UWE Bristol expert available for media interview on the Paradise Papers

Issue date: 11 November 2017

Nicholas Ryder, who is a Professor in Financial Crime at the University, is available for interview on the tax avoidance issues surrounding the Paradise Papers.

Professor Ryder said, “You could argue that tax avoidance has been indirectly encouraged by government because it has such a complex legal framework that allows people to use loopholes that also means that it's often difficult to identify whether a business transaction constitutes tax avoidance or tax evasion.”

In this respect he believes the UK adopts what he calls a 'lacklustre' approach to enforcing its financial crime provisions.

About Nicholas Ryder

Professor Ryder has commented on several financial crime matters for the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Insight, RBS Radio and ITN News.

He has authored four monographs: 'The Financial War on Terror (2015)', 'The Financial Crisis and White Collar Crime (2014)', 'Money laundering an endless cycle (2012)', and 'Financial Crime in the 21st Century (2011)'.

He has also authored three text books: 'The Law Relating to Financial Crime in the United Kingdom (2013 and 2016)' and Commercial Law: Principles and Policy (2012), as well as other publications.

Professor Ryder is the series founder and editor for Routledge's 'The Law Relating to Financial Crime' and a member of several editorial boards and contributing editor for 'Goode: Consumer Credit Law and Practice'.

Ryder is currently supervising PhD students on money laundering, terrorist financing, tax evasion, banking regulation and bribery.

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