Links Jan 30

EU Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs – Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
Live stream 31 Jan at 9.30am (Brussels time)

Africa: Accelerated Agenda on Illicit Financial Flows Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Shell companies: How Russia sold its oil jewel: without saying who bought it Reuters
“Like many large deals, the Rosneft privatization uses a structure of shell companies owning shell companies, commonly referred to in Russia as a “matryoshka”, after the wooden nesting dolls that open to reveal a smaller doll inside.”

Cayman: beneficial ownership, lawyers’ rules up for debate Cayman Compass
“The beneficial ownership register will not be made public in Cayman, according to government ministers”

UK government says ‘no’ to crown dependencies public registers International Investment

Switzerland charges man with selling bank’s client data to Germany Reuters

Beyond Panama: Big Accountants, Banks, Law Firms in ‘Systematic’ Tax Ring Sputnik International
Cites TJN’s chief executive Alex Cobham

Professionals who have turned corruption into a global phenomenon Financial Times (paywall)

Germany: Chancellor Merkel Takes on Starbucks in Bashing Over Unfair Tax Practices Bloomberg

Swiss vote on multinational tax perks in February referendum Reuters

PwC nets €600,000 in State fees for Apple probe Irish Independent

UK Prime Minister May must crack down on tax-avoiding millionaires, lawmakers warn Bloomberg

UK Parliament demands crackdown on image rights ‘tax avoidance’ STEP

‘John Doe’ disclosure notice served on U.S. owner of Panamanian firm STEP

How do tax evasion and tax avoidance create economic and social inequality? Tax Research UK

Not Being Able To Swiss Bank Anymore A Real Drag On Big Swiss Bank DealBreaker

 

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