Swiss Leaks

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.

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.

As American Public Turned To Opioids, OxyContin’s Founder Tapped A Private Swiss Bank
Will Fitzgibbon · October 22, 2018

Mortimer Sackler’s family’s files were among 60,000 leaked documents that make up Swiss Leaks. Here’s what we found.

How investigative journalism exposed the Swiss tax ‘rip off’
Martha M. Hamilton · August 7, 2018

ICIJ member Oliver Zihlmann is part of a team of investigative reporters working to bring change to one of the most important tax havens in the world.

Why We Decided To Dig Into West Africa’s Offshore Links
Will Fitzgibbon · May 22, 2018

Through the power of collaborative reporting, ICIJ and its partners have been able to shed new light on the impact of tax avoidance, financial crime and corruption in West Africa.

Wanted: Honorary Consuls For ‘Cash-Strapped’ African Nations
Will Fitzgibbon · May 22, 2018

Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax filings.

Explore The Stories
Hilary Fung and Pierre Romera · May 22, 2018

See how offshore companies and accounts have been used to strip cash out of West Africa.

The Long Twilight Struggle Against Offshore Secrecy
Will Fitzgibbon and Dean Starkman · December 27, 2017

A new mass data leak, this time from an elite law firm with elite clients, shows how deeply offshoring is embedded in the global financial system.

HSBC to pay $352m to settle tax evasion charges in France
Martha M. Hamilton · November 15, 2017

HSBC has agreed to pay $352 million to settle charges that it helped wealthy clients of its private Swiss bank evade taxes in France.

7 charts that show how the rich hide their cash
Amy Wilson-Chapman · September 13, 2017

These charts show which countries have the most wealth offshore and what that means for inequality.