Who runs the world... Big Tech?
Yesterday’s US House Judiciary hearing into the dominance of the four most powerful tech companies in the world came at a pivotal moment. Never before have we seen such huge power of ‘Big Tech’, in terms of their reach, wealth and market dominance
UK Government’s ‘no-questions-asked’ approach to companies gives money launderers a free pass
One year since our biggest-ever analysis of the UK company register, we did it again and found thousands of companies can still avoid revealing their real owners or have money laundering risks associated with them
$234 billion and the “unpleasant matters” at Danske Bank Estonia
Danske Bank has published the findings of their long-awaited investigation into money laundering through its Estonia branch – the findings are mind-boggling.
Three ways the UK’s register of the real owners of companies is already proving its worth
Two years after the UK first set up its register of the real owners behind companies, we’ve just published the most comprehensive analysis of the data to date. We point out where it is already reaping rewards and showing some exciting results.
In pursuit of hidden owners behind UK companies
New analysis by Global Witness finds we still don’t really know who own thousands of UK companies despite efforts by the UK government to make companies more transparent.
Landmark EU agreement sets new global standard for company ownership transparency
For the first time ever, all 28 EU countries will need to set up public registers of beneficial owners of companies
10 lessons from the UK’s public register of the real owners of companies
Almost sixteen months after the UK set up its register, there are important practical lessons for countries to take away from the UK experience
Can the EU learn from the Azerbaijani Laundromat scandal in helping tackle anonymous company ownership?
The major money laundering and lobbying scheme involving Azerbaijan’s ruling elite, the latest in a series of leaks uncovered by OCCRP, points once again to how easy it is for corrupt individuals to gain access to the EU financial system and launder suspect funds using anonymous companies to spend on luxurious lifestyles.