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Former PwC Employee Wins Whistleblower Case

Former PwC Employee Wins Whistleblower Case

by Starling Insights

Starling Insights Editorial Board

Feb 27, 2023


Earlier this month, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a former PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) employee, Raphael Halet, is to be recognized as a whistleblower, rather than a criminal, for leaking details on how large companies evaded taxes.

In 2016, a Luxembourg tribunal convicted Halet of theft and violating professional secrecy after he gave a journalist documents showing major companies set up bases in Luxembourg to avoid taxes. The revelations, dubbed LuxLeaks, prompted an EU investigation into tax subsidies and new laws to fight corporate tax dodging.

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