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Offshore Spring/Summer 2018 is a limited edition collection of beachwear. The apparel is sold by Empire Management Limited, part of the Offshore Investigation Vehicle, an international corporate structure operating both onshore and offshore.

This Vehicle was set-up by the Demystification Committee to model and explore the systems and structures of offshore finance, and the murky world of the jurisdictions that enable its existence, a guide and shield opening up opportunities for subversive, wasteful fun.

The privileged status of the Offshore Investigation Vehicle allows it to secretly shift offshore the untaxed revenue from the sale of the the collection, maximising its profit and the returns for its investors, of which there are currently 58. The goal of the business is to sell out, so that investors make a profit of 100% on their investment, while 0% taxes are paid.

The structural, tactical and financial steps which enable this are documented on the Offshore Spring/Summer 2018 apparel. The collection consists of 6 items of beachwear: 3 swimsuits, 2 pairs of swim shorts and a beach-towel.

Item Name Type Remaining
Under The Sun For Women (UK) Swimsuit 9 of 10
Under The Sun For Women (Seychelles) Swimsuit 9 of 10
Under The Sun For Women (Cyprus) Swimsuit 9 of 10
Corporate Structure For Men (Jurisdictions) Shorts 14 of 15
Corporate Structure For Men (Proxies) Shorts 14 of 15
Profit For All Towel 28 of 30

Under The Sun For Women (UK)

Swimsuit, 9 of 10 remaining.

Under The Sun For Women (Seychelles)

Swimsuit, 9 of 10 remaining.

Under The Sun For Women (Cyprus)

Swimsuit, 9 of 10 remaining.

Corporate Structure For Men (Jurisdictions)

Shorts, 14 of 15 remaining.

Corporate Structure For Men (Proxies)

Shorts, 14 of 15 remaining.

Profit For All

Towel, 28 of 30 remaining.

Size Guide

Under The Sun for Women

XS S M L XL
Body Sizing
Bust 72-80cm 80-88cm 88-96cm 96-104cm 104-112cm
Waist 72-80cm 80-88cm 88-96cm 96-104cm 104-112cm
Hips 72-80cm 80-88cm 88-96cm 96-104cm 104-112cm
Dress Size Conversion
UK Dress 2-4 6-8 10-12 14-16 18-20
EU Dress 28-30 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46
ITALIA Dress 30-32 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48
DE Dress 28-30 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46

Corporate Structure for Men

XS S M L XL
Body Sizing
Waist 71-76cm 76-81cm 81-86cm 86-91cm 91-96cm
Size Conversion
UK Mens Waist 28 30 32 34 36
USA Mens Waist 28 30 32 34 36
EU Mens Waist 44 46 48 50 52

Terms and Conditions

Background

The Offshore Spring/Summer Collection 2018 is sold by Empire Management Limited, Company Number 10807527, registered in England. The company can be contacted via secretary@empire.management, or at its address: Bv20b 73b Fifth Avenue, Brixton Village Market, Coldharbour Lane, London, United Kingdom, SW9 8PS.

Overview

This website is operated by Empire Management Limited. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Empire Management Limited. Empire Management Limited offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.

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Section 1 - Online Store Terms

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You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.

A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.

Section 2 - General Conditions

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The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.

Section 3 - Accuracy, Completeness and Timeliness of Information

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Section 4 - Modifications to the Service and Prices

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We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.

We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

Section 5 - Products or Services

Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy.

We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of our products that appear at the store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor's display of any color will be accurate.

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We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.

Section 6 - Accuracy of Billing and Account Information

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For more detail, please review our Returns Policy.

Section 7 - Optional Tools

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We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.

Section 8 - Third-Party Links

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We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party's policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.

Section 9 - User Comments, Feedback and Other Submissions

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Section 10 - Personal Information

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Section 11 - Errors, Inaccuracies and Omissions

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We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.

Section 12 - Prohibited Uses

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Section 13 - Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability

We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.

We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.

You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.

You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.

In no case shall Empire Management Limited, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Section 14 - Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Empire Management Limited and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.

Section 15 - Severability

In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

Section 16 - Termination

The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.

These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site.

If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).

Section 17 - Entire Agreement

The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).

Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.

Section 18 - Governing Law

These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Section 19 - Changes To Terms of Service

You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Section 20 - Contact Information

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at secretary@empire.management

Provacy Policy

Section 1 - What Do We Do With Your Information?

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, and email address.

When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer's internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.

Section 2 - Consent

How do you get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at secretary@empire.management or mailing us at:

Bv20b 73b Fifth Avenue, Brixton Village Market, Coldharbour Lane, London, United Kingdom, SW9 8PS.

Section 3 - Disclosure

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

Section 4 - PayPal

Payment is processed through PayPal, you may use a credit card to pay and do not need a PayPal account.

