The inside story from the journalists who set the investigation in motion
‘Their book should be read in journalism schools as well as by tax authorities.’
'This is an extremely important book - this decade's most important rather than this year's.'
‘The authors expose a shockingly corrupt system...[an] important indictment of the shadow economy that flourishes even as the legitimate economy suffers.’
‘A tale of fearless and careful reporting.’
‘Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier, the authors of this powerful, lucid, book, show us how the very rich hide their money…They should make journalists proud – and may even help to make the world a better place.’
‘This is the inside story of how governments, corporations and organised crime groups have used the secret world of offshore jurisdictions to engage in systematic cheating and thieving. It's an almost perfect tale for the 21st century - the failure of democracy, the triumph of commercial power and greed, greed, greed.’
‘With precision and purpose, The Panama Papers is what “Follow the Money” means.’
‘The biggest leak in the history of data journalism’
‘The fascinating struggle of David against Goliath... A brilliantly written book.’
Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer are award-winning investigative journalists at Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest broadsheet. The first people to have access to the Panama Papers, they were previously part of the international team of journalists who revealed the Offshore Leaks, Luxembourg Leaks and Swiss Leaks. In 2017, they received the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting, and were finalists in International Reporting.