“A Panamanian law firm that specialises in offshore tax havens”

A massive leak of secret files from a Panamanian law firm that specialises in offshore tax havens has revealed the often-murky financial wheelings and dealings of some of the world’s most powerful political players, such as Russia’s Vladimir Putin, the king of Saudi Arabia, Iceland’s prime minister and the family of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, among dozens of others. In a data dump that is described as being larger than leaked US diplomatic cables, around 2.6 terabytes of information drawn from the internal database of Mossack Fonseca has been made public. The data from the Panama Papers, available on the website of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists — one of around 100 news organisations and 300 journalists that worked on mining the data simultaneously — also reveals the offshore holdings of members of Prime Minister Sharif’s family”.

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2 Responses to ““A Panamanian law firm that specialises in offshore tax havens””

  1. Order and Tradition Says:

    […] piece in Foreign Policy notes the UK’s “empire of tax evasion” after the release of the Panama Papers, “There is a temptation, when looking at the astonishing “Panama Papers,” to start by […]

  2. Order and Tradition Says:

    […] — however much the idea of escaping the turbulence thrown up by the leak of the so-called “Panama Papers” must appeal at the moment. The sprawling 19,000-acre Tarbert Estate is run by the prime […]

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