end secret U.S. companies and hidden foreign ownership

Official White House Photo by Pete SouzaThe Obama Administration Thursday announced a series of actions to end the use of anonymous corporations in the United States and require disclosure of beneficial owners when foreigners deposit money or buy assets in this country.

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Fernando Cevallos: For Latin America, ISO 37001 brings needed compliance credibility

I live in Mexico City and work in Mexico and Latin America. Here's what ISO 37001 looks like from my perspective.

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Bill Waite on the Panama Papers: It's time for some crisis management

A good friend of mine who ended his career as a very senior police officer once gave me an excellent piece of advice. He told me that anyone can manage an organization when things are going well -- it is when things become difficult that true leaders emerge.

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Panama Papers: 500 Indians, with a dash of Bollywood glamour

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Bollywood actress and former Miss WorldA famous Bollywood actor. His daughter in law, a former Miss World. One of India’s top lawyers. Politically connected “industrialists.” For a country with 1.2 billion people, the 500 or so Indian nationals disclosed so far in the Panama Papers are hardly a blip, and few of the names a surprise.

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Panama Papers: Who are the winners now?

Image courtesy of the ICIJIt's not illegal for most people to own anonymous companies. Walt Disney used them to buy land near Orlando for Disney World. He didn't want prices to go crazy with news Mickey Mouse was coming to town.

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