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A tax loophole involving gold sales may have cost Germany billions. Now the law is cracking down hard, with tax lawyers and investors facing prosecution following spectacular police raids.
Feb 13, 2018 in
The carmaker's legal department had detailed knowledge of animal testing in 2013, internal emails show. VW’s US monitor is said to be taking a close interest.
Feb 05, 2018 in
A secret tracker, million-dollar damages and an employee who was spied upon by his bosses, who then spied on them: The complicated tale of a former utility executive who’s suing his lawyer for bad advice, that led to bad behavior.
Nov 04, 2017 in
An alleged Swiss agent accused of spying on a German tax evasion probe has been offered a deal in exchange for a confession. But the move could further strain relations between the two countries over banking secrecy.
Oct 18, 2017 in
As the financial world was getting to grips with the cum-ex scandal, a Munich bank allegedly helped a charitable art company evade €30 million in capital gains tax.
Jul 11, 2017 in
For the first time in the history of postwar Germany, tax authorities conducted a search on Israeli soil. The investigation raises questions over how far to pursue those who are also concentration camp survivors.
Jul 05, 2017 in
Ex-policeman Daniel M. is in a German prison, after spying on German tax investigators for the Swiss. His arrest caused serious diplomatic upset. But this week, his lawyers said the whole case is based on lies.
Jun 15, 2017 in
Sanjay Shah calls himself a philanthropist who wanted to give something back to the world. Now he’s accused of committing one of the biggest tax frauds of all time.
Jun 01, 2017 in
Sanjay Shah, founder of the hedge fund Solo Capital, allegedly defrauded the Danish state of more than €1 billion. German prosecutors are on his trail.
May 30, 2017 in
Customs officials are looking into suspected shady dealings of imported solar modules across Germany, resulting in more than €100 million in tax evasion.
Apr 27, 2017 in
A complaint about alleged unfair antitrust practices at the fast food chain has been submitted to Germany's Federal Cartel Office. Customers are said to be paying the price.
Apr 06, 2017 in
In recent years, the Emirati national airline Etihad has invested billions in European carriers. But with chief executive James Hogan set to lose his job, the airline may pull the plug on its European adventure.
Dec 21, 2016 in
Germany’s finance ministry is likely to give a pass to banks that helped foreign investors circumvent capital gains taxes. The news could set off a political firestorm with German states that want tax-avoidance practices curbed.
Nov 17, 2016 in
In an interview with Handelsblatt, the finance minister of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia defends his state’s controversial practice of paying whistleblowers for stolen bank data to flush out tax evaders.
Nov 16, 2016 in
Minutes after Robert Tibbo met Edward Snowden in June 2013, he had to hide him. The lawyer brought the NSA whistleblower somewhere no one would look: the home of asylum seekers in Hong Kong. His plan to hide one of the world's most wanted men was risky – but it came off.
Sep 13, 2016 in