How do the world’s richest companies and individuals hide their earnings from taxation and conceal controversial business deals? Spearheaded by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the Paradise Papers investigation reveals the offshore holdings of more wealthy corporations, political figures and notable names, like Apple, Nike, Queen Elizabeth II and even Nelson Mandela’s estate. The investigation sparked new calls to close tax loopholes for companies stashing profits in shell companies in island countries like Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, and raised new questions about connections between the Russian government and figures in the Trump administration. Encompassing 13.4 million records on financial holdings in 19 different jurisdictions, this cache of documents is the largest leak exposing offshore accounts, dwarfing even the Panama Papers leak in 2016.
Join us to talk with Marina Walker Guevara, Deputy Director of the ICIJ, about the Paradise Papers project and sift through what these revelations could mean for the offshore accounts of the global elite.
Marina Walker GuevaraDeputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists