October 26, 2021

Selling our enemies the rope to hang us

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By Cicero From Cicero’s Songs Panama is not the world’s largest off shore financial centre. Mossack Fonseca is not the worlds largest offshore lawyer. The scale of the leak of confidential information is huge, but in fact it represents the tip of the iceberg for the flow of offshore money it represents. The British Overseas […]

Progress made to rein in shell corporations, but more action needed

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By John Ydstie FromWBFO 88.7 Buffalo The revelations in the Panama Papers have generated anger and disgust. Politicians and leaders in countries from Russia to Iceland to the oil-rich Gulf States are implicated. The irony is that while the shady world of shell corporations and offshore accounts is still massive — costing governments hundreds of […]

UK: Banks told to declare links to Panama Papers law firm by next week

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By Jill Treanor, Rowena Mason and Juliette Garside Financial Conduct Authority sets financial firms deadline to check if they have links to Mossack Fonseca Banks and financial firms have been told to hand over any information about their dealings with the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers to the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority […]

Mossack Fonseca & Ashcroft

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From Amandala Newspaper BELIZE CITY–In what is being described as an almost certain fatal blow to offshore banking, international media broke the story on Sunday, April 3, of a colossal leak of confidential documents from a highly secretive and private Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca. Eleven million documents held by that firm were passed to […]

Panama Papers: remarkable global media operation holds rich and powerful to account

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Author Paul Lashmar Senior Lecturer in Journalism, University of Sussex From The Conversation Disclosure statement Paul Lashmar is part of a research group that is funded by ESRC and have been part of a research team that received a grant from Innovate UK (2014) but not on a subject area related to this article. Partners […]

Brazil charges members of Panamanian corporate services firm with money laundering

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By Kenneth Rijock From Curacao Chronicle MIAMI – Two senior members of a prominent Panamanian corporate services firm, Mossack Fonseca, have been charged with money laundering in Brazil, based upon allegations that they assisted in laundering the proceeds of bribes and kickbacks, in the country’s Petrobras corruption scandal. The Mossack firm is also charged with […]