The EU’s blacklisting threat against smaller countries or territories for not adhering to its unclear standards in the area of tax avoidance is undemocratic and brutal.
Looking forward to 2019, Martin Kenney says campaigners hold a very firm assumption that public UBO registers are fundamental for transparency. “I will continue to tell them that they are incorrect,” he says.
Only a swift, dynamic response from lawyers, forensic accountants and investigators will see assets frozen and ultimately recovered to those who lost them.
UK police forces continue to suffer under the severely adverse consequences of the British government’s fiscal “austerity” measures.
Former judges are seeking what they describe as a “National Integrity Commission” to restore public trust in Australian democracy – Martin Kenney says every country needs such a public body to tackle corruption.
A Scottish newspaper asserts that Alisher Usmanov, an Uzbek-born Russian billionaire who was a major shareholder in the Premier League football club, Arsenal , may be behind a Scottish entity that appears to be funnelling funds to and from Uzbekistan.
A Russian oligarch’s divorce case is turning into a classic global asset recovery struggle.
The UK’s National Crime Agency said there were now signs that criminals were finding new tax havens where they could exploit lax regulation and hide their links to corrupt assets.
The criminal investigation into Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal must be conducted in tandem with a multifaceted, multi-jurisdictional, multidisciplinary civil asset recovery investigation, says Martin Kenney
Martin Kenney is scathing about an alleged $8.3 billion Danske Bank money laundering scandal via Estonia, which partly relied on false data being submitted to the UK’s Companies House. The bank’s punishment so far? A “stern ticking off.”