The Panama Papers are a set of leaked documents regarding the life and times and all-round activity of law firm Mossack Fonseca. While not operating only out of Panama, its Panama office offers services relating to creating shell companies in offshore “havens,” which serve as hubs for offshore financial activities.
November 13 should have been like any other Friday in Paris. People dined at restaurants and drank in bars; crowds poured into the Stade de France stadium in the north of the city for a football friendly; others still packed the Bataclan concert hall to watch a performance by the American band Eagles of Death Metal. But that night the city was shaken by several nearly simultaneously attacks by gunmen and suicide bombers that left at least 129 people dead and hundreds injured.