Section 5 - Third-Party Services

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave our store's website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website's Terms of Service.

Links

When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

Google analytics: Our store may use Google Analytics to help us learn about who visits our site and what pages are being looked at.

Section 6 - Security

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

We do not store any credit card information.

Section 8 - Age of Consent

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

Section 9 - Changes To This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

Questions and Contact Information

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at secretary@empire.management or by mail at:

Empire Management Limited, Bv20b 73b Fifth Avenue, Brixton Village Market, Coldharbour Lane, London, United Kingdom, SW9 8PS.

Under The Sun For Women (UK)

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Revealing the onshore tax authorities’ view on those responsible for this beachwear business.

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Under the Sun for Women (UK) is a swimsuit sold by Empire Management Limited, part of the Offshore Investigation Vehicle, an international corporate structure operating both onshore and offshore. This privileged status allows it to secretly shift offshore the untaxed revenue from the sale of the collection, maximising its profit and the returns for its investors onshore. Read more.

The view from the UK

Under the Sun for Women (UK) shows the Offshore Investigation Vehicle as it appears to the UK tax authorities. Onshore, at the top of the Vehicle, is Empire Management Limited, a private company directed by Francesco Tacchini and Oliver Smith, an Italian and a Briton living in the UK.

The rest of the Vehicle is hidden from the authorities. Empire Management Limited secretly controls a company offshore, in the Seychelles. This company is ‘nominally’ directed by a Briton living in Cyprus, specifically hired for the purpose by Francesco Tacchini. This allows the directors of Empire Management Limited a secret back door to the company’s assets: a corporate bank account held in Puerto Rico.

The pattern

This swimsuit features a pattern formed from a simplified version of the logo used by Companies House, the registrar of companies in the United Kingdom, and the crown used as a logo by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, responsible for the collection of taxes.

Under The Sun For Women (Seychelles)

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Revealing the offshore tax authorities' view on those responsible for this beachwear business.

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Under the Sun for Women (Seychelles) is a swimsuit sold by Empire Management Limited, part of the Offshore Investigation Vehicle, an international corporate structure operating both onshore and offshore. This privileged status allows it to secretly shift offshore the untaxed revenue from the sale of the collection, maximising its profit and the returns for its investors onshore. Read more.

The view from the Seychelles

Under the Sun for Women (Seychelles) shows the Offshore Investigation Vehicle as it appears to the Seychelles tax authorities.

Invest. One Limited is an International Business Company directed by M. A. D. Farmer, a Briton living in Cyprus. He is hired to ‘nominally’ direct it on behalf of the directors of a company elsewhere, allowing them to secretly benefit from it. This information is unknown to the Seychelles tax authorities, as is the rest of the Offshore Investigation Vehicle.

Onshore, at the top of the Vehicle, is a UK private limited company which secretly benefits from Invest. One Limited. It is directed by a Briton and an Italian for whom M. A. D. Farmer provides nominee services. Finally, Invest. One Limited holds a corporate bank account in Puerto Rico.

The pattern

This swimsuit displays a pattern featuring the most mysterious fruit of the Seychelles: the coco-de-mer. The biggest seed in the world, taking a decade to mature, and weighing over 40kg, the iconic coconut appears in the Coat of Arms of this offshore paradise.

While the flowers of the male plant grow as a long, thick catkin, the coco-de-mer’s nuts resemble a female human bottom and thighs. The erotic connotations (it was believed that the trees made love on stormy nights) as well as its historical rarity drove prices high. Today, the purchase of a coco-de-mer is more heavily regulated than that of a shell company: unlike an International Business Company, the coconut must be registered and labelled under the real owner’s name. The rest is concealed by the island’s thick white clouds.

Under The Sun For Women (Cyprus)

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Revealing the offshore puppet director’s view on those truly responsible for this beachwear business.

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Under the Sun for Women (Cyprus) is a swimsuit sold by Empire Management Limited, part of the Offshore Investigation Vehicle, an international corporate structure operating both onshore and offshore. This privileged status allows it to secretly shift offshore the untaxed revenue from the sale of the collection, maximising its profit and the returns for its investors onshore. Read more.

The view from Cyprus

Under the Sun for Women (Cyprus) shows the Offshore Investigation Vehicle as it appears to M. A. D. Farmer, ‘puppet’ director of its offshore company, living in Cyprus.

Onshore, at the top of the Vehicle, is Empire Management Limited, a private company directed by Francesco Tacchini and Oliver Smith, an Italian and a Briton living in the UK. Empire Management Limited’s offshore subsidiary is Invest. One Limited, a Seychelles International Business Company directed by M. A. D. Farmer.

