Author: Markus Pohlmann

Organized crime in pinstripes? – The tax robbery with cum-ex and cum-cum deals

by Julian Klinkhammer and Markus Pohlmann Cum-cum and cum-ex transactions (Cum/Ex) enabled „the biggest tax theft in the history of Europe“, concluded Dr. Christoph Spengel, Professor of Business Taxation at the University of Mannheim, who had prepared a report for the 4th Enquiry Committee of the German Bundestag on Cum/Ex.…

What do the Paradise Papers reveal? – The files Apple and Appleby

By Julian Klinkhammer The ‚Paradise Papers‘ are making headlines since November 2017. Half a year later, the first conclusions have been drawn: What does this data leak reveal that we did not already know? 1. The ‚Apple‘ case At first glance, the publications paint a vivid picture of celebrities, the…

North Korean Forced Labour in the EU – The Long Arm of the North Korean Dictator

by Markus Pohlmann When the FIFA World Cup match between Brazil and Costa Rica takes place on 22 June 2018 or when the third place play-off takes places on 14 July 2018 – all of them in Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg –  we shall also think of the approximately…