Links Apr 12

After ‘Panama Papers’ leak, UN expert calls for end of financial secrecy to halt illicit fund flows UN News Centre

Panama Papers Shows Yet Again Why We Need An Intergovernmental Tax Commission In The UN Huffington Post

Counting The Cost – Panama Papers: Inside The Shadowy World of Tax Havens The Global Herald

How a US president and JP Morgan made Panama: and turned it into a tax haven The Guardian
See also our blog of 30 March: Panama: the making of a tax haven and rogue state  

While Schäuble boasts his Action Plan, he’s busy watering down corporate ownership transparency rules TJN Germany Blog (In German)

We mustn’t let this Panama Papers anger go to waste: Carl Levin The Guardian
“As a senator, I tried to end tax haven abuse, but my efforts were blocked. Public outrage over the Panama Papers means now is the time to try again”

The lesson of the Panama papers: More should be done to make offshore tax havens less murky The Economist

Top Washington Lawyer Cleared Unaoil In Anti-Corruption Report The Huffington Post

USA: Capitol actions on tax & transparency Global Alliance for Tax Justice
After Panama Papers, Scores Descend on Capitol Urging Tax and Transparency Solutions

Canada takes action on tax havens Global Alliance for Tax Justice

List of people named in the Panama Papers Wikipedia
Hat tip: Joseph Kraus

Panama Papers Show How Lawyers Can Turn a Blind Eye The New York Times
See also: The Panama Papers: implications for lawyers and tax advisors Lawyers for Better Business (L4BB)

The Panama Papers Exposed A Huge Global Problem. What’s Next? Global Witness / TED

UK: Edward Troup: from tax haven adviser to leading HMRC’s Panama inquiry The Guardian

#panamapapers Offshore Funds: On the Run With (Almost) Nowhere to Go? naked capitalism

 

 


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