Published On: Thu, Nov 9th, 2017

Former Lt. Governor Max Pandt passed away

Max Pandt - HH

Tax attorney Max Pandt has passed away this week; Prime Minister William Marlin offered his condolences on Wednesday.

Pandt is a former member of the board for financial supervision (Cft) for the BES-islands. He stepped down in September 2013.

Pandt was an outspoken professional; he kept working at his office on Bush Road after he left the Cft.

On April 12, 2016, Today’s Editor-in-Chief Hilbert Haar interviewed Pandt about the Panama Papers and the offshore industry. Two things stand out from that interview. Talking about his dwindling share in offshore activities, he drily noted: “I operate within the rules.”

And when it came to passing blame for fiscal constructions like the ones that surfaced from the Panama Papers, he said: “You should not look at these companies if you want to blame someone, but at the legislators.”

Max Pandt was born Theodor Maxwell Pandt on the island of St. Eustatius on February 16, 1939.