November 28, 2021

New Zealand: Tax man chases Eric Watson’s firm for $60m

Pin It

By: Matt Nippert From New Zealand Herald Eric Watson’s holding company is facing demands to pay $60 million in back taxes after Inland Revenue decided its complex network of related-party loans and Cayman Island vehicles amounted to tax avoidance. The high-profile expatriate businessman – famous for marrying lingerie models, getting into a fistfight with Hollywood […]

London offshore conference: ‘Paradise Papers’ seen as latest of myriad challenges

Pin It

By: Helen Burggraf From International Investment London offshore conference: ‘Paradise Papers’ seen as latest of myriad challenges It was inevitable, says Offshore Alert founder David Marchant, that the recent Paradise Papers scandal would be a major topic of conversation at the US-based investigative publication’s annual conference in London earlier this week, even though it broke […]

Axiom case exposes dysfunctional English Court system

Pin It

By David Marchant   From OffshoreAlert British authorities rarely fail to disappoint me by demonstrating how third world their country is whenever I try to obtain information for an investigation into financial wrongdoing. Incompetence, inefficiency, ignorance, unhelpfulness, and painstaking slowness are what I have come to expect over the years. Yes, there are some exceptions, but […]