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Leading article: Offshore tax deals - legal but wrong
David Marchant
Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012 8:45 AM
Joined: 9/13/2007
Posts: 803


The Independent: How about a "Double Luxembourg", or perhaps a "Double Irish", or even a "Double Irish Dutch Sandwich"? When it comes to avoiding corporation tax, there is certainly no shortage of options. The scandal, therefore, is not so much that Amazon pays barely anything to the British exchequer in relation to its £3bn-plus UK operations; the scandal is that such elegant accounting two-steps are entirely legal.

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Cayman attorney Michael Wingrave & client Jazeb Jones demonstrate how not to deal with the media
David Marchant
After my blog last year entitled "A Message to Greg Fairley, Ashley Hurst & Anyone Else Thinking of Threatening Me', I didn't think any lawyer client duo would be stupid enough to repeat the mistake of issuing an idle threat