Andres Knobel

Researcher

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Andres Knobel is a researcher for the Tax Justice Network. He studied Law at the University of Buenos Aires and was an exchange student at Columbia University in New York. He completed his Master’s degree in Law and Economics at Di Tella University, focusing on tax law and public policy. His work focuses on beneficial ownership, offshore trusts and automatic exchange of banking information

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From outrage to action: how to prevent another 11 years of inaction after the FinCen files

By Andres Knobel ■ 5 November 2020 ■ 11 min READ
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Regulating complex ownership chains – a call for experts for closed brainstorming round-table session

By Andres Knobel ■ 17 September 2020 ■ 8 min READ
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We ran a beneficial ownership webinar for over 260 officials from Latin America

By Andres Knobel ■ 10 September 2020 ■ 2 min READ
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Dubious arguments to defend secrecy, even as automatic information exchange booms

By Andres Knobel ■ 27 August 2020 ■ 4 min READ
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Germany’s new statistics on exchange of banking information: a trove of useful data and clues

By Andres Knobel ■ 21 August 2020 ■ 11 min READ
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Judge ruling: “You are no Mother Teresa and no one goes to Cayman for philanthropic reasons”

By Andres Knobel ■ 13 August 2020 ■ 9 min READ
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Developing countries, take note: how much money do your residents hold in Australia, the most transparent country on bank account information

By Andres Knobel ■ 10 August 2020 ■ 9 min READ
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The role of banks and digitalised beneficial ownership registries: way more than just reporting discrepancies

By Andres Knobel ■ 30 July 2020 ■ 8 min READ
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Beneficial ownership definitions: determining “control” unrelated to ownership

By Andres Knobel ■ 23 July 2020 ■ 15 min READ
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Is financial secrecy always bad?

By Andres Knobel ■ 13 July 2020 ■ 10 min READ
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How authorities, banks and researchers from around the world are verifying beneficial ownership information

By Andres Knobel ■ 4 June 2020 ■ 6 min READ
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US appeals court confirms firm must disclose to IRS names of clients behind offshore bank accounts and foreign entities

By Andres Knobel ■ 7 May 2020 ■ 2 min READ
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New group to promote beneficial ownership verification pilots around the world

By Andres Knobel ■ 24 April 2020 ■ 2 min READ
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Argentina finally has a beneficial ownership register. Now, it should make it public

By Andres Knobel ■ 20 April 2020 ■ 10 min READ
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Costa Rica: a bill threatening to render its beneficial ownership register useless

By Andres Knobel ■ 3 April 2020 ■ 3 min READ
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FATF beneficial ownership report reveals cutting-edge verification processes, hesitates to endorse public registries

By Andres Knobel ■ 27 November 2019 ■ 15 min READ
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The quadrillion-dollar elephant in the room: beneficial ownership in the investment industry

By Andres Knobel ■ 9 October 2019 ■ 9 min READ
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Not just about control: one share in a company should be enough to be a beneficial owner

By Andres Knobel ■ 2 October 2019 ■ 5 min READ
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Global Asset Registries: a game changer for the fight against inequality and illicit financial flows?

By Andres Knobel ■ 17 September 2019 ■ 2 min READ ■ 1 comments
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More beneficial ownership loopholes to plug: circular ownership, fragmented control and companies as parties to the trust

By Andres Knobel ■ 6 September 2019 ■ 4 min READ