Offshore finance

Ex-HSBC Swiss Banker Pleads Guilty in $1.8 Billion French Tax Case
Will Fitzgibbon · August 7, 2019

The former head of the bank’s private Swiss unit has been fined for his part in helping wealthy clients hide $1.8 billion from French authorities.

Five Companies That Went Thousands of Miles to Use Mauritius
Delphine Reuter · August 6, 2019

Here are five companies that illustrate the vast geographic reach of Mauritius as a tax haven.

Luxury Spas and Hotels Lavish Guests While Depriving Tax Collectors
Will Fitzgibbon · July 30, 2019

The documents of a single spa and hotel chain open a window onto the $171 billion luxury industry, whose tax practices have been under scrutiny for years.

Tax Treaties Scrutinized, Re-negotiated in Wake of Mauritius Leaks Investigation
Will Fitzgibbon · July 29, 2019

Within hours of the publication of the ICIJ investigation, officials from the island tax haven huddled to respond to the exposé of its offshore sector.  

Treasure Island: Leak Reveals How Mauritius Siphons Tax From Poor Nations to Benefit Elites
Will Fitzgibbon · July 23, 2019

Based on 200,000 files, Mauritius Leaks exposes a sophisticated system that diverts tax revenue from poor nations back to the coffers of Western corporations and African oligarchs.

Inside the Firm at the Heart of Mauritius Leaks
Will Fitzgibbon · July 23, 2019

Despite having few employees, the offshore firm attracted a number of high-profile clients as it raced to secure the market at the “gateway” to Africa.

Watch: How Mauritius Leaks got started (and what we found)
Scilla Alecci · July 23, 2019

It was a whistleblower that helped kickstart our Mauritius Leaks investigation after we reported on the region for Paradise Papers. Our African…

ICIJ Publishes List of Mauritian Companies Used by Conyers’ Corporate Clients
Delphine Reuter · July 23, 2019

Explore the details of more than 200 companies from Mauritius Leaks including Whirlpool, Total S.A. and Mayo Clinic.

About the Mauritius Leaks Investigation
Fergus Shiel and Will Fitzgibbon · July 23, 2019

Mauritius Leaks is a cross-border investigation that reveals how one law firm on a small island off Africa’s east coast helped companies leach tax revenue from poor African, Arab and Asian nations.

Jeffrey Epstein’s offshore fortune traced to Paradise Papers
Spencer Woodman · July 18, 2019

Fresh revelations from ICIJ investigations, raise the likelihood that sex offender Jeffrey Epstein cloaked his fortune in a series of offshore shell companies registered in notoriously secretive tax havens.