Offshore Leaks Database of 320,000 offshore companies launched by ICIJ

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The Offshore Leaks Database, using observations from the ‘Panama Papers’ disclosure of offshore companies and trusts, was launched by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on 9 May. The Panama Papers constitute over 11 million documents relating to international financial client management by Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca. The new Offshore Leaks Database is searchable by jurisdiction, company names, locations and people. There are sections by Finance, Trading and Group structure.  Networks of company and entity relations are provided in graphics with company, officer, location and intermediary where applicable. The User Guide is on this ICIJ page.


The database methodology is described on this ICIJ page. ICIJ provides the following disclaimer: “There are legitimate uses for offshore companies and trusts. We do not intend to suggest or imply that any persons, companies or other entities included in the ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database have broken the law or otherwise acted improperly. Many people and entities have the same or similar names. We suggest you confirm the identities of any individuals or entities located in the database based on addresses or other identifiable information. If you find an error in the database please get in touch with us.”

The EUI Library maintains a Data Portal with a sub-directory for Macroeconomic and financial data.

For statistical data support, please write to Thomas Bourke at [email protected]