Tjhis webcast aired on June 21, 2022.
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The cascade of sanctions condemning Russia’s assault on Ukraine has governments and financial regulators investigating Russian oligarchs, many of whom exploit gaps in public disclosure laws through offshore assets. Data leaks like the Pandora Papers have aided these investigations considerably but are, by their nature, unpredictable and sporadic. Sanctions and compliance efforts cannot afford to rely exclusively on data breaches.

Fortunately, we can still learn a lot about offshore companies and the people behind them through legally disclosed public data—if we know where and how to look. Join Sayari’s Vice President of Solutions Jessica Abell for a timely and practical discussion of offshores, including investigative tips, insights into the intersection of leaked confidential records and public data, and case studies based on the Pandora Papers and other real-life investigations into Russian oligarchs.

You will learn:

  • What leaked data tells us and what it doesn’t.
    • Leaked company data, like the Pandora Papers, can help you identify company ownership and control in offshore and secrecy jurisdictions. But maximum visibility into offshore corporate structures requires combining leaked and public data. We’ll talk about why and how to do this, with examples from recently sanctioned Russian oligarchs.
  • What public data exists on offshore companies and how to find it.
    • Not all offshore jurisdictions are total black holes. You will learn what public data does exist for offshore companies and how to identify and work around access barriers.
  • Tips and techniques for uncovering beneficial ownership (UBO) globally.
    • We will explain how records filed in more transparent jurisdictions can help you figure out the true owners and controllers of offshore companies in secrecy jurisdictions. These investigative techniques can help uncover UBO of companies globally, not just offshores.

Jessica Abell, VP of Solutions - Sayari