Dark Money Conference: Why financial criminals hate OpenCorporates & open company data

Money laundering and other financial crimes are often facilitated via complex cross-border networks, with legal entities acting as key getaway vehicles for those perpetrating illicit activity. Exposing and tackling these networks cannot be achieved by one actor alone. It requires an organised, collaborative and international response from across government, law enforcement, business, civil society and … Continue reading Dark Money Conference: Why financial criminals hate OpenCorporates & open company data

Video: Corporate investigations masterclass & open data

Are you interested in investigating companies and uncovering cross-border connections that have been hiding in plain sight?  Then you’re definitely going to want to watch this masterclass video from Graham Barrow, Director of The Dark Money Files…  From Latvia and back, via the UK, New Zealand and Belize (to name just some locations he touches … Continue reading Video: Corporate investigations masterclass & open data

Is this a fork in the road for EU company data?

8 years ago, OpenCorporates surveyed access to official company register data in the EU. To our knowledge, this was the first time that this had been done in a systematic way.  The results were not good.  Data and access were routinely restricted on a pay-to-play basis. If you had the money, you could access it … Continue reading Is this a fork in the road for EU company data?

Meet Rebecca Lee, Chief Data Officer

Rebecca Lee, OpenCorporates CDO

What is your role at OpenCorporates? I run the data team at OpenCorporates and so I am responsible for all of our data. This encompasses the sourcing of information from local registries, ensuring we understand the data and any quality issues, and transforming it to our standardised datasets which are used by our public benefit … Continue reading Meet Rebecca Lee, Chief Data Officer

OpenCorporates wins Quebec court battle

Earlier this year, we reported on OpenCorporates' legal battle against the Quebec company register in the Montreal Superior Court – 2 years earlier we had applied to the court to rule that the register was wrong in its assertion that Act Respecting the Legal Publicity of Enterprises (ALPE) meant that we weren't allowed to hold … Continue reading OpenCorporates wins Quebec court battle

3 years after the Panama Papers, European Parliament votes to open up company data

This month marks three years since the launch of the Panama Papers – a groundbreaking collaboration between hundreds of media organisations coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. On a Sunday evening in early April in 2016, hundreds of media outlets began to publish stories revealing how complex offshore structures are used to hide money, … Continue reading 3 years after the Panama Papers, European Parliament votes to open up company data

We’re hiring: Head of People

It’s an exciting time for OpenCorporates – as our database continues to grow, so does our team. In order to support us as we scale, we’re looking for an exceptional individual with vision, leadership skills, and the ability to help OpenCorporates develop as an open, effective and collaborative team. As Head of People, you will have … Continue reading We’re hiring: Head of People