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US calls for “substantial” prison sentence in Panama Papers case

US calls for “substantial” prison sentence in Panama Papers case

27 July 2020

Manhattan prosecutors have asked a federal judge to reject a German businessman’s arguments to avoid prison over a tax evasion scheme that was exposed by the Panama Papers data leak.

Octogenarian investor bemoans becoming Panama Papers “posterchild”

Octogenarian investor bemoans becoming Panama Papers “posterchild”

03 July 2020

Lawyers for the first individual convicted in connection to the Panama Papers say their client has been unfairly linked to the worst crimes uncovered by the infamous data leak.

Ex-Freshfields lawyer indicted in Germany over tax scandal

Ex-Freshfields lawyer indicted in Germany over tax scandal

25 June 2020

German prosecutors have charged a second former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer tax lawyer in connection to the cum-ex tax evasion scandal.

Germany seeks to extend statute of limitations for serious tax offences

Germany seeks to extend statute of limitations for serious tax offences

12 June 2020

A German lawyer has accused the country’s Ministry of Finance of hiding the proposal in covid-19 legislation to protect the tax office from criticism about its crackdown on cum-ex trades.

Convicted Panama Papers individual to forfeit millions in assets

Convicted Panama Papers individual to forfeit millions in assets

28 May 2020

The first individual convicted in a US case stemming from the Panama Papers has agreed to hand over more than $5 million in ill-gotten gains.

Kerimov-linked Swiss company signs DPA in France

Kerimov-linked Swiss company signs DPA in France

26 May 2020

A Swiss investment company founded by a US-designated Russian oligarch previously targeted in a French money laundering investigation has agreed to a €1.4 million tax evasion settlement in France.

Lacklustre early cooperation fuelled US tax evasion penalty to Israeli bank

Lacklustre early cooperation fuelled US tax evasion penalty to Israeli bank

01 May 2020

The DOJ said in the $874 million settlement that the bank's cooperation improved dramatically when it hired new external lawyers in 2017.

IRS’s subpoena of law firm client list survives Fifth Circuit appeal

IRS’s subpoena of law firm client list survives Fifth Circuit appeal

29 April 2020

A US appeals court has ruled that the IRS is allowed to subpoena a law firm’s client list as part of a probe into an alleged offshore tax evasion scheme.

DFS appoints former IRS criminal investigation chief as GC

DFS appoints former IRS criminal investigation chief as GC

28 April 2020

Richard Weber has joined the New York State Department of Financial Services as general counsel after just over a year at Swiss bank UBS.

Frankfurt has reclaimed hundreds of millions linked to cum-ex trades

Frankfurt has reclaimed hundreds of millions linked to cum-ex trades

15 April 2020

Authorities in Germany’s banking hub have reclaimed approximately €450 million from companies over cum-ex trades.

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