Investigative Journalist (France)
Edouard Perrin, France, is a reporter with production company Premières Lignes. He previously worked with French public television station France 2.
Perrin is currently an investigative journalist with Premières Lignes' Cash Investigation series. In a 2012 investigation in conjunction with the BBC, Perrin revealed for the first time details of secret agreements between the Luxembourg tax authorities and multinational corporations that allowed companies to drastically reduce their tax bills. Perrin was awarded the Louise Weiss prize for European Journalism for his part in the investigation.
In 2014, Perrin worked with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on the Luxembourg Leaks investigation, based on the same set of secret documents, that revealed widespread aggressive tax avoidance by some of the world's biggest brands.
In 2015, Perrin and two former employees of PricewaterhouseCoopers were indicted in Luxembourg on charges concerning LuxLeaks. In 2016, Perrin was tried and acquitted.