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Offshore Roundtable


In December 2016 the Demystification Committee held an Offshore Roundtable, a day of discussions around offshore finance. The roundtable focused on the technical and geopolitical structures bound up in modern movements of capital offshore, with a number of invitees working in the design and research field.

Participants were asked what and where is offshore through a number of collective exercises; they were also presented with some of the tools and technologies used to gain access to offshore companies’ information.

The Offshore Roundtable was held in a meeting room in London’s Greenwich Peninsula, which allowed gazing over Canary Wharf while discussing leaked documents involving banks headquartered there. The Peninsula is wholly owned by Knight Dragon, a company privately owned by billionaire Henry Cheng Kar-Shun through his New World Development conglomerate in Hong Kong.