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2023 UPDATE | Germany

by Starling Insights


Jun 07, 2023

The past year has seen more developments related to the “cum-ex” tax evasion scandal we discussed in our 2022 report. As a part of the cum-ex (“with-without”) fraud, firms executed share deals before and after a stock’s dividend payment, timed so as to dupe governments into reimbursing tax payments that were, in actuality, never made. The scheme took advantage of a flaw in the German tax code and is estimated to have cost the government more than €10bn.

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Bafin Faces Criminal Probe Over Wirecard Supervision

by Starling Insights


Apr 21, 2021

Bafin, the German financial regulator, is facing a criminal probe into its oversight of Wirecard AG.  Investigators will explore allegations that some of the agency’s staff traded in the now defunct company’s stock, even while BaFin was engaged in investigating Wirecard.

2020 UPDATE | Germany

by Starling Insights


May 04, 2020
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