Paradise Papers

Pinsent Masons is advising the BBC in the dispute between the broadcaster, The Guardian newspaper and offshore law firm Appleby over the ‘Paradise Papers’ data hack. Appleby is taking legal action against both news outlets, citing breach of confidence following the data hack in May 2016. The offshore firm alleges that information leaked to German newspaper Sueddeutsche […]

Thu, 03 May 2018 The Government’s Cabinet Office spent £70,000 on public relations work following the release of the Paradise Papers. Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan confirmed the money was used in the aftermath of the scandal last year. The Isle of Man was one of a number of jurisdictions whose tax practices were called into […]

Image caption Four apartments in 199 Knightsbridge have been linked to the gang A Ukrainian crime gang used offshore firms in British tax havens to secretly invest millions of pounds in the UK, a BBC Panorama investigation has found. The gangsters, and in some cases family members, bought luxurious property in… read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43823962

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The BBC’s Panorama programme claims the men named in the papers used Appleby to hide their ownership as a means of laundering money earned through violence, drugs and gun running. Appleby says there is no evidence it helped launder the gang’s money, as described by the BBC, nor was there any due diligence failure. “We […]

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The BBC’s Panorama programme claims the men named in the papers used Appleby to hide their ownership as a means of laundering money earned through violence, drugs and gun running. Appleby says there is no evidence it helped launder the gang’s money, as described by the BBC, nor was there any due diligence failure. “We […]

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Image caption Four apartments in 199 Knightsbridge have been linked to the gang A Ukrainian crime gang used offshore firms in British tax havens to secretly invest millions of pounds in the UK, a BBC Panorama investigation has found. The gangsters, and in some cases family members, bought luxurious property in… read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43823962

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Image caption Four apartments in 199 Knightsbridge have been linked to the gang A Ukrainian crime gang used offshore firms in British tax havens to secretly invest millions of pounds in the UK, a BBC Panorama investigation has found. The gangsters, and in some cases family members, bought luxurious property in… read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43823962

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Image caption Four apartments in 199 Knightsbridge have been linked to the gang A Ukrainian crime gang used offshore firms in British tax havens to secretly invest millions of pounds in the UK, a BBC Panorama investigation has found. The gangsters, and in some cases family members, bought luxurious property in… read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43823962

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While speaking at the recent Offshore Alert conference, former Finance Minister Bob Richards pointed out the “inherent inconsistency” that the ICIJ’s positioned itself as the “arbiter of the privacy rights” of the people in the Paradise Papers, but at the same time protected the privacy of the source who obtained the documents. This is according […]

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Queen Elizabeth II has had quite a career. Not only is she the longest-reigning British monarch in history — she’s also the longest-reigning current monarch in the world, and the longest-serving current head of state. On Saturday, April 21, she turns 92 years old. She’s the first UK monarch to ever celebrate a sapphire jubilee, […]

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The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has come under renewed attack from members of the offshore finance industry following its role in the publication of law firm Appleby’s client data in November last year. The ongoing and fierce debate over the publication of the so-called “Paradise Papers” was played out most recently at the […]

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