Paradise Papers

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.

Nike’s Sweetheart Dutch Tax Deal Ignored ‘Economic Reality,’ EU Says
Simon Bowers · July 8, 2019

Europe’s competition chief has provisionally concluded that Nike paid too little tax in the Netherlands for each of the past 14 years.

Paradise islands vow reform but devil is in the missing detail
Douglas Dalby · June 24, 2019

Facing the threat of being blacklisted by the European Union, three British islands synonymous with aiding tax avoidance say they plan to embrace greater transparency.

Senators propose radical overhaul of US anti-money laundering regime
Douglas Dalby and Zshekinah Collier · June 17, 2019

Authorities in the United States have more information about library card holders than the owners of registered companies and this bipartisan group of U.S. senators wants to change that.

The Dummy Company at the Heart of Deutsche Bank Money Laundering Probe
Will Fitzgibbon · May 28, 2019

Leaked records shine a light on how the bank helped shield the identities and machinations of the world’s rich and powerful through a single subsidiary.

Turkish journalist spared jail for Paradise Papers investigation
Will Fitzgibbon · May 6, 2019

Investigative reporter Pelin Ünker will avoid prison after an appeals court dismissed a defamation claim brought by the sons of Turkey’s former prime minister.

Treaty to ‘dodge Kenyan tax’ deemed unconstitutional
Will Fitzgibbon · March 18, 2019

Kenya’s High Court has struck down a tax agreement with offshore haven Mauritius, a potentially significant precedent for other African nations’ efforts to staunch billions of dollars in lost revenue.

Seven EU Countries Labeled ‘Tax Havens’ in Parliament Report
Simon Bowers · March 4, 2019

A European Parliament committee found that seven member states facilitate aggressive tax planning, and recommended an EU financial police force be set up.

Nike Could Owe Billions In Back Tax If New EU Probe Finds Against It
Simon Bowers · January 10, 2019

The newly-announced European investigation into suspected illegal state aid follows ICIJ’s Paradise Papers reporting, which uncovered details of Nike’s global tax strategy.

Turkish Journalist Sentenced To Prison Over Paradise Papers’ Investigation
Fergus Shiel · January 8, 2019

An Istanbul court has sentenced ICIJ member Pelin Ünker to imprisonment for 13 months after being found to have defamed her nation’s former prime minister and two of his sons.