UK law firm accused of failings over Azerbaijan leader's daughters offshore assets
A firm of London solicitors that set up an offshore company for the daughters of Azerbaijan’s president has been referred to a disciplinary tribunal accused of multiple failings. They include not detecting “a significant risk of money laundering”.
Leyla and Arzu Aliyeva – the daughters of President Ilham Aliyev – set up a secret offshore company to help manage their multimillion pound property portfolio in Britain. The firm – Exaltation Limited – was based in the tax haven of the British Virgin Islands.
Details of the offshore company emerged in April 2016 as part of a leak of records from... read more
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