Offshore secrecy

PwC head ‘shocked and disappointed’ by Luanda Leaks revelations
Will Fitzgibbon · January 21, 2020

Banks, prosecutors and the head of PWC have responded to our Luanda Leaks investigation in the past two days.

How Africa’s richest woman exploited family ties, shell companies and inside deals to build an empire
Sydney P. Freedberg, Scilla Alecci, Will Fitzgibbon and 2 more · January 19, 2020

Isabel dos Santos made a fortune at the expense of the Angolan people, Luanda Leaks reveals.

Western advisers helped an autocrat’s daughter amass and shield a fortune
Ben Hallman, Kyra Gurney, Scilla Alecci and 1 more · January 19, 2020

Isabel dos Santos created a shell empire to move tainted billions — lawyers, accountants and consultants made it possible.

From Colonization to Kleptocracy: A history of Angola
Antonio Cucho · January 16, 2020

Our visual explainer shows you how Africa’s richest woman rose amid a country divided by war and rich in natural resources.

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.

Panama Papers and the ‘thin line’ for legal tax dodging
Ritu Sarin, P Vaidyanathan Iyer and Jay Mazoomdaar · November 12, 2019

It’s a thin line that separates tax evasion, which is outright illegal, and tax avoidance, which may or may not be legal.

How global collaboration can be a shield against litigation
David Leigh · October 30, 2019

When HSBC’s lawyers faced off against reporters prior to the publication of the Swiss Leaks investigation, their initial approach was to make legal threats.

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.

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.

Luxembourg falls further behind EU AML rules
Douglas Dalby · September 12, 2019

Luxembourg has approved a further delay for companies to register their beneficial ownership details after 53% of affected entities failed to meet the original deadline.