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Forget the fleshpots and tax havens â€” they may or may not get cleaned up by well-intentioned international initiatives. London on the other hand seems determined to go on sucking in ill-gotten gains from Kaliningrad to Guangzhou and most places in between. Why? Was being a tax haven, laundromat and magnet for Russian oligarchs part and parcel of being a global financial capital? Was it really such a bad thing if the worldâ€™s billionaires want to bring their money into the city? Russiaâ€™s invasion of Ukraine has led to the introduction of some financial sanctions, and the impact of these remains to be seen, but has the damage already been done to Londonâ€™s reputation?Â
editor and invited experts
CEO Hermitage Capital; Head of Global Magnitsky Justice campaign; Author, ‘Red Notice and Freezing Order’ (June 2022)
Dame Margaret Hodge MP
MP for Barking; Co-chair, APPG on Anti-Corruption & Responsible Tax
Head of Business Crime, Peters & Peters