Mossack Fonseca founding partner, the Panamanian law firm which experienced huge financial data leak, has informed a newspaper based in Germany that investigators are yet to approach it regarding investigations.
Ramon Fonseca also stated that the leak of 11 million documents was not an inside job but a hack overseas on its servers and that he knew the country from which the hack happened but he was not allowed to disclose.
While speaking to Reuters, he said that “We’re the ones who have filed a complaint with the authorities,” Fonseca told Bild newspaper’s Saturday edition.
“Every time there’s something in the newspapers, the authorities announce they’ll launch investigations. We’re fully cooperating but we haven’t been contacted by anyone yet.”
Panama said that due to the leak, there will be an independent commission that will review financial practices in the country.
The Panama Papers leak has embarrassed a clutch of world leaders and even led to the resignation of Iceland Prime Minister.
In its defense, Fonseca has said that “thousands of lawyers around the world” were doing the same “completely legal” work as Mossack Fonseca, which specializes in setting up offshore companies.
The firm has also stressed that privacy should be taken as a fundamental human right. It complained that no one has acknowledged that an offense due to the hack has been done.