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(English) Panama Papers, Tax Planning, and Political Corruption

by Dan Mitchell

April 7, 2016

I wrote a couple of days ago about the “Panama Papers” issue and touched on the key issues. I explained that this non-scandal scandal is simply another chapter in the never-ending war by high-tax governments against tax competition, fiscal sovereignty, and financial privacy.

Here are a few of […]

(English) For research, we pretended to be crooks and terrorists and tried to buy shell companies. The results were disturbing.

The Washington Post

By Jason Sharman

April 7th, 2016

http://wapo.st/1URjrto The Panama Papers consist of 11.5 million documents from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca. The papers apparently implicate a number of high-profile global figures in potentially illegal financial activities. (The Washington Post)

People across the world, including world leaders, have been variously scandalized, enraged, and […]

(English) Special Meeting of the Permanent Council, March 30th, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnD55NZ0GD0

(English) Panama´s Law No. 42: Measures for the Prevention of the Crime of Laundering of Capitals

LAW No. 42

(English) Guidelines for Better Compliance with the Purposes of the Code of Conduct of The International Lawyers Association and Executive Decree No. 468

DEFINITIONS

Clients of the members of the Association shall be classified into one of the following categories:

– Professional (“correspondents”)

– Final Users (“users”)

[…]

(English) Panama´s Executive Decree 468: Responsibilities and Obligations of the Corporation´s Resident Agent

EXECUTIVE DECREE 468

Of September 19, 1994

Official Gazette No. 22.630 of September 26, 1994

By which obligations are assigned and the responsibilities are established for the registered or resident agent of corporations

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(English) The Regulatory Agreements from the Superintendency of Banks of Panama in Regard to the Due Diligence and Know your Customer Procedures (II)

Republic of Panama

SPECIAL AGREEMENT No. 12–2005 E

(of December 14, 2005)

“GUIDE WITH EXAMPLES OF SUSPICIOUS OPERATIONS”

Superintendency of Banks

acuerdo_12-2005E

(English) The Regulatory Agreements from the Superintendency of Banks of Panama in Regard to the Due Diligence and Know your Customer Procedures

Republic of Panama

Superintendency of Banks

AGREEMENT No. 12–2005

(of December 14, 2005)

“PREVENTION OF THE IMPROPER USE OF BANKING AND TRUST SERVICES”

acuerdo_12-2005