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06 November 2017 - Paradise Papers

Publié par Marion Coste le 11/06/2017
What are the Paradise Papers and what do they tell us?
Nick Hopkins (The Guardian, 05/11/2017)
The name refers to a leak of 13.4m files. Most of the documents – 6.8m – relate to a law firm and corporate services provider that operated together in 10 jurisdictions under the name Appleby.
Last year, the “fiduciary” arm of the business was the subject of a management buyout and it is now called Estera.

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Offshore Accounts

Paradise Papers: Your guide to four years of offshore revelations
(BBC Business, 05/11/2017)
The Paradise Papers is another massive leak of secret files, the most significant of them belonging to a single offshore law firm, detailing the taxation activities of the wealthy and the famous. It's the latest in a rich pedigree of such leaks.
You may be finding it hard to get your head around the massive amount of information associated with the Paradise Papers.


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The Queen

Paradise Papers: Queen and Bono kept money in offshore funds, leaked files reveal
Hayley Dixon Nick Allen (The Telegraph, 05/11/2017)
The Queen, Bono and one of Donald Trump's closest advisors are among those whose offshore investments have been revealed in the largest ever leak, dubbed the "Paradise Papers".
The 13.4 million files, which were obtained after a hack on law firm Appleby which has offices in Bermuda, the Isle of Man and a number of other tax havens, show the complex financial dealings of the super-rich and major global corporations.
Tory donor Lord Michael Ashcroft, Donald Trump's advisor Wilbur Ross and Arsenal football club stakeholder Alisher Usmanov have been named in the documents alongside Stephen Bronfman, chief fundraiser and senior adviser to the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau and a dozen of Trump administration advisers, Cabinet members or major donors who appeared in the records.
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Hiding Money

Millions of Leaked Files Shine Light on Where the Elite Hide Their Money
Michael Forsythe (The New York Times, 05/11/2017)

It’s called the Paradise Papers: the latest in a series of leaks made public by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists shedding light on the trillions of dollars that move through offshore tax havens.
The core of the leak, totaling more than 13.4 million documents, focuses on the Bermudan law firm Appleby, a 119-year old company that caters to blue chip corporations and very wealthy people. Appleby helps clients reduce their tax burden; obscure their ownership of assets like companies, private aircraft, real estate and yachts; and set up huge offshore trusts that in some cases hold billions of dollars.
The New York Times is part of the group of more than 380 journalists from over 90 media organizations in 67 countries that have spent months examining the latest set of documents.
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"06 November 2017 - Paradise Papers", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2017. Consulté le 17/06/2019. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/key-story/archives-revue-de-presse-2017/06-november-2017-paradise-papers