Topic: Tax avoidance

PNF opens fewer cases amid pandemic slowdown

France’s main anti-corruption enforcer took on fewer new cases in 2020 than the year before, a dip in activity most likely caused by the coronavirus.

04 February 2021

Freshfields agrees cum-ex settlement in Germany

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has paid €10 million to end German proceedings related to the cum-ex tax fraud scandal without admitting wrongdoing.

29 January 2021

Denmark charges UK nationals in $1.6 billion cum-ex fraud case

Denmark’s financial prosecutor’s office has formally charged two UK traders in a massive fraud case concerning unlawful refunds of dividend tax.

07 January 2021

Former Spanish king pays outstanding taxes and fines

10 December 2020

German court greenlights cum-ex trial against bankers and Freshfields lawyers

09 December 2020

GIR Interactive: HMRC focusing on professional enablers

HMRC has approximately 200 criminal investigations into professional enablers on its books, a statistic that a senior agency official says illustrates their prominence in the proliferation of tax fraud.

08 December 2020

Ukraine restores anti-corruption law

07 December 2020

US tax agency opens more criminal investigations

17 November 2020

The Danish tax authority’s campaign to recoup cum-ex billions

Denmark has tasked its tax agency with chasing down $2 billion that the country says it has lost through cum-ex trades. GIR spoke with the agency about the operation.

11 November 2020

Greece merges major enforcement agencies

Greece has joined its anti-corruption and financial crime authorities in an attempt to strengthen and streamline enforcement.

11 November 2020

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