The Panama Papers

Published: April 3, 2016

The Aftermath

Two years after the original Panama Papers leaks, the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung has received a fresh trove of leaked documents from Mossack Fonseca, the now-defunct Panamanian law firm.

To analyze and report on the new data, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has once again organized a collaborative investigation which includes the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and its partner centers.

The new leak consists of 1.2 million documents which mostly cover the years 2016 and 2017. Thus, they offer an almost first-hand account of the meltdown experienced by Mossack Fonseca in the wake of the unprecedented investigation that brought its practices to light in the first place.

The investigation of these new documents has enabled journalists to tie many loose ends, to uncover even more wrongdoing, and to reveal new twists and turns in what was once a hermetically closed world of offshore dealings.

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Inside the Fall of Mossack Fonseca

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New Panama Papers Leak Reveals Fresh Financial Secrets

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Panama Papers Yield Smoking Gun on Odesa Mayor’s Russian Passport

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The Original Investigations

One of the biggest leaks in journalistic history reveals the secretive offshore companies used to hide wealth, evade taxes and commit fraud by the world's dictators, business tycoons and criminals.

Panama Papers are documents obtained from a Panama-based offshore services provider called Mossack Fonseca. The documents were received by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and shared by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

Who's in the Panama Papers?


Ilham Aliyev

President of Azerbaijan


Lionel Messi

Argentinian professional footballer


Petro Poroshenko

President of Ukraine


Vladimir Putin

President of Russia

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