Possible EU sanctions on tax havens

Following publication of the leaked Panama Papers, the EU’s Commissioner for Economics and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici has said the EU “has to be ready” to sanction countries that do not completely cooperate to combat money laundering and tax evasion. “We need now a true European list of non-cooperative jurisdictions…I want this list of tax havens in the next six months at the latest”.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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