German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung featuring the “Panama Papers” expose of 11.5 million documents allegedly exposing the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, world leaders and celebrities including Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. Photo: AFP German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung featuring the “Panama Papers” expose of 11.5 million documents allegedly exposing the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, world leaders and celebrities including Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. Photo: AFP
German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung featuring the “Panama Papers” expose of 11.5 million documents allegedly exposing the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, world leaders and celebrities including Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

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Inside Out by David Dodwell

The perfectly legitimate role of offshore tax centres

Their reputations may be dubious but Panama, the British Virgin Islands, Singapore, Hong Kong, Jersey, Lichtenstein or Switzerland serve a valuable role when it comes to looking after your money

German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung featuring the “Panama Papers” expose of 11.5 million documents allegedly exposing the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, world leaders and celebrities including Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. Photo: AFP German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung featuring the “Panama Papers” expose of 11.5 million documents allegedly exposing the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, world leaders and celebrities including Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. Photo: AFP
German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung featuring the “Panama Papers” expose of 11.5 million documents allegedly exposing the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, world leaders and celebrities including Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. Photo: AFP
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.