A Briton living in Cyprus, M. A. D. Farmer has sold his signature to a UK offshore service provider (One Offshore Company) engaged by Francesco Tacchini. When the provider set up Invest. One Limited, M. A. D. Farmer was asked to sign the official documents as well as a private agreement to act as ‘nominee’ director for the company. This makes Francesco Tacchini, who at the time of signing was the sole director of Empire Management Limited, the ‘beneficial owner’ of Invest. One Limited. The two have never met.

Through these documents M. A. D. Farmer could know of the existence of Empire Management Limited, but not the relationship that exists between Empire Management Limited and Francesco Tacchini.Beneficial ownership grants Francesco Tacchini full control of the company and its assets, specifically a corporate bank account held in Puerto Rico. M. A. D. Farmer has no knowledge of the existence of such a bank account. He is at once a puppet and a shield.

The pattern

This swimsuit displays a pattern created using the iconic elements of Cyprus’ Coat of Arms: a dove and a circular olive branch. Adorning the insignia are the letters A, D, E, F, M and R which endlessly compose the name of the ‘puppet’ director (M. A. D. Farmer) using the same font as the allegedly unrelated MAD FARMER products.

Corporate Structure For Men (Jurisdictions)

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Exploring the public and secret structural connections between those involved in this trans-jurisdictional beachwear business.

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Corporate Structure for Men (Jurisdictions) is a pair of trunks sold by Empire Management Limited, part of the Offshore Investigation Vehicle, an international corporate structure operating both onshore and offshore. This privileged status allows it to secretly shift offshore the untaxed revenue from the sale of the collection, maximising its profit and the returns for its investors onshore. Read more.

The corporate structure

Corporate Structure for Men (Jurisdictions) explores the public and secret connection between the legal and natural persons involved in the Offshore Investigation Vehicle. Onshore, at the top of the Vehicle, is Empire Management Limited, a private company directed by Francesco Tacchini and Oliver Smith, an Italian and a Briton living in the UK.

Empire Management Limited’s offshore subsidiary is Invest. One Limited, a Seychelles International Business Company directed by M. A. D. Farmer, a Briton living in Cyprus. Finally, Invest. One Limited holds an asset in Puerto Rico: a bank account with Euro Pacific Bank.Public disclosure of IBC directors’ and shareholders’ information is forbidden under Seychelles law, thus hiding Empire Management Limited’s ownership of Invest. One Limited. Taken at face value, the two companies are unrelated.

Equally unrelated are M. A. D. Farmer and the directors of Empire Management Limited, who have never met. The latter engaged a UK offshore service provider to hire M. A. D. Farmer, who signed an agreement to act as a ‘nominee’ director for Invest. One Limited. This cedes control of the company to Francesco Tacchini, sole director of Empire Management Limited at the time of signing, and thus ‘beneficial owner’ of Invest. One Limited.

M. A. D. Farmer is at once a puppet and a shield, unable to control the company while, on paper, being responsible for it. His service comes for a hefty price, but grants the directors of Empire Management Limited a secret back door to the company’s assets.

Inaccessible to M. A. D. Farmer, the funds in the corporate bank account of Invest. One Limited are available to Francesco Tacchini online and via a credit card. Oliver Smith also obtained a credit card as ‘secretary’ of Invest. One Limited. Mistakes appear to have been made in the bank account set-up, resulting in the family names on such cards being spelt as Tachlnl and Smlth.

The pattern

These trunks display a pattern created from pictograms and symbols found in the jurisdictions the Vehicle uses.

The common seals of Empire Management Limited and Invest. One Limited (essentially the signatures of the companies) are its largest elements, interrupted by a red wax stamp found on Invest. One Limited’s Certificate of Incorporation.

Finer elements include the symbols for the currencies used within the Vehicle, namely the Pound Sterling, the Euro and the Seychelles Rupee. An Aldabra giant tortoise, the most iconic of Seychelles animals, appears to be walking in and out of many (loop)holes.

Corporate Structure For Men (Proxies)

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Exploring the public and secret structural connections between those involved in this flexible beachwear business.

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Corporate Structure for Men (Proxies) is a pair of trunks sold by Empire Management Limited, part of the Offshore Investigation Vehicle, an international corporate structure operating both onshore and offshore. This privileged status allows it to secretly shift offshore the untaxed revenue from the sale of the collection, maximising its profit and the returns for its investors onshore. Read more.

The corporate structure

Corporate Structure for Men (Proxies) explores the public and secret connection between the legal and natural persons involved in the Offshore Investigation Vehicle. Onshore, at the top of the Vehicle,is Empire Management Limited, a private company directed by Francesco Tacchini and Oliver Smith, an Italian and a Briton living in the UK.

Empire Management Limited’s offshore subsidiary is Invest. One Limited, a Seychelles International Business Company directed by M. A. D. Farmer, a Briton living in Cyprus. Finally, Invest. One Limited holds an asset in Puerto Rico: a bank account with Euro Pacific Bank.Public disclosure of IBC directors’ and shareholders’ information is forbidden under Seychelles law, thus hiding Empire Management Limited’s ownership of Invest. One Limited. Taken at face value, the two companies are unrelated.

Equally unrelated are M. A. D. Farmer and the directors of Empire Management Limited, who have never met. The latter engaged a UK offshore service provider to hire M. A. D. Farmer, who signed an agreement to act as a ‘nominee’ director for Invest. One Limited. This cedes control of the company to Francesco Tacchini, sole director of Empire Management Limited at the time of signing, and thus ‘beneficial owner’ of Invest. One Limited.

M. A. D. Farmer is at once a puppet and a shield, unable to control the company while, on paper, being responsible for it. His service comes for a hefty price, but grants the directors of Empire Management Limited a secret back door to the company’s assets.

Inaccessible to M. A. D. Farmer, the funds in the corporate bank account of Invest. One Limited are available to Francesco Tacchini online and via a credit card. Oliver Smith also obtained a credit card as ‘secretary’ of Invest. One Limited. Mistakes appear to have been made in the bank account set-up, resulting in the family names on such cards being spelt as Tachlnl and Smlth.

The pattern

These trunks display a pattern created from logos of the proxies and intermediaries engaged by Francesco Tacchini in the formation of Invest. One Limited.

The common seals of Empire Management Limited and Invest. One Limited are its largest elements, interrupted by the logo of Skype, used to interview Francesco Tachlnl during the set-up of the bank account.

A swirly dotted stripe and a globe of the world with wings are the logos of, respectively, the UK offshore service provider (One Offshore Company) and the Seychelles registering agent (AAA International Services). These are adorned by the red letters of DHL, the shipping company used by the agents to deliver Invest. One Limited’s papers.

Profit For All

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Showing the movement of money in, out and across the corporate structure behind this beachwear business.

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Profit for All is a beach towel sold by Empire Management Limited, part of the Offshore Investigation Vehicle, an international corporate structure operating both onshore and offshore. Read more.

The movement of money

Profit for All shows the movement of money in, out and across the Offshore Investigation Vehicle. Given its privileged set-up, spread across onshore and offshore jurisdictions, the Vehicle can operate secretly and with huge tax advantages. Money moves back-and-forth through the structure, silently: investments and dividends, loans and interests, sales revenue and expenses.

The aim of these movements is to reward Empire Management Limited’s shareholders with 100% returns on their initial investment.This is made possible by secretly shifting offshore the untaxed revenue from the sale of Offshore Spring/Summer 2018, and then redistributing the tax savings to investors onshore.

After securing an initial investment from its shareholders, Empire Management Limited engaged its offshore Seychelles partner, Invest. One Limited, to design and (later) produce the collection. The companies signed a service agreement and the initial funds were transferred offshore to pay for a designer. Six months later, Offshore Spring/Summer 2018 was launched as a limited edition collection.

When the beachwear is sold online, Empire Management Limited keeps 1% of the revenue and transfers the rest to Invest. One Limited to cover the inflated production costs. After paying a manufacturer, Invest. One Limited deposits the money in a corporate bank account it holds in Puerto Rico. Unlike in the UK, where companies pay 19% on their profits, International Business Companies in the Seychelles, such as Invest. One Limited, are exempt from taxes. This results in great savings for the Offshore Investigation Vehicle.

As the profit is stacked offshore, liable for no tax and invisible to authorities, the seemingly separate Empire Management Limited needs to bring back some of it to reward its investors. To do so, it signs a loan agreement with Invest. One Limited, bringing back onshore the tax savings, which amount to 19% of the offshore profit.Loans are exempt from taxes, so the borrowed funds are distributed in their entirety to Empire Management Limited’s investors in the form of dividends, an untaxed sum paid by a company to its shareholders.

Empire Management Limited promises up to 100% returns on its shareholders’ investment. Once the limited edition apparel sells out, their profit, distributed through dividends, will match this figure.

Finally, the little money Empire Management Limited has kept from the sales revenue is paid back as interest to Invest. One Limited, leaving the company insolvent, unable to pay its creditors any further, and liable for no tax. Profit for all.

The pattern

This towel features a pattern created from two logos. The first is Euro Pacific Bank, a secure offshore bank which, despite its name, is registered neither in Europe nor in the Pacific. The bank is based in Puerto Rico, an ‘unincorporated’ territory controlled by the United States at arms length. The second logo is SWIFT, an international payment network built on a vast messaging system through which banks confirm transactions. All payments to Euro Pacific Bank accounts are made via SWIFT and pass conveniently through an intermediary UK bank before reaching their final destination.

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