Swiss Leaks

HSBC To Pay $192m Penalty For Helping Americans Evade Taxes
Hamish Boland-Rudder · December 11, 2019

Switzerland’s HSBC Private Bank admitted to encouraging wealthy Americans to hide $1.26 billion in assets from U.S. tax authorities.

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.

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.