Yukos, set up by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, was seized by the Russian authorities in 2003, which alleged that the oil and gas company had been involved in a criminal enterprise to evade billions in taxes.

Russia is faced with the threat that billions in assets held internationally could be seized to pay a $50 billion compensation award to punish it for (...)

The Obama administration along with Democrats and Republicans in Congress have become increasingly alarmed at the number of so-called “corporate inversions”

President Barack Obama’s singling out of Ireland in his attack on US companies relocating their legal addresses for tax purposes overseas has brought (...)

KPMG, the special liquidator of what remains of  Irish Nationwide, is seeking damages from Michael Fingleton and his board for alleged failures in their duties to the society.

Michael Fingleton, the former managing director of Irish Nationwide, has been accused of having an “unusual and excessive concentration” of power that(...)

Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, said tax inversion deals were latest ‘virus’ in US tax system. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

The US Congress must pass legislation to prevent American companies relocating their legal headquarters overseas and stop rewarding countries that pra(...)

Senator Carl Levin:  has a track record of bashing corporate tax dodgers and wants to introduce legislation that limits the number of corporate inversions. Photograph: Reuters

A new reality television series called Dating Naked began in the US last Thursday in which the traditional dating process is up-ended and the couples (...)

 A view of Val-de-Travers, the valley where absinthe was born and has been produced for centuries, in Gorgier, Switzerland. The absinthe trail, a  list of attractions related to the drink, dots the Val-de-Travers. Photograph: Niels Ackermann/The New York Times

Sunbeams shot through the forest, lighting up the wispy fog on the path ahead. For over an hour I’d been walking up the mountain trail alone, marching(...)

Sean Dunne: the Ballsbridge home he shared with Gayle Killilea was leased to the South African embassy at a rent of €180,000 a year after their move to the US. Photograph: The Irish Times Photo/Steve Miller

Bank of Scotland has asked a US court for permission to enforce its interest in the former Dublin home of bankrupt developer Sean Dunne and his wife (...)

Jacob “Jack” Lew, US treasury secretary.   Mr Lew has urged members of Congress  to pass legislation immediately to stop US companies from shifting their legal addresses overseas

The Obama administration has added its voice to the growing chorus of criticism of US companies shifting their legal addresses overseas, in many cases(...)

German players pose for the winners’ photo after winning the FIFA World Cup: while talent is a prerequisite, organisation and hard work make a big difference.Photograph: EPA/Ballesteros

Adam Smith’s most profound insight was on the relationship between the division of labour and the extent of the market. The old sage would even have b(...)

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has stressed his opposition to assisted dying as one of his predecessors announced he has changed his mind and will now support the right of terminally ill patients to seek help to end their lives. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has stressed his opposition to assisted dying as one of his predecessors announced he has changed his mind a(...)