Impact

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.

Trial Date Set for US Panama Papers Case
Will Fitzgibbon · August 16, 2019

The first people charged with crimes in the U.S. arising from the Panama Papers will face trial in January 2020, according to new court filings.

The Laundromat, A-list movie based on the Panama Papers, to premiere at Venice
Zshekinah Collier · August 12, 2019

The film, starring Meryl Streep, will premiere at the upcoming film festival, considered a key launchpad for Academy Awards’ success next February.

Counting the Panama Papers money: how we reached $1.28 billion
Amy Wilson-Chapman · July 15, 2019

How did we reach the Panama Papers figure? Here’s a county-by-country list.

Senators propose radical overhaul of US anti-money laundering regime
Douglas Dalby and Zshekinah Collier · June 17, 2019

Authorities in the United States have more information about library card holders than the owners of registered companies and this bipartisan group of U.S. senators wants to change that.

FBI says ‘we must learn from the Panama Papers’
Douglas Dalby · May 24, 2019

Allowing the owners of shell companies to hide their identities from United States authorities constitutes a “significant loophole” in the country’s ability to tackle money laundering and illicit financing, a senior FBI official.

Tax raids across Germany sparked by ICIJ revelations
Will Fitzgibbon · May 15, 2019

Prosecutors, police and tax inspectors in Germany have raided the offices of dozens of banks, financial advisers and wealthy individuals as part of a criminal probe into Germans suspected of tax evasion.