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Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca linked to offshore deals in Africa

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 27, 2016

The notorious “Panama Papers” investigation continues to unearth deeply buried secrets about Panama-headquartered law firm Mossack Fonseca.

As Compliance Week reported in April, more than 370 journalists in 80 countries took part in a year-long effort to parse through a massive trove of leaked files (the “Panama Papers”) from Mossack Fonseca, a firm that for more than four decades was at the center of facilitating shell companies, offshore tax shelters, and secret trusts for wealthy and politically connected individuals around the world.

On July 25, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) reported its findings on a new round of investigations, revealing that Mossack Fonseca’s internal records “include more than 1,...

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