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Media Advisory: Report on G20 progress on Beneficial Ownership Transparency published 19 April

Transparency International will release a new report on Thursday 19 April analysing the progress G20 governments have made to end the corporate secrecy that allows the corrupt to hide their identity and shift money across international borders.

It is now two years since the Panama Papers revealed widespread use of anonymous shell companies to facilitate corruption and financial crime. In 2014, governments in the world’s biggest economies committed to the G20 High-Level Principles on Beneficial Ownership Transparency, pledging to reform the legal structures that allows anonymous companies, trusts and other legal entities to transfer and hide money. This report reviews their progress.

G20 Leaders of Laggards? Reviewing G20 promises on anonymous companies

19 April 2018
06:00 Berlin time

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The findings will be discussed at two events in Washington on 19 and 20 April.

The Panama Papers - Two Years Later

Will the US Finally Tackle the Anonymous Shell Companies?

Thursday 19 April 2018

4:30-6:00 pm


  • Maggie Murphy, Senior Global Advocacy Manager, Transparency International
  • Gary Kalman, Executive Director, FACT Coalition
  • Eric LeCompte, Executive Director, Jubilee USA

OpenGov Hub

1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest #500

Washington, DC

Leaders or Laggards: Where is the G20 on tackling corruption through secret companies? Where next?

Friday 20 April 2018

11:00 am - 12:30 pm


  • Maggie Murphy, Senior Global Advocacy Manager, Transparency International
  • Richard Riley, Director of Serious and Organised Crime, UK Home Office
  • Lida Preyma, Director, Global AML Risk Management, Bank of Montreal
  • Zosia Sztykowski, Project Lead, OpenOwnership

The International Monetary Fund HQ2, Room 03B-838B

1900 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC

(prior registration to IMF-World Bank Spring meetings required)

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Michael Hornsby
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