Offshore finance

5 reasons why Luanda Leaks is bigger than Angola
Ben Hallman · January 21, 2020

Here’s why Luanda Leaks matters – well beyond Angola’s border, and what we learned during our eight-month investigation.

Explore: How to build a business empire
Delphine Reuter, Mago Torres, Antonio Cucho and 4 more · January 15, 2020

See the scale and reach of Isabel dos Santos and Sindika Dokolo’s business empire. Watch it grow from 1992 to 2019 – and explore by country or industry.

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.

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.

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.