Andres Knobel

Lead Researcher Beneficial Ownership

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Andres Knobel is Lead Researcher Beneficial Ownership 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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Buffet of tax-evading secrecy revealed by US settlement with Swiss bank Rahn+Bodmer

By Andres Knobel ■ 6 April 2021 ■ 8 min READ
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Beneficial ownership verification: exploring Belgium’s sophisticated system

By Andres Knobel ■ 26 February 2021 ■ 3 min READ
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Some things never change: the use of Swiss banks by crooks

By Andres Knobel ■ 15 February 2021 ■ 6 min READ
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The US beneficial ownership law has its weaknesses, but it’s a seismic shift

By Andres Knobel ■ 20 January 2021 ■ 6 min READ
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Argentina keeps pushing to be at the vanguard of transparency. Now they need to make more information public

By Andres Knobel ■ 18 January 2021 ■ 5 min READ
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New publication on beneficial ownership transparency for companies listed on the stock exchange

By Andres Knobel ■ 11 November 2020 ■ 2 min READ
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Beneficial ownership transparency for companies listed on the stock exchange

By Andres Knobel
11 November 2020
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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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Beneficial ownership definitions: determining “control” unrelated to ownership

By Andres Knobel
20 July 2020
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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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The state of play of beneficial ownership registration in 2020

By Andres Knobel, Markus Meinzer, Moran Harari, Miroslav Palansky
1 June 2020
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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 ■ 1 comments