Offshore? Yes. Off Limits? No. Asset Recovery in Paradise
When Somerset Maugham described the French Riviera as a “sunny place for shady people”, he could just as well been referring to public opinion of the offshore world after the release of the Panama Papers in 2015 and the Paradise Papers in November 2017. The narrative that followed these disclosures was, almost without exception, one where the sound of the sea gently lapping on the golden sands was interrupted only by the sound of ill-gotten gains being buried under a convenient palm tree, well away from prying eyes.
That description would, if true, offer little by way of encouragement to the asset recovery lawyer. It would be all too easy to subscribe to