As scrutiny of her business empire increased, African billionaire Isabel dos Santos turned to one of the world’s most secretive tax havens to conceal a $1.8 million luxury apartment.
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.
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.
Here are five companies that illustrate the vast geographic reach of Mauritius as a tax haven.
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.
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.