Paul May

Editor at Arachnys

The Paradise Papers: Panama's Labyrinth

The Paradise Papers is a special investigation by 94 media partners worldwide, and the ICIJ, into the leak of 13.4m files from two offshore service providers and 19 tax haven’s company registries, following last year’s Panama Papers. If the Panama Paper's unprecendented size illustrated the...

Arachnys partners with for Middle East & North Africa research

We’re pleased to announce the integration of Diligencia’s for Investigator and D3, available as of today. contains company information on the Middle East & North Africa region.

Logistics & vessel ownership in the pharmaceutical supply chain

Threats to the supply chain in the pharmaceutical industry are legion.

Arachnys Investigator leads to key discovery in the investigation of suspect on FBI’s Most Wanted

A global investigation firm has conducted a high-profile investigation which demonstrates the importance of combining emerging market data with corporate and litigation information.

Falsified, substandard or counterfeit?

An industry crying out for greater supply chain due diligence

In the developed world, many people are unconcerned by the hazard of consuming counterfeit medicine. Whilst the risk has been increased to Western consumers shopping online, counterfeit drugs in the developing world have been a...

Feeding supply chain risk

Improper due diligence breeds supermarket scandals

Working in high risk jurisdictions can lead to food companies unwittingly conducting infringements leading to severe reputational damage.

Search engine optimization proves Google is not effective as an enterprise research tool

Conducting online research often involves users turning straight to Google or another major search engine. This can be an exasperating exercise, with users continuously reworking their search queries in the hope of producing better results.

Conflict teams require stronger research tools

Diligence is imperative for litigators. For plaintiffs in particular, client relationships can be extended interminably. Clients may be clients for the duration of matters spanning years or decades.

The Bahamas Leaks are breaking - where to begin

Following the Panama Papers leaks, 1.3 million documents from the commercial register in the Bahamas have been obtained by Suddeutsche Zeitung, the same newspaper which received the Panama Papers from Mossack Fonseca: the Panamanian firm have also created 15,915 entities in the Bahamas. Whilst...

Collaboration across jurisdictions: why ICIJ won the Pulitzer Prize

In an industry landscape where newsrooms are shrinking, with funds for investigative reporting diminished, the ICIJ have fittingly won the Pulitzer for explanatory reporting. Their achievement demonstrates the value of cross-jurisdictional collaboration in financial reporting, and a ‘slow-burn’...

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