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The questionable benefits of beneficial ownership registers

As much government as necessary, as little government as possible.” So goes the old classical liberal motto, concisely summarising a blueprint for freedom and...

Mauritius and the ‘color of money’

The largest bail amount in history is of the order of $1.5 billion for the release of Subrata Roy, “managing worker” at Sahara India,...

R.I.P.? Dying to close an offshore account

The FBAR, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Form 114, was developed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to collect and analyze information...

The impact of the Panama Papers

In contrast to the coverage of the Panama Papers, professionals in many offshore financial centers might argue that there are significant differences between offshore...

The struggles of Baha Mar

A crude translation of Baha Mar might be “Low Sea,” and indeed the unfinished mega hotel/casino project on Nassau’s Cable Beach is aground in...

Residence by Investment: A viable tool for British Overseas Territories?

With much fanfare, earlier this year Anguilla introduced a Residence by Investment programme to provide “an ‘elevated’ status to visitors who make significant financial...
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