Category Archives: Panama Papers

The Taylors Legacy: some Cypriots with a link to Belize, the Marshall Islands & Cactus Kate

The legacy of the Taylors shell company games is something of a gift that keeps giving. In this post I will look at a few more of Taylors’ New Zealand companies, the role of Cypriot directors and beyond. We will … Continue reading

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Some more on the Taylor men

It seems that I can’t quite leave the notorious Taylor clan behind, but what a tangled web it was. Or perhaps still is. I will be looking more closely at Geoffrey Taylor, the father, and Michael Taylor, one of the … Continue reading

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Beyond the Taylors: Cyprus, Ukraine, and former residents of Hartbeespoort (RSA)

This post is more of a report on tracing company directors that stem from the Taylor operation highlighted in the previous post. Here we find intermediaries based in Cyprus that are also in the Panama Papers; clients based in the … Continue reading

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Inside the Taylor’s Shell: the Distaff side

Of all the dodgy operations that have appeared to use New Zealand companies it is the Taylors empire that has received the most exposure over the years. The Taylors also appear to have a dynasty going, and possibly three generations … Continue reading

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A Turning Point for tax evaders in New Zealand?

The 3rd of March 2017 may well be remembered for the beginning of the end for corporate tax evasion in New Zealand, as the revenue minister announced proposals to mitigate the profit shifting practices of multinational corporations in New Zealand. … Continue reading

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Orion Trust (New Zealand) Ltd: Auckland, Wellington and Las Vegas?

This is the 50th post on my blog, and to begin with I will follow up on the Orion Trust (NZ) that was highlighted in the previous post. Orion Trust is apparently run out of the Bentleys accountancy firm in … Continue reading

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J.A.F. Wadham and the Chelsea Man brand based in Hong Kong

In this post I look at a couple of expatriate Englishmen who are now based in Hong Kong. The interest here is partly with the link to New Zealand, with James Anthony Frank Wadham, and what appears to be his … Continue reading

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