ICIJ has redefined what investigative journalism looks like in the 21st century. We have repeatedly conducted journalistic collaborations so big, so visionary and so aspirational that they are unlike any others in history.
Our Offshore Leaks, Panama Papers, Paradise Papers and FinCEN Files investigations were the biggest cross-border journalism projects ever. They have shaken the establishment and led to public protests, to multiple arrests, sweeping legal reform, and official inquiries in more than 70 countries, and to the resignations of the leaders of Pakistan, Iceland and Malta after allegations of corruption.
We helped bring about the Corporate Transparency Act in the United States, hailed as the biggest anti-corruption measure since the Patriot Act of 2001. Our work has also been credited for helping bring more than 130 countries together to sign a worldwide minimum tax rate as a measure to stop giant corporations avoiding their responsibilities.
The country plans to establish a national corporate ownership registry, which would reveal the true owners of shell companies, by next year.
Facing international pressure to shed light on shadowy corporate ownership, government plans to reveal who actually owns legal entities.
From pivotal legislative pushes in the U.S. and elsewhere, to ongoing probes into deposed leaders and tax dodgers, the impact of the largest ever offshore investigation is still being felt around the world.
As you read through our 2021 report, you will see that success at ICIJ was achieved on many different levels.
Amid a wave of sanctions against President Vladimir Putin’s allies, complex networks of offshore companies are making for choppy waters for authorities looking to confiscate high value assets.
French financial authorities are looking into Andrej Babis’ acquisition of a lavish property on the French riviera through offshore companies ー a $22 million deal first revealed by ICIJ and media partners.
A museum and private collectors relinquished dozens of religious artifacts linked to alleged antiquities smuggler Douglas Latchford, whose offshore trusts were uncovered in the Pandora Papers.
The Enablers Act, included in the annual defense bill, was first proposed shortly after ICIJ’s Pandora Papers investigation exposed widespread exploitation of lax financial disclosure rules in the U.S.
Proposed in the wake of the Pandora Papers, the Enablers Act requires trust companies, lawyers, art dealers and others to vet clients seeking to move money and assets into the American financial system.
Multiple U.S. government agencies announced new restrictions on dozens of entities and assets in response to Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, including Putin’s close friends and allies, as well as yacht brokerages and defense industry companies.
While the industries are now barred from working with anyone inside Russia, professional enablers of financial secrecy in states like Wyoming and Alaska have opposed proposals to increase transparency.
MONEYVAL rebuked governments across Europe for failing to combat money laundering or police lawyers, accountants and other professionals who facilitate financial crime.
In honoring the Pandora Papers with a number of awards, judges and commentators have described the global investigation as "stunning" and "one of the essential stories of our time."
Amid the hunt for Russian assets, reformers say financial transparency in the U.S. is long overdue.
A new chapter of ICIJ’s investigation on the largest-ever leak of offshore records show how figures close to Vladimir Putin dodge sanctions, maneuver vast wealth, and scoop up luxury assets with the help of Western enablers.
As lawmakers propose unmasking those purchasing New York property through LLCs, recent analysis finds shortcomings in federal oversight of money laundering in the housing market.
A proposed law to establish a public beneficial ownership register would build on post-Panama Papers reforms to end use of the country as a tax haven.
Transparency International cites Pandora Papers findings to fill blind spots in its annual corruption index.
The U.S. lawmaker charges that investors in suburban neighborhoods are helping to price out first-time buyers and driving up rents.
Netscape co-founder Jim Clark paid millions for antiquities bought from alleged trafficker Douglas Latchford, whose secret offshore dealings were exposed in the Pandora Papers.
Authorities in the two South Asian countries are actively investigating offshore account holders exposed in the leak.
The European Union Commission wants to deprive entities that have little to no economic activity of tax benefits.
Leading politicians, governments, and elites from all over the world have been roiled by the largest-ever ICIJ investigation, which changed the global conversation on tax havens and financial crime.
'Grand Cayman of the Great Plains’: Democrats and experts call for more transparency for U.S. tax havens at a congressional hearing on the Pandora Papers.
The country’s legislature voted to request to question Guillermo Lasso about his offshore dealings, while the comptroller’s office has dropped its probe