Impact

Malta gets new PM amid Daphne Caruana Galizia murder probe
Hamish Boland-Rudder · January 13, 2020

Malta has a new prime minister following the resignation of the former leader, Joseph Muscat, whose top adviser was linked to the car bomb murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

‘Urgent’ EU Plan to End Secret Company Ownership Poised to Miss Deadline
Simon Bowers · December 23, 2019

Countries, including Malta and Cyprus, are running out of time to comply with new rules aimed at thwarting corrupt regimes, mafia groups and terror funders.

Citing Panama Papers, Warren announces plan to fight global corruption
Will Fitzgibbon · December 18, 2019

The Democratic presidential hopeful pledged new laws to stamp out shell companies, and also planned to increase global collaboration to fight tax evasion.

Lawyers say ‘tax haven’ is a dirty word in Panama Papers case
Will Fitzgibbon · December 16, 2019

Defense attorneys in the upcoming criminal trial argued that the words “shell” company and “tax haven” would unfairly inflame the passions of the jury.

Malta’s PM to resign in January amid journalist murder scandal
Hamish Boland-Rudder · December 1, 2019

Joseph Muscat confirmed he will resign in January as the scandal over the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia continues to envelop his government.

US poised to crack down on anonymous shell companies
Sasha Chavkin · October 23, 2019

The United States is one step closer to putting an end to anonymous shell companies with the Corporate Transparency Act passing the House of Representatives.

Panama Papers law firm founders ‘investigated by the FBI’
Will Fitzgibbon · October 16, 2019

Court told Ramón Mossack and Jurgen Fonseca are under scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as the pair attempt to stop Netflix streaming The Laundromat.

Cayman Signals Willingness to Abandon Corporate Secrecy – But Not Yet
Simon Bowers · October 10, 2019

One of the world’s most important tax havens said it will slowly move towards revealing the individuals behind tens of thousands of offshore companies.

ICIJ scrutiny inspires new EU tax crimes watchdog
Will Fitzgibbon · September 20, 2019

European lawmakers have agreed to create a permanent subcommittee to investigate financial crimes, including money-laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion.

Laundromat Premiere: ‘Fun Movie, Dirty Business’ Say Streep and Soderbergh
Hamish Boland-Rudder · September 2, 2019

The Hollywood stars used the opening of the Panama Papers-inspired film to call attention to tax haven corruption and to the bravery of journalists fighting to expose wrongdoing.