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A year the tide turned in the fight for tax justice

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As 2021 draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reflect upon the tax justice highlights of 2021, and – amidst the continuing pressures of the pandemic – some significant progress. The year 2021 opened its doors to the inauguration of US President Joe Biden. For good or ill, the

Tax Justice Network proposal to FATF’s consultation on beneficial ownership for legal persons

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in charge of the Recommendations on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) has opened a consultation on the reform of Recommendation 24 on beneficial ownership for legal persons. We have sent written submissions and participated at calls on Recommendation 24 and recently Recommendation 25

Rethinking Limited Liability: Beneficial Ownership Transparency to Reform the Liability System, working paper

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares I am sharing a working paper which I, Andres Knobel have written, for which I welcome feedback, please send to [email protected]. Here’s a summary below, and you can read the full paper here. Rethinking Limited Liability: Beneficial Ownership Transparency to Reform the Liability System Limited liability refers to the right to cap a

Indonesia launches investigation following ‘Macao Money Machine’ report

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Government of Indonesia has launched an investigation on pricing and customs reporting practices of a pulp mill owned by one of Indonesia’s wealthiest moguls. The investigation follows the launch of the Macao Money Machine report published by Indonesia’s Tax Justice Forum and other civil society groups including Tax Justice Network. The report

Top secrecy peddler US breaks attorney-client privilege taboo, ironically paving way to address transparency needs stressed by Pandora Papers

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This blog post contextualises the new Pandora Papers leak. It explains the need for public beneficial ownership registries, it opposes the latest opinion by the EU Data Protection Supervisor on the matter, and it shows how to use recent US case law to get the names of enabler’s clients, regardless of professional secrecy.

Pandora Papers: law firms must disclose clients’ names (like they’ve started doing in the US of all places)

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This blog post contextualises the new Pandora Papers leak. It explains the need for public beneficial ownership registries, it opposes the latest opinion by the EU Data Protection Supervisor on the matter, and it shows how to use recent US case law to get the names of enabler’s clients, regardless of professional secrecy.

Isle of Man banking data leak reveals how sharing banking data can identify offshore strategies and improve beneficial ownership transparency.

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Beneficial ownership transparency is a crucial strategy for tackling illicit financial flows. It involves identifying the individuals (natural persons) who ultimately own, control, or benefit from a legal vehicle like a company, trust or partnership. Individuals engaging in illegal or illegitimate activities, however, find it quite easy to hide themselves behind legal vehicles,
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