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CIC Saskatoon: The Panama Papers and Tax Havens: the Fight Club of the Tax Industry

May 25, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT


As CIC-Saskatoon’s 2015-2016 programming season nears its final approach, we welcome you to a celebration of internationally-themed education and entertainment with out tenth event as we welcome Joseph A. Gill to speak to us about The Panama Papers.

On April 3, 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published a story quickly dubbed and now forever known as the Panama Papers. This story brings to light the shadowy and often misunderstood world of international finance. A year before the release of the Panama Papers a “John Doe” leaked 11.5 million documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. These leaked documents detailed how wealthy individuals, public officials and the powerful elite are able to shield personal financial information in offshore corporations.

Though the creation and use of these offshore business entities is often not illegal, the Panama Papers uncovered a number of nefarious uses by the clients of Mossack Fonseca that included fraud, tax evasion, drug and human trafficking, kleptocracy and the evasion of international sanctions. Most recently the ICIJ released the entire database of the Panama Papers leaks to the public. In the coming months we will see what, if any, political fallout will come.

There are many questions that need to be answered and much debate to still be had by the public about the legality and legitimacy of these intenational tax havens. The CIC would like to invite you to be part of that debate.

Speaker’s Biography
Joseph A Gill is an associate in the Saskatoon office of McKercher LLP, where he maintains a general corporate and commercial law practice with particular emphasis in the areas of Securities Laws, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Taxation.

Date and Time
Wednesday May 2, 2016
6:30 pm Public reception and conversation with the speaker
7:30 pm “Tax Havens: The Fight Club of the Tax Industry”, by Joseph A. Gill, B.B.A., J.D.

Upper Lounge, Saskatoon Club
417 21st Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C5

This is a free event. Please register online by clicking the button below.

Event Contact
Martin Gaal | martin.gaal@usask.ca | (306)202-9863


May 25, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT