Bastian Obermayer is deputy head of the investigative unit of the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung. Together with his colleague Frederik Obermaier he first broke the story of the Panama Papers. Their same-named book, an international bestseller, is published in the UK by Oneworld Publications and translated in 14 languages
Obermayer worked from 2005 until 2012 for the magazine of Sueddeutsche Zeitung, specializing in long form and investigations. His topics included Nazi war criminals, serial killers and sexual abuse in Catholic boarding schools. In 2012-2013 he moved to the newspaper itself and coordinated the work of the Offshore Leaks team of Sueddeutsche Zeitung. He has received numerous honors for his work, including the Theodor-Wolff-Preis in 2009, the Henri-Nannen-Preis in 2010, the Helmut-Schmidt-Preis in 2013 & 2014 and the Waechterpreis in 2015.