2024-04 ARGENTINA – Anti-Money Laundering: Current Trends, Prosecutions, and the Challenges around Crypto Assets (Specialty)


Andrés Knobel

Tax Justice Network



Andrés Knobel is a lawyer from the University of Buenos Aires (one semester of exchange at Columbia University in New York) and holds a Master's degree in Law and Economics from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He is the lead researcher on beneficial ownership at the English non-governmental organisation Tax Justice Network. His areas of expertise include the identification of opaque jurisdictions and tax havens for the compilation of the Financial Secrecy Index and the Corporate Tax Haven Index; beneficial ownership transparency (comparative analysis of the legal framework of over 100 jurisdictions, methods of information verification, determination of complex corporate structures, and arguments on transparency in relation to privacy rights and personal data protection); offshore trust regimes (as a mechanism for opacity and tax avoidance); automatic exchange of banking information; and disclosure regimes for tax avoidance schemes related to BEPS Action 12. He has consulted on the subject for the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Union's AML Global Facility, GAFILAT, the United Nations (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), and the German Agency for Development Cooperation (GIZ), among many others.