Frederik Obermaier is reporter for the investigative unit of the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung. His work focuses largely on investigative research worldwide. Together with his colleague Bastian Obermayer he first broke the story of the Panama Papers. Their same-named book, an international bestseller, was published in English, Spanish, French and several further languages. Obermaier has received numerous honors for his work, including the CNN-Award, the renowned Waechterpreis and the Helmut-Schmidt-Preis.