الثلاثاء، 27 سبتمبر، 2016

"Panama Papers": a Quebec lawyer is listed

Media leaks and tax havens, the case of "Panama Papers" made headlines in the media. The names of multiple personalities emerge throughout the world. Among them, one of a Quebec lawyer, MeHélène Mathieu., Whose name is reported by Radio-Canada.



His involvement in the case of "Panama Papers"? The Quebec lawyer, installed since 1994 in Dubai, has launched a company in 1998 called Helene Mathieu Legal Consultants. His Emirati firm would be the business partner of the offending firm for Panama flight, Mossack Fonseca.

The State Corporation emphasizes having investigated and traced almost 900 names of companies for which the firm Hélène Mathieu have provided services or would have played the role of intermediary. If the documents that the CBC has had in his possession does seem to show any illegal activity, it is legitimate to question, as pointed the journalist, on the firm's process to check for any suspicious activity with companies it works with.

Article CBC mentions the names of three companies domiciled in the UAE but with incorporation Seychelles. Three companies that have been subject to international economic sanctions.

At Radio-Canada and the Toronto Star, the Quebec lawyer explained that she had to role to conduct audits and make the client files up to ensure they comply with regulations. This is the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca proceed to incorporation.

In a report seen by Radio-Canada, the firm Mossack Fonseca criticize the work done by the firm Helene Mathieu Legal Consultants. Several indicators of compliance, as the verification process, there would be unsatisfactory.

Hélène Mathieu immigrated to the United Arab Emirates in 1994, just after completing his Bar. She founded his firm, Hélène Mathieu Legal Consultants after 18 months of waiting. 20 years later she is still there.

His firm handles divorce, commercial arbitration, real estate and corporate law and immigration, in addition to having offices in Paris and Saudi Arabia. The practice in Dubai is special because, as she explained to Right-inc in 2010, it must rely on local intermediaries to plead cases before the court, because it is its own prerogative to UAE firms.
"Panama Papers": a Quebec lawyer is listed